Faculty of LawComenius University Bratislava

Practical Information

Faculty of Law - Basic Information

"Ius est ars boni at aequi." (Law is the art of the good and the just.) sounds in the heart of the faculty building since 1921, when the Faculty of Law started its activities, till the present day.

Faculty is part of the Comenius University in Bratislava (www.uniba.sk/en) and it is the oldest and, according to the most current evaluations, also the best school of law in Slovakia.

Faculty of Law is accredited for legal education in bachelor (Bc.), master (Mgr.) and doctorate (PhD.) programs for studies as well as for rigorosum procedure (academic degree JUDr.). Among foreign lawyers, rigorosum procedure in English or German language or the PhD. study in external form in English language became popular.

Faculty of Law applies a credit system of education based on the principles of the internationally recognized European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).

The Faculty of Law has its historical building having entrance from Šafárikovo námestie (square) and its new building having its entrance on the opposite side of the complex - from Muzejná Street. Both, the new and the historical buildings are interconnected.

The most important spaces (like library or entrance hall) are covered by Wi-Fi signal. Obviously, computers are available for students in the library, in specialized rooms as well as behind the entrance of the new building.

 

Academic Library

The Law Library is situated on the 5th floor of the new building. It serves the students, teachers, researchers and the general public. It keeps approx. 80 000 books covering all branches of law and related fields. In addition, the Law Library subscribes to about 250 titles of periodicals and keeps electronic databases of legal literature (also in English language).

https://www.flaw.uniba.sk/sluzby/kniznica/

 

European Documentation Centre

The European Documentation Centre (EDC) is being a part of the Law Library since 1991. EDC regularly receives one copy of publications published by the official European Union publisher sited in Luxembourg. The most documents received are in the English language, since 2004 also in the Slovak language.

Students of the Faculty of Law can use also the University Library, reconstructed in 2006 and located in historical buildings at Ventúrska Street and Klariská Street (see https://www.ulib.sk/english/).

 

Sport Activities

The Faculty enables its students to take part in a number of various sports, from traditional like football, basketball, aerobic, swimming, volleyball, badminton, body forming, to activities like tai-chi, tae-bo, canoeing, frisbee, tourism or climbing.

 

Bratislava and Slovakia

Slovakia

If one finds some time to travel also around Slovakia, he/she will discover a country of beautiful mountains, medieval castles, adrenaline sports and healing spas. More information at https://slovakia.travel/en.

Bratislava is a historic city, which has grown out of its past as a free royal coronation town. In the center, one can see ancient castle, amazing pastelcoloured palaces built by European nobility, gothic churches or romantic squares. On the other side, students can find lot of sport activities as well as enjoy the nightlife.

Bratislava, the capital of Slovak Republic, has approx. 430 000 inhabitants and it is situated on both banks of the second biggest river in Europe - Danube. The city spreads at the borders of two countries, neighboring Austria in the west (it is only 60 km from its capital Vienna), and Hungary in the south. It is easy to get here by car, by train, by bus as well as by plane. Except for Bratislava Airport, many people are used to fly from a bigger Vienna Airport - Schwechat as there is a good and regular bus connection to the Bratislava´s center (see e.g. www.slovaklines.sk).

 

More information about Bratislava

https://www.visitbratislava.com/

www.bkis.sk

 

Public Transport in Bratislava

Public transport (MHD) is run by the public transport company DPB which operates bus, tram and trolleybus lines. The ticketing system requires passengers to purchase tickets ahead of the journey either in ticket machines (coins only) at public transport stops or at newsstands. Bus, tram and trolleybus drivers do not sell tickets. Basic tickets are EUR 0.90 for journeys up to 30 minutes and EUR 1.30 for journeys up to 60 minutes. A separate ticket is required for large luggage.

Students can use reduced fare ticket or prepaid tickets. Immediately upon entering the vehicle passengers must mark their tickets by inserting them in the orange marking machines. These will stamp the time of entry. More information at https://imhd.sk/ba/public-transport.

 

Practical information for foreign students (related to their stay in Slovakia):

https://www.scholarships.sk/en/main/information-for-scholarship-holders/foreign-scholarship-holders-(incoming)/procedures-visa

https://www.euraxess.sk/en/main/info/living/guide-administrative-duties/

https://www.saia.sk/_user/documents/Euraxess/publikacie/vstup_navigacia_EN_2019__WEB.pdf

https://www.scholarships.sk/_user/documents/publikacie/student-guide_web_2018.pdf