Akademia & VAPAC - Education & Career Fair 2016

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11 October 2016 - 13 October 2016

The 20th annual education fair AKADÉMIA & VAPAC will take place in October 2016, in Bratislava.

Reasons to Attend

The international fair is aimed at students and graduates of secondary schools or higher education institutions, which are looking for information about study offers at universities. The Akademia Higher Education Fair has become highly popular among students, evident from an annual visit rate near or exceeding 10,000 students from all over Slovakia, from the east to the west.

Within two and a half days of its duration the 2015 fair was attended by more than 9,000 students from all regions of Slovakia and the border areas of the Czech Republic – Moravia. In the course of three days, 232 exhibitors for education and employer institutions from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, France, Austria, Germany, Hungary, England, the Netherlands and Switzerland were presented in the fair.

Market Overview

For Slovak students, the Czech Republic is a highly important study abroad destination. Czech Republic education continues to rise, thanks to continuously improved provision of courses and programmes in English as well as the increasing number of foreigners residing in the country.

Fair Outline

The Akademia Fair will take place during three days in the exhibition rooms of Bratislava AEGON aréna NTC in the capital of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava. Exhibitors will offer personal consultations and provide information and promotion materials. The event will also feature lectures and seminars for students and teachers. This year the key topic will be "Right choice of study programme – the best way to a successful career". The seminars enable the exhibitors to present their activities in a predetermined time in seminar rooms.

The Fair was founded in 1997 upon popular and social demand, and as the name of the fair indicates it is oriented to the secondary school students and the future secondary school graduates, respectively to those who are looking for information on further study at home in Slovakia and abroad. The older students can also find relevant information since the higher-education system gives possibilities to study at various higher education institutions simultaneously, or to study and focus on a scientific career.

The Akademia fair is held under the auspices of the Vice-President of European Commission, Minister of Education, Science, Reseach and Sport of the Slovak Republic and President of the Slovak Rectors´Conference.

Further information

More information about this leading student recruitment exhibition can be found by selecting the tabs below.

To reserve your place at this international education fair, please select the ‘Prices’ tab and choose the buttons that meet your requirements. Place your purchase in your shopping cart by selecting the ‘Click To Proceed’ button, select ‘checkout’, and fill in your registration details.

What's included as standard

Participation includes: 1 table, 4 chairs, information counter, 2 shelves, side wall, carpet, ceiling grid, wi-fi connection, electricity supply, spot lights, waste bin, coat stand, registration for 2 representatives.
Registration fee also includes 2 tickets for the social evening. This will include a dinner and a cultural event (details to be confirmed)

Refreshments available: Coffee, water and refreshments will be served two times a day (morning and afternoon), if you would like to order refreshments for 2 representatives please make a note in the comments section when making your booking and your invoice will be updated.

Configure your participation
Akademia & VAPAC - Education & Career Fair (Bratislava) - 11-13/10/16


11 Oct 2016 - 13 Oct 2016

Venue address:

AEGON arena of National Tennis Centre
Príkopová 6
831 03



Opening hours for visitors
Date Time
Day 1:
Day 2:
Day 3:
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 14:00
Access times for exhibitors
Date Time
Set up:
Set up:
Times TBC
Additional activities
Date Time
Opening ceremony:
Social evening:


This section identifies the levels and subject areas that are reflected at this fair and for which visitors will have an interest in. This section will help to clarify the types of participants who should attend.

  • Postgraduate (Masters, MBA, LLM, Dip, PhD)
  • Undergraduate (Bachelors)
  • Foundation (Preparatory)
  • Further education & vocational
  • Language learning
  • Professional training
  • Accountancy, finance & insurance
  • Architecture, construction, building & surveying
  • Business, MBA & management
  • Computer science & IT
  • Economics
  • Education & teaching
  • Engineering
  • Health & medicine
  • Humanities
  • Languages
  • Law & LLM
  • Mathematics
  • Retailing & marketing
  • Science
  • Social science
  • Tourism, leisure & hospitality
  • Visual & creative arts

Use the information provided below to learn more about visitors expected to attend and importantly the proportion of those visitors that are relevant to your offering. Additional information about how the event is promoted and visiting agents can be found in the grey box.

Visitors are targeted by:

  • Billboards / Posters / Flyers
  • Cooperation with Educational Institutions
  • Internet
  • Invitations
  • Local / National Press
  • PR Campaigns
  • Promotion at other events
  • Television / Radio

Visiting Agents

Agents are expected to visit the fair, although no formal activities have been planned for participants to meet them.

Visitors expected to attend:

  • 9268 in Bratislava

These visitors are expected to look for:

*All figures are estimates provided by the fair organiser. Individual exhibitors may experience different results as the data is based on the event as a whole.

Use the information provided below to learn more about exhibitors both past and current. The statistics are based on the last edition of the fair and aims to give you a demographic of the exhibitors based on their type and focus. To display a list past and current exhibitors select the blue button below. You can then sort the list based on the criteria most important to you. Additional information about who the fair is aimed at can be found in the grey box.

Who should attend:
  • Boarding schools
  • Business schools
  • Colleges
  • Companies (Careers)
  • Education agencies
  • Equipment suppliers
  • Funding & scholarship providers
  • Gap year organisations
  • Government bodies
  • Hotel management schools
  • Language schools
  • Professional bodies
  • Publishers
  • Student service providers
  • Summer schools
  • Universities

Past exhibitor numbers:

  • 64 in Bratislava

Past exhibitor statistics:


Now you have decided to join the fair you might want to know some basic information to get you started with your travel plans. Information on hotels is listed below and you can find further country specific details in the grey box.

Applying For Visas

EU passport holders will not require a visa to enter Slovakia, although you will need a passport. If you do not have an EU passport please check with your local Consulate or Embassy. You might need to apply for a tourist or business visa, although the latter may take much more time to arrange. Visa support is strictly limited to our exhibiting clients. Visa support is NOT provided to visitors.

National Languages


National Currency

Euro (EUR)


Hotel Set***
Kalinciakova 29/A, 83103, Bratislava

Hotel Turist**
Ondavská 5, 820 05, Bratislava

Hotel Nivy***
Líščie Nivy 3, 821 08, Bratislava


OLYMPIA - Hotel Nitra
Tr. A. Hlinku 57, 949 01 Nitra

*The hotels listed above are only suggestions and we advise you to carryout additional research to ensure you select the hotels that match your requirements. We cannot take responsibility for the accommodation and service provided by 3rd parties.


Working with the University Fairs / Studycentral team is easy, pleasant and fun. They do what we all should: offer sufficient and relevant information, they do it quickly and are very efficient.

Ivana Belamaric
IE Business School