Social work

The graduate of the bachelor's degree programme in social work should be able to perform the following professional activities: identify, correct and solve social problems; mediate and coordinate the cooperation of all stakeholders in solving social problems; carry out activities in the field of prevention, emergence and recurrence of social problems; instigate effective changes in the field of social policy at the institutional, local, regional and national level. Social worker - a graduate of the bachelor's study knows the basics of the theory and practice of social work, has knowledge of the roles of state administration, local government bodies and non-state entities in the field of social policy. He/she is prepared for the performance of first contact social counselling, social prevention, social work of professional officers at the offices of labour, social affairs and family (assistance to clients in material and social need), in social service institutions, etc.

Prospects of graduates

Graduate Application
Graduate profile and other information about the degree program is available at:

Always up-to-date news about university Catholic University in Ruzomberok on your email.
We will send you all the information about important events and deadlines.

Send me news

Conditions of admission


- obtaining a complete secondary education or a complete secondary vocational education (Section 56, paragraph 1 of the Higher Education Act);
- respecting the Catholic spirit of the university and the faculty;
- for the teacher education, art education, music education, musical arts and physical education study programmes, successful completion of a talent examination is required (see the section on talent examinations);
- other study programmes - without an entrance examination and without a talent examination.

The ranking of applicants will be based on the following rules:
- The average value of grades in the subjects of the matriculation examination will be calculated for the applicant. This value shall be multiplied by the coefficient of the secondary school from which the applicant has graduated:
coefficient 1 for grammar school,
coefficient 2 for vocational secondary school,
coefficient 3 for vocational secondary school with matriculation.
- In the case of talent examinations, the grades shall be calculated as follows:
50% for the results at secondary school and 50% for the talent examination.

- The grade shall be calculated as follows.

The resulting value shall determine the candidate's position in the merit ranking.

If a greater number of applicants meet the admission requirements for a given program of study, then those applicants who have demonstrated the highest level of aptitude for the program according to the admission requirements will be admitted.

The number of admitted students may be adjusted for the academic year 2024/2025 according to the interest in the study and according to the possibilities of the PF KU.

The University guarantees accommodation in dormitories for first year students of Bachelor studies.

Additional information

Accredited bachelor's study programmes:
Standard length of study:
- in full-time form of study 3 years
Degree awarded: bachelor (Bc.)

Coordinator for students with specific needs

University Coordinator for Students with Specific Needs:

Mgr. Katarína Markovičová, PhD., KU Counselling Centre, Hrabovská cesta 1, 034 01 Ružomberok. Students with specific needs are advised to contact the KU Counselling Centre ( in order to obtain qualified information about the requirements and conditions of studies well in advance before applying for university studies.

General information on the admission exam

If the applicant wishes to apply for more than one study programme, he/she must apply for each programme separately.
The application form must be accompanied by:
- CV;

- a certified copy of the matriculation certificate;
- an applicant for the study programme of teaching in the combination of: biology, geography, chemistry, computer science, mathematics or computer science single-subject, shall also submit a certified copy of the secondary school certificate of the last year of study,
- proof of payment of the fee, which must be pasted on the 3rd page of the application form. Without proof of payment, the application will not be registered. The admission fee is non-refundable!;
- the applicant for the study programme Preschool and Elementary Pedagogy shall also submit a medical certificate of the ability to take physical education without limitations and a certificate from a professional employee - speech therapist that the applicant does not have impaired communication skills;
- the applicant for the study programme Physical Education Teacher shall also submit a medical certificate of medical fitness;
- an applicant for the study programme Special Education and Education of the Mentally Handicapped shall submit a certificate from a speech therapist stating that his/her pronunciation is correct and that he/she does not have any type of impaired communication skills;
- samples of medical certificates of medical/speech competence available at:;
- applicants who for health reasons require specific conditions, inform the faculty in writing when submitting their application;
- in the case of applicants who have obtained their secondary education abroad, also a decision on the recognition of a foreign document of education from secondary school for academic purposes and the transfer of grades to the Slovak grading scale - equivalence (more information on the website of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic: in the section Recognition of documents);
- in the case of an applicant who has been granted asylum, subsidiary protection or temporary refuge, the condition of attainment of a complete secondary education or a complete secondary vocational education for the purpose pursuant to Section 56(2) of the Higher Education Act may be demonstrated by an affidavit and a test of general prerequisites. The details shall be determined by the internal regulations of the Catholic University.

Confirmation of the registration of the application and information on the further process in the admission procedure will be sent to applicants in writing. In case of a small number of applicants for the study of teaching in one of the subject combinations, the faculty will propose applicants to study in other combinations.

Form of entrance exam

Talent exams will be held on the following dates:
▪Music Education 29.4.2024
▪Music Arts 29.4.2024
▪Art Education 16.4.2024
▪Physical Education 23.4.2024

- other study programs - without entrance exam and without talent exam.

The talent exam in music education or music arts consists of a practical part and an interview with the candidate.

Ability and knowledge at least at the level of a graduate of a primary school are required. More information:

The Art Talent Examination consists of two parts: theoretical and practical. Students demonstrate their theoretical knowledge in the art history exam, which focuses on historical or contemporary issues in the visual arts. The practical exam consists of active creative work, which is realized from the surface art disciplines and from the spatial art disciplines. The student carries out the practical examination on a topic and in a technique that is announced at the time of the entrance examination. The practical examination includes a presentation of the candidate's portfolio in intermedia, design and craft, surface art disciplines and spatial art disciplines.

Physical education aptitude test is aimed at testing the following:
- fitness level: 50 m run and 12 min. endurance run,
- sport specific skills: gymnastic routine (forward roll, backward roll, fly roll, handstand, handstand, scapular stand),
- swimming ability: 50 m swim (crawl or breaststroke).
More information:

- other study programs - no entrance exam and no talent exam.

  • Apply the application for study


Always up-to-date news about university Catholic University in Ruzomberok on your email.
We will send you all the information about important events and deadlines.

Send me news

Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted

  • CV (paper form, electronic form)
  • leaving certificate (paper form, electronic form)

Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: cost free
Study longer than the standard length of study program, parallel studies: 750 €

The fee for admission procedure
application form: 40 €
E-application form: 40 €

Billing information

Fee for material support for admission:

Paper Application Form:

Amount: 40,- €
IBAN: SK86 8180 0000 0070 0022 4305
variable symbol: 1300501904
specific symbol:
For citizens of the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic it represents the birth number without a slash.
Other nationals do not fill in the specific symbol, but enter the first name, surname, study programme in the note for the recipient.
Note for the recipient:
first name, surname, study programme;
[Optional for citizens of the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic]

[Optional for citizens of the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic].

Electronic application form*

Amount: 40,- €
IBAN, variable and specific symbol:
The payment order will be generated by the KU electronic application form:

*The e-application form will become valid only after the generated e-application form is sent in hard copy along with all the supporting documents as per the admission

Foreign payment:
Name of the intermediary bank: ŠTÁTNA POKLADNICA, Radlinského 32, 810 05 Bratislava 15
IBAN: SK86 8180 0000 0070 0022 4305
Payment recipient: Katolícka univerzita v Ružomberku,
Faculty of Education, Hrabovská cesta 1A
034 01 Ružomberok

Annual tuition fee according to the valid Rector's Directive on the amount of tuition fees and fees associated with studies at the Catholic University in Ružomberok

Always up-to-date news about university Catholic University in Ruzomberok on your email.
We will send you all the information about important events and deadlines.

Send me news

Detail of the study program

The first three years of your studies could be funded by a scholarship of up to €9,000. More information

Detail of the study program


0911 154 882
0910 288 664
037 / 6414881
037 / 6414890
(7.30 - 15.30 h.)


Responsibility for content: Mgr. Jozef Čisarik –
Last update: 18.04.2024 12:39

Draw attention to not topical data