First German-language University In Slovakia

This new College is the only College in the Slovakia, newly founded lately. Already three weeks ago, the Cabinet decided to allow in Slovakia the first German-language University in the country. The “vysoka kola Goethe University Bratislava” – the “Goethe University Bratislava” – corporate management, media and cultural studies and tourism offers from October 2012 to about 100 students of Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in international. Research in these areas should have a special significance, as the representative of this new University at a press conference at the residence of the German Ambassador in the Slovak capital of Bratislava on the 20.07.2012. Also you want in these areas are targeted to go, so these college representatives on German companies in the Slovakia. The new College welcomes students from all countries of Central and Eastern Europe and also from Germany, Austria and of Switzerland.

The College is financed by private sponsors and from tuition fees. This new College is the only College in the Slovakia, newly founded lately. The Slovak social democratic education Minister Dusan Caplovic had when he took office in April 2012, that no new College in the of Slovakia should be established. He made an exception for the “Goethe University Bratislava”. The Bachelor degree course is 1.100,-euros per semester (183,-EUR per month) and is only twice as expensive as it previously, the tuition fees at most German universities. However the number of German Federal States, which charge tuition fees, is expected shrink to the coming winter semester 2012/2013 to two, namely Bavaria and Lower Saxony, Germany.

However, the income and thus price level and the general economic situation in Slovakia this study costs likely to compensate more than. Slovaks earn on average less than half as much as Deutsche – 786,-EUR per month-, economic growth is despite European financial crisis 2-3 per cent, the Slovakia is Member of the European Union and the means of payment is the euro. On the input of the “Goethe University Bratislava” website it says: “the Goethe College itself as the first German-speaking institution of its kind in the Slovakia as link to the neighbouring countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Their offer is addressed not only German speaking Slovaks and students from Germany and Austria, but offers the opportunity to study in an international environment in Bratislava to all German-speaking young people from the region. Through her also historically extremely diverse cultural, economic and political connections Bratislava belongs to the neighbouring countries to the emerging cities in Central and Eastern Europe.” For students from Germany, Austria and the Switzerland in the mentioned areas, who want to see something outside the box of alien realms beyond this study offer may be may be very attractive.

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