Faculty of Arts is one of the thirteen faculties of the Comenius University in Bratislava. Comenius University is the biggest and oldest public university in the Slovak Republic. It is recognized as one of the most important teaching and research institutions in Slovakia. Comenius University has been founded in 1919 and Faculty of Arts is one of the original three founding faculties, besides the faculties of medicine and law. The first students had been enrolled in the Faculty of Arts in autumn 1921.
Faculty of Arts offers degrees (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.) in a wide range of disciplines in the field of social sciences and humanities. Currently there are about 4,000 students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts who pursue their studies in more than seventy different study programs. The academic staff of the Faculty of Arts consists of more than 250 professors, associate professors and lecturers. Faculty of Arts has introduced a three-tier degree structure based on the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). In recent years Faculty of Arts has consistently attracted the largest number of study applicants among similar faculties in Slovakia, thus allowing it to remain highly selective when admitting students.
The entrance examinations are taken in the form of written tests. In recent years the Faculty has introduced a model of a uniform test focused on checking general abilities, skills and competence of candidates planning to study at a university of this type. In addition to general entrance tests, some study programmes require taking also specific tests to check competence and knowledge required for a specific study programme (e.g. language study).
List of B.A, M.A. and Ph.D. degree programmes offered by the Faculty of Arts