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  • Locations: Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: KU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/15/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program after a decision has been reached and will be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange, Study Abroad Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Jenna Hunter-Skidmore
Language of Instruction: English, Slovak Minimum GPA Eligibility: 2.75 GPA
Open to Non-KU students: No Open to graduate students: Yes
Program Description:

KU is a member of the Mid-America Universities International consortium, MAUI, which provides KU students with access to sites within a partner consortium in Europe called the Utrecht Network.  The network of schools and programs abroad enables KU students to study at sites throughout Europe during the fall or spring semesters as well as for an entire academic year. MAUI-Utrecht Network sites are total immersion programs; in most cases, students register as a regular student at the host institution, take the same courses, have the same assignments, and participate in the same activities as the local students. This means that a student applying for MAUI-Utrecht Network site must be more proactive and prepared to handle being in a location where they may be the only KU student in the program.

Language Considerations

Most sites offer language courses to improve your knowledge of the language spoken in that particular country, some sites offer all coursework in English, and some require advanced language proficiency in order to be accepted. The University of Missouri – St. Louis has maintained a list of courses offered in English at some of the Utrecht Network universities. This list is available here, and is updated as often as possible.  Additionally, the institution may list course information below.

University of Comenius


For the most up-to-date institutional information, visit the Mid-America Universities International website.

University’s Full Name Comenius University in Bratislava
Number of MAUI/AEN students you can accept during 2013/2014 3(6 semesters)
Areas of study open for exchange students Management;
Social and Economic Sciences;
European Studies (undergraduate only);
Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between the exchanging departments or faculties Education;
Natural Sciences;
Mathematics, Physics and Informatics;
Areas of study not available to MAUI/AEN students N/A.
Utrecht Network contact person Ms. Magdalena Belkova
Safarikovo namestie 6
818 06 Bratislava 16
Tel: 00421 2 59244 443
Fax: 00421 2 59244 204
Utrecht Network contact person Mr. Michal Dzurik
Safarikovo namestie 6
818 06 Bratislava 16
Tel: 00421 2 59244 515
Fax: 00421 2 59244 204
General university web site
International office web site International Relations Office:
General info for international students:
Academic Calendar & Examination Period(s) Winter semester: mid September – mid December
Examination period: January
Summer semester: mid February – mid May
Examination period: May – June
Holiday: July – August
Orientation session(s) “Welcome week” – includes language courses, guides, faculty visit, social program…
Dates: a week before the start of semester.
Free of charge.
ECTS available Yes
Application deadline(s) for admission Full Year or Semester 1 (winter semester): April 30, 2012
Semester 2 (summer semester): September 30, 2012
Application material on the web site or paper copies only Application downloadable from (part "A short-term study – Exchange programme student"). Paper copy required.
Course registration deadline(s) Based on individual cases – final courses selection can be usually agreed also just before lessons start.
Enrollment in coursework/academic advising support : Are there special issues students should concern themselves with course registration? Any services available to assist in registration or course selection? Each faculty has a coordinator who helps students with courses selection
Language requirements English or Slovak.
Language test certificate required? Good command of English or Slovak required.
A proof of English language proficiency – TOEFL or IELTS – is required (together with the application form) only if English is not student´s mother tongue.
Preparatory language course for incoming students Yes, 20 hours during our Welcome week (one week before lessons start) + 20 hours during the semester. Free of charge.
Courses taught in English Management (both levels);
Social and Economic Sciences (both levels);
European Studies (undergraduate);
Pharmacy (both levels);
Medicine (both levels);
Education (restricted opportunities);
Natural Sciences (both levels);
Mathematics, Physics and Informatics (both levels);
Law (both levels).
Internships available? No.
Student jobs available/allowed? Yes, with restriction 10 hours per week.
Housing assistance Yes, for accommodation at our dormitories only. Accepted students will be contacted with further instructions. Accommodation is guaranteed for international students.
Housing options We offer accommodation in two dormitories (double rooms), the placement of the student depends on the chosen faculty.
Dormitory Mlyny (Management, Philosophy, Pharmacy, Physical education and Sports, Education, Social and Economic Sciences:
Dormitory Druzba (Medicine, Law, Natural Sciences):
Housing application deadline(s) For semester 1 (winter semester): July 31, 2012
For semester 2 (summer semester):December 31, 2012
The housing application process is announced at the websites a few months prior to the respective semester/academic year. Students will be informed when the application process opens. Students are advised to apply once the process is open, and not wait until they receive the Letter of Acceptance.
Cost estimates per month These are MONTH estimates:
- Housing: €90(approx.)
- Meals: €150
- Books: €20
- Local transportation: €20
- Health insurance: about €40 – 100 for health insurance
Optional on campus meal plan?(Y/N) No
Additional fees to pay EUR 17 ISIC card – optional (e.g. ISIC means 50% discount on public transport).
Slovak language courses – optional, prices vary.
Comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed Yes, travel medical insurance covering all costs that may arise during stay in Slovakia in connection with any urgent medical care and/or emergency treatment in the hospital including potential medical repatriation or death; minimum insurance coverage Eur 30.000.
Health facilities at the university Yes. General doctor, dentist, psychologist, pharmacies available.
Summer courses available? No
Prior arrangements needed to secure visa before arrival in country? Information about residence permits, visas and all required documents are available in English at
Further information available via Slovak Embassy in Canberra:
Last update of this information January 7, 2013


Eligibility varies by site considerably. Some MAUI sites have GPA, language and level (JR/SR) requirements. Most requirements are listed on the institutional information above.  Additionally, some sites are more competitive than others and have less open spaces available.  Before applying, KU students should plan to meet with a program coordinator to review the site restrictions, eligibility and chances of placement to ensure the site is a good fit for them.

Costs & Tuition

Like all KU exchange programs, the cost of tuition and fees would be paid to KU.  Additionally, each European partner site will have estimated on-site costs listed above.

Financial Aid

KU students who qualify for financial aid in the form of Stafford and/or other loans, Pell or SEOG Grants, and scholarships may apply the aid to the cost of a Study Abroad Program.

KU Study Abroad supplemental scholarships are available to KU degree seeking students. Applications are available online.  The scholarship application deadline is March 1 for Academic Year & Fall programs and October 1 for Spring programs.

This program is currently not accepting applications.