UVM Kosice (Veterinary medicine 6 years)


University exists from year 1950 and its original name was Veterinary College. University provides higher undergraduate and postgraduate veterinary education according to the latest knowledge from scientific world.


There is only one Faculty within University, where 6-years and 4-years program of Veterinary medicine and joint program takes place.

Recognition in EU and rest of countries :

Degree from University of Veterinary medicine in Košice is automatically recognised in European Union and recognised in most coutries of the world.


University is located in Kosice, second biggest city in Slovakia. Kosice has around 240 000 inhabitants and 4 universities. Every beginning of the year, city is flooded by students. In total, there is around 1500 international students in Kosice.

Accomodation for students:

University provides an accommodation to its students at dormitories, which are located 400-500 metres from University. Price varies between 120 and 165€.

Study programmes
Study programmes:

6-years of Veterinary medicine: The study programme General Veterinary Medicine was accredited within the study branch 6.3.1 General veterinary medicine and education of this programme is provided only in full-time form, the study lasting 6 years (12 semesters). Program is intented for high-school leavers. The graduates of this study programme are awarded the academic title “doctor of veterinary medicine” (DVM, MVDr. in Slovak).Program is in English language. There is 15 years of tradition of this study program.
Graduates have following career perspectives at following study places: Small animals clinics, large animals clinics, exotic animals clinics and ZOOs, game reserves, food safety and quality, pharmaceutical industry, research and development, teaching and consultancy and ecology, postgraduate study

Number of students accepted each year:

There are around 40 students being enrolled each year for program of Veterinary medicine.

Tuition fees:

Tuition fee for program of Veterinary medicine is 7500€ per one studying year.

Living costs:

Living costs in Kosice, Slovakia are not higher than 300€, but are really dependent on living standard of student. This equals to 3000€ per study year.

Total costs of stay for one studying year:

Registration fee for enrollment to University is 200€.
Another extra expenses are following: ISIC card is 20,50€, registration for study year is 10€, insurance around 7€, textbooks and others.

Admission criterias
Admission criterias:

6-years program of Veterinary medicine: applicant must have completed secondary education or full specialised secondary education with min. of 3 years. All applicants should sit an entrance examination from Biology and Chemistry, that are organised in July and August.

Transfers of students

Transfers to University in Kosice is possible.