Tuition fees and Study-Related fees

Annual tuition fees

Annual tuition fee shall apply to students who are residents in the Slovak Republic for an academic year. Students in full-time study at public and state higher education institutions shall not pay the tuition fee unless he/she exceeds the standard length of study established for the study programme or he/she studies concurrently two or more study programmes provided by public or state higher education institution during one academic year in the same degree. Rector may reduce, remit or postpone tuition fees.

Source of underlying data: The Higher Education Institutions (if there is no data provided, the higher education institutions has not provided such data)

Application fee (paper form)

Fee for material provision of admission that student is obliged to pay not later than the day of submission of application form to particular higher education institution or faculty.

Source of underlying data: The Higher Education Institutions (fees are not specified if data was not possible to assign to corresponding study programme or the higher education institution has not provided such data; data for academic year 2012/13 were collected in December 2011 and January 2012).

Application fee (electronic form)

Fee for material provision of admission that student is obliged to pay not later than the day of submission of application form electronically to particular higher education institution or faculty.

Source of underlying data: The Higher Education Institutions (fees are not specified if data was not possible to assign to corresponding study programme or the higher education institution has not provided such data; data for academic year 2012/13 were collected in December 2011 and January 2012)

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Admission Results

Proportion of admitted students to all applications

Proportion of the number of admitted applicants for study to the total number of applicants for study (the higher the proportion, the easier admission to study).

Source of underlying data: The Institute of Information and Prognoses of Education.

Proportion of enrolled students to admitted students

Proportion of the number of enrolled students for study to the number of applicants for study admitted in the current year (the higher the proportion, the higher interest in study).

Source of underlying data: The Institute of Information and Prognoses of Education.

Index of interest in study

Index of interest in study is defined as the product of the proportion of applicants for study to all admitted students and the proportion of enrolled students to all admitted students for study. This index shows attractiveness of the particular study, as it considers not just the admission rate, but also subsequent interest in enrollment to the study. The value of index refers to attractiveness of study. The higher index value, the more attractive study.

Source of underlying data: Institute of Information and Prognoses of Education.

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Costs of studies

Monthly costs for student accomodation

Charges applicable to dormitry paid for the period of one month. Price caps (from X € to Y €) depend on particular dormitries and/or rooms - their size and equipment. The prices mentioned apply only with effect to 30 September (at the beginning of the respective academic year).

Source of underlying data: The Higher Education Institutions

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Students Mobility

Proportion of students sent abroad

Proportion of the number of students sent abroad within academic mobility to the total number of faculty students. The higher number, the higher interest and rate of success of the students applying for study stay abroad (if study stays are offered to students).

The following programmes are included in statistics: The Leonardo da Vinci Programme of the European Community in the area of Education and Training, the National Scholarship Programme, CEEPUS and NIL - Slovak Fund for Internationalisation of Education.

The proportion of students sent abroad is monitored for higher education institutions with no faculties at the level of the higher education institution.

Source of underlying data: The Higher Education Institutions

Proportion of international students admitted from foreign countries

Proportion of the number of students admitted within academic mobility from foreign countries to the total number of students of the respective faculty. The higher number indicates attractiveness of faculty if the faculty is interested in admitting foreign students and has a capacity to admit foreign students.

The following programmes are included in statistics: The Leonardo da Vinci Programme of the European Community in the area of Education and Training, the National Scholarship Programme, CEEPUS and NIL - Slovak Fund for Internationalisation of Education.

The proportion of students sent abroad is monitored for higher education institutions with no faculties at the level of the higher education institution.

Source of underlying data: The Higher Education Institutions

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Proportion of bachelors staying on at the same faculty

Proportion of bachelors staying on at the same faculty

Proportion of the number of students who stay on at the same faculty after completion of the first degree of their studies and they already commenced to the second degree of their studies at the same faculty. Data for the relevant academic year refer to students who enrolled in study of the second degree after the completion of the first degree of their study at the same faculty. The higher value, the more attractive faculty (students are willing to stay at the faculty). However, data need to be assessed in terms of faculty possibility to provide study programmes in the second degree.

The proportion of students sent abroad is monitored for higher education institutions with no faculties at the level of the higher education institution.

Source of underlying data: The Institute of Information and Prognoses of Education.

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Proportion of graduates

Proportion of graduates in standard length of study

Proportion of the number of graduates who successfully completed their studies and do not exceeded the standard length of study programme in the relevant academic year extended by six months to all students who graduated or terminated their studies in the relevant academic year. Students who interrupted their studies or changed study programme are not included in statistics. This criterion clearly disregards the academic year in which students enrolled in study of study programme in the appropriate degree.

For the purposes of the criterion the standard length of study was extended by six months so students who repeated their examinations could be distinguished from students who exceeded the standard length of study by one academic year.

The necessary time students need for successful completion of their studies is defined as the period starting not later than the day of enrolment to the date of successful completion of their studies recorded in the Central Register of Students in the Higher Education Institutions.

Source of underlying data: The Central Register of Students in the Higher Education Institutions

Proportion of students who successfully graduated in exceeded length of study

Proportion of students who successfully graduated in exceeded length of study (more than standard length of study extended by six months) to all students who completed their studies in relevant academic year (successful graduates and students who abandoned their studies). Students who terminated or changed study programme of study in the relevant academic year are not included in statistics. This criterion clearly disregards the academic year in which students enrolled in study of study programme in the appropriate degree.

For the purposes of the criterion the standard length of study was extended by six months so students who exceeded their studies at least by one academic year could be distinguished from students of study programme who repeated their examination during the first semester of the following academic year.

The necessary time students need for successful completion of their studies is defined as the period starting not later than the day of enrolment to the date of successful completion of their studies recorded in the Central Register of Students in the Higher Education Institutions.

Source of underlying data: The Central Register of Students in the Higher Education Institutions

Proportion of students who terminated their studies

Proportion of the number of students who terminated study programme means proportion of students who during the relevant academic year abandoned their studies or they were expelled from their studies due to failure at school, if he/she has exceeded the standard length of study or due to disciplinary violation to all students who successfully graduated or terminated their studies in the relevant academic year. Students who changed study programme in the relevant academic year or students who interrupted their studies are not included in statistics.

This criterion clearly disregards the academic year in which students enrolled in study of study programme in the appropriate degree.

Source of underlying data: The Central Register of Students in the Higher Education Institutions

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Number of graduates

Number of graduates

Number of graduates in particular fields of study according to the underlying data collected by the Institute of Information and Prognoses of Education.

Source of underlying data: The Institute of Information and Prognoses of Education

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Wages of graduates

Average assessment base of employees

Wages of graduates are monitored on the basis of average assessment base of employees per month during the relevant calendar year following the calendar year during which students successfully completed their studies. Such defined average assessment base of employees is the basis for calculation of accident insurance paid to the Social Insurance Company by employers for employed graduates.

(i.e. data on graduates who are self-employed persons or work abroad are not taken into account).

Graduates who are Slovak residents and completed at least one study at all degrees and they were not undertaking any further full-time study during the period of average assessment base monitoring are taken into account for the purposes of statistics.

Graduates who were older than 25 years of age at the time of completion of their studies at the first degree, graduates who were older than 27 years of age at the time of completion of their studies at the second degree and graduates who were older than 32 years of age at the time of completion of their studies at the third degree are not included in statistics.

When interpreting the results of statistics the influence of various other factors needs to be taken into account, e.g. regional aspect is of particular importance especially if the higher education institutions are located in regions with lower average wages or higher unemployment rate can contribute to lower average wage of graduates. Concurrently part-time work and full-time work are not distinguished.

Graduates of study programme at the first and second degree (continuous 5-year study) are considered as graduates of study programme at the second degree.

Data are confidential (not displayed due to the protection of confidential data) and/or relevant data are not considered as representative, especially in case of small number of graduates (less than 20) entering statistics.

Source of underlying data: The Central Register of Students in Higher Education Institutions, Social Insurance Company

Average assessment base of employees expressed as a percentage of average wage in the territory of the Slovak Republic

Wages of graduates are monitored on the basis of average assessment base of employees per month during the relevant calendar year following the calendar year during which students successfully completed their studies. Such defined average assessment base of employees is the basis for calculation of accident insurance paid to the Social Insurance Company by employers for employed graduates.

(i.e. data on graduates who are self-employed persons or work abroad are not taken into account).

Average wage (i.e. average gross wage in economy) and wage of graduate are monitored by the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic for the same year.

Average assessment base of employees as a percentage of average wage in the territory of the Slovak Republic is the quotient of average assessment base of graduates and average wage in economy for the same year expressed as a percentage.

Graduates who are Slovak residents and completed at least one study at all degrees and they were not undertaking any further full-time study during the period of average assessment base monitoring are taken into account for the purposes of statistics.

Graduates who were older than 25 years of age at the time of completion of their studies at the first degree, graduates who were older than 27 years of age at the time of completion of their studies at the second degree and graduates who were older than 32 years of age at the time of completion of their studies at the third degree are not included in statistics.

When interpreting the results of statistics the influence of various other factors needs to be taken into account, e.g. regional aspect is of particular importance especially if the higher education institutions are located in regions with lower average wages or higher unemployment rate can contribute to lower average wage of graduates. Concurrently part-time work and full-time work are not distinguished.

Graduates of study programme at the first and second degree (continuous 5-year study) are considered as graduates of study programme at the second degree.

Data are confidential (not displayed due to the protection of confidential data) and/or relevant data are not considered as representative, especially in case of small number of graduates (less than 20) entering statistics.

Source of underlying data: The Central Register of Students in Higher Education Institutions, Social Insurance Company

Average assessment base of employees expressed as a percentage of average wage in Higher Territorial Unit designated as the seat of the higher education institution

Wages of graduates are monitored on the basis of average assessment base of employees per month during the relevant calendar year following the calendar year during which students successfully completed their studies. Such defined average assessment base of employees is the basis for calculation of accident insurance paid to the Social Insurance Company by employers for employed graduates.

(i.e. data on graduates who are self-employed persons or work abroad are not taken into account).

Average wage (i.e. average gross wage in the Higher Territorial Unit where the rectorate of the higher education institution is situated) and wage of graduate are monitored by the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic for the same year.

Average assessment base of employees as a percentage of average wage in the Higher Territorial Unit idesignated as the seat of the higher education institution is the quotient of average assessment base of graduates and average wage in economy for the same year expressed as a percentage.

Graduates who are Slovak residents and completed at least one study at all degrees and they were not undertaking any further full-time study during the period of average assessment base monitoring are taken into account for the purposes of statistics.

Graduates who were older than 25 years of age at the time of completion of their studies at the first degree, graduates who were older than 27 years of age at the time of completion of their studies at the second degree and graduates who were older than 32 years of age at the time of completion of their studies at the third degree are not included in statistics.

When interpreting the results of statistics the influence of various other factors needs to be taken into account, e.g. regional aspect is of particular importance especially if the higher education institutions are located in regions with lower average wages or higher unemployment rate can contribute to lower average wage of graduates. Concurrently part-time work and full-time work are not distinguished.

Graduates of study programme at the first and second degree (continuous 5-year study) are considered as graduates of study programme at the second degree.

Data are confidential (not displayed due to the protection of confidential data) and/or relevant data are not considered as representative, especially in case of small number of graduates (less than 20) entering statistics.

Source of underlying data: The Central Register of Students in Higher Education Institutions, Social Insurance Company

Proportion of graduates entering calculation

Data on proportion of graduates and their average assessment base calculated on the basis of their employment included in the Social Insurance Company database.

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Unemployment of school graduates

Unemployment of graduates

The calculation of unemployment of graduates is based on monitoring of unemployment of graduates provided by the Central Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family as the proportion of the number of graduates registered as job seekers by 31 December of the year in which the relevant academic year ends and the total number of graduates for the relevant year and previous year.

Indicator sets the proportion of unemployed students who completed their studies in the last two years.

When interpreting the results of statistics the influence of various other factors needs to be taken into account, e.g. age of graduates as statistics covers graduates in full-time study who are younger than 26 years of age.

This restriction may - to some extent - have an influence on results of the higher education institutions in which the number of older students or students in external study prevails.

Also regional aspect is of particular importance if the higher education institutions are located in regions with higher unemployment rate and this can contribute to higher unemployment rate of graduates of the particular higher education institution, especially when graduates have their permanent residence in such region.

Graduates of study programme at the first and second degree (continuous 5-year study) are considered as graduates of study programme at the second degree.

Data are confidential (not displayed due to the protection of confidential data) and/or relevant data are not considered as representative, especially in case of small number of graduates (less than 20) entering statistics.

Source of underlying data: The Central Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic, the Institute of Information and Prognoses of Education

Unemployment in the Higher Territorial Unit that is designated as seat of the higher education institution

Unemployment in Higher Territorial Unit that is designated as seat of the higher education institution means the unemployment rate that is deemed to be registered in the Higher Territorial Unit that is designated as the seat of rectorate of the relevant higher education institution and monitored by the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic for the calendar year in which the relevant academic year ends.

The overall rate with a view to all higher education institutions means unemployment rate registered for the same period relevant to the territory of the Slovak Republic.

This is an additional information on external conditions under which the higher education institution operates.

The principal purpose of these data is to provide comparison between unemployment of graduates of the higher education institutions and unemployment rate in particular regions.

Source of underlying data: The Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic

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Students opinions on quality of education

The evaluation results on quality of education (student surveys)

The evaluation results gained from student surveys filed by particular higher education institutions according to faculties and/or at the level of the higher education institution.

Relevant documents from some higher education institutions or faculties were not submitted yet.

Source of underlying data: The Higher Education Institutions

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Resources from Foreign Grants

The amount of foreign grants per one student

The amount of foreign research grants per faculty on a per student basis.

The amount of resources/grants received on accounts of faculties of higher education institutions are monitored from 1 November to 31 October (2 months delay over displayed academic year) on the basis of a success in receiving foreign grants for research projects.

Source of underlying data: The Higher Education Instituions, the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic

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