Practical information for mobile students


If you wish to come to Trnava University as an Erasmus student, check with your home Erasmus Institutional Coordinator with regard to whether your university has an Erasmus bilateral agreement with Trnava University. When you are nominated by your university as an Erasmus student, please fill in the Application form, Learning agreement, and Accommodation form, and send them to our International Relations Office. We shall approve the Application form and Learning agreement and send them back to you, together with a Letter of Acceptance. All application documents must be accompanied by a covering letter from an Erasmus coordinator (either Institutional or Departmental) at your home institution. Application documents include:

  • Application form
  • Learning agreement
  • Accomodation form.

Please note that all documents must be sent before the deadlines listed below.


  • 30 June for the winter semester/full academic year;
  • 30 November for the summer semester.



Students from EU/EEA member states and Switzerland do not have to apply for a visa or residence permit. EU students need only a valid travel document (passport) or a national identity card for entry into Slovakia. No later than 10 working days after your arrival at Trnava University, you are required to register your stay with the local Foreign Police Department, unless the provider of accommodation (e.g. dormitory) does this on your behalf. Students must complete a „Notice of the stay“ form. If EU citizens intend to stay in the Slovak Republic for more than three months, they must apply for a residence permit (within 30 days of the expiry of the initial 90 days). The following must be attached to the „Application for the registration of right of residence of Union Citizen“

  • a copy of the applicant’s passport,
  • a document on the provision of accommodation,
  • a document certifying the purpose of the stay.


Non-EU Students

Students from other countries (non-EU) are required to have a valid visa for their stay in the Slovak Republic. They should apply for visa at the Slovak Embassy or Consulate in their home country at least 6 weeks prior to their departure. Students from non-EU/EEA have to register for a Temporary Residence Permit at the Foreign Police Office within three working days of their arrival in Slovakia.

Within 30 days upon the granting of a Temporary Residence Permit, students must undergo a health inspection in the medical facilities dealing with exotic diseases (it costs about EUR 100.00), and are legally obliged to submit the following to the Foreign Police Office: Confirmation of Health Insurance valid in the territory of Slovakia for the whole period of stay, and Confirmation of health status not older than 30 days, confirming that the third-country student does not suffer from any diseases endangering public health.


How to get to  Trnava

By bus: Trnava lies at the crossroads of two roads of international importance; from the Czech Republic to southern Slovakia, and from Bratislava to northern Slovakia. The bus station is located next to the railway station, about 15 minutes by foot from the dormitory. Trnava has good bus connections to the Slovak capital, Bratislava, and also direct bus lines to other major European cities, such as Prague, Vienna, and Munich.

By train: Trnava lies on a major Slovak train route (from Bratislava to Žilina and Košice). Therefore, there is quite easy railway access from most of the major Slovak cities. Train travel from Bratislava takes only about 30 minutes, and trains run almost every hour. Trnava has direct railway connections with these European capitals: Vienna, Warsaw, and Kiev.

By plane: If you have to take a plane, we recommend two airports, M. R. Štefánik International Airport in Bratislava, and Vienna's Schwechat International Airport.

Thanks to the short distance between Vienna and Bratislava (60 kilometers), it is possible to use Vienna’s Schwechat International Airport (, and then take a bus or taxi to Bratislava. Just in front of the arrival hall at Vienna airport you will find a platform for departure of buses going to Bratislava; once in Bratislava you can change to a bus/train to Trnava. There is also a special bus connection between Bratislava’s M. R. Štefánik International Airport and Vienna’s Schwechat International Airport, operated by Blaguss Slovakia. For schedules and prices, go to

M. R. Štefánik International Airport is located about 15 km from the Bratislava Old Town. At the airport you can take bus No. 61 to the Main Railway Station in Bratislava (“Hlavná železničná stanica”).

After your arrival, the first step is to go to your place of accommodation, to collect your room key and sign the rental contract. The dormitory is about 10 minutes walking distance from the Trnava railway/bus station. We advise you to arrive during the reception’s opening hours ( from 7 am till 2 pm). The first working day after your arrival you will meet the members of the staff of the International Relations Office (IRO), who will help you to arrange all necessary documents for registration at the university (student identification card, university library and canteen registration, a password for access to the university internet network, etc). For students, the most advantageous document is the worldwide recognized ISIC (International Student Identity Card). This card can be issued to you by the CIS staff. After your photo is taken, your identification will be ready after a short wait, and will be handed over to you on submission of documents confirming the payment of fees. The charge is EUR 8.00, which can be paid through a payment by postal order. Next you will meet members of the staff from the department, where you will discuss details of your study plan.