Landscape and Garden Architecture

Graduates of the Garden and Landscape Architecture program will acquire a body of knowledge in related humanities disciplines and the fundamentals of creative processes. They will complete technical and relevant technological subjects. Graduates have knowledge of natural and technical sciences, landscape science, art and aesthetics and design and construction subjects. They master the history, theory and tools of garden and landscape design, know the range of plants used in garden and landscape-architectural design, as well as the technology of planting implementation. Graduates have knowledge in information technology and applied computer graphics, as well as in the establishment and maintenance of green spaces.

Prospects of graduates

Graduates are able to work in professional teams, as well as independently, in the field of creating urban greenery. They are able to solve simple landscape-architectural arrangements and document them through manual and computer graphics. Graduates are able to design small architectural structures. They are professionally prepared to carry out activities related to the protection and creation of the environment. They can run a private business in the field of green space creation and management.

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Conditions of admission

Basic admission requirements

The basic condition for admission to the study according to §56 (1) of Act No. 131/2002 Coll. on Higher Education and on Amendments and Supplements to Certain Acts, as amended by later regulations, is the acquisition of a complete secondary education or a complete secondary vocational education.

Secondary schools with the greatest prerequisite for related studies at FZKI SPU in Nitra are: e.g. grammar schools of all types, secondary vocational schools of horticultural, agrotechnical, agricultural, forestry, woodworking, artistic, construction and technical focus, as well as secondary schools focused on surveying, environment, tourism and rural development.

Other admission requirements

An entrance talent test is compulsory for the Landscape and Garden Architecture programme of study. For this study programme, the waiting list will be drawn up on the basis of the results of the entrance talent test. In the event of a tie between two candidates, the results of the secondary school will be taken into account.

For applicants who have already studied at the Faculty of Physical Education and Culture, the results obtained in secondary school, including the matriculation examination, and the results obtained in studies at the faculty are considered.

If the planned number of admitted candidates for individual study programmes is not filled, the faculty reserves the right to announce a second round of admissions, which will be announced at least two months before the last day for the submission of applications.

In the case of applicants who are not admitted to a priority study programme, the Dean of the Faculty reserves the right to admit the applicant to another, related, study programme.

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Additional information

A candidate may apply for more than one study programme implemented at the Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering (within one admission fee) on one application form (electronically),

The application form includes a certified (notary, registry office)copy of the matriculation certificate in the case of applicants who graduated earlier than in 2023, or earlier than the application deadline, which must be sent by post to the Study Department of the Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Tulipánova 7, 949 76 Nitra,

The application form must include a completed table of grades from the final three years of the last three years verified/confirmed by the secondary school (the verified table of grades can be sent by post after graduation together with the verified school leaving certificate), applicants who graduated earlier than in 2023 will send photocopies of the school leaving certificates for 1, 2 and 3 years of secondary school education. Secondary school year - they do not need to be certified together with copy of matriculation certificate,

Invitation to the entrance talent test and admission interview or admission decision will only be sent to applicants who attach proof of payment of the admission fee to their application form,

Incomplete applications (e.g. without proof of fee payment) will not be accepted,

FAcademy will send information to applicants about the method of conducting the talent entrance examination and conducting the interview, and, if necessary, other information about the admission procedure after the complete application form has been registered,

Student applicants must send a certified copy of their matriculation certificate(unless it was not included in the application form) as soon as possible to the Study Department of the Faculty of Physical Education and Culture at the following address:

Study Department of FZKI SPU in Nitra

Ing. Ivana Mesjarová,

Tulipánova 7,

949 76 Nitra

Conditions for international students


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

In addition to the required attachments, international applicants or applicants who have graduated abroad are required to attach a Decision on Recognition of Education Document to the application form or Application Form (

Decision on recognition of the educational document is issued by the competent Regional Office of School Administration according to the place of residence of the applicant. The procedure for the processing of the above-mentioned documents is set out on the website of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic In the case of a foreign applicant without a residence permit in the Slovak Republic, the decision is issued by the Regional Office of School Administration in Nitra, J. Vuruma 1, 949 01 Nitra application for recognition of a document of education .

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:

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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:; tel.: 037 641 5412

General information on the admission exam

are published:

Form of entrance exam

Admission Talent Test

It is conducted to ensure that candidates with the necessary skills and aptitude are admitted to study the programme. It tests the skill of composition in drawing still life from living material and still life from composite geometric shapes, study of light and shadow, factual representation of material, mastery of perspective of angular and rounded objects, material representation of various objects. Detailed instructions will be sent to applicants after the application deadline.

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  • Apply the application for study

    01.01.2023 - 04.04.2023

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Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted

Current number of filed applications:

  • overené maturitné vysvedčenie (paper form)
  • doklad o zaplatení poplatku za prijímacie konanie (electronic form)
  • leaving certificate
  • leaving certificate

Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: cost free
Study longer than the standard length of study program, parallel studies: 700 €

The fee for admission procedure
application form: 45 €
E-application form: 45 €

Billing information

Reimbursement of the admission fee:

Only electronic application form is to be submitted! - please make your payment by cashless payment according to the instructions in the online application form.

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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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