Matej Bel University, Banska Bystrica

Matej Bel University (UMB) is a university in the central Slovak town Banska Bystrica. UMB was established in 1992 after the integration of the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Economics. Banska Bystrica has a long tradition in schooling and culture. It is named after Matej Bel, an outstanding Hungarian-Slovak scholar in the 18th century. Matej Bel University represents a significant and modern scientific research and educational institution that is one of the biggest universities in Slovakia. Matej Bel University is making important contributions to the European area of education and research (for which it is a part of), providing both high-quality university education as well as a wide spectrum of further education adequate to the needs of practical life.

– Faculty of Economics
– Faculty of Humanities
– Faculty of Political Sciences and International  Relations
– Faculty of Natural Sciences
– Faculty of Education
– Faculty of Law

International dimension

Matej Bel University develops international relations on the basis of agreements on cooperation with foreign partners and supports the international mobility of students and teachers (List of partner universities). Apart from these agreements, the faculties also have signed agreements on cooperation based on the specific needs of their own, or their departments, as well as agreements covered by the international projects (e.g. the bilateral agreements under the Erasmus programme). The partners of Matej Bel University in organizing information seminars and lectures for students and teachers are:

–    embassies
–    national agencies for European programmes
–    Slovak Academic Information Agency – SAIA
–    Slovak Academic Association for International Cooperation – SAAIC
–    Fulbright Commission
–    DAAD
–    Alliance Française
–    British Council


National Scholarship Programme
The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic is intended to support mobility of foreign students, PhD students, university teachers and researchers to stay at Slovak universities, research institutions and non-governmental organizations conducting research on the basis of an invitation.
More info: National Scholarship Programme, Slovak Academic Information Agency

Central European Exchange Program for University Studies. CEEPUS website.

Visegrad Scholarship Program
Visegrad Fund offers Master’s and Post-Master’s scholarships for 1 or 2 semesters. Visegrad Fund website.

Univerzita Mateja Bela
Národná 12
974 01 Banská Bystrica
Phone: +421-48-446 11 11
Fax:     +421-48-415 31 80

Official website

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