General description of the institution

 Name of university:

Trnavská univerzita v Trnave / Trnava University in Trnava

Trnava University in Trnava (TU) has status of public higher-education institution, university type.

The mission of TU is to provide higher education in all three degrees of study within the framework of accredited study programs, as well as to offer further education, carry out scientific research, basic and applied research and artistic activity, and in this regard to provide its own editorial and publishing activity.

TU is not only an educational but also a pedagogical institution. Its activity has significant influence on the personal growth of young people thereby contributing to the character of Slovak society and preparing for its future image and development.

TU represents a concentration of scientific and educational resources as well as that of the proficiency of people based on traditional values which play an important role in the development and boosting of cultural, political, economic and social life in the city of Trnava and in its surrounding region. This influence spreads throughout Slovakia and Europe. Its mission is fulfilled mostly in the framework of targeted international, union, cross-border and regional cooperation. TU is thus a significant representative and an influencing institution both at home and abroad. It provides room for dialogue and is an efficient tool for the protection and support of understanding and unity at regional, national and international levels, as well as in various spheres of life and scientific disciplines. TU is therefore an element of society’s offering.

In times of general doubt and resignation, TU encourages healthy analyses through proposals on prevailingly humanitarian and socio- scientific matters, specifically based on values and moral dimensions which correspond to the educational and pedagogical activities of TU and its institutions. Students, teachers and staff as individuals are at the heart of TU’s interests. The activity of TU then concentrates not only on education and research but also on pedagogical development, linking of scientific research and the education of students, a mutual sense of community and belonging with university as well as on compatibility and partnership of all groups of its members. The basic assumptions are acceptable, improved and sustainable study and work conditions and certainty. Christianity is a freely accepted specific offer of this environment, space or a framework of science and education in which it is possible to understand phenomena, processes, events and relations in their broader dimension of transcendence and of which social and cultural dimensions include a unique civil scientific and argumentative potential providing a complex insight into life including among others moral and ethical dimensions of science, research, art and education with a direct effect on the areas of economics, politics and culture.

Further university units at TU apart from the rectorate include:

The University Library

The Publishing House

Tipy Universitas Tyrnaviensis

The Centre of Information Systems

The Institute of Trnava University

The Slovak Historical Institute of Rome

The Centre of Further Education



Speech of the Rector

Dear reader of these lines,

It is a great pleasure for me to greet you in this way from the University of Trnava.

Our University as well as the majority of its faculties is located in Trnava, our beautiful old royal city. However, in connection with its specifics and long-term mission, the significance of the University seems to be of much wider dimensions, Slovakian and European alike. Generally, under the expression of university, we see particularly life through its components – faculties and departments, their teachers, staff and students rejuvenating the city. Our warm thanks extend to all of its builders and to the representatives and inhabitants of the city, who accepted the University so graciously. The University has a permanent goal to be an active and useful partner to other Slovak and foreign universities and to help build higher education and science in accordance with the current challenges of society and the State.

I imagine so many people of goodwill, teachers, staff and students but also residents of the city of Trnava, members of the Society of Jesus, Church representatives, all benefactors and supporters creating and forming the life of our University for nearly two decades after its restoration, and one hundred and forty-two years in past history. Their personal contribution in education and training thousands of young people, real development of science, public support of humanities, defence of Christian European principles, remembrance of human dignity and strengthening of self-confidence of the Slovaks and other peoples of Europe must be perceived with very deep reverence to the current high value of this precious heritage. I would underline the parallels with the Christian roots of Europe: the dead roots of this kind are certainly rare historical artifacts, but only live human roots nourish the tree of life, whose fruit we may enjoy today and tomorrow. Fruits of the past are not those from the silver screen: every grain of them is saved properly to this day.

It is our hope, our sense: nothing is lost and nothing will be lost. In addition, we are entitled to hope that once living, roots in fact do not die. The University, particularly life in its five faculties, is something beautiful in this vision of the world...

Our University perceives fairness, freedom and a fair view of education and scientific research as a wide open space of the human mind and will, promoting the freedom of conscience. We have our specific offer in this protected area concerning the quality of education. Science promoted by the real space of freedom of attitudes may be multiplied by the opportunity to develop its principles in the environment of a Christian approach to the assessment of reality. In addition to labour market needs and the training that leads to job opportunities, we are trying to support a broader context of the mission of the University. Our special offer includes an effort to create good conditions for the formation of student personality along with this professional, social and scientific formation. Finally, it is necessary to underline the permanent activity of our University in the field of effective cooperation with foreign universities, institutions and personalities, its effort for greater mobility of teachers and students, meaningful participation in international projects and its steps toward joint study programs and institutes, in Slovakia as well as abroad.

I wish you all the comfort and peace at work, accompanied by life success and a strong conviction on human dignity and life’s meaning. I look forward to working on good things!

prof. Doc. JUDr. Marek Šmid, PhD., rector


History and Mission

The archbishop of Ostrihom Péter Pázmány had been thinking of establishing the university in Trnava for almost two decades prior to his decision to publish its foundation charter on May 12,1635. The Austrian-Hungarian Emperor Ferdinand released the bull on October 18th, 1635 by which he accepted the University under his personal protection, and granted the University all privileges and rights enjoyed by all the other universities under his rule.

All certificates and diplomas granted by Trnava University had to be acknowledged by all universities in the Habsburg Monarchy. The rector, chancellor, deans and professors were allowed to use the insignia traditionally accepted by other universities. The Emperor´s privilege enabled the University to begin its activities, and Trnava University was opened on November 13, 1635.

As it was the only university in the Hungarian part of the Monarchy at that time, many visitors, including its founder, took part in the opening ceremony. Lectures began the very next day with a professor of logic – Martin Palkovič (Slovak). The topic of his lecture was the value of philosophy.

Trnava University began its teaching activities with two faculties – the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts and the Faculty of Theology. In 1667 the Faculty of Law was established, followed by the Faculty of Medicine in 1769. Apart from the faculty buildings the University campus also consisted of an early Baroque temple (present-day University Church), had its own library, archives, laboratories, a printing house, a sophisticated astronomic observatory, a botanic garden and a beautiful Stella garden, situated behind the town walls. The properties of the University were completed on campus with economic headquarters and a villa in the nearby village of Biely Kostol. Large estates all around the Slovak territory (Krásna nad Hornádom, Kláštor pod Znievom, Šaľa, Dolná Streda, Liptovské Sliače, Hont etc.) also belonged to the University. The University therefore acquired a strong background both for teaching and for economic self-support, which enabled it to reach a remarkable level and recognition, comparable with the high European standard at that time.

Trnava University was created and functioned in a Slovak ethnical background and enjoyed the economic and moral support from the entire territory throughout its existence. The strong Slovak cultural influence at the University was determined by the fact that more than half of the teachers and students admitted came from Slovak-inhabited territory. Nevertheless, the University hosted many professors from different countries, and many students attended the University, mostly from Slav parts of Europe. During its 142 years of existence in Trnava, it was the University that created a precious cultural value not previously observed in Slovak histography. Though Trnava University was a Hungarian-wide Latin university, because of the historical situation at that time, the Slovak influence on its activity and cultural life is clearly evident. Having reached its prime and the top of its development, the University was moved by the order of Empress Maria Theresa to Buda (Budapest) in 1777.

After that, due to the aforementioned move, the University unfortunately ceased to exist in Trnava until 1992, when Trnava University was reopened in accordance with Act of the Slovak National Council No. 191/1992 Coll. Its educational activities began in the same year with two faculties

– the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Education. In 1994 the third faculty was launched

– the Faculty of Nursing and Welfare Services, which was transformed to the Faculty of Health Care and Social Work in 1999. In the meantime, the St. Aloisius Institute of Theology and the Jesus Society in Bratislava joined Trnava University, which was transformed in 1997 to the Faculty of Theology. In 1995 the Pedagogical Institute of St. Andreas came into being in Ružomberok, as an affiliate of Trnava University, which later became a separate Catholic University in Ružomberok. On October 1, 1995 the fifth faculty of Trnava University came into being – the Faculty of Law.


Trnava University in Trnava in academic year 2013/2014

Faculty of Philosophy and Arts

Hornopotočná 23, 918 43 Trnava
Slovak Republic
Phone: +421-33-5939 387

The Faculty of Philosophy and Arts is one of the constituent members of the contemporary Trnava University and its historical continuity and academic identity with the original Trnava University (1635 - 1777) are one of its most significant attributes. The basic mission of the Faculty, which currently comprises nine departments, is a Christian-oriented university education in humanities, philosophical and social sciences as well as art history.

The Faculty’s mission is irreplaceable in the integral whole of the University. Nevertheless, the Faculty has its unique evolution with an ultimate esteem for tradition as well as for the requirements of our contemporary era and future prospects. The Latin word „Facultas“ is defined as a typical and unique ability or talent. „Philosophia“, in the name of the Faculty, inspires love for wisdom.

The Faculty’s emblem – Christ’s monogram and a lamp - symbolizes the values of selfless Love and the light of Truth.

Departments of Faculty

Department of History and Theory of Arts

Department of Philosophy

Department of Ethics and Moral Philosophy

Department of Classical Archaeology

Department of Classical Languages

Department of History

Department of Political Science

Department of Psychology

Department of Sociology


Bachelor’s Degree Programmes:

Classical Languages



History and Theory of Art


Political Science




Master’s Degree Programmes:

Classical Archaeology

Classical Languages - Latin Medieval Science and New Latin Science



History and Theory of Art


Political Science



Doctoral (PhD.) Degree Programmes:

Classical Archaeology

Ethics and Moral Philosophy

History and Theory of Fine Arts and Architecture

Slovak History

Social Psychology and Work Psychology

Systematic Philosophy


Faculty of Education

Priemyselná 4, 917 01 Trnava
Slovak Republic
Phone: +421-33-5514 618

The Faculty of Education of Trnava University in Trnava was established by the Academic Senate of Trnava University on 1st September 1992 as one of the constitutive faculties of the re-established Trnava University.

The Faculty is committed to the schooling and education of teachers of pre-primary and primary educational subjects as well as teachers for secondary education in individual subjects. The Faculty of Education also provides a social pedagogy study programme. Education is provided in high-quality conditions with specialized laboratories and is supported by modern audiovisual and information technology equipment. There are three computer rooms available for students.

Departments of Faculty

Department of Biology

Department of Chemistry

Department of Physics

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Department of Slovak Language and Literature

Department of English Language and Literature

Department of German Language and Literature

Department of Educational Studies

Department of Preschool and Primary Education

Department of Art Education


Bachelor’s  and Master´s Degree Programmes (1nd and  2nd level of higher education)

For graduates in bachelor’s or in master’s degree programmes in related study fields.

▪   Social pedagogy (full-time, part-time)

▪   Preschool and Primary Education (Bachelor´s Degree Programme, full-time, part-time)

▪   Primary Education Teacher Training (Master’s Degree Programme, full-time, part-time)

Teacher training in combination of subjects (full-time):

  • Slovak language and literature – English language and literature
  • Slovak language and literature – German language and literature
  • Slovak language and literature – Biology
  • Slovak language and literature - Informatics
  • English language and literature – Mathematics
  • English language and literature - German language and literature
  • English language and literature – Chemistry
  • English language and literature – Physics
  • English language and literature – Informatics
  • Mathematics – Biology
  • Mathematics – Physics
  • Mathematics – Chemistry
  • Mathematics – Informatics
  • German language and literature – Mathematics 
  • German language and literature – Biology
  • Biology – Chemistry
  • Biology – Physics
  • Biology – Informatics
  • Slovak language and literature – Fine arts
  • Slovak language and literature – Ethics
  • Slovak language and literature – Catholic religion
  • English language and literature - Fine arts
  • English language and literature – Ethics
  • German language and literature – Catholic religion
  • Mathematics – Ethics
  • Mathematics – Catholic religion
  • Biology - Fine arts
  • Biology – Ethics
  • Informatics - Catholic religion


Teacher training in artistic and educational subjects (full-time):

▪   Fine arts education

Doctoral (PhD.) Degree Programmes (3rd level of higher education)

▪   Education (full-time, part-time)

▪   School Education (full-time and part-time in collaboration with Slovak Academy of Sciences)

▪   Theory of Chemical Education (full-time, part-time)

▪   Theory of Biological Education (full-time, part-time)


Faculty of Health Care and Social Work

Univerzitné námestie 1, 918 43 Trnava
Slovak Republic
Phone: +421-33-5939 450

The Faculty of Health Care and Social Work was established in 1994. The mission of the Faculty is to educate students in health care and social work for health care and social care facilities at home and abroad. Since its establishment, the Faculty has been developing its role in international relations, and has developed and managed several humanitarian and development projects in Africa. The main goal is to provide health and social assistance for the most vulnerable social groups. There is also a field office in Africa, where students and teachers are active within the project’s activities.

Departments of Faculty:

Department of Social Work

Department of Public Health

Department of Nursing

Department of Theoretical Disciplines and Laboratory Investigation Methods

Department of Clinical Disciplines

Department of Development Studies and Tropical Health

Department of Management


Training Units                                     

Training Units - Clinics

Teaching Hospital in Trnava – Training Unit for Faculty

Department of Internal Medicine

Gynecology and Obstetrics Department

Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

Department of Pediatrics

Department of Surgery

Department of Infectious Diseases

Department of Oncology

Department of Radiology

Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care

Department of Pneumology and Phtiseology

Trauma – Orthopedic Department

Department of Long-Term Ill

Central Reception

Department of Central Sterilization

Operating Rooms

Department of Otorhinolaryngology

Department of Neurology

Department of Ophthalmology

Department of Skin Diseases

Department of Psychiatry


Teaching Hospital in Bratislava – Training unit for Department of Public Health

Gammalab, s.r.o. – Training unit for Department of Theoretical Disciplines and Laboratory Investigation Methods

Medichem, s.r.o.Training unit for Department of Public Health

Regional Public Health Authority in Trnava Training unit for Department of Public Health

Michalovce – Training unit for Department of Nursing

Spišská Nová Ves – Training unit for Department of Social Work



Kenya – foreign branch of the Faculty

Inštitút ochrany práv a rodiny – the Faculty branch

Kabinet socioterapie a psychoterapie – branch of Department of Nursing

Laboratory Branch of Department of Laboratory Branch


Accredited study programmes

Public Health

Social Work

Social Work – mission and charity work specialization


Laboratory medicine



Faculty of Theology

Kostolná 1, P.O.BOX 173, 814 99 Bratislava
Slovak Republic
Phone: +421-2-544 33 262

The Institute of St. Aloisius in Banská Bystrica has been officially active since 5th October 1941. External post-war events and circumstances resulted in the Institute having to be moved first to Ružomberok and then to Trnava in 1949.

Its activity was interrupted overnight from 13th to 14th April 1950. Many teachers became active again in the underground having been released from prison.

In the year of the 50th anniversary of its foundation on 30th September 1991, the Theological Institute of St. Aloisius of the Society of Jesus in Slovakia renewed its public activity and became part of Trnava University. On 22nd November 1996, during its assembly, the Academic Senate of Trnava University consented to the proposal of the Rector of TU to establish the Theological Faculty of TU that became the successor of the Theological Institute. In the academic year of 1999/2000 the University of the Third Age was opened which provided a three-year programme for seniors in concise and basic biblical, dogmatic, theological and spiritual knowledge of current theology.

Academic Departments of Faculty

Department of Philosophy

Department of   Bible and History Studies

Department of Taxonomic Theology

Department of Pastoral Theology, Liturgy and Canon Law

Department of Social Work


Accredited Study Programmes

Bachelor´s Degree Programme: (1st level of higher education)

Full-time study:

Introduction to Christian Philosophy and Catholic Theology

Christian Philosophy

Family Counselling

Part-time study:

Leading and Formation of Communities

Family Counselling

Master´s Degree Programme: (2nd level of higher education)

Full-time study:

Catholic Theology

Christian Philosophy

Family Counselling


Doctoral (PhD.) Degree Programme: (3rd level of higher education)

Full-time study:

Catholic Theology

Systematic Philosophy

Part-time study:

Catholic Theology

Systematic Philosophy


Faculty of Law

Kollárova 10, 917 01 Trnava
Phone: +421-33-5939 601
Slovak Republic

The Faculty of Law of Trnava University was established in 1998. Since this time, the Faculty has built a good reputation by providing legal education for under-graduate as well as post-graduate students.

The Faculty is a centre of legal education and scientific research in the field of public law as well as private law emphasizing moral principles of humanity, civic society and principles of a legal state. At the same time it is focused on the study, interpretation and application of Slovak public law, Slovak private law and International and European law. Over the past ten years, the Faculty of Law has built moral credit and a scientific reputation both within and outside of the legal community in Slovakia. The Faculty of Law is a member of the International Association of Law Faculties (IALF) and of the European Association of Law Faculties (ELFA).


Structure of Faculty - departments and scientific workplaces:

Department of Civil and Commercial Law

Department of Theory of Law

Department of Roman and Canon Law

Department of Criminal Law and Criminology

Department of Administrative, Environmental and Financial Law

Department of Legal History

Department of International Law and European Law

Institute of Intellectual Property Law

Institute for Legal Aspects of Religious Freedom

Department of Labour Law and Social Security Law

Department of Constitutional Law

Department of Legal Propaedeutics


Bachelor’s Degree Programmes:

The basic requirement for admission to a three-year bachelor’s degree programme (the "Bc." degree) is the completion of secondary education or the full secondary vocational education. Another requirement for admission is passing the entrance examination.

Master’s Degree Programmes:

The basic requirement for admission to a two-year master's degree programme (the: "MA." degree) is the successful completion of an accredited bachelor's degree programme.

Doctoral (PhD.) Degree Programme:

The three-year doctoral (PhD.) degree programme is organized in the accredited study fields. Doctoral students should be acquainted with a current scientific level of knowledge in the relevant field and, in particular, to contribute to legal research in this field by their scientific work and independent creative activity in the field of legal science. The Faculty is an educational institution for doctoral students.

The details of the doctoral degree programme organization are stipulated by the Dean’s Regulation on programy/d/Vyhlaska 1_2009.doc doctoral degree programmes.



University Library

The University Library of Trnava University in Trnava is the central library of Trnava University. It performs professional library and information activities, stores and bibliographically registers qualification theses, publications of pedagogues, scientific workers, and postgraduate students of Trnava University, and provides library and information services to students, teachers, and Trnava University employees, as well as experts. Its automated library information system, DAWINCI, represents an integrating element of the library information system of Trnava University.

Centre of Information Systems

The Centre of Information Systems (CIS) is a department dealing with information and development, and represents a part of the university organisational structure.  Its task is to secure and coordinate the development, operation, and effective use of information and communication technologies (ICT), to take part in the support of scientific, pedagogical, scientific and research, managing, information and scientific research activities of the university and its units, and also to co-operate in their rationalisation. When fulfilling its task, CIS co-operates with other university units.

Institute of History of Trnava University

The Institute of History of Trnava University is a research department which was founded on October 12, 2001. The department executes systematic research of Trnava University history sources in archives, libraries, and museums at home, as well as abroad. Research outcomes are available for the whole university academia, if interested. The Archive of Trnava University, which stores and keeps records of documents since the reestablishment of Trnava University in Trnava in 1992, forms a part of the Institute of History of Trnava University.

Typi Universitatis Tyrnaviensis

Typi Universitatis Tyrnaviensis is the name of the publishing house of Trnava University in Trnava. The publishing house was founded on April 23, 2001 by the signing of an agreement on shared department with VEDA, a publishing house of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava. The task of the publishing house is the provision of publication activities which represent the university outwardly. The sale of publishing house productions are performed in the bookshops of VEDA, the publishing house of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. One of its bookshops resides also in the building of Trnava University in Trnava. (Ms Rapantová, the shop is open from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, telephone: 0902 917 010).

Slovak Institute of History in Rome

Trnavská univerzita v Trnave, Slovenský historický ústav v Ríme
Hornopotočná 23
918 43 Trnava

Contact person:
prof. PhDr. Marta Dobrotková ,CSc.
tel.: 033 / 5939 365

Centre of Further Education

Characteristics of the Workplace

The Centre for Further Education (CFE) is a department of Trnava University (TU).

The CFE is focused on providing and developing continuing education and life-long learning for Slovak citizens as laid out in Act No. 568/2009 Coll., on further education, in cooperation with the faculties of TU and in accordance with their professional orientations.

The mission of the Centre for Further Education is to provide continuing education to those individuals interested in broadening their knowledge, and to generate funds with its activities to establish other sources of funding for the university.

The CFE prepares, organises, and provides continuing education in terms of S 21 (1) letter b) of Act no. 131/2002 Coll., on Higher Education, in compliance with Act no. 568/2009 Coll., on further education, the Statute of TU, and the Rules of organisation of TU. The CFE cooperates with other educational and consulting institutions and partner organisations in the field of further education (Further Education Centres at universities, the Slovak Academic Association of Further Education Centres, and the Association of Universities of the Third Age), and provides for the preparation, creation, and distribution of study and other materials. At the same time, the CFE acts as a consulting centre in the field of life-long learning at Trnava University, while cooperating closely with the faculties of TU on course preparation, training, and other educational activities.

Parts of the CFE

The University of the Third Age

Language Centre

Contact information:

doc. PhDr. Ľubica Ilievová, PhD., Vice-rector of TU for Education and Student Care

033/5939 206, 0917717336,

Mgr. Anna Skupinová, CFE officer

033/5939 702,

Language Centre (LC)

The Language Centre (LC) provides continuing education and life-long learning in the field of foreign languages to both students and staff of TU and to the public. The LC's main mission is to create suitable technical, personal, material and financial conditions for the improved language proficiency of students and employees of TU.

University of the Third Age at the Trnava University in Trnava

The University of the Third Age at Trnava University in Trnava (hereinafter only "UTA at TU") offers middle-aged and retired individuals the possibility to spend their post-work years in a full way. UTA at TU makes accessible at the university level, knowledge from the scientific disciplines which students can use for their personal development and for the benefit of society. UTA at TU offers third age citizens the possibility to satisfy their desire to complete their knowledge in various fields of science, quality free time, positive social integration, and an opportunity to maintain mental and physical balance which contributes to feelings of a life fully lived.

UTA at TU began its operations in the academic year 1999/2000 in the field of theology at the Faculty of Theology in Bratislava.

It has been possible to study at UTA at TU since the academic year 2002/2003.

As of June 1, 2012, a total of 1004 students have successfully graduated from UTA at TU.

UTA at TU admission requirements are the completion of a secondary school education with school-leaving examination (maturita), over the age of 40, and payment of tuition for UTA (in each year of study). An exception from the age limit can be awarded to people in disability retirement. Studies last for 3 years. Teaching is in the form of lectures, usually 7 sessions of two hours each during the semester. The teaching of language takes place 10 times per semester, two hours each, with each lesson 45 minutes long. There are no admission exams; the Rector of the University decides on admission. Exams take place at the end of the academic year in written form.

Students obtain a certificate of graduation after completing their studies and submitting their final thesis. The certificate is awarded during the graduation ceremony in the presence of the academic officials of TU.

The amount of tuition for UTA at TU (in each year of the study):

  • Field of study "languages": EUR 80
  • other fields of study: EUR 45
  • Trnava University in Trnava, Hornopotočná 23, 918 43, Trnava
  • Acc. no.: 7000065500/8180
  • Specific symbol: 999 06
  • Receipt of payment must be brought at the time of enrolment (in October)

Deadline for submitting applications: October 31, 2013

Address: Trnava University in Trnava, Department for Pedagogical Activities and Social Affairs, Hornopotočná 23, 918 43, Trnava

Officer in charge: Mgr. Anna Skupinová phone no.: 033/5939702,

Applicants can obtain applications personally from the reception at Trnava University at Hornopotočná 23, or print it from the TU website.


Fields of Study Offered at UTA at TU in the Academic Year 2012/2013

Social Work

The graduate will acquire knowledge from the history of social work, social care and the safety of youth, elderly, and severely disabled people, in the area of social inequality, social help and social care in crisis centres, in refugee camps, and in Roma communities. The graduate will become acquainted with the risks affecting quality of life, with the quality of life of clients in Social Service Centres, and with a healthy lifestyle, but also with the malicious diseases of today (HIV, AIDS).

Care for the Elderly

The graduate will acquire knowledge about the process of ageing and old age, about the characteristics of the fields of gerontology and geriatrics, about the presence and particularities of diseases in old age, with a focus on common geriatric syndromes (immobility, instability, incontinence, intellectual disorders), the concept of health care for the elderly (institutional, home, palliative and hospices), nursing care for the elderly with a focus on accommodating the needs of the elderly.  Graduates will become acquainted with ethical issues in medical and nursing care, and with methods of suitable communication with respect to the age peculiarities of the elderly.

Mentorship Didactics in Nursing

The graduate will acquire knowledge about the personal and professional characteristics of a mentor, and about the personal characteristics of students and their professional development. He/she will learn principles of appropriate communication between the mentor and the student during the teaching process. He/she will get acquainted with the basic terms of pedagogy, didactic principles of the teaching process, the structure of leading clinical practices, uses of suitable didactic methods, forms and tools, and output standards according to Bloom taxonomy. He/she will acquire knowledge about methods of student assessment through clinical practice in natural conditions.


The graduate will acquire knowledge from the field of history of law, criminal, constitutional, and contractual law. He/she will become acquainted with selected areas of international and European law. Furthermore, he/she will learn about the possibilities of running a business in accordance with the Commercial Code and the Trades Act.

Work with a PC

Beginner User
The graduate shall acquire basic knowledge about the basic parts of a computer and their functions, the division of software, basics with a mouse, writing texts on the computer, an explanation of key functions on the keyboard, and the creation of a text file.

He/she will learn to work with MS WORD - writing texts, formatting texts, working with blocks of text, and inserting pictures and blocks of text. He/she will also learn to work with an inbox - with email, the Internet, digital pictures, and the Windows operating system.

Advanced User

The graduate shall acquire basic knowledge about basic parts of a computer and their functions, the division of software, and antivirus protection. He/she will complete advanced work with MS OFFICE Microsoft Word, Windows, email, and work with the Internet - searching for information, encyclopaedias on the Internet, communication via the Internet (Skype, ICQ, Facebook), and picture modification.

History of Art

In three years, the graduate will become acquainted with a chronological overview of the history of culture, art, and architecture from the oldest ancient cultures through to the period of the Middle Age, Renaissance, and Baroque, up to the present time. This overview is focused on both world and Slovak art and culture, and is enhanced with additional lectures on the issues of work with monuments and museum and gallery work. Apart from that, the graduates have the possibility to visit monuments and to see pieces of art on the spot, thanks to one-day or longer excursions.

Ancient Culture and its Heritage

Study is focused on acquiring knowledge from ancient literatures, mythology, and culture, and on grasping the knowledge of ancient history and civilisations. Lectures focus also on the heritage of antiquity in the European culture, particularly taking into consideration the reflection of antiquity in historic phases in Slovak culture. The graduate will acquire theoretical and practical knowledge about ancient erudition in a broader interdisciplinary context and has the possibility to attend expert excursions.

Holy Scripture and Systematic Philosophy

The graduate will acquire knowledge from the introduction to the study of Holy Scripture, and theology as a practical science, from the origin of the Church up to Constantine the Great, from the inner life of God, Mary the Christ's Mother, redeeming death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The graduate will become acquainted with christening, the sacrament of confirmation, confession, the sacrament of marriage, the theory of sin, and the sacrament of reconciliation.


During the three year language course of English, German and French, the graduate will acquire a basic communication level of a foreign language. He/she will learn, in gradual steps, to understand (to listen, to read), to speak (independent oral expression) and to write, and to be able to make himself/herself basically understood in countries where the respective language is used.

Student Support Centre

The mission of the Student Support Centre of Trnava University in Trnava is to help and support all students of all faculties in these areas:


In the case of any problems or questions, you can find answers on the Centre’s website and with the help of our professional counsellors.

doc. PhDr. Ľubica Ilievová, PhD.

Vice-rector of Trnava University for Education and Student Care

+421 033/59 39 206  

 +421 917 717 336

Daniela Kusá

administration related to the activities of the Student Support Centre

+421 033/ 59 39 340



doc. PhDr. Mária Šmidová, PhD.

support for students with special needs

02/52 77 54 29

  • support for the integration of youth with handicaps into university studies
  • providing information about the particularities of study of handicapped persons to teachers, employees, and students of Trnava University
  • identifying the needs and limits of students with handicaps and providing support for improving their work conditions within the university's limits
  • cooperation with respective coordinating bodies of individual faculties with regard to admission procedures and studies of handicapped persons; in urgent cases, and after agreement from these bodies, also direct contact with handicapped students
  • establishing contacts with other organisations that can provide help to handicapped students



JUDr. Róbert Dobrovodský, PhD., LL.M.

legal counselling

contact: +421-33-59 39 642

Office hours: every Thursday from 13:20 to 14:05, from 16:35 to 17:20

Consultations take place during the teaching period during office hours (reserving an appointment via e-mail is recommended) in room 313 (3rd floor), left wing, of the Faculty of Law, Kollárova 10, Trnava.

                JUDr. Róbert Dobrovodský, PhD., LL.M., is an employee of the Faculty of Law of Trnava University in Trnava, in the Department of Civil and Commercial Law. In the Student Support Centre he offers students legal counselling in difficult life situations that can be solved or at least mitigated with assistance - family law disputes, inheritance disputes, consumer disputes, personal protection disputes, criminal cases as the injured person, discrimination, or other life situations of the student or eventually his/her family.  

                JUDr. Róbert Dobrovodský will use his extensive experience, both practical and scientific, in providing help to victims of domestic violence, violence against women, children or the elderly, in providing support to students. In urgent cases, he will arrange for more stable care at the crisis centre of the Slovak Women's Alliance in Bratislava or at other regional crisis centres with which he has cooperated on a long term basis.


JUDr. Viktor Križan, PhD.

+421-33-59 39 645 – 647

Consultations take place every Wednesday during the teaching period during office hours (reserving an appointment via e-mail is recommended) in room 322 (3rd floor), left wing, of the Faculty of Law, Kollárova 10, Trnava.  Consultations also take place in Bratislava at the Faculty of Theology, Kostolná street 1, every Thursday during the teaching period (reserving an appointment via e-mail or phone is recommended).

                JUDr. Viktor Križan, PhD., is an employee of the Faculty of Law of Trnava University in Trnava, in the Department of Labour Law and Social Security Law. In the Student Support Centre he offers legal counsel to students in difficult life situations that can be solved or at least mitigated with this assistance - labour law disputes, labour law - content of an employment contract or contract for work, rights and obligations, compensation for damages to the employer, etc.



PhDr. Lívia Lozsi 


contact: +421- 0917 110 067

Office hours:  Monday,  appointment by phone                           

Place: Ad Albertinum, Hollého 8, Trnava, 1st floor, room 102


  • Sociotherapy of Damaged Family Relations
  • Sociotherapy of Damaged Relations in Cases of Addiction
  • Sociotherapy of Damaged Relations in Cases of Health Problems
  • Sociotherapy of Damaged Relations in Intergenerational Conflicts
  • Sociotherapy of Damaged Team Relations
  • Sociotherapy in School
  • Encounter Groups for Personal Development

Lívia Lozsi is a graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy at Comenius University. She works in sociotherapy, organising and facilitating encounter groups for people of various professions. She is engaged in educating students in the field Nursing (Trnava University in Trnava) and in teaching nurses from practice. She is currently attending PCA psychotherapy training.


PhDr. Ľudovít Dobšovič 

psychotherapy and psychological counselling

cell phone no.: +421-905 428 629

Office hours: Monday,  appointment by phone

Place: Ad Albertinum, Hollého 8, Trnava, 1st floor, room 102

Psychotherapy and psychological counselling

  • Individual Psychotherapy in Cases of Personal Problems
  • Crisis Intervention and Psychotherapy
  • Couple Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy in Interpersonal Relations
  • Counselling in Long-term Conflicts
  • Encounter Groups for Personal Development

Ľudovít Dobšovič, psychologist and psychotherapist, is a graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy at Comenius University and two long-term psychotherapy programmes (dynamic psychotherapy and counselling, and PCA psychotherapy and counselling). He focuses on counselling and psychotherapy and their application in everyday life. He is the facilitator of a long-term training programme in Human-centred approaches in counselling and long-term experience (encounter - self-experience) groups based on PCA principles.


Mudr. Ivan Juráš

individual and couple counselling

cell phone no.: +421-903 701 950

Office hours: Monday,  appointment by phone

Place: Ad Albertinum, Hollého 8, Trnava, 1st floor, room 102

Psychological counselling

  • Individual Counselling in Cases of Personal Problems
  • Couple Counselling
  • Counselling in Interpersonal Relations
  • Counselling in Long-term Conflicts
  • Encounter Groups for Personal Development

Ivan Juráš is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at Comenius University and an international post-graduate course on the INPP method. He works with neurophysiologic psychology, psychotherapy, sociotherapy, and Montessori pedagogy. He is currently attending PCA psychotherapy training.


doc. PhDr. Eva Naništová, CSc.

psychological counselling and psychotherapy

cell phone no.: +421-918 588 912

Office hours:  Tuesday, appointment by phone

Place: Ad Albertinum, Hollého 8, Trnava, 1st floor, room 102

Psychological counselling and psychotherapy

  • Psychological Traumas
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Relaxation Methods
  • Group Psychotherapy

doc. PhDr. Eva Naništová, CSc., psychologist and psychotherapist, is a graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy at Comenius University in Bratislava. She has completed long-term accredited training in logotherapy and a specialized international training programme focused on trauma treatment. She has attended training and education programmes in relaxation methods. She has worked in the Psychological advisory centre for university students at Comenius University in Bratislava, in the advisory centre Help for victims of violence in Bratislava, and in the Psychological counselling centre Quo Vadis in Bratislava. She is a training therapist and supervisor in the Slovak Logotherapy Institute (SILOE).


PhDr. Mária Dědová, PhD.

individual psychological counselling, solving of conflicts in school

cell phone no.: +421-911 711 148

Office hours: Thursday, appointment by phone

Place: Ad Albertinum, Hollého 8, Trnava, 1st floor, room 102

Individual psychological counselling

  • Individual Counselling
  • Consultations and Counselling in Solving Aggression and Bullying

PhDr. Mária Dědová, PhD., is a psychology graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts at Trnava University. She completed her professional education on solving issues of bullying, and works with issues of violence, aggression, and bullying in schools. She is interested in axiological questions from a logotherapy point of view and is attending learning modules with a focus on logotherapy.


Mgr. Mária Kozelková, PhD.

psychological counselling and psychodiagnosis

cell phone no.: +421-903 829 278

Office hours: Wednesday,  appointment by phone

Place:  Ad Albertinum, Hollého 8, Trnava, 1st floor, room 102

Psychological counselling and psychodiagnostics

  • Psychological Counselling
  • Psychological Educational Counselling for Future Parents
  • Counselling in the Field of Learning and Study Issues

Mgr. Mária Kozelková, PhD., graduated from psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts at Trnava University. She is a graduate of a Montessori pedagogy and Montessori healing pedagogy training programme sponsored by the International Montessori Association (AMI) and the International Academy for Developmental Rehabilitation in Munich; she is also a member of an international group for Montessori therapy at the International Academy for Developmental Rehabilitation in Munich. She is currently attending training in Gestalt psychotherapy. She works as a psychologist in the medical facility at the department of child neurology in Trnava.


Mgr. Iveta Schusterová, PhD.

psychological counselling and crisis intervention

cell phone no.: +421-944 254 405

Office hours:  Friday,  appointment by phone

Place:Ad Albertinum, Hollého 8, Trnava, 1st floor, room 102

Psychological counselling and crisis intervention

  • Individual Psychological Counselling
  • Psychology of Health
  • Counselling for Victims of Violence
  • Psychodiagnostics

Mgr. Iveta Schusterová, PhD., completed her studies at the Faculty of Philosophy at Comenius University in Bratislava. She is a graduate of a long-term training programme in logotherapy, and has international training focused on trauma treatment and training for family assistance. She has worked with people with mental and physical disabilities and their families. Her focus is on counselling in crisis situations. Today, she is the Head of the advisory centre Assistance to victims of violence in Trnava.


Mgr. Mário Schwarz, PhD.

psychological counselling and meditation

cell phone no.: +421-908 137 179

Office hours:  Thursday, appointment by phone

Place: Ad Albertinum, Hollého 8, Trnava, 1st floor, room 102

Psychological counselling and meditation

  • Meditation and Conflict Resolution
  • Psychological Counselling
  • Coping with Emotions
  • Effective Communication
  • Forgiveness


Mgr. Mário Schwarz, PhD., studied psychology at Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, and acquired his PhD. at the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts at Trnava University. He has also completed "Summer Adlerian Institut" training in individual psychology. Professionally, he focuses in the area of psychological counselling, mediation, coaching, and psychological diagnosis. He works at the Centre for Family Assistance in Trnava.


Sport Activities for Students of the Trnava University in Trnava:

  • swimming (ZÁTVOR swimming pool - Trnava, Rovná 9, pool of FMST SUT in Trnava at Miloš Uhor student dorms, Bottova 23)
  • Latino dances + salsa, zumba, fit-dance, standard dances (Bc. Marek Repa organises dance classes for students, StudentsWay OZ, cell phone no.: 0910 940 630, email:,
  •  “University Dance Centre,” gym of SOŠOS, Lomonosovova Street No. 2797/6, Trnava)
  • floor ball (Michal Pavlovčík organises activities of the university floor ball team, cell phone no.: 0917 547 953,, gym of SOŠOS, Lomonosovova Street No. 2797/6, Trnava)
  • football gym of the J. Herda's secondary school of sports, Trnava, Bottova 31  


Further information:



Development of sport activities:

University-wide sporting activities with a tradition of representing the university:

TU Sport Days - annual competitions between faculties for university sport titles TU Floor ball team - creating conditions for training and the representation of the university at occasional tournaments or university competitions

Mgr. Martin Császár, cell phone no.: 0905 134 795, "Soaring Eagle" martial arts club, wu shu kung fu - Chinese martial arts,, training on Tuesday and Thursday, 17:45 - 19:45, Trnava city sports hall , Rybníkova street (first training for free, price EUR 17 / month / person, suitable for men and women)         



Trnava University provides accommodations for incoming students in the “Miloša Uhra“ dormitory, which is located about 20 minutes walking distance from the main university building. The dormitory is about a ten- minute walk from the Trnava Railway station.

We offer space in modules consisting of two double-rooms. Single rooms are not available. The unit system consists of twin rooms (a double room with two separate beds) with shared bathroom facilities. A small kitchen is usually at the end of each corridor. All rooms have internet access. Students will need to bring along their own towels and kitchen utensils. Bedding will be available.

As far as sports activities, there are gyms, sports grounds for playing basketball, volleyball, tennis courts and a swimming pool.

The monthly cost of one bed is about EUR 55.00 paid in cash. The rent should be paid every month, in advance. Upon registration, you will be charged a deposit of EUR 100.00 which will be returned to you at the time of your leaving, after you return the key.

Upon your arrival you will be required to submit the following documents:

  • signed housing contract for the planned length of stay
  • valid passport or ID Card
  • 2 photos (3 x 3.5 cm)

Address: „Miloša Uhra“ Dormitory, Ján Botto Street 21, 917 74 Trnava

Contact person: Mgr. Jana Kováčová, International Relations Office, phone +421 - 33 - 59 39 207


Medical Facilities

In Slovakia there are state and private health care providers. An initial medical examination is provided by state or private general practitioners. You can receive health services in the following areas: primary health care, specialist out-patient care, hospital treatment, dental treatment, rescue services, and ambulance transport.

EU/EEA citizens: in cases where medical care is necessary, a student from a member country staying temporarily within the territory of Slovakia is entitled to free health care on the basis of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), or in particular cases, on the basis of a special certificate. The student is obliged to present one of these documents (it is advisable to also keep a copy) together with an identity document directly to the public health care provider.

Students outside EU/EEA countries are advised to consult medical insurance authorities in their home country in order to ensure that they have valid insurance during their stay in Slovakia. When they do so, they are entitled to visit any general practitioner. A valid insurance card is required in all cases of medical care. You can get prescription medicine only at pharmacies (‘Lekáreň’) in Slovakia (marked with a green cross). In every town there is always one emergency pharmacy open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Here you can get aspirin and general painkillers over the counter without a prescription. If you currently take medication, please bring an additional prescription and a letter from your doctor explaining why you need to take this medication (prescription dosages, etc.). In this case, if you run out of medication, it will be easier for you to get what you need. If possible, bring enough medication with you to last throughout your stay.

General practitioner for university students:


Tel: +421 (33)59 53 111/ 233, +421 (33) 59 53 234 Opening hours: from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 Address: Health Center “Družba“, Starohájska 2, Trnava


MUDr. Jarmila Funtíková

Tel: +421(33) 53 49 281/125 Opening hours:

Monday: from 8.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.

Wednesday: from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Friday: from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00

Address: SOU, Ferka Urbánka st. 19, Trnava


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