Application process - Incoming exchange students (KA103)

Incoming Exchange Students

In order to apply as an ERASMUS exchange student, you need to be officially nominated for exchange through the International Office at your home university. Therefore, please check with your International Office about the selection and nomination process at your home university first.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Trimester (Oct - Dec 2021):  

- July 15, 2021

  • Winter Trimester (January – March 2022)

- October 30, 2021

  • Spring Trimester (April – June 2022)

- January 1, 2022

Application Documents

  • Exchange Student: Application Form               
  • Transcript of Records (official document from your home university showing all courses you have already passed and your grades)
  • Learning Agreement (indicating THE LIST OF COURSES you would like to attend in VSM)
  • a recent photo
  • Certificate of English Proficiency B2 minimum in any form (confirmed by the language department of your institution)
  • photocopy of your passport
  • proof of Health Insurance

Where to send application papers

The applications must be submitted by e-mail to

Place of mobility: BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA


Vysoka skola manazmentu
Panonska cesta 17
851 04 Bratislava

Language requirements

From exchange students we generally expect English proficiency equivalent to:
TOEFL IBT min. 76´;
IELTS "Band 6";
Cambridge (Certificate in Advanced English "A, B, C Pass"; Certificate in English Proficiency "A, B, C Pass"),
ELPT - Listening level H and Reading level H.

Health insurance

Vysoka skola manazmentu does not provide insurance coverage for foreign incoming exchange students or staff members. We recommend to Mobility participants to get their own health insurance valid for their entire stay in Slovakia before their arrival to Slovakia.

Except European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) we also recommend to have a private traveler’s insurance covering health care costs, repatriation and medical evacuation, personal property, and third-party liability for the duration of their exchange period at VŠM in Slovakia.

Participants outside EÚ must have medical and travel insurance for the whole mobility period, with at least the following items covered: Medical care,  Repatriation or medicalized transportation of ill or injured persons, Transport of Mortal Remains, Private Civil Liability Insurance. 


Since the Slovak Republic is a full member of the European Union, international students coming from EU countries do not need visa. Students from non-EU countries will need a visa for arranging a stay and entry to Slovak Republic. Information about visa policy in Slovak republic can be obtained from the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic:

If you stay in Slovakia more than 90 days in one half-year you must apply for Temporary Residence Permit. The application is to be submitted in person at the Slovak Embassy or Consulate in your home country or at the Foreign Police Office after your arrival. Check with the Slovak Embassy or Consulate what documents are necessary for the application. In order to allow enough time for processing of Visa/Temporary Residence Permit application apply at least 3 months before your planned arrival to Slovakia.

Guide to administrative duties - Entry and stay in Slovakia (visa, notice of the stay, temporary residence, etc.)

Guide to administrative duties - PDF version


Students with special needs

The School of Management in Bratislava creates a generally accessible academic environment also by creating the relevant conditions for the study of students and applicants with special needs without reducing the requirements for their study performance and in accordance with the principles of equal treatment.

If you are a student with special needs and need some specific help you are invited to contact:


Vysoká škola manažmentu v Trenčíne, Bezručova 64, 911 01 Trenčín / Panónska cesta 17, 851 04 Bratislava

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