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Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts

BISLA’s tight-knit community resembles the academic and social vibes that make Marlboro a worthwhile and rewarding experience. BISLA offers small classes, often no larger than 10 students. If a unique campus and small faculty-student ratio is a necessity in your studies and lifestyle, BISLA could be a great fit!

Academics: Courses at BISLA are very specialized and focus on Political Science, with concentrations in either International Relations, Political Thought, or Sociology. Extracurricular, non-credited courses are available as well for topics such as presentation skills and argumentation skills. All courses at BISLA are taught in English. You can find further information about courses in the course catalogue

Location: BISLA is located in the heart of Bratislava, Slovakia, a short walk from the Danube River and from the city’s Old Town. Bratislava is one of the smaller capitals of Europe with a population of about 450,000 people, and it enjoys a combination of modernity and history with its castles and modern landmarks. Full of parks and surrounded by vineyards, the city is biking- and walking-friendly. Bratislava is also conveniently close to the borders of Austria, Hungary, and the Czech Republic, making travel to Vienna, Budapest and Prague easily accessible. This international student’s guide to Slovakia contains useful information about the country.

Application: if you’re interested in studying abroad at BISLA, contact the international services office to get the process started! Get all the answers and the help you need to manage the application.
Exchange application deadlines:

  • Fall Semester: April 30
  • Spring Semester: November 15

Further information about the application procedure can be found on BISLA’s exchange students page. You can find and download the exchange application form here.

BISLA’s international office also supports exchange students through the visa process, securing housing, enrolling in courses, and orientation upon arrival. For any questions, you can contact BISLA’s International Studies Coordinator Lucia Beniaková (

More info:
Main school website
International exchange students
Info sheet: coming soon!
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