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Study possibilities - academic year 2020/2021

FACULTY OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Kuzmányho 1 , 974 01 Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, tel.: +421 48 446 1222; Fax: +421 48 446 1200

e-mail: fpvmvumb@umb.sk

http://www.fpvmv.umb.sk

 

Study Department

Tel.: +421 48 446 1225, +421 48 446 1237

e-mail: anna.kyselova@umb.sk or eva.zalmanova@umb.sk

Telephonist

Tel.: +421 48 446 1211                

 

Deadline for submitting the application form:

  • April 30, 2020 (full-time and part-time Bachelor and Master study),
  • June 30, 2020 (full-time and part-time Bachelor, Master and PhD study)

The date of the application test:

  • Due to the development of the situation related to the spreading of the new coronavirus in Slovakia, the application tests for bachelor and master programme (full-time and part-time Bachelor degree) are canceled. And all students who fulfil the formal criteria will be accepted for study.
  • July 28, 2020 (full-time and part-time PhD study)

 

The Open Door Day at the University:  November  13, 2019 during the Week of Science at the MBU

The open Door Day at the Faculty: November 13, 2019,  January 2020, the exact terms are going to be specified at: www.fpvmv.umb.sk in the section The Applicant.

 

Application Fees: for all study degrees: 60,- € (fee using the electronic application form: 57,- €)

The applicants are obliged to pay the admission fee per bank transfer exclusively by reason of the central system of payments evidence.

 

The invoice data:

Account name:         Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica

Bank:                        Štátna pokladnica
Account:                  
IBAN SK 75 8180 0000 0070 0009 5590

SWIFT/BIC:               SPSRSKBA
Variable symbol:      Bc. study: 4031

                                 Mgr. study: 4032

                                 PhD.study: 4033

Specific symbol:       Slovak students – personal identification number, foreign students – date of birth in the form DDMMYY

Constant symbol:      0308

Message for the recipient: name and surname of the applicant

 

Study programmes with full accreditation

Faculty

Study programme

Form of study

Study degree

Length of study

Place of Study

Plan of admission

FPSIR

Political Science

F

1.

3

Banská Bystrica

20

FPSIR

International Relations

F

1.

3

Banská Bystrica

100

FPSIR

Political Science in english language

F

1.

3

Banská Bystrica

5

FPSIR

International Relations in english language

F

1.

3

Banská Bystrica

5

Together Bc. full-time Study

130

FPSIR

Political Science

P

1.

4

Banská Bystrica

10

FPSIR

International Relations

P

1.

4

Banská Bystrica

10

Together Bc. part-time Study

20

FPSIR

Political Science

F

2.

2

Banská Bystrica

20

FPSIR

Political Science in english language

F

2.

2

Banská Bystrica

10

FPSIR

International Relations

F

2.

2

Banská Bystrica

80

FPSIR

International Relations in english language

F

2.

2

Banská Bystrica

5

FPSIR

International Relations in english language  (joint study programm)

 

F

2.

2

Krakov

Brno

Pécs

Banská Bystrica

5

FPSIR

Security Studies

F

2.

2

Banská Bystrica

20

FPSIR

Security Studies in english language

F

2.

2

Banská Bystrica

10

Together Mgr. full-time Study

150

FPSIR

Political Science

P

2.

3

Banská Bystrica

10

FPSIR

International Relations

P

2.

3

Banská Bystrica

10

FPSIR

Security Studies

P

2.

3

Banská Bystrica

10

Together Mgr. part-time Study

30

TOGETHER

330

 PhD STUDY

Study programmes with full accreditation

Faculty

Study programme

Form of study

Study degree

Length of study

Place of Study

Plan of admission

FPSIR

Political Science

F,P

3.

3,4

Banská Bystrica

 

FPSIR

International Relations

F,P

3.

3,4

Banská Bystrica

 

 

General data about applications and admission processes

  • It is necessary to send the application form separately for every study degree.
  • 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.

Applications and admission processes for accredited bachelor degree program, master degree program and PhD. degree program offered for students in foreign languages are subject to administrative processing. Admission committee decides whether an applicant is admitted to the program of study and considers the following admission requirements: application form, curriculum vitae, earned high school education degree (high school diploma) and a language certificate proving that the applicant has sufficient language skills.

Considering the contemporary directive on university tuition fees all programs of study offered in foreign languages are charged a fixed annual university tuition fee.

The applicants who had completed their precious study degrees abroad are obliged to submit the recognition of evidence of formal qualification achieved outside the territory of the Slovak republic under the Act n. 422/2015 Coll. on recognition of evidence of formal qualifications as amended. The recognition of evidence of formal qualification is to be submitted by the applicant within the date of the registration at the furthest.

 

I. The terms and conditions of admission to Bachelor study

Applicants for full-time and part-time bachelor studies at the Faculty of Political Sciences and International Relations of the Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica (FPVaMV UMB) must have completed a full secondary education with a school-leaving examination.

Applicants for the first round of the admission procedure must submit an application for study in electronic form by 30 April 2020 at the latest.

Applicants for the second round of the admission procedure for all study programs will submit their application in electronic form by 30 June 2020 at the latest.

Applicants for a bachelor's degree who graduate in the same school year in which they also apply for a university degree shall submit an electronic application form. Applicants will fulfill the admission conditions if all documents (signed application form and certified copy of the school-leaving certificate) are submitted to the relevant degree and form of study no later than on the day of registration. Otherwise, applicants will not be admitted to study.

Applicants for a bachelor's degree who have completed secondary education in the school years preceding the year of submission of an application for higher education shall submit an electronic application form and shall include in their annex a scan of the school-leaving certificate with a clearly visible stamp of the school. Applicants will be eligible if all documents (signed application form and certified copy of the school-leaving certificate) are submitted to the relevant degree and form of study no later than on the day of registration. Otherwise, applicants will not be admitted to study.

Applicants for bachelor studies from abroad will send an electronic application form. Applicants will be eligible if all documents (signed application form, translated and officially verified documents confirming the completion of the previous level of study at maturitní zkouška level, together with the verification of their conformity) are documented at the latest on the day of enrollment for the relevant degree and form of study. Otherwise, applicants will not be admitted to study.

If the applicant has not passed the exam in Slovak and enrolls for a bachelor's degree in a Slovak language, he / she will submit a certified copy of the document confirming knowledge of the Slovak language at B1 level at the latest on the day of enrollment.


Electronic application fee: 57, - €

 

 II. Terms and Conditions of Acceptance/Admission to Magister (Mgr.) study

Applicants for full-time and part-time master's programs at the FPVaMV UMB in an accredited study program must have completed their Bachelor's degree.

Applicants for the first round of the admission procedure must submit an application for study in electronic form by 30 April 2020 at the latest.

Applicants for the second round of the admission procedure will submit an electronic application no later than June 30, 2020.

Master applicants who apply for study in the same academic year in which they finish their bachelor's degree will submit an electronic application form. Applicants will be eligible if all documents (signed application form, certified copies of the bachelor's degree diploma and the Diploma Supplement) are submitted to the relevant degree and form of study no later than on the day of registration. Otherwise, applicants will not be admitted to study.

Masters who have completed a bachelor's degree in the academic years preceding the master's application year will submit an electronic application, attaching as an annex a bachelor's degree scan with a clearly visible stamp and signatures of the dean of the faculty and the rector of the university and a supplementary scan for diploma. Applicants will be eligible if all documents (signed application form, certified copies of the bachelor's degree diploma and the Diploma Supplement) are submitted to the relevant degree and form of study no later than on the day of registration. Otherwise, applicants will not be admitted to study.

Applicants for master's degree from abroad will send an electronic application form. Applicants will be eligible if all the documents (signed application form, translated and officially verified documents confirming the completion of the previous level of study at the bachelor's level, together with their recognition by the relevant higher education institution carrying out the same or a related study program) enrollment for the relevant degree of study and form of study. Otherwise, applicants will not be admitted to study.

If the applicant has not passed the examination in the Slovak language and enrolls in a Master's program in the Slovak language, he / she will submit a certified copy of the document confirming knowledge of the Slovak language at B1 level at the latest on the day of enrollment.

Electronic application fee: 57, - €
 

 

III. Preconditions to be accepted into PhD studies

Applicants for full-time and part-time doctoral studies at the FPVaMV UMB in the accredited international relations study program and the political science study program must have completed their master's degree. An electronic application form must be submitted no later than June 30, 2020. Part of the application form for full-time and part-time doctoral studies is the submission of a written dissertation project, which must be sent electronically by 30.6. 2020 to the address: andrea.luptakova@umb.sk.

Doctoral candidates applying for the same academic year in which their masters degree is completed shall submit an electronic application form. Part of the conditions for admission of applicants is the submission of a signed application for study and certified copies of the master's diploma and the Diploma Supplement. Applicants shall submit these documents to the relevant degree and form of study at the latest on the day of the enrollment;

Doctoral candidates who have completed their master's degree in the academic years preceding the year of submission of the study application shall, as an annex, deposit a scan of the diploma of graduation with a clearly visible stamp and signatures of the Dean of the Faculty and the Rector of the University and the scan for diploma. Part of the conditions for admission of applicants is the submission of a signed application for study and certified copies of the master's diploma and the Diploma Supplement. Applicants shall submit these documents to the relevant degree and form of study at the latest on the day of the enrollment;

Candidates for doctoral studies from abroad will send an electronic application form. The conditions for admission of applicants include the submission of a signed application form and translated and verified documents confirming the completion of the previous level of study at the master's level, together with their recognition by the relevant higher education institution which carries out the same or related study program. Applicants shall submit these documents to the relevant degree and form of study at the latest on the day of the enrollment;

The entrance examination consists of the defense of the dissertation project.

The content of the professional entrance examination for the doctoral study is the examination of the applicant's prerequisites for the solution of the dissertation thesis. The dissertation topic is chosen by the applicant from the topics approved for the respective academic year, which are published on the faculty website.

The applicant submits a dissertation project of 10 pages for the entrance examination (formalities: font type: Times New Roman, font size: 12, line spacing: 1.5, all margins: 2.5 cm, literature according to STN). The entrance examination also includes the examination of language competencies related to the selected topic of the dissertation. In the case of the study program International Relations it is from two foreign languages ​​and in the case of the study program Political Science it is from one foreign language.

The dissertation project in Slovak language must include:

  • title letter with the name of the university and faculty to which the applicant applies, the title of the selected dissertation topic with the subtitle “Proposal of the dissertation project”, the name, surname and titles of the applicant, the name of the study field, resp. the program, the form of study for which the applicant is applying, the name, surname and degrees of the supervisor and the year concerned,
  • justification of the motives of the dissertation topic selection, definition of basic directions and goals of the dissertation thesis, description of the methods that will be used in the dissertation thesis theme, brief characteristics of the current state of knowledge of the dissertation thesis.

The same structure applies to the dissertation project submitted in a language other than the state language.

Evaluation of applicants and admission to doctoral studies:

The admission examination shall be carried out before the admission committee, which shall be at least three members. It consists of a chairman and at least two members appointed by the Dean of the FPVaMV UMB.

The admission committee evaluates the outcome of the entrance examination at a non-public session. On the basis of the evaluation of individual candidates, it will determine the order of success. The dean of the faculty will decide whether or not to accept applicants on the basis of the opinion of the admission committee within 30 days from the date of the entrance examination.

The date of the interview will be announced to the applicants in the form of an invitation to the interview.

Electronic application fee: 57, - €
 

 

The general information for applicants with special needs

The Applicant with special and specific needs obtains relevant information on demands and conditions of admission to study of chosen studying program in advance. Special educational needs coordinator of the faculty will consult the appropriateness of the choice.

Considering the specific needs, the Applicant with special and specific needs submits to the division of student affairs of the faculty the Application form together with the Applicant´s request in order to adjust the form and manner of the entrance exams. Applicant´s request must be supported by appropriate professional documentation as a proof of specific needs of the applicant.

Coordinator for students with special needs:

PhDr. Mária Badinská, PhD., tel.: 048/446 1511, e-mail: maria.badinska@umb.sk 

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