Admission requirements

The admission requirements apply equally to all Bachelor´s programmes of the Faculty of Economics of Matej Bel University.

The basic condition is the completion of secondary education. The candidate who fails to prove in time that he / she meets the admission requirements can be conditionally admitted to study if they do so on the day of enrolment for study at the latest.

Another requirement of the Faculty for full-time study is passing the entrance exam.

The entrance exam consists of written tests in one foreign language and the basics of economics. Students interested in the Business Economics and Management programme in English will take the entrance exam in English (written tests in the English language and economics).The maximum score in each of the tests is 100 points.

The total points of the candidate are calculated as the sum of the points earned in both parts of the entrance exam. The minimum points for passing the entrance exam and admitting to a study programme is set by the Dean.

Students will be admitted to study according to the ranking of their total scores until the planned capacity of individual study programmes in individual forms of study is full.

Dean can exempt from the entrance exam the applicants who had previously passed the entrance exam, and had been admitted and enrolled for study in person (on site) and were expelled from study.


In full-time study the entrance exam can be replaced by:

  1. the test of General Academic Prerequisites (GAP) – the candidate can be admitted to  study at the Faculty of Economics in the case of having reached a percentile of 50 and higher. The GAP test can be taken within the National Comparative Exams provided by the Scio assessment centre in the academic year 2022/2023 at several places in Slovakia and the Czech Republic (the dates accepted by the Faculty will be announced on the Faculty and the Scio websites). The test can be taken more than once and the best result will be counted.
  2. they took part in a regional round of the Economics Olympiad in 2022/2023 they were placed in the 50th percentile of all regional rounds participants.


Students who have completed the previous degree abroad must have the diploma recognised in the Slovak Republic. The admitted students shall submit the document recognising the diploma no later than the day of enrolment.

Applicant, who has completed a previous level of education in a country outside the European Higher Education Area, is required to attach to his/her  application form a notarized photocopy of the internationally accepted IELTS certificate - International English Language Testing System with a minimum entry score of at least 6,0 from all parts no later than April 30, 2023. A notarized photocopy of the certificate must be delivered to the faculty in a paper version (the electronic version is not sufficient) no later than April 30, 2023. The certificate sent only in the electronic version will not be accepted and the applicant´s application form will be canceled.

Proof of fulfillment of the basic condition for the admission of applicants for a bachelor study who have been granted asylum, provided additional protection or provided temporary refuge.

An applicant for a bachelor study who has been granted asylum, provided additional protection or provided temporary refuge (hereinafter referred to as a “person with special legal status”) may fulfil the condition of achieving a full secondary education or a full secondary vocational education for the purpose according to §56 par. 1 of the Higher Education Act by submitting of the affidavid and passing of the test of General Academic Prerequisites (GAP), in which he/ she obtains a percentile equal to or higher than 20.  A sample of affidavit is attached to this document. The GAP test can be taken by the applicant through SCIO company. More information will be published on the SCIO website (

An applicant for a bachelor study who is a person with a special legal status, in addition to submitting an affidavit and passing a GAP test, must meet other conditions for admission to study under § 57 of the Higher Education Act – to pass the entrance exam successfully.

Unfinished secondary education or secondary vocational education cannot be replaced by an affidavit of a person with a special legal status.

Responsible: Vice-dean for Study | Last updated: 7. 11. 2022 | Updated by: Horvátová Lucia