Pavel Jozef Šafárik University

Pavel Jozef Šafarik University is renowned university based in Košice, the second biggest city in Slovakia. It was founded in 1959 and is the second oldest university in Slovakia (after Commenius University in Bratislava). Its ancestor, Universitas Cassoviensis (or University of Košice) was founded in 1657 and shared good name of educational institutions in Slovakia since 17th century.

Pavol Jozef Šafárik University - Faculty of Medicine

Pavol Jozef Šafárik University – Faculty of Medicine, Košice

Nowadays, University of Pavel Jozef Šafárik is alma mater of almost 9000 students and 760 pedagogical or research academicians. There are foreign students from more than 40 countries around the world.

Main goal of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University is to share tertiary education in accordance with the newest science knowledges in broad international context, according to european trends, Bologna declaration and other documents.

University is named after Slovak poet, Slavist, etnograph and historician Pavel Jozef Šafárik. He dedicated the most productive years of his professional career to development of school system in various places in Europe.


There are 5 faculties within University:

  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • Law Faculty
  • Faculty of Public Administation (since 1998)
  • Philosophical faculty (since 2007)

International cooperation

Pavol Jozef Šafárik takes part in international cooperation programmes, such as Lifelong Learning Programme, Erasmus+, CEEPUS, Leonardo and others. Students of this university experienced exchanges or internships all over the world.

Study programmes in English

University in Košice offers plenty of study programmes for international students. Below you can find overview of some study programmes in English language:

  • Applied informatics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • General Medicine
  • Dental medicine
  • Inforganic chemistry
  • Zoology and Animal physiology
  • Managerial informatics


Scholarship for 100 international students (deadline 30.6.2024)