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To begin or continue in studies in Slovakia you must:
Any type of temporary residence in Slovakia allows you to study without any additional permits.
Where to apply
Temporary residence for the purpose of study
You can either apply in person for a temporary residence for the purpose of study at the embassy or consulate in the country of your citizenship, or country of residence or directly in Slovakia, at the Alien Police Department (if you are already legally residing in the country).
If a visa is required, you must obtain an entry visa at the embassy or consulate in your country of citizenship or residence before arrival.
You must prove you have been admitted to an educational institution seated in Slovakia, accredited by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport.
To obtain temporary residence for the purpose of study you must submit:
You must enter the territory of the Slovak Republic within 180 days since the day the residence permit was granted.
You must report the beginning of your residence at the Alien Police Department within three working days from your arrival to Slovakia.
Within 30 days after collecting your permit in the country, you must submit a medical report confirming that you do not suffer from a disease constituting a threat to public health. Within 3 working days after collecting your permit in the country you must conclude a health insurance.
Duration of validity of permits
Residence permits are granted for the duration of the studies envisaged, but cannot exceed six years.
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Employment during studies
As a student, you will not need a work permit or confirmation to work for less than ten hours per week and 20 hours per week in case of a university student.
If you wish to work more than 10/20 hours per week, you should change the purpose of your temporary residence from study to employment.
Employment after studies
You may change your status to a worker at any time during your studies, i.e. finishing your studies is not a prerequisite, by applying for temporary residence for the purpose of employment or business.
Local Offices of Labour, Social Affairs and Family
Central Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family
Bureau of Border and Alien Police of the Police Force Presidium (UHCP)
Embassy or consulate abroad
Last Update: 26/11/2015 |