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Admission requirements

Admission Requirements for the applicants of the Built Heritage Conservation and Development study programme (BHCD)

Candidates for the BHCD programme must have completed university study and have a very good knowledge of the English language. Previous practical experience is welcome.

The application package should contain the following information in English:

* Completed application form
* Structured CV
* Photocopy of university diploma
* Two references
* Certificate of English language proficiency
* One-page essay on motivation for study
* Confirmation of non-refundable application fee of 30 EUR payment

Application deadline for international students is 30 March 2011. In the case that you miss the deadline for objective reasons, please, contact us.

International students are strongly recommended to apply for as soon as possible in order to have sufficient time to arrange the Slovak long stay visa. Candidates will be selected upon complete materials sent and a conference call (if needed). Final results will be announced to all the candidates accordingly. If you miss the application deadline for objective reasons, please, contact us.

The registration date for the academic year 2011/2012 is 4 October 2011. Academic year 2011/2012 lasts from 5 October 2011 to 29 June 2012.

Tuition Fee Policy in the Academic Year 2011/2012
Tuition fees for the academic year 2011/2012 are outlined in the table below. Real costs for the study programme is 6000 € per year per person. Thanks to the kind support of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trust (Headley Trust), tuition fee for students from EU, CEE countries, Russian Federation, NIS and Balkan states was discounted to 400 € per academic year. Tuition fee for individual students from other countries was discounted to 4000 €. Accommodation and board are not included in the tuition fees.

The tuition fee will be divided in two parts i.e. the registration fee (€ 150/€ 1000/€ 1500) and the participation fee (€ 250/€ 3000/€4500). The non-refundable registration fee is to be paid by accepted applicants to AINova by June 1st 2011. The participation fee should be paid by August 1st, 2011. If payment is made by bank transfer, please kindly send us a photocopy of the payment by June 1st 2011 (registration fee) and August 1st 2011 (participation fee). In case the students do not register for the programme on October 4th 2011, the participation fees will be refunded. Any later withdrawals from the study will not entitle students to the tuition fees refund.

The programme will be opened only on the condition that there are enough selected candidates. Provided that the programme is not opened, the tuition fees will be refunded.

The Academia Istropolitana Nova bank account number is 29 3200 0253 / 1100 in TATRA BANKA, a.s., Hodžovo námestie 3, 850 05 Bratislava, IBAN SK51 1100 0000 0029 3200 0253, BIC / S.W.I.F.T.: TATRSKBX

Please, send your application form by March 30, 2011 to the following address:
Prostredná 47/A
900 21 Svätý Jur
Slovak Republic.
For further information send e-mail to bhcd(at)

AINova Financial Support for accepted students

Academia Istropolitana Nova is offering the limited financial support for students coming from the EU countries, Russian Federation, New Independent States and Balkan countries. Financial support amounts to 300 EUR per month per student and is allocated exclusively for the health insurance, local transport and accommodation in the Slovak Republic.
As we are able to provide only a limited amount of financial support, it does not cover all living costs during your study at AINova, and we expect all programme participants to apply for financial assistance in their home countries and to keep us informed regarding their ongoing request. We will be happy to advise you on possible sources of funds.
However, we shall emphasize that your acceptance to the programme does not constitute a guarantee that AINova will be able to allocate all the financial support needed.
Students interested in obtaining financial support from AINova should indicate their interest on the Application form and will qualify for it by fulfilling student’s requirements during the study period. This sum will be awarded only to those students who do not succeed in obtaining financial support from other sources.

Financial support for students/researchers from other sources

One of the fundraising opportunities is "The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic" for international students, administered by the Slovak Academic Information Agency (SAIA). To apply for this scholarship, students are required to work on their own research project in Slovakia which can be realized as part of studies at AINova since one of the requirements within BHCD studies is an individual work of the student. Only those students who have been accepted to the study programme at the hosting institution are eligible to apply for this national scholarship. Such applicants are recommended to contact SAIA. The application deadline for the National Scholarship Programme for the academic year 2011/2012 is April 2011 (the exact date was not announced yet). More information about the scholarship programme can be found on the SAIA`s web site:

We recommend you to prepare the appliccation for SAIA in cooperation with AINova.