UPJS School of Medicine

The UPJS school of medicine is located in the second largest city in Slovakia. Košice, a city with a rich history, offers many culture and sports events, as well as numerous activities for a multicultural student community.

The UPJS school of medicine was founded in 1948 as a branch of the school of medicine of the Slovak University, which later became the Comenius University in Bratislava. In 1959, the merging of the school of Medicine and the school of philosophy lead to the foundation of a new university in eastern Slovakia: the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice. The UPJS school of medicine in Košice cooperates closely with some important universities and institutions in Prague, Paris, Nantes, Bordeaux, Padua, Essen, Giessen, Düsseldorf, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Zürich, Turku, Oulu, Salamanca, Kraków and other cities.

As a public university, the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University is under the patronage of the Ministry of Education. It is accredited according to the rules and conditions set by higher education law in the Slovak Republic.

Degree in English

The degree in the English language has been offered for 15 years. More than 600 international students have successfully finished their studies and acquired a degree in medicine or dentistry.

The UPJS school of medicine offers international students study courses in two medical fields:

  • General Medicine – the degree lasts six years (12 semesters)
  • Dentistry – the degree lasts six years (12 semesters)

The UPJS school of medicine cooperates closely with the university hospital in Košice, where the students receive practical training in the clinical disciplines.

The last years of the degree consist mainly of practical training in hospitals and other facilities of public health bodies. The degree is completed with the title “Doctor of General Medicine”, abbreviated “MUDr.” (corresponds to M.D.) and “Doctor of Dental Medicine”, abbreviated “MDDr.” (corresponds to the title D.M.D.).