Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica

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The Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica is a public university and in 2010 it defended its university status. It is a member of the European University Association. It provides quality higher education and further education according to the development of science and the needs of practice and develops new knowledge through creative scientific and artistic research.

It offers a classical university spectrum of educational opportunities in all three levels and forms of study in the fields of pedagogical, social, economic, legal, political, humanities and natural sciences, in international relations, in economics and in mathematics, it also implements Anglophone and partly Francophone studies. UMB develops joint study programmes and contacts with major foreign universities where students have the opportunity to complete part of their studies. This is one of the reasons why UMB graduates find good employment not only at home but also abroad.

In addition to pedagogical, scientific and artistic activities, a significant part of the creative activity of UMB is basic and applied research in cooperation with domestic and foreign institutions. The University has centres of excellent research, solves scientific and development projects from European structural funds. It implements lifelong learning in various courses and forms from the Children's University of UMB to the University of the Third Age of UMB. In their free time, it creates space for students to engage in various social activities, which are made possible by sports clubs, art ensembles and student organisations operating at UMB.

Study places

Seat of the university

Národná 12, 974 01, Banská Bystrica

048/446 1111, 446 1152, 446 1121

048/415 31 80


Faculty of Economics

Tajovského 10, 975 90, Banská Bystrica

+421 48 446 2111


Faculty of Political Sciences and International Relations

Kuzmányho 1, 974 01, Banská Bystrica

048/446 1222

048/446 1200


Faculty of Natural Sciences

Tajovského 40, 974 01, Banská Bystrica

048/446 7406

048/446 7000


Faculty of Arts

Tajovského 40, 974 01, Banská Bystrica

048/446 7426, 7475


Faculty of Education

Ružová ul. č. 13, 974 11, Banská Bystrica



Faculty of Law

Komenského 20, 974 01, Banská Bystrica

048/4463 106

048/4463 000

Calendar of Terms

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

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