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What are the minimum requirements to get accepted to the Medical and Veterinary Universities?

What documents do I need to submit to complete the application process?

I’m currently a high school student. What courses should I take to prepare myself for a medical degree program?

How do I apply?

Who makes acceptance decisions?

What are the visa requirements?

When should I start the visa proceedings?

What if I am denied a visa but I have been accepted into the program?

What if my visa does not come through before I am scheduled to begin preparatory courses?

Will I need to purchase medical insurance?

What type of health insurance should I buy?

What level of medical care do they have in Eastern Europe?

Will I be allowed to work while I am studying to offset costs?

When are applications due?

I have questions regarding my application. Who should I contact?

I have special needs. How can I make sure the university can accommodate me?

I received a letter recommending that I register for a prep course, but I think I can pass the Entrance Exams without it,What if I am not ready to take an entrance exam?

Can I take the entrance examination in my home country?

I took IB Chemistry and IB Biology or AP Chemistry and AP Biology. Do I need to take an Entrance Exam?

How will I know if I passed the Entrance Exams?

I failed the Entrance Exam. What now?

Why should I take a Premedical  or Preveterinary Preparation Course if I pass the Entrance Exams?

The preparatory, medical and veterinary classes are instructed in the English language. How do I know if my level of English is adequate for the University?

If I pass the Preparation Course Exams, am I guaranteed a spot at the university?

 

Answers

 What are the minimum requirements to get accepted to the Medical and Veterinary Universities?

At least a high school diploma (certified by a notary) and passing score on both Biology and Chemistry entrance examinations

Fluency of the English language

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What documents do I need to submit to complete the application process?

An official copy of a high school certificate and its official translation to the English language certified by a notary.
For Slovak universities, the certificate must be translated to the Slovak language.

For  BSc or other post secondary school graduates, please present these certificates as well (certified by a notary).
An official copy of a high school certificate and its official translation to the English language certified by a notary. For Slovak universities,
the certificate must be translated to the Slovak language.

A confirmation from a certified physician noting your medical condition for studying at the university. After being admitted
to the University, please complete and sign the online medical report form)

CV (resume)
Copy of passport from your home country
A passing score on both Biology and Chemistry entrance examinations
Proof of payment for the enntrance exam
Official copy of birth certificate (certified by notary)
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I’m currently a high school student. What courses should I take to prepare myself for a medical and veterinary degree program?

Chemistry, biology—any of the sciences will help you prepare for a medical degree program. However, students lacking a strong science background can always enroll in our Preparatory Courses, where we will teach you everything you need to know not only to pass the university entrance exams but also to excel in your studies.
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How do I apply?

Applying is easy. Simply find your ideal programme , and then download the Information Pack. The Information Pack contains everything you need for applying.
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Who makes acceptance decisions?
 

The university, not IMS, makes the final decision.

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What are the visa requirements?

International students often require a temporary student visa, even if traveling from one EU country to another.
In many cases, the application must be submitted to the Embassy or Consulate in your home country; check before you leave home!

Visit www.embassyworld.com for a list of embassies worldwide.
 


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When should I start the visa proceedings?
 

Visa proceedings are normally started after you are accepted into a program of study.


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What if I am denied a visa but I have been accepted into the program?
 

This has never happened to a prospective student of ours. However, theoretically, you cannot study overseas without a proper visa.     

The type of visa you require is dependent upon . Visit Visit sk.embassyinformation.com for more information.
 

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What if my visa does not come through before I am scheduled to begin preparatory courses?
 

This only presents a problem for students who require a visa to enter the country.
If you can gain admittance to Slovakia or the Czech Republic or Poland on a tourist visa that is issued at the time of arrival,
you have nothing to worry about. To find out if you require special permission to enter the country for a duration of less than
two months, visit sk.embassyinformation.com to locate the Slovak Embassy nearest you.


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Will I need to purchase medical insurance?

Proof of insurance is often required for international students, even if you are a citizen of the European Economic Area (EEA) and
Switzerland and intend to study in another EEA country. Check the visa requirements at the appropriate Embassy. Visit www.embassyworld.com for a list of embassies worldwide.

In general, the following rules regarding medical insurance apply:

Citizens of the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland intending to study in other EEA states: Free or reduced-cost
for treatment is available with the proof of a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
The EHIC gives access to state-provided medical treatments only and the scheme gives no entitlement to medical repatriation costs,
nor does it cover ongoing illnesses of a non-urgent nature. Note that the EHIC replaces the Form E111, which is no longer valid.
 

Other nationalities intending to study in EEA states: Medical insurance is mandatory; without this, entry may be refused.
For international study and travel, there are various types of insurances which you should consider purchasing prior to leaving
your home country. These include major medical, emergency evacuation, repatriation of remains, a 24 hour emergency help line,
legal assistance, baggage, accidental death and dismemberment/life, motor vehicle, and kidnapping and terrorism insurance.


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What type of health insurance should I buy?

For international study and travel, there are various types of insurances available for purchase prior to leaving your home country.

These include major medical, emergency evacuation, repatriation of remains, 24 hour emergency help line, legal assistance,
baggage, accidental death and dismemberment/life, motor vehicle, and kidnapping and terrorism insurance.

What you buy largely depends on your comfort level with various risks.

One way to decide what kind of coverage to purchase is to find out what your insurance plan covers. For example,

high-risk sports injuries, dental care, and optical care are sometimes not covered by basic medical insurance.

In addition, if certain pre-existing conditions are excluded, check on the exact definition of "pre-existing."

Other aspects to consider include the financial limits of coverage, whether your insurance applies during independent

travel or vacation, what countries it includes, whether evacuation and repatriation is included, the policy’s start and end dates, and

whether you will have to first  pay for treatment and be reimbursed later by your insurance company.

Also, keep in mind that some insurance will specifically exclude coverage for high-risk activities like contact sports,

skiing, mountain climbing, etc.
 

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What level of medical care do they have in Eastern Europe?
The type of medical care available will vary from country to country. In some countries the care is similar to the one
you find at home. In others, finding an English-speaking doctor or appropriate medical facility might be difficult.
Local IMS agents can provide advice on available medical care.
 

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Will I be allowed to work while I am studying to offset costs?
 

Students intersted in working while studying must also apply for a work visa. Whether or not you are allowed to work depends on your country of origin, and the rules and regulations of the host country. Check with the relevant embassy or consulate to find out. Visit www.embassyworld.com for a list of embassies
 worldwide.


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When are applications due?
 

Check the deadlines page to determine when applications are due.


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I have questions regarding my application. Who should I contact?

EU applicants & Other
International Medicine Studies, s.r.o.,
Mlynské Nivy 73,
821 05 Bratislava - mestská časť Ružinov.
Mrs. Katarína Szikhartová
info@medstudy.org
FAX: +421240207 625
Slovak Republic

 

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I have special needs. How can I make sure the university can accommodate me?
 

If you have any special needs, check with your recruiter or local IMS agent to determine how he/she can best help you. Regulations for accessibility may not be as updated in other countries as they are in your home country. Check to determine if accommodations like wheelchair ramps are provided in all modes of transportation, and to determine if the housing facilities are equipped to serve people with special needs.


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I received a letter recommending that I register for a prep course, but I think I can pass the Entrance Exam without it?

You are not obliged to take the Preparation Course.  However, IMS strongly recommends all students to participate in the
Prep Course, whether or not you are confident that you will pass the University Entrance Exams. Students who take the
Preparation Courses perform better socially and academically than those who don’t.
Even students who have passed the Entrance Exams—or those who are exempt from the Entrance Exam requirement—benefit from the Prep Course. Students also find that an introduction to the language and culture of the host country really helps smooth their way forward.

If you pass the Entrance Exams, you will most likely be offered admission to the university of your choice. 
 

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What if I am not ready to take an entrance exam?
 

IMS recommends that you enroll in a preparation course.

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Can I take the entrance examination in my home country?

The list of Entrance Exam locations will be announced shortly after the registration deadlines. Contact your IMS recruiter or check announcements.


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I took IB Chemistry and IB Biology or AP Chemistry and AP Biology. Do I need to take an Entrance Exam?
 

All applicants must take an entrance exam to be submitted to the university. After successfully passing the exam,

the university board decides as to what year to place the student.
 

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 How will I know if I passed the Entrance Exams?
 

Completed exams will be sent directly to the university to which you’re applying for admission.


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I failed the Entrance Exam. What now?
 

Applicants who failed one or more exams during Session A exams can re-register for Session B exams,
or are highly recommended to register for an IMS Premedical or Preveterinary Preparation Course to improve scores on upcoming exams.
Applicants who failed one or more exams during Session B, can register for an IMS Premedical or Preveterinary Preparation Course
and retake the exam at a later date.


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Why should I take a Premedical or Preveterinary Preparation Course if I pass the Entrance Exams?
 

The Premedical Preparatory Course is designed to help students obtain mastery of basic concepts in the
Life Sciences (Biology and Chemistry) so that they are prepared for the rigors of a medical degree programme.
Students who take the Premedical Preparation Course do better socially and academically than those who don’t. Even students who have passed the Entrance Exams benefit from the Prep Course.
 

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The preparatory, medical and veterinary classes are instructed in the English language. How do I know if my level of English is adequate for the University? 


From our experience the english level of students who pass the university entrance exam is good enough to start your studies.

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If i  pass the Preparation Course Exam, am I guaranteed a spot at the university?

Basically yes. Students who hold a high school diploma and pass the entrance exam are guaranteed admission to the veterinary or medical school of interest on condition that they submit all required documents for enrollment.
 

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