Political Science

The employment of graduates is broad-spectrum, focused primarily on practice, considering the level of science. The Faculty of Political Science and International Relations of the Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, with its offer of study programs, creates an adequate space for education and training of theoretically, methodologically, and organizationally capable managers in various areas of public administration in the Slovak Republic:
– in the foreign service and in the representation of SR in international organizations and institutions;
– in the state administration especially in that which is specialized in integration and organizational branches and branches of public relations in the Slovak parliament, the Government office, ministries, the highest bodies of specialized state and regional state administration;
– in the sphere of regional and interest self-administration as well as the self-administration of public-legal corporations;
– political parties and interest groups;
– in mass media;
– in private sphere.

In order to fulfill its mission, the faculty is constantly looking for new and effective tools to increase its competitiveness, e.g. through the improvement of study programs and their focus according to the requirements of the cooperating bodies as well as the needs of practice; reorganization and adaptability of the pedagogical process; emphasis on the professional growth of its own employees; expanding international scientific and pedagogical cooperation; introducing new modern forms of teaching; by involving students in activities within student professional work.


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Conditions of admission
Applicants for full-time and part-time bachelor's studies at the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations of Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica (FPSIR UMB) must have completed a full secondary education with a high school diploma and must demonstrate the necessary competence for the chosen study.
Applicants for the study in electronic form must send the application for the 1st round of the admission procedure no later than April 30, 2024.
Applicants for the 2nd round of the admission procedure must send the application in electronic form no later than June 14, 2024.
Faculty of Political Sciences and International Relations prefers to file an electronic application. If the applicant does not have the opportunity to fill in the electronic application, he can send a paper application to the address Faculty of Political Sciences and International Relations Matej Bel University, Kuzmányho 1, 97401 Banská Bystrica for the 1st and 2nd round of the admission procedure in the same terms. Certified copies of all documents required for the electronic version are attached to the paper application.

Information for applicants graduating in the year of application for study - 2023/2024

Applicants for bachelor's studies who graduate in the same school year in which they also apply for university studies, send an electronic application.
Certified copies of the graduation certificate, shall be submitted by applicants for the first round of the admission procedure by June 18, 2024 and for the second round of the admission procedure by July 9, 2024. Applicants who do not prove the fulfillment of the basic conditions of admission to study by a specified date, they will be admitted to study conditionally. Applicants are obliged to deliver certified copies of certificates for individual years of secondary school studies, including a certified copy of the final certificate, no later than on the day designated for enrollment in the relevant form and degree of study. Otherwise, applicants will not be enrolled.
Applicants for a bachelor's degree from abroad who apply to study in the same school year in which they finish high school will send an electronic application. Certified and officially translated copies of documents confirming the completion of the previous stage of study at the level of complete secondary education with a high school diploma, together with verification of their compliance, shall be submitted by applicants for the first round of admissions by June 18, 2024 and for the second round of admissions by July 9, 2024. Applicants who do not prove the fulfillment of the basic conditions for admission to study by the set deadline will be admitted to study conditionally. Applicants are required to deliver certified, officially translated copies of documents confirming completion of the previous stage of study at the level of complete secondary education, together with the decision on recognition of documents no later than the day designated for enrollment in the relevant form and degree. Otherwise, applicants will not be enrolled.

Information for applicants who graduated before the academic year 2023/2024

Applicants for bachelor's studies who have completed secondary school studies in the previous school years of filing the application for bachelor's studies will send an electronic application. Certified copy of the school-leaving certificate will be submitted by applicants for the first round of the admission procedure by June 18, 2024 and for the second round of the admission procedure by July 9, 2024. Applicants who do not prove the basic conditions admission to study by a specified date, they will be admitted to study conditionally. Applicants are obliged to deliver certified copy of the school-leaving certificate, no later than on the day designated for enrollment in the relevant form and degree of study. Otherwise, applicants will not be enrolled.
Applicants for bachelor's studies from abroad who have completed the previous degree at the level of full secondary education with a school-leaving certificate in the school years preceding the year of submitting the application for the bachelor's degree will send an electronic application. Certified and officially translated copies of documents confirming completion of the previous stage of study at the level of full secondary education together with the decision on recognition of documents, shall be submitted by applicants for the first round of admissions by June 18, 2024 and for the second round of admissions by July 9, 2024. Applicants who do not prove the fulfillment of the basic conditions for admission to study by the set deadline will be admitted to study conditionally. Applicants are required to deliver certified, officially translated copies of documents confirming completion of the previous stage of study at the level of complete secondary education together with the decision on recognition of documents no later than the day designated for enrollment in the relevant form and degree. Otherwise, applicants will not be enrolled.
If the applicants have not passed the final exam in Slovak language and are applying for the master's study program, which is conducted in the Slovak language, they will submit a certified copy of the document confirming knowledge of the Slovak language at the B1 level no later than on the day of enrollment.



Additional information
If the applicants have not passed the final exam in Slovak language and are applying for the bachelor's study program, which is conducted in the Slovak language, they will submit a certified copy of the document confirming their knowledge of the Slovak language at the B1 level no later than on the day of enrollment.



Conditions for international students
Information for applicants with a special legal status (granted asylum, granted supplementary protection or granted temporary refuge)

The condition for admission to bachelor's studies is the submission of an application for university studies at the bachelor's level, which the applicant must submit no later than April 30, 2024 for the first round and June 14, 2024 for the second round of the admission procedure. FPVaMV prefers submitting an electronic application. If the applicant does not have the possibility to fill out an electronic application, he can send the application in paper form to the address FPVaMV, Kuzmányho 1, 97401 Banská Bystrica. Attached to the paper application are certified copies of relevant documents or other documents as required for the electronic version.

If the student applicant is a person with a special legal status (asylum granted, supplementary protection granted or temporary refuge granted), the condition of having completed secondary education or complete secondary vocational education for the purpose of § 56 par. 1 of the Act on Universities can be proved by submitting a decision on the recognition of education documents issued by the Regional Office of the School Administration in the Slovak Republic.

In the case of persons with a special legal status, the condition of achieving complete secondary education or complete secondary professional education for the purpose of § 56 par. 1 of the Act on Universities can be proven by an affidavit according to the specimen attached to Methodological Instruction no. 4/2022 Special conditions and procedures of UMB and its faculties in relation to persons who have been granted asylum, granted supplementary protection or granted temporary refuge and the test of general study prerequisites. The applicant will take the General Prerequisites Test as part of the testing conducted by Scio, and the applicant must achieve an overall percentile of 50 (inclusive) or higher.

Affidavit of a person with a special legal status (asylum granted, supplementary protection granted or temporary refuge granted), according to the appendix of the Methodological Instruction no. 4/2022 Special conditions and procedures of UMB and its faculties in relation to persons who have been granted asylum, granted supplementary protection or granted temporary refuge cannot be substituted for incomplete secondary education or secondary professional education. The required documents, the decision on the recognition of educational documents, the results of the testing carried out by the Scio, shall be submitted by the applicant for the first round of the admission procedure by June 18, 2024 and for the second round of the admission procedure by July 9, 2024. Applicants who do not demonstrate fulfillment of the basic conditions for admission to study by the set deadline will be admitted to study conditionally. Applicants are required to deliver the required documents no later than on the day designated for registration for the relevant form and level of study. Otherwise, applicants will not be enrolled.

If a person with a special legal status (granted asylum, granted supplementary protection or granted temporary refuge) requests a waiver of the fee associated with the admission procedure, the dean of the faculty may decide to waive the fee after assessing the request.


Conditions of admission without the entrance exam
If applicants for full-time and part-time bachelor's studies in the International Relations and Political Science study programs have achieved a study average of less than 1.50 (inclusive) for all years of secondary school education except for the graduation year, they will be conditionally admitted without entrance examinations in an administrative procedure on the basis of submitted documents.

Applicants who achieve at any time in the school year 2023/2024 in the General Study Prerequisites (VŠP) test, in its Czech version General Study Prerequisites (OSP), or in other tests provided by the company SCIO, total percentile 50 (inclusive) or higher, will also be admitted to study by administrative procedure. Test dates, sample tests and conditions for registering for testing are published at www.scio.sk/nps.

All the other applicants are obliged to pass the written entrance exam.


Coordinator for students with specific needs
Applicants for studies with specific needs will receive relevant information about the conditions of admission to the study of the selected study program in the various stages of study. He/she could consult with the coordinator for students with special needs about the suitability of the choice of the given study program.
If it is necessary to modify the form and method of taking the entrance examination, the applicant for studies with special needs will send to the study department of the faculty together with the application the Application of the applicant with specific needs to modify the form and method of taking the entrance exam. Together with the application, they shall also attach the relevant documentation of its specific needs.

COORDINATOR FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

doc. PhDr. Lucia Rýsová, PhD. (door No. 320); 048/446 1224; e-mail: lucia.rysova@umb.sk


General information on the admission exam
It is necessary to send the application form separately for every study degree.
Dean of the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations of the Matej Bel University reserves the right to cancel the admission exams. Dean´s decision is based on the sufficient number of students who apply to study a particular studying program.
If there are not sufficient applications to make a studying program viable, dean of the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations of the Matej Bel University reserves the right to cancel the studying program.
Applicants for studies who completed the previous level of education abroad are obliged according to § 33 and § 39 of Act no. 176/2022 Coll., amending Act no. 422/2015 Coll. on the recognition of documents on education and on the recognition of professional qualifications and on the amendment and supplementation of certain laws, as amended, to present the recognition of documents on education obtained outside the territory of the Slovak Republic. The applicant must submit the decision on the recognition of education documents no later than on the day designated for enrollment in the relevant form and level of study.


Form of entrance exam
the written entrance exam

Tests
The written entrance exam to the Bachelor study
Within the Political Science Study Programme, (full-time and part-time form), the entrance exam consists of one combination test in the following structure:
a) 60 tasks from the following issues: political science, history, sociology, theory of economics, law, culturology, the current issues of the domestic and foreign policy,
b) another part of the test is 20 tasks in English, 20 in German, 20 in French, 20 in Spanish and 20 in Russian languages. The applicant must choose one of the foreign languages in the application form. Within the entrance test he/she completes the tasks of the selected language.

The results of the entrance exam are usually published on the internet side and the information board of the faculty within the same day.


  • Apply the application for study

    01.11.2023 - 30.04.2024

  • Performance of the entrance exam

    18.06.2024 - 19.06.2024

  • Send certificate to

    18.06.2024

  • Submit additional application form

    01.05.2024 - 14.06.2024

  • Performance of the additional entrance exam

    09.07.2024

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Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted
15


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Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: 950 €
Study longer than the standard length of study program, parallel studies: 950 €


Billing information
Application Fees:
60, - € - for all degrees in full-time and part-time form of study: electronic application from vsportal.sk or paper application
57, - € - for all degrees in full-time and part-time form of study: electronic application from www.fpvmv.umb.sk

The invoice data (also published on the website www.platby.umb.sk):

1. Payment of the fee from EU countries::
Account name: Univerzita Mateja Bela v Banskej Bystrici
Name and address of the bank: Štátna pokladnica, Radlinského 32, 810 05 Bratislava 15
Account number /IBAN: SK75 8180 0000 0070 0009 5590
SWIFT/BIC: SPSRSKBA
VS (variable symbol): 4031 (for applicants for bachelor's studies)
4032 (for applicants for master's studies)
4033 (for applicants for PhD. study)
CS (constant symbol): 0308 – cashless payments
SS (specific symbol): presonal identification number (applicants from the Slovak Republic)
date of birth in the form DDMMYY (foreigns applicants)
Message to the recipient: name and surname of the applicant

2. Payment of the fee through an intermediary bank from third countries:
Account name: Univerzita Mateja Bela v Banskej Bystrici
Name and address of the bank: Všeobecná úverová banka, a. s., Mlynské Nivy 1,
829 90 Bratislava
Account number/IBAN: SK75 8180 0000 0070 0009 5590
SWIFT/BIC: SUBASKBXXXX
VS (variable symbol): 4031 (for applicants for bachelor's studies)
4032 (for applicants for master's studies)
4033 (for applicants for PhD. study)
CS (constant symbol): 0308 – cashless payments
SS (specific symbol): presonal identification number (applicants from the Slovak Republic)
date of birth in the form DDMMYY (foreigns applicants)

Message for recipient: name and surname of the applicant

Payment by postal order is not accepted due to the impossibility of identifying the payer in the university's information system.
Payment of the fee for the admission procedure must be made by the applicant for study or a person authorized by him / her by bank transfer no later than on the last day when it is possible to send the application for study. An application for studies without a paid fee in the specified amount for the admission procedure will not be accepted.

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