The master programme in cognitive science is taught in English at the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University in Bratislava and follows the admission procedure described below. Because there is no equivalent program taught in Slovak, there is currently no tuition fee for the study regardless of the domicile of the applicant. We welcome applicants from various areas of science (formal science, natural science, social science, humanities). We prefer the diversity of candidates with different backgrounds.
The number of students admitted to the programme is limited to max. 25 per year. The programme starts in the winter semester (mid September). In order to assess your qualification for the cognitive science master programme, we ask you to follow the application procedure as stated below. All deadlines and dates concern the application for the current calendar year.
As the first step, you need to fill in the application form via the university electronic system. The accompanying legal documents confirming fulfilment of admission conditions must be sent (only) in electronic form to the Head of the Study office at email@example.com:
Please be aware that official documents (bachelor/master degree certificate, transcript of grades) need to be provided in English or Slovak. If they are translations from other languages, the translations must be by certified translators. Copies have to be legalised by a notary.
International students are required to fulfill conditions equivalent to students from Slovakia. Accepted applicants from abroad and Slovak citizens, who completed their bachelor's degree at institutions outside of Slovakia, will be required to provide Certificate of degree equivalence confirming that their bachelor's degree is recognized in Slovakia. The certificate must be provided to the Registrar's Office on the day of registration for the first year of studies at the latest (early September).
Applicants who are not native speakers of English must demonstrate English proficiency (on B2 level or higher) by either:
The application fee of 15 EUR is payable by a bank transfer.
Account number/IBAN: SK 88 8180 0000 0070 0013 8327
Account name: Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave
810 05 Bratislava
For payments from Slovakia, include Variable symbol 800 and Specific symbol - your birthdate number (10 digits).
For payments from abroad, include the following reference for the recipient: VS800 your name
Upon receiving your application, the Study office will check your documents and send you an email with further instructions about the entrance exam. Entrance exam will be realized via an electronic submission system. The study office will send you a link and login data, together with the deadline date (expect June) for submitting the required materials (all in English). The submission system will be closed after the deadline.
Once you log in the submission system, there will be detailed instructions there about what to upload and/or fill in. Expect at least the following:
Your submitted materials will be evaluated by the entrance exam committee for fulfilment of the conditions for admission to the study programme. In particular, the committee will assess your relevant previous interdisciplinary experience, motivation for study and the research plan. In justified cases, the committee can decide to invite you for a further oral (online) interview – in that case you will be contacted by email with further instructions (in the 2nd half of June).
You will receive an official decision letter from the study office about acceptance or rejection of your application at the contact address you have indicated in your application form (usually in the first half of July).
After receiving your written official notification of admission (at the beginning of July), sent to your contact address, you will be asked to confirm your interest to study at Comenius University in Bratislava, by sending an email to the Head of the Study office (to firstname.lastname@example.org), by the end of July. In case you will need accommodation at the dormitory, do not forget to apply (by informing the Head of the Study office).
In-person registration of accepted students will take place shortly before the beginning of the academic year (before mid September).