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White and Red Castle, Slovakia
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Capital: Bratislava
Population: 5,464,060
Language(s): Slovak
Currency: Euro (€/EUR)
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Learn how to participate in national and European Parliament elections while studying abroad as a citizen from Slovakia. Check out the table below for document requirements, registration procedures, and useful links.

  • Voting is not mandatory
  • Minimum age required to vote: 18

How can I vote from abroad?

by proxy

This voting mode is not available.


This voting mode is not available.

by post

This voting mode is not available.

from the embassy

This voting mode is not available.

European Parliament elections

Under the current rules, Slovakia does not allow voting from abroad. Citizens of Slovakia living abroad can vote in European elections only if they are present in Slovakia on the day of the election.

  • Minimum age required to vote in the EU elections: 18

Cost of living

a room in a 3 bedrooms shared flat in the city centre 250€/month
a meal 5.5€
a cappuccino 1.89€

These are average costs of living for Slovakia. Costs can differ accross cities and locations. For more details, you can check numbeo website.


Rank Value
Rainbow Index 30 30.08

Rainbow Europe, 2021.

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Rainbow Europe

Rainbow Europe by ILGA-Europe illustrates the legal and policy situation of LGBTI people in Europe. It ranks all 49 European countries on a scale between 0% (gross violations of human rights, discrimination) and 100% (respect of human rights, full equality), on the basis of laws and policies that have a direct impact on the LGBTI people’s human rights in under 6 categories: equality and non-discrimination; family; hate crime and hate speech; legal gender recognition and bodily integrity; civil society space; and asylum.


The is the European platform about inclusion and support services offered by higher education institutions, national agencies, and ministries for education to international students. In its current version, the platform aims to provide to students with disabilities all the information they need to study abroad.

Quality of life

Rank Value
Human Development Index 39 0.860
World Press Freedom Index 35 23.02

HDI, 2019.
WPFI, 2021.

Human Development Index

The Human Development Index (HDI) is a statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income indicators, which are used to rank countries into four tiers of human development. A country scores a higher HDI when the lifespan is higher, the education level is higher, and the gross national income GNI (PPP) per capita is higher.

World Press Freedom Index

The World Press Freedom Index is an important advocacy tool based on the principle of emulation between states, published every year by Reporters Without Borders. It is a snapshot of the media freedom situation based on an evaluation of pluralism, independence of the media, quality of legislative framework and safety of journalists in each country.

ESN sections supporting international students

  • ESN Comenius University
  • ESN EU Bratislava
  • ESN Košice
  • ESN Presov
  • ESN Trnava

Higher education institutions

  • Univerzita Mateja Bela v Banskej Bystrici (Banská Bystrica)
  • Akademia Umeni v Banskej Bystrici (Banská Bystrica)
  • Hudobna a Umelecka Akademia Jana Albrechta - Banska Stiavnica (Banska Stiavnica)
  • Slovenska Technicka Univerzita v Bratislave (Bratislava)
  • Univerzita Komenskeho v Bratislave (Bratislava)
  • Ekonomicka Univerzita v Bratislave (Bratislava)
  • Vysoka Skola Vytvarnych Umeni v Bratislave (Bratislava)
  • Vysoka Skola Muzickych Umeni v Bratislave (Bratislava)
  • Akademia Policajneho Zboru v Bratislave (Bratislava)
  • Paneuropska Vysoka Skola No (Bratislava)
  • Slovenska Zdravotnicka Univerzita v Bratislave (Bratislava)
  • Bratislavska Medzinarodna Skola Liberalnych Studii, N. O. (Bratislava)
  • Vysoka Skola Ekonomie a Manazmentuverejnej Spravy v Bratislave (Bratislava)
  • Vysoka Skola Manazmentu (Bratislava)
  • Dubnicky Technologicky Institut v Dubnicki nad Vahom S. R. O (Dubnica nad Vahom)
  • Univerzita J. Selyeho (Komárno)
  • Univerzita Veterinarskeho Lekarstva a Farmacie v Kosiciach (Kosice)
  • Univerzita Pavla Jozefa Safarika v Kosiciach (Kosice)
  • Technicka Univerzita v Kosiciach (Kosice)
  • Vysoka Skola Bezpecnostneho Manazerstva v Kosiciach Neziskova Organizacia (Kosice Juh)
  • Akademia Ozbrojenych Sil Generala Milana Rastislava Stefanika (Liptovsky Mikulas)
  • Univerzita Konstantina Filozofa Vnitre (Nitra)
  • Slovenska Polnohospodarska Univerzita v Nitre (Nitra)
  • Presovska Univerzita v Presove (Presov)
  • Vysoka Skola Medzinarodneho Podnikania Ism Slovakia v Presove (Presov)
  • Katolicka Univerzita v Ruzomberku (Ruzomberok)
  • Vysoka Skola Danubius S. R. O. (Sládkovičovo)
  • Trencianska Univerzita Alexandra Dubceka v Trencine (Trencin)
  • Trnavska Univerzita v Trnave (Trnava)
  • Univerzita Sv. Cyrila a Metoda v Trnave (Trnava)
  • Zilinska Univerzita v Ziline (Zilina)
  • Technicka Univerzita vo Zvolene (Zvolen)

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