If you are a recent graduate of Slovak university and are planning to return to your home country, you will need an apostille on your university degree diploma. The Apostille is a higher verification that enables using any official document abroad. It looks like a stamp that is attached on another side of the document and it proves the originality of the document.
The most usual documents that are being apostilled for foreign students are diploma certificates – either for graduates of General medicine or graduates of Dental medicine.
Students from faculties of medicine at Comenius University in Bratislava, Jessenius Faculty of medicine in Martin, or Faculty of medicine in Pavel Jozef Safarik University need to provide their university degree to the Ministry of education of Slovakia, which is located in Bratislava. The process is very easy.
Important: Please double check opening hours and the way of submission of the documents to the ministry on their website before starting the process: https://www.minedu.sk/apostille-superlegalization/
- You will pick up the original of diploma certificate from the University (usually it is 3 papers)
- the payment for apostille is 10€ per one document. The payment is possible by buying e-Kolok from Slovak post (Slovenska posta). Usually the students need 3 koloks for 30€
- once document is apostilled, you are free to use it legally abroad
Delivery of the application with documents:
1) by mail to:
Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic
Centre for Recognition of Diplomas
813 30 Bratislava
2) in person to the mailbox at CRD office (address: Černyševského 27, 851 01 Bratislava) during its office hours (the application will not be handled while you wait)
|Monday||9:00 – 11:30 and 12:30 – 14:00|
|Wednesday||9:00 – 11:30 and 12:30 – 14:00|
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