How to apply for MEi:CogSci programme in Bratislava

Application deadline for the academic year 2024-25 is 30th April 2024!

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. The number of students being admitted to the programme is limited to 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.

1. Application Phase

Please send the following documents (only) in electronic form to the Head of the student's office at

  • MEi:CogSci application form (fully filled in in English, including your CV and all the questions in the form),
  • Comenius University application form
  • Bachelor degree certificate (or, if you do not have one yet, a letter from the supervisor stating that you will receive it) by 30th June
  • Detailed information regarding your studies: diploma supplement, transcripts or consolidated grade record
  • Copy of your passport or identity card
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Letter of Reference (optional)
  • Confirmation of paid application fee

Important note: Please be aware that the education diplomas (bachelor/master degree certificate, transcript of grades) need to be presented in English or Slovak language. Copies have to be legalised by a notary.

Proof of English language proficiency

Applicants who are not native speakers of English must demonstrate English proficiency (on B2 level or higher) by either:

  • obtaining acceptable results in an internationally recognized test (e.g. TOEFL: min. 230 computer-based, 570 paper-based or 88 internet-based; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English) or
  • proof of higher education in English or
  • any other equivalent proof of English language proficiency

Application fee

The application fee of 33 EUR is payable by a bank transfer.

Account number/IBAN: SK 88 8180 0000 0070 0013 8327
Account name: Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave

Bank address:
Štátna pokladnica
Radlinského 32
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

Evaluation procedure and evaluation criteria

The admission examination takes the form of an evaluation of the required documents, which applicants send in writing. The written documents are examined by the examination board, which assigns the appropriate number of points based on an evaluation of the applicant's fulfilment of the conditions for admission to the study programme. In particular, relevant previous interdisciplinary experience, motivation for study and the applicant's research plan will be assessed. In justified cases, the admissions committee may invite the applicant to an additional oral interview (in person or online) after reviewing the written materials. If this is the case, you will be informed beforehand, approx. in second half of June.

You will receive an official decision letter from the study office about acceptance or rejection of your application at the address you have indicated in your application form (usually in the first half of July).

Members of the admission committee are:

  • prof. Ing. Igor Farkaš, Dr.
  • doc. RNDr. Martin Takáč, PhD.
  • RNDr. Barbora Cimrová, PhD.
  • RNDr. Kristína Malinovská, PhD.

We welcome applications from various areas of science (formal science, natural science, social science, humanities). We prefer the diversity of candidates with different backgrounds.

Admission at the Comenius University in Bratislava

After receiving your written official notification of admission (at the beginning of July), sent to your permanent address, you will be asked to confirm your interest to study at Comenius University in Bratislava, by sending an email to Mrs. Gašparová (to, by the end of July. In case you will need accommodation at the dormitory, do not forget to apply (by informing Mrs. Gašparová).

Registration (in person) of accepted students will take place shortly before the beginning of the academic year (before mid September).


  1. Effective from 2023, there is no tuition fee for the study.
  2. Please note that Comenius University in Bratislava does not take responsibility for accepted applicant's obligations to legalize their stay in Slovak Republic. Please refer to practical information for foreign students at the university webpages.
  3. In case of any questions, do not hesitate to contact Igor Farkas.