International Master of Horticulture Science

A graduate of the IMHS engineering degree program presents a college-educated professional with a comprehensive view of the knowledge profile of horticultural production. He/she is proficient in new cultivation technologies in vegetable, floriculture, fruit and viticulture, including integrated and organic production systems for fruit, vegetables, grapes and wine, with emphasis on the quality of production of raw material resources and subsequent post-harvest processing and storage. Proficient in grape processing and wine production, with an emphasis on high quality appellation wines. Independently able to solve research problems following the requirements of the institution. Can manage the production and marketing process, entering into joint projects at EU level. Manages the production and marketing process at a high professional level.



Prospects of graduates

Graduates of the study programme are applied as specialists in all forms of horticultural production and downstream processing units, in marketing, in trade, in research and breeding, in the testing rooms of the Central Control Testing Institute of Agriculture, and as managers of horticultural centres, greenhouse farms, designers of orchards, vineyards and nurseries. They find employment as chief cellar technologists in small, medium and large wineries. They provide consultancy services for horticultural production, act as advisors for the establishment and operation of orchards, vineyards, cellar management, vegetable plantations and fruit and vineyard nurseries. They are employed in the private sector, in education, in public administration, etc. The successful integration of the graduates of the Horticulture Department is evidenced by the references from the various institutions, which evaluate the graduates of the Horticulture Department with the broad spectrum of knowledge achieved, with extensive functional applicability.



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Conditions of admission

BASIC CONDITIONS FOR ADMISSION TO THE STUDY

1. The admission procedure to the engineering degree of study at the FZKI SPU in Nitra is carried out in accordance with §55, §56, §57 and §58 of Act No. 131/2002 Coll. on Higher Education and in accordance with the Study Regulations of the SPU in Nitra and the Statute of the FZKI SPU in Nitra.

2. The basic condition for admission of a student to engineering studies is the completion of the first degree study programme in the same or a related field of study and its successful completion by a state examination.

An applicant who fails to prove fulfilment of the basic condition for admission to the study at the time of verification of fulfilment of the conditions for admission may be admitted to the study conditionally, provided that he/she is obliged to prove fulfilment of the basic conditions for admission to the study no later than on the date set for enrolment in the study.



Additional information

The study programme International Master of Horticulture Science is also provided by partner foreign universities, where the 1st semester is completed at the University of Agronomy in Krakow (Poland), the 2nd semester at the Mendel University in Brno (Czech Republic). The third and fourth semesters the student studies at the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra. Upon successful completion, the graduate is awarded the academic degree of Master of Science (abbreviated MSc.) and receives a so-called "triple" diploma, issued by all cooperating universities.

FURTHER ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE STUDY PROGRAMMEINTERNATIONAL MASTER OF HORTICULTURE SCIENCE: Applicants will undergo an admission interview in English, which will take place on a pre-announced date, which will be communicated to the applicant after the registration of the application form after 15.7.2023.



Conditions for international students

COORDINATOR FOR WORK WITH FOREIGN STUDENTS AT FZKI SPU V NITRE:

Prof. Ing. Miroslava Kačániová, PhD. - Vice-Dean for Foreign Relations and Public Relations; tel.: 037/ 641 5425; miroslava.kacaniova@uniag.sk

Additional information for international applicants or applicants who have completed their first degree abroad

In addition to the required attachments, foreign applicants or applicants who have completed their first cycle of higher education abroad are obliged to attach a Decision on the recognition of a document of education to the application form or Application Form.

Decision on recognition of the educational document (recognition of the educational degree without comparison of the field of study) is issued by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic, if the recognition of the degree is requested by an applicant whose educational document was issued in a state with which an international bilateral agreement has been signed, but also by an applicant from any other state for the purpose of proving the fulfilment of the basic condition for admission to the study. Detailed information is published at: https://www.minedu.sk/uznavanie-dosiahnuteho-stupna-vysokoskolskeho-vzdelania-bez-porovnania-odboru-medzinarodne-dohody/#Ziadost

Decision on the recognition of a diploma of education (recognition of a diploma of education in a field of study) is issued by a higher education institution in the Slovak Republic which pursues a study programme in the same or a related field of study as that indicated on the diploma of duly completed higher education. Detailed information is published at: http://www.uniag.sk/sk/uznavanie-dokladov-o-vzdelani

Foreign applicants (the exception is applicants from the Czech Republic) who will study a study programme offered in the Slovak language at SPU in Nitra must take an online test aimed at determining the level of their linguistic competence in the Slovak language. The testing is provided by the SPU Language Centre in Nitra on two dates: 28.5.2024 and 23.7.2024.

On the basis of the test results, the applicant will be issued with a certificate of his/her language proficiency level (levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). The test and the certificate are subject to a fee (test: EUR 20,-, certificate: EUR 10,-).

If the applicant's level of linguistic competence is below A1, the applicant will not be admitted to the course.

If the applicant's language proficiency level is A1, the applicant has fulfilled one of the conditions for admission to the study, but will be obliged to attend a 30-hour paid Slovak language course organised by the Centre of Languages of the SPU in Nitra (course fee: 120,- EUR). The course will run from 26.8.2024 - 6.9.2024. Upon completion of the course, the applicant will be issued with a certificate of completion.

If the applicant's level of language proficiency is A2 or above, the applicant has fulfilled one of the conditions for admission to the course.

Detailed information about the test and the course can be found on the Language Centre website: https://cj.uniag.sk/sk/domov/



Conditions of admission without the entrance exam

The ranking of applicants will be based on the results of the bachelor's degree, the results of the state final examination and the assessment of the relatedness of the completed bachelor's degree programme (in the case of graduates of other HEIs) and the results of the admission interview.



Coordinator for students with specific needs

University Counselling and Support Centre of SPU in Nitra (UPaPC) provides psychological counselling for all students of the University, as well as coordination activities for students and applicants for studies with specific needs.

University Coordinator for Students and Applicants with Specific Needs at SPU Nitra

Mgr. et Mgr. Jana Rybanská, PhD., University Counselling and Support Centre SPU in Nitra, tel.: 037/641 4754, e-mail: jana.rybanska@uniag.sk

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Coordinator for work with students with specific needs at FZKI SPU in Nitra

doc. Ing. arch. Roberta Štěpánková, PhD. - Vice-Dean for Studies; Dean's Office of the Faculty of Physical and Physical Sciences of SPU in Nitra; e-mail: roberta.stepankova@uniag.sk; tel.: 037 641 5412



General information on the admission exam

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Form of entrance exam

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    16.02.2024 - 15.07.2024

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Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted
5


Current number of filed applications:
8


Additions
  • CV (electronic form)
  • verified copy of the degree for applicant of other universities (paper form)
  • photocopy of the Diploma Supplement to candidates from other universities (paper form)
  • overený výpis (príslušné študijné odd.) výsledkov bakalárskeho štúdia (ak nie je absolventom 1. stupňa na FZKI SPU v Nitre) (electronic form)
  • overené kópie štátnej skúšky z anglického jazyka (ak absolvoval) (electronic form)


Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: cost free
Study longer than the standard length of study program, parallel studies: 2200 €


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

Billing information

Submit applications electronically only!!!

Through the application form in the University Information System at SPU - UIS: https://is.uniag.sk/prihlaska.

Admission Fee Payment: Cashless as per the instructions given in the online application form

Follow the instructions on the online application form to make your admission fee payment!

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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

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