Study structure

Comenius University offers, organizes and provides higher education in the framework of accredited study programmes at three levels:

Bachelor level

I. level: Bachelor’s study programme - Graduates are conferred the academic degree “bakalár” (abbreviation “Bc.”).

Master level

II. level: Master’s study programme - Graduates are conferred the academic degree “magister” (abbreviation “Mgr.”).

An exception is the six-year medical study programme, which can be studied only as a joint of the first and the second level. Graduates are conferred the academic degree “doctor všeobecného lekárstva” (doctor of general medicine abbreviation “MUDr.”) or “doctor zubného lekárstva” (doctor of dentistry abbreviation “MDDr.”).

Doctorate level

III. level: Ph.D. study programme - Graduates are conferred the academic degree “doktor” (abbreviation “PhD.”).


Credit system

The credit system has been introduced at all faculties of Comenius University in Bratislava since the academic year 2000/2001. The credit system is compatible with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). One year of full-time study at Comenius University in Bratislava is equivalent to 60 ECTS credit points.

For information about Higher education in Slovakia please refer to the following link: Study in Slovakia

Study Regulations of Comenius University in Bratislava (No. 8/2013)

Academic calendar

The Academic year consists of two semesters (winter and summer semester) followed by an examination period. During the examination period, teaching activities do not take place, so students can sit for the examinations. 

Winter semester

from mid September to mid December *

Examination period

from January to February

Summer semester

from mid February to mid May *

Examination period

from May to June


from July to August

*The length of courses in each semester is 14 weeks 

Academic calendar for 2016/2017

Public holidays in Slovakia



Day of the Establishment of the Slovak republic

January 1


January 6

Good Friday and Easter Monday

March, April

International Workers' Day

May 1

Day of Victory over Fascism

May 8

St. Cyril & St. Methodius Day

July 5

Slovak National Uprising Anniversary

August 29

Day of the Constitution of the Slovak republic

September 1

Day of Blessed Virgin Mary

September 15

All Saints' Day

November 1

Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day

November 17

Christmas Eve

December 24

Christmas Days

December 25-26