Applicant - Admissions

1. Faculty

Name: Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Law

Dean: doc. JUDr. Eduard Burda, PhD.

Address: Šafárikovo nám. 6, P.O.BOX 313, 810 00 Bratislava 1

Contact:    
Dean's Office: tel.: 421 2 592 44 104, 421 2 592 44 631; fax: 421 2 592 44 216

Study Department: tel.: 592 44 107, 199, 306, 189, 311, 169, 501, 500; fax: 592 44 21

2. General Information

The Faculty of Law was established in June 1919 together with Comenius University itself. Augustín Ráth became the Faculty's first dean and the Faculty as such commenced its activities in October 1921.

Throughout its almost 90-year-long history, the study at the Faculty changed significantly a number of times. At present, the Faculty provides its students with three degrees of university education organised within the credit system.

The mission of the Faculty is to provide a high quality legal education so that its graduates would later become psuccessful legal practitioners both in Slovakia as well as in the European Union and be successful in other areas of social life as well.

The aim of the Faculty is to continuously improve the quality of material as well as formal aspects of all three degrees of university education through the permanent growth of the qualification structure of its pedagogical staff along with the introduction of modern methods of pedagogical process.

3. Overview of Accredited Study Programmes

Study Programme

Degree of Study

Form of Study

Standard Length of Study

Academic Degree Obtained 

Law

I.

Daily

3 yrs

Bc. (bachelor´s degree)

Law

I.

External

4 yrs

Bc. (bachelor´s degree)

Law and Economics

I.

Daily

3 yrs

Bc. (bachelor´s degree)

Law and Economics

I.

External

4 yrs

Bc. (bachelor´s degree)

Law

II.

Daily

2 yrs

Mgr. (master´s degree)

Law

II.

External

3 yrs

Mgr. master´s degree)

Theory and History of State and Law

III.

Daily

3 yrs

Ph.D. (doctor of philosophy)

Constitutional Law

III.

Daily

3 yrs

Ph.D. (doctor of philosophy)

Administrative Law

III.

Daily

3 yrs

Ph.D. (doctor of philosophy)

Commercial and Financial Law

III.

Daily

3 yrs

Ph.D. (doctor of philosophy)

Civil Law

III.

Daily

3 yrs

Ph.D. (doctor of philosophy)

Criminal Law

III.

Daily

3 yrs

Ph.D. (doctor of philosophy)

Theory and History of State and Law

III.

External

5 yrs

Ph.D. (doctor of philosophy)

Constitutional Law

III.

Exteral

5 yrs

Ph.D. (doctor of philosophy)

Administrative Law

III.

External

5 yrs

Ph.D. (doctor of philosophy)

Commercial Law and Financial Law

III.

External

5 yrs

Ph.D. (doctor of philosophy)

4. General Admission Requirements

a.             Admission Requirements for Bachelor's Degree Programme (Law) in Daily and External Form of Study

The basic requirement of admission to bachelor's study programme (Law), study branch of Law, is to obtain the full secondary education completed with passing the final leaving examination. Other conditions, namely: period for filing an application, conditions of admission, method of verifying that the conditions are satisfied, are announced by the Faculty by 20 September of the academic year preceding the academic year in which the study is to commence. 

b.             Admission Requirements for Master's Degree Programme (Law) in Daily and External Form of Study

The basic requirement of admission to master's study programme (Law) is to complete the bachelor's study programme (Law) or the study branch of Law within the first degree of university study. Other conditions of admission, namely: period for filing an application, conditions of admission, method of verifying that the conditions are satisfied, are announced by the Faculty no later than 2 months prior to the last day designated for filing applications.

c.             Admission Requirements for Ph.D. Degree Programme in Daily and External Form of Study

The basic requirement of admission to Ph.D. degree programme is to complete the second (master´s) degree of university study or a study programme which unites the first (bachelor´s) and second (master´s) degree of university study. Other conditions of admission, namely: period for filing an application, conditions of admission, method of verifying that the conditions are satisfied, are announced by the Faculty no later than 2 months prior to the last day designated for filing applications.

d.             Admission Requirements for Foreign Applicants to Bachelor's Degree Programme (Law) in Daily Form of Study

Foreign applicants who have either been granted scholarship and are from EU countries or tuition-paying students from non-member states may also apply to this study programme. The basic requirement of admission to bachelor's degree programme (Law), study branch of Law, is to obtain the full secondary education or full secondary vocational education completed with passing the final leaving examination and to have a good command of Slovak language. Other conditions of admission, namely: period for filing an application, conditions of admission, method of verifying that the conditions are satisfied, are announced by the Faculty no later than 2 months prior to the last day designated for filing applications. The applicant shall submit the application along with the secondary school-leaving certificate translated to Slovak language or the Decision on Recognition of Certificate on Education Obtained at Foreign School (if an applicant comes from a country with respect to which no agreement on equality of documents was concluded) and the birth certificate. The admission examination in case of applicants from non-member states shall be carried out in a spoken form.

e.              Admission Requirements for Foreign Applicants to Master's Degree Programme (Law) in Daily Form of Study

Those foreign applicants who completed their bachelor's degree programme or bachelor studies in the study branch of Law may apply for the master's degree programme. Other conditions, namely: period for filing an application, conditions of admission, method of verifying that the conditions are satisfied, are announced by the Faculty by 20 September of the academic year preceding the academic year in which the study is to commence. The applicant shall submit the application along with the document certifying the completion of the first degree of university study translated to Slovak language or the Decision on Recognition of Certificate on Education Obtained at Foreign University (if the applicant comes from a country with respect to which no agreement on equality of documents was concluded) and the birth certificate.

f.              Admission Requirements for Foreign Applicants to Ph.D. SDegree Programme in Daily and External Form of Study

The basic requirement of admission to Ph.D. degree programme is tocomplete the second degree of university study or a study programme which unites the first and the second degree of university study. Another condition consists in having a good command of Slovak language. Other conditions of admission, namely: period for filing an application, conditions of admission, method of verifying that the conditions are satisfied, are announced by the Faculty no later than 2 months prior to the last day designated for filing applications. The applicant shall submit the application along with the document certifying the completion of the second degree of university study or study programme uniting the first and the second degree of university study translated to Slovak language or the Decision on Recognition of Certificate on Education Obtained at Foreign University (if an applicant comes from a country with respect to which no agreement on equality of documents was concluded) and the birth certificate.