Faculty of Pharmacy, Comenius University (Pharmacy)

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About
University:

Commenius University is the oldest and the biggest university in Slovakia, because it was founded on June 27th, 1919. Commenius University follows the university tradition of the Academia Istropolitana which was established in Bratislava by Matthias Corvinus, the Hungarian King, in 1465. Faculty of medicine exists since 1919. University consists of 13 faculties. There are 27,000 students enrolled within all three degree study programmes, within which are almost 2,400 international students from 70 countries. Commenius University has more than 340 partners: european universities located in 30 countries, all of which have concluded bilateral agreements with Comenius university as part of the Erasmus+ programme. The most visited countries by our students as part of the LLP/ERASMUS programme include Spain, Germany and the Czech republic.

Faculty:

Faculty of Pharmacy of the Comenius University has accomplished important scientific results in all branches of scientific and research activities which we carry out at our Faculty.
The Faculty provides Master Study Programme ‘Pharmacy’ which is fully compatible with the system of preparation of pharmacists within the EU. Since 2002 the Faculty also provides the study for Bachelor degree in Sanitary and Diagnostic Devices. Apart from the educational work an important part of the Faculty life consists of scientific and research activities which have been oriented mainly on separate aspects of drugs and medicines. Before 1989 research work used to be coordinated within the frame of the state plan of research, these days it is supported mainly by national and international grant agencies.

Recognition in EU and rest of countries :

Degree from Comenius University is recognised in European Union.

Locality:

Faculty of Pharmacy of Commenius University is located in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. Bratislava is located in western Slovakia and is only 50 kilometers away from Vienna, capital of Austria (Bratislava and Austria are 2 closest capitals in the world).

Study programmes
Pharmacy:

The programme is focused on drug and pharmaceutical issues within the framework of health and drug policy, as well as theoretical and methodological aspects of dispensation activities, and communication with patient/client while implementing pharmaceutical processes. To obligatory courses belong, for example: Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Botany, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Immunology, Microbiology, Radiopharmaceuticals. Students can also choose from a list of compulsory elective courses like: Immunodiagnostics, Medicinal Plants, Biotechnology, New Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Xeniobiochemistry. Practice in a Community Pharmacy is an opportunity for each student to get in touch with a real life pharmaceutical experience. Student is obliged to sign up for not less than 40 credits, maximum 90 credits, in one academic year. Recommended amount of credits per one academic year is 60.

Money
Tuition fees:

Tuition fee for the academic year 2016/2017 amounts to 7 500 EUR. The fee is paid annualy and covers the period of one academic year, i.e. from September 1st to August 31st.

Living costs:

Bratislava is one of the most expensive city in the central Europe. If you stick to student standard of living, you can survive with 400-500€ (depends on cost of rented flat) a month.

Admission criterias
Admission criterias:

Students must take an entrance examination, which consists of questions from biology and chemistry. Set of questions may be bought from faculty of provided by us.
Set of questions and answers for entrance exam from Biology containts 566 questions with answers. There are multiple answers, which means that none, one, more than one or all answers can be correct / incorrect. The answer key is at the back of the book.
Set of questions and answers for entrance exam from Chemistry contains 587 questions with answers.
Cost of entrance examination is 60€.

Entrance examination
Deadline for submitting documents for an entrance examination:

Applications are open until end of July of respective year.