Frequently asked questions

Which applicants can apply for waiver of the entrance examination?

Only applicants who take the school-leaving examination in the spring semester of the current school year or in the previous school year may apply for a waiver of the entrance examination. They shall document this fact by presenting a secondary-school confirmation provided on the relevant form.

Can I apply for waiver of the written entrance examination by electronic means only?

It is not sufficient to file only electronic application. In addition to electronic form, we also require a written application for waiver of the entrance examination, together with as a dispatch note and documents proving compliance with the required criteria. Authenticated copies shall always be attached; certification by the secondary school is sufficient.

If I do not apply for waiver of the entrance examination, do I have to fill in my school results in the e-application?

No, you do not have to fill in the grades in the e-application or send them by post.

What percentile will be sufficient for admission?

The percentile threshold will only be specified after the admission procedure, based on the current results of applicants for the given field. It thus cannot be determined in advance.
If you are interested, you can check the statistics from the past years.

I will only know the results of the MATHEMATICS+ test after the date of the TSP. How should I proceed?

Send a written application for waiver of the entrance examination not later than by the set deadline for filing the application. With the application, enclose a copy of the invitation or registration for the secondary school-leaving examination in Mathematics+. Since the school-leaving examination in Mathematics+ post-dates the entrance examinations at the Faculty of Science, we recommend that you also take part in the written TSP test as a safeguard should you fail in the Mathematics+ examination. After completing the Mathematics+ examination, send a confirmation of the result by e-mail not later than by the end of May. If you fail to present this document and your percentile in the TSP is not sufficient for admission, you cannot enrol in study.

Are National Comparative Exams (“NSZ”) also organised in Slovakia?

Yes, SCIO also organises these tests in Slovakia (Bratislava, Žilina, Košice) http://www.scio.cz/

Can I apply for waiver of the entrance examination when I don’t know the NSZ result yet?

The application for waiver of the entrance examination must always be sent not later than by the set deadline, even if you still do not know the result. We will obtain your result from SCIO after you take the NSZ, together with the evaluation.

Do I have to be a successful participant when referring to Science Olympics or a secondary school research activity (“SOČ”)?

No, such success is not a prerequisite. It is sufficient if you have participated at least in the regional round of the SOČ or Science Olympics in one of the two highest categories of a science discipline related to the programme to which you apply.

How can I document my motivational activity?

It is always necessary to present an authenticated copy of a document confirming compliance with the required criteria, e.g. an authenticated copy of the diploma from the Science Olympics, SOČ, etc.; verification by the secondary school is sufficient. It is also possible to present a confirmation of participation in a motivational activity issued by the secondary school.

Can I attach to my application for waiver of the entrance examination a proof of participation in a motivational activity taking place last year?

Yes, such a document can be attached. Motivational activities are not limited to a certain period of time. However, you can only file your application if you pass the secondary school-leaving examination in the current or in the previous school year. You have to prove this fact by presenting a confirmation by the secondary school on the form of application for waiver of the entrance examination.

Is a combined mode of study available?

Yes, most geology programmes can be attended in a combined study mode. For more information, see the offer of programmes here.

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