We welcome applicants from Slovakia who would like to apply for a place here at Christ's College. We also welcome teachers and guidance counselors at schools in Slovakia to get in touch if you have questions about supporting students from your school who would like to apply to Christ's College.
It was great to see students from Slovakia attending the Christ's International Webinar for EU countries on 11 July! Do also sign up for our next online open day, and join us for regular webinars. There's a list of all our events coming up here.
In April 2022, Christ's hosted a formal hall meal for students visiting Cambridge for the CU Czech & Slovak Society Experience Cambridge programme in our hall! Thank you to students who visited for this event.
Typical offers for Christ's applicants taking the Vysvedčenie Maturitnej Skúška require the majority of subjects at grade 1.0 (vyborny), with a minimum of grade 2.0 (chvalitebny) in all subjects. Your scores in written examinations should be 85% or above.
Students taking the International Baccalaureate would normally need to achieve 42 points overall (including bonus points), with 7,7,6 in Higher Level subjects. If you are applying for a course that requires Maths at Higher Level in the IB, make sure that you take the Maths: Analysis and Approaches option at Higher Level.
Some courses require an Written Assessment. The dates and registration details for these assessments vary from subject to subject so please check this carefully in relation to the course you are planning to apply for.
Offers for Mathematics include STEP II and III. Further information about STEP and preparation support is available on the Maths page.
English Language requirements
If English is not your first language, we will look at your grades for English at school and also assess your language skills during the various elements of the Cambridge application process. We may include an English requirement in an offer if a candidate's English seems variable at interview, or in an admissions assessment. This is more common in essay-based subjects.
If you are given an English Language condition, the standard requirements are on the university website, and you would have about seven months to meet the condition after your offer is made in January.
NB. Some UK universities do routinely include TOEFL, IELTS and comparable qualifications in offers to students from Slovakia, so if you already hold such a qualification, you should mention it in your UCAS application.
The application process
We recommend that you apply as soon as possible once UCAS opens for applications in September. Your course may require registration for an admissions assessment by 15 Sept or 29 Sept 2023 (depending on the subject) and then the UCAS application deadline for all courses is 16 October 2023. Application is for entry the following October (or for deferred entry the year after). We encourage all applicants to read the information about applying on the relevant subject page, as well as the how to apply page well in advance of September, as there are a number of parts to the application procedure which may take time to organise and complete:
- If you have a "Registration Required" Written Assessment (needed for some of the courses), you will need to make sure you are registered for this by the relevant deadline. See details on the Written Assessments page. For example, applicants for Law must register between 1 August and 15 September and take the LNAT on or before 15 October. You can search for the test centres in Slovakia (scroll down to the bottom of Find a Test Centre) or in some cases you may be able to sit the assessment at your school (you will need to ask your school if they are a test centre).
- There is more than one application form. You first make a UCAS application and then you complete an additional questionnaire called My Cambridge Application (previously called the SAQ).
- You will need a referee who can provide a reference and predicted grades for any exams that you have not yet taken.
- You will also need to arrange for your school to provide a transcript, which you upload as part of My Cambridge Application.
- There are some smaller details that it is worth being aware of, such as the need to upload a photo.
Do also explore our additional support pages for international applicants, and note that on 20 September Christ's publishes the current applicants section, which will support you (in detail!) through the next steps once you have submitted a valid application and chosen Christ's College in your UCAS application.
Students from the Slovakia are encouraged to have a look at our finance section for details of the costs and financial support available. In addition to the university-wide awards from the Cambridge, Commonwealth, European and International Trusts, you'll see that at Christ's we have Christ’s College International Awards and Christ's Awards. The Christ's College International Awards awards are worth £10,000 per annum and may be accompanied by a full or partial waiver of the College Fee (currently £10,600 a year). More information is available on our page on international financial support and do also read the notes for EU students applying in 2022 and beyond.
Where can I find out more?
Do explore the international students section in particular, and make sure you read the relevant subject page as this has the details and requirements for your specific course, as well as student writing and helpful resources for your preparation.
We encourage you to attend our Christ's International Webinar for students from EU Countries. This takes place each year in July. See our International webinars page. We also have online College Open Days in October, February and September as well as regular webinars.
Please also feel free to email Kristy, Jan and Ellie in Christ's Admissions Office (email@example.com) with any questions. We're here to help you and we'll be pleased to hear from you, so please don't hesitate to get in touch!