STUDYING IN SLOVAKIA

ABOUT THE COUNTRY

Slovakia is a special country. Even in such a small area, you’ll find everything from natural treasures and historical monuments to rich folk culture and modern entertainment in the busy city streets. Enjoy the beauty and unique atmosphere that Slovakia has to offer. Explore its splendid natural scenery, rich history, culture, and traditions. Simply discover Slovakia.

- Official tourist info about Slovakia

POPULATION

approx. 5 500 000

TOTAL AREA

49 035 square km

CAPITAL CITY

Bratislava (population approx. 425 000)

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

Slovak

CURRENCY

EUR (€); 1 EUR = approx. 27 UAH

TIME ZONE

CET (GMT+1); CEST (GMT+2) between Mar. and Oct.

DIALLING CODE

+421 (00421)

DISTANCES BETWEEN UA AND SK (AIR LINE):

  • Kyiv to Košice - 695,29 km

  • Kyiv to Bratislava - 1004,14 km

  • Uzhhorod to Košice - 78 km

  • Uzhhorod to Bratislava - 386,94 km

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

  • 112 - general emergency

  • 158 - state police

  • 155 - medical emergency

  • 150 - fire emergency

ESTIMATED COST OF LIVING

Based on the most recent statistical analysis of price levels in EU member states conducted by the European Statistical Office (Eurostat), Slovakia ranks among the least expensive states among the EU-27, with prices comparably similar to countries like the Czech Republic or Croatia. The entire Eurostat analysis is available HERE.

ONLINE COST OF LIVING CALCULATORS

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SLOVAKIA

Did you know that...

  • Slovakia has the highest number of castles and chateaux per capita?

  • Slovakia has 9 national parks and 14 protected landscape areas?

  • Slovakia claims to be the location of the geographical midpoint of Europe, depending on the definition of Europe's borders?

  • Slovakia has the world's first folk architecture reserve?

  • Slovakia annualy holds Europe's oldest and the world's second oldest marathon?

  • Slovakia has the only capital in the world bordering two sovereign states?

ABOUT BRATISLAVA

Bratislava, also referred to as the Beauty on the Danube, is situated in the south-west of Slovakia stretches on both banks of the Danube and in the foothills of the Little Carpathian Mts. Thanks to this favourable position it was always a commercial centre. Today the historic places witnesses to the rapid development of the young Slovak Republic. In spite of its exciting history, Bratislava is one of the youngest capitals of the world. The modern metropolis is opened to Europe and to the world as proved by the increasing number of foreign visitors of most diverse countries. They are attracted by the cosiness of the rather small city tha possesses a throbbing social life and historic charms combined with the most recent trends.

- Official tourist info about Bratislava

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT BRATISLAVA

Did you know that...

  • Bratislava officially has approx. 420 000 inhabitants, but more than 500 000 people live in the city?

  • Bratislava is the only capital city in the world bordering two sovereing states?

  • Bratislava and Vienna are the two closest capitals in Europe?

  • Bratislava's largest borough, Petržalka, is the most densely populated residential district in Central Europe?

  • Bratislava has the largest war memorial monument in Central Europe?

  • Bratislava Castle, one of Bratislava's most famous and popular sites, is also depicted on Slovakia's ten-,twenty- and fifty-cent Euro coins?

  • Bratislava has a UFO-shaped lookout spot and restaurant located on the pylons of the Slovak National Uprising Bridge?