Higher Education Institutions

LIST of Higher Education Institutions

Higher education institutions (HEIs) are third-level education, scientific and art institutions. The major task of HEIs is to provide higher education and creative scientific research or creative artistic activity.

Based on founding and funding there are 3 types of HEIs:

1. Public Higher Education Institutions are established by law. They are funded mostly by the government. They are statutory and self-governing institutions. At present, there are 20 public HEIs in Slovakia, comprising 9 more or less traditional universities, 5 universities of technology, 3 HEIs of art and music, 1 university of economics, 1 university of veterinary medicine and pharmacy and 1 university of agriculture.
2. State Higher Education Institutions (3 HEIs) are military, police and medical schools. They are established by law and governed by the state through the respective ministries of the government. The state HEIs are fully funded from the state budget.

3. Private Higher Education Institutions (11 HEIs) need state approval issued by the Government of the Slovak Republic. They are established and funded by non-governmental institutions or founders. Most of the private HEIs provide education in the fields of economics, business, management, public administration, law, international relations, regional development, medical and social work.

HEIs can be divided into organisational units, i.e. faculty (“fakulta”; a self-governing unit with a higher level of autonomy), institute (“ústav”; governed by the respective HEI or faculty, mostly comprising more departments) and department (“katedra”).

Also, foreign HEIs established and situated in the territory of another member state of the European Union, the European Economic Area or Switzerland may provide higher education following the law of their country of origin in the territory of Slovakia once they have been granted official approval by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic.

List of Higher Education Institutions - HEIs are listed in alphabetical order according to the university towns.
You can find more and detailed information about HEIs in Slovakia on the website www.portalvs.sk/en




Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica www.aku.sk 
Faculty of Dramatic Arts
Faculty of Fine Arts
Faculty of Performing Arts
Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica www.umb.sk
Faculty of Arts  
Faculty of Economics  
Faculty of Education  
Faculty of Law  
Faculty of Natural Sciences  
Faculty of Political Sciences and International Relations  


Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava www.vsvu.sk
Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava www.vsmu.sk
Faculty of Film and Television  
Faculty of Music and Dance  
Faculty of Theatre  
Comenius University in Bratislava  www.uniba.sk
Faculty of Arts  
Faculty of Education  
Faculty of Evangelical Lutheran Theology  
Faculty of Law  
Faculty of Management  
Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics  
Faculty of Medicine  
Faculty of Natural Sciences  
Faculty of Pharmacy  
Faculty of Physical Education and Sports  
Faculty of Roman Catholic Theology of Cyril and Methodius  
Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences  
Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin  
Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava  www.stuba.sk
Faculty of Architecture and Design  
Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology  
Faculty of Civil Engineering  
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology  
Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies  
Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava  
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering  
Institute of Management  
University of Economics in Bratislava www.euba.sk
Faculty of Applied Languages  
Faculty of Business Economy in Košice  
Faculty of Business Management  
Faculty of Commerce  
Faculty of Economic Informatics  
Faculty of International Relations  
Faculty of National Economy  


J. Selye University in Komárno www.ujs.sk
Faculty of Economics and Informatics  
Faculty of Education  
Reformed Theological Faculty  


Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice www.upjs.sk
Faculty of Arts  
Faculty of Law  
Faculty of Medicine  
Faculty of Public Administration  
Faculty of Science  
Technical University of Košice www.tuke.sk
Faculty of Aeronautics  
Faculty of Arts  
Faculty of Civil Engineering  
Faculty of Economics  
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics  
Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies in Prešov  
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering  
Faculty of Materials, Metallurgy and Recycling  
Faculty of Mining, Ecology, Process Control and Geotechnology  
University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice www.uvlf.sk


Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra www.ukf.sk
Faculty of Arts  
Faculty of Central European Studies  
Faculty of Education  
Faculty of Natural Sciences and Informatics  
Faculty of Social Sciences and Health Care  
Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra  www.uniag.sk
Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources  
Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences  
Faculty of Economics and Management  
Faculty of Engineering  
Faculty of European Studies and Regional Development  
Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering  


University of Prešov in Prešov  www.unipo.sk
Faculty of Arts  
Faculty of Education  
Faculty of Health Care  
Faculty of Humanities and Natural Sciences  
Faculty of Management and Business  
Faculty of Orthodox Theology  
Faculty of Sports  
Greek-Catholic Theological Faculty  


Catholic University in Ružomberok www.ku.sk
Faculty of Arts and Letters  
Faculty of Education  
Faculty of Health  
Faculty of Theology in Košice  


Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín www.tnuni.sk
Faculty of Health Care  
Faculty of Industrial Technologies and Materials in Púchov  
Faculty of Social and Economic Relations  
Faculty of Special Technology  


Trnava University in Trnava www.truni.sk
Faculty of Philosophy and Art  
Faculty of Education  
Faculty of Health Care and Social Work  
Faculty of Law  
Faculty of Theology in Bratislava  
University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava  www.ucm.sk
Faculty of Arts  
Faculty of Mass Media Communication  
Faculty of Natural Sciences  
Faculty of Social Sciences  
Faculty of Health Sciences  
Institute of Management  


Technical University in Zvolen www.tuzvo.sk
Faculty of Ecology and Environmental Sciences  
Faculty of Environmental and Manufacturing Technology  
Faculty of Forestry  
Faculty of Wood Sciences and Technology  


University of Žilina in Žilina www.uniza.sk
Faculty of Civil Engineering  
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies  
Faculty of Humanities  
Faculty of Management Science and Informatics  
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering  
Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications  
Faculty of Security Engineering  





Academy of the Police Force in Bratislava  www.akademiapz.sk
Slovak Medical University in Bratislava www.szu.sk
Faculty of Health in Banská Bystrica  
Faculty of Medicine  
Faculty of Nursing and Professional Health Studies  
Faculty of Public Health  


Armed Forces Academy of General Milan Rastislav Štefánik in Liptovský Mikuláš www.aos.sk




Ján Albrecht Music and Art Academy in Banská Štiavnica www.huaja.org


Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts in Bratislava www.bisla.sk
Pan-European University in Bratislava www.paneurouni.com
Faculty of Economics  
Faculty of Informatics  
Faculty of Law  
Faculty of Media  
Faculty of Psychology  
School of Economics and Management in Public Administration in Bratislava www.vsemvs.sk
St. Elizabeth University of Health Care and Social Work in Bratislava www.vssvalzbety.sk


DTI University in Dubnica nad Váhom www.dti.sk


University of Security Management in Košice  www.vsbm.sk


College of International Business ISM Slovakia in Prešov www.ismpo.sk


Danubius University in Sládkovičovo  http://www.vsdanubius.sk/
Faculty of Public Policy and Public Administration  
Faculty of Social Studies  
Janko Jesenský Faculty of Law  


School of Management in Trenčín www.vsm.sk




Foreign higher education institutions provide higher education in Slovakia in accordance with the legislation of the state of their headquarters based on the permit issued by the MESRS SR.

College of International and Public Relations, Prague, Czech Republic – headquarters in the Czech Republic (Vysoká škola medzinárodních a veřejných vztahů Praha) www.vip‑vs.sk, in Slovak only
Collegium Humanum - Szkoła Główna Menedżerska, Warsaw, Poland  
Institut Supérieur Spécialisé de la Mode (MOD’SPE PARIS), Paris, France - MOD’SPE PARIS Fashion Business School of Marketing and Communication in Bratislava – headquarters in France (Ecole de Mode à Paris en Marketing et Communication) www.modspeparisce.com
Szent István University, Gödöllő, Hungary  
Fresenius University of Applied Sciences in Banská Bystrica – headquarters in Germany (Hochschule Fresenius) www.hs‑fresenius.sk, in Slovak only


Oldest Slovak Universities

The first university in the territory of present-day Slovakia, the Academia Istropolitana (1465 – 1491), was established in Bratislava during the rule of King Matthias Corvinus (1458 – 1490). In 1635, Peter Pazmany established Trnava University (relocated to Budapest in 1777).

The Jesuits founded the Košice University in 1657. In 1762, the enlightened absolutist ruler Maria Theresa established the Mining Academy in Banská Štiavnica – the first school of mining in the world, which is also considered the first technical university in the world.