Social Services and Counselling


Graduate/Field profile

Graduates of the Bachelor study have knowledge, skills and practical experience from the theory and practice of social services and counselling. They have knowledge from related disciplines (social work, pedagogy, psychology, sociology, etc.), which provides them with a good basis for work with target groups of social services and counselling (e.g.: the unemployed, the homeless, drug addicts, older people, children and youth, families with problems, etc.). They have specialized knowledge for work with Roma people.


Employment possibilities

Graduates have a wide range of possibilities in the labour market – in the area of social services and counselling as experts in: state administration: offices; self-government: social services in municipalities but also at the level of self-governing regions; the third sector: non-profit organizations, civic associations, foundations which provide social programmes or social services facilities, but also organizations focused on defence of rights and legitimate interests of various target groups.

They are prepared to perform:

  • Basic social counselling in all entities and institutions that focus on its provision;
  • Social prevention;
  • Work with clients of social services and counselling and with social clients in general;
  • Organization and realization of multiple types, forms of social services and professional activities – as defined by the legislation;
  • Organization and realization of free time activities and activity therapies;
  • Other activities within the competences defined by the legislation.

They can work as social counsellors at the level of basic social counselling or as experts in social services in various organizations, institutions, offices and facilities (e.g.: homes of social services, facilities for older people, day care centres, etc.) but also in recruitment agencies and wherever social services are needed.



Admission requirements

The basic admission requirement for study (in accordance with Section 56 par. 1 of the Act No. 131/2002 on universities)

  • The study programme can be chosen by secondary school graduates from the Slovak Republic or abroad who have completed their secondary education with the school-leaving certificate (or an equivalent examination) and who submit a relevant legally valid document by the date stated by FSVaZ;
  • The applicants who by the stated date to meet the basic admission requirement do not meet this requirement but who meet other basic admission requirements for study stated by FSVaZ and also achieve a sufficient number of points for admission, can be accepted for study conditionally and are obliged to show meeting the basic requirement by the date stated for enrolment for study (according to Section 58 par. 1 of the Act 131/2002 on universities).


After evaluation of meeting the basic admission requirements for study, the applicants with the highest number of achieved points in accordance with the applicant selection criteria defined by FSVaZ will be admitted. More information here


Entrance examination

The entrance procedure does not include an entrance examination. Applicants will be admitted on the basis of previous study results and meeting other defined requirements.



Doors open day at FSVaZ – 13.2.2020

Application form for study submission by – 31.3.2020

Entrance procedure – 19.6.2020


Application form and fees

An applicant is required to fill in and send an application form by the deadline to the respective faculty. For study at UKF, an applicant can fill in:

  • A paper application form (Fee: 30.00€)
  • An electronic application form (Fee: 25.00€)

FSVaZ UKF in Nitra accepts paper application forms at the current forms published at the website of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic.

FSVaZ UKF in Nitra prefers the use of electronic application forms.


When applying electronically, an applicant is required to:

  • Fill in an electronic application form
  • Print the electronic application form
  • Confirm the application form
  • Post the signed application form with attachments
  • An applicant can submit more than one application form for study in various study programmes. However, each application form can contain only one study programme.

Other information related to an application form is here


Institute of Romani Studies

The Institute of Romani Studies guarantees and realizes education in the study field Social Services and Counselling at the Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels of study. It prepares experts for the area of social counselling, eradication of poverty and social exclusion, and for development of an inclusion approach in the Slovak society. For the students, the Institute of Romani Studies regularly brings workshops and discussions with professionals from practice of social services and counselling, and also possibilities of active voluntary work with the groups at risk of social exclusion. You will learn how to be a good counsellor and not only in social services but wherever communication with people is in the first place.

More information at:

Social Services and Counselling

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