Quality Education


Would you like to succeed in a globalized world?

Are you interested in studying global issues that concern young people?

Would you like to understand different cultures and politics, or dive into the world of history, philosophy, art and politics?

A liberal arts education offers you all of this! Not only will it equip you with the skills you’ll need to get an engaging job as a young professional, but you will also become a knowledgeable citizen who can benefit society.

Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts (BISLA) is a liberal arts college, the first of its kind in Central Europe. Situated in Bratislava, near the borders of four countries – Slovakia, Austria, Hungary and the Czech republic – BISLA’s beautiful campus is right next to the historical center of Bratislava, which offers you a real European environment and a vibrant atmosphere. You will study in English, in international classes led by excellent academics from Slovakia and around the world.

High Quality Education

BISLA’s focus on critical thinking skills, attention to the development of personal relations, and engagement in the broader community have brought results in the quality of education offered at BISLA. OECD’s 2013 survey, Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes brought confirmation that our approach to education is right.

BISLA ranked first from among 16 participating Slovak universities and is in the top 18% of the overall international sample.

Argumentation – Since BISLA teachers try to encourage their students to express their opinions during classes, you will improve your argumentation skills while trying to understand the opposite side of the argument.

Writing Skills – A huge part of the BISLA education is writing essays. It is not always easy to put your thoughts on paper and still have persuasive arguments. However, your teachers and writing tutors will help you out, don’t worry.

Critical Thinking – In this modern era of social media and information overdose it is necessary to be a good critical thinker. We work with a plethora of sources during our studies. We analyze its relevance, trustworthiness, and then try to understand the text.

Teamwork – During our studies we are often divided into groups to work on assignments. It improves our ability to communicate, overcome different problems, and we can discover what  the strengths and weaknesses of all the individual group members are.

Analytical Skills – During courses you will often start with a huge topic and slowly start deconstructing it into smaller pieces. Then you will focus on a very close analysis of the smaller parts, so that you are ready to draw some conclusions afterwards.

Presentation skills – At BISLA you will also learn how to present yourself and the topic you are dealing with. If you’d like, quite often after the presentation, teachers will be happy to give you feedback either on the work itself or your public speaking skills.


We are now accepting applications for the Academic Year 2024/2025

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