Global overview

Some useful information:

The academic year begins on 1 September and ends on 31 August. It is split into two semesters – winter (September to February) and summer (February to June). Each semester is divided into a teaching period and an examination period. The summer holidays are in July and August. At UCEU there is a study credit system in effect, based on the principles of the internationally acknowledged European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), where credits are transferred and accumulated. We work in the AIS2 academic information system. Students can find everything they need in it, from academic notifications, through timetables to examination results. The school offers courses at two locations: one in Skalica and the other in Košice. Both are towns with interesting history and culture. They are also modern, well-equipped towns in which students can find everything they need for their lives: sports facilities, places for relaxation, cafes, clubs and medical care.
Students can get accommodation in either town at halls of residence or can rent a private room or apartment. Both Skalica and Košice are beautiful cities with rich history, pubs, restaurants, sports, culture, shops and many things to do.
In both cities the school building is in the town centre. It is modern and you have everything you need within reach: school´s administration, teachers and information.
The classrooms are modern and very well-equipped. The academic library is the heart of the school. It is fully equipped with hardware and software for the library and magazine collection. The Academic Information System ensures online access to information about subjects, exams and the progress of courses.

Student life in Skalica is vibrant, it is worth it and it doesn't cost much. There is a student bar here called Café Bar Studiosus Pub, where throughout the day and at weekends too you can have a cheap lunch and fun in the evening. The bar is open to students and also to their ideas for events. There are many other cafes and restaurants in the town, e.g. St. Michal, Budvarka, Ladovňa, Pod rotundou. HOTR bar is also popular among students. You can go to the Max shopping centre for a coffee, too. If you want to dance, you can find lots of opportunities in Skalica and in its proximity, e.g. Roxy and Bowling. Near to Skalica, at Šaštín-Stráže, is the largest nightclub in the Záhorie area. It's called Riverside. Whether you are a student or just a visitor you shouldn't miss out on the annual Skalica Days in September and the Trdlofest in May. Záhorie also offers very good wine. One popular wine is called Masaryk wine. If you are a fan of hiking and fresh air, you can go to Zlatnícka dolina (Zlatnicka Valley), a recreational and hiking area near town and at the foothills of the White Carpathians. It offers marked hiking and cycling routes and is also a frequent destination for mushroom-pickers.

The many cultural events (concerts, festivals and club parties) that happen in Košice make the town inviting to students. This is also attested by the fact that Košice was voted European Capital of Culture 2013. In Košice, which is well-known also as being a city of young people, you can find good night clubs as well as alternative hangouts and jazz bars. Fans of cinemas and theatres will also like it here. If you want to have a good dance, go to Retro or Jazz on Kováčska street. If you are more a fan of the alternative scene, try out Tabačka on the street Gorkého ulica, where concerts are regularly held, as are electro parties, broadcasts of films and theatre plays. Good beer along with an evening of quality music can be experienced at Camelot near Miklušovo prison. You can have a nice sit-down at Bernard on the street Alžbetina ulica, Madrid on Vrátna street, Little Havana on Kováčska street, or at the Irish pub on main street, where you might even come across a disco. For coffee we recommend going to Schalkháza or Cafe Teatra or Nech sa páči. All of them are on Main street. There is a very nice, pleasant Italian cafe on Uršulínska street called Trieste. You can have some good food either at Piane or Med Maline on Main street, or at Zlaty Zvon (Golden Bell) on Zvonárska street.