Slovakia 2013/14 - student fees and grants

Country: Slovakia
Date of publication: 2014
Fees - first cycle (euro): min 10 - max 1960
Fees - second cycle (euro): min 10 - max 2940
Fees - note: All students pay administrative fees
Grants - note: 11.51 % of students received need-based and 16.98 % merit-based grants
Need-based grant (euro): min 120 - most common 1875 - max 3240
Merit-based grant (euro): max 422

National student fee

All students pay registration fees of EUR 10 to 100 per academic year. Full-time students of public higher education institutions not exceeding the 'regular' length of study for the study programme concerned do not pay tuition fees.

Students who exceed a 'regular' length of study, or who study two or more programmes concurrently in one academic year have to pay tuition fees which cannot exceed EUR 1 525/academic year for both first and second cycle. Students admitted to an external/part-time study programme have to pay fees from EUR 630 to 1 960/year in the first cycle and from EUR 950 to 2 940/year in the second cycle.

Tuition and other fees at public higher education institutions cannot exceed 50 % of the average costs of full-time education.

Non-EU students pay higher tuition fees of EUR 2 000 to 10 000/year.

Student grants

There is a legal right for a social scholarship subject to specified conditions. The amount of social scholarship varies from EUR 10 to 270/month. Motivation scholarships are granted by the higher education institutions for excellent results in studies, research and development, artistic or sporting activity. Since January 2013 motivation scholarship has been provided to maximum 50 % of students for excellent study results and to maximum 10 % of students for excellent results in research and development, artistic or sport activity. The amount of motivation scholarship is set by higher education institution or faculty in its 'Decision' together with the reasons for granting scholarships.


Publicly subsidised loans of EUR 1 328/year are available through the Student Loan Fund for full- and part-time students during the regular length of study.

Tax benefit for student's parents

Tax benefits for parents exist in the form of a lump sum tax deduction of EUR 21.03/month.

Family allowances

Family allowance for parents of students up to 25 years of age who do not exceed the regular length of study (EUR 23.10/month).

Source: Eurydice, National Student Fee and Support Systems 2013/2014, 2015/2016, 2016/2017
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