Welcome to Slovakia!
Slovakia is a mountainous country located in central-eastern Europe. It emerged in the 90s as a separate entity after the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, which was a union between Slovakia and Czech Republic. Its ethnic groups are, for the vast majority, Slovaks, Hungarians. Czechs, Germans, and Poles, with Slovak being the official language. The country joined the EU in 2004, making it possible to trade heavily with its European partners. Slovakia adopts the Euro in order to facilitate trades within the Eurozone.
Production of many European goods is made in Slovakia, especially cars and heavy equipment. Traditionally, Slovakia had a history of emigration fluxes, but now the trend seemed to stop due to new economical opportunities growing in the country. The landscape also offers several recreational activities and good wine. Roman Catholicism is predominant in the country, along with a passion for football and traditional cuisine.
What are the best universities in Slovakia for semester students?
Are you still undecided whether or not Slovakia might be an appealing destination for you? On wearefreemovers you can find a selection of 4 academic institutions offering you the possibility of spending a semester or a full academic year in Slovakia. Let’s check some statistics about them.
Here you can see the positions of the Slovakian institutions among the world’s best universities rankings.
|NAME||QS||THE||ARWU||CWUR||CWTS||Eduniversal palmes||U.S. News & World Report's Best Global Universities Rankings||Webometrics|
|Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Pavol Jozef Šafárik University||651-700||1001+||-||-||-||-||1148||-|
|Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava - Faculty of Civil Engineering||801-1000||1001+||-||-||1147||-||1321||-|
Excluding the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, which is a niche institution, thus excluded by rankings, Slovakian universities are included in the biggest international rankings, not with excellent positions, but still recognized globally, which I think is the most important feature that the destination to choose should have.
Costs and fees
Slovakia is not an expensive country. Monthly costs of living for a single person are just below 600€. Keep in mind that, as a student, you could have access to various discounts which can include food, travel, and accommodation expenses.
When it comes to university’s fees for free movers, there is no explicit data for Slovakia. I’m sorry.
Which Slovak cities are available for free movers?
Currently there are 2 cities that accept free movers in Slovakia. Here you can find Slovak institutions divided by city: