As of January 1, 2023, the Slovak parliament has approved an amendment to the Act on Health Insurance No.580/2004 Coll., regulating the public healthcare insurance for general healthcare provision in Slovakia.
Scholarship holders within a governmental/EU scholarship programmes or a programme arising from the international agreement, residing on the territory of Slovakia are entitled to full coverage within the public health insurance if they are awarded the scholarship for a period of more than one month (Pursuant to Section 3, (3), (l).:
“the insured person of the state is a foreigner (if not otherwise insured) who resides on the territory of the Slovak Republic, is a scholarship holder within a scholarship programme aproved by the Government of the Slovak Republic or a programme arising from the international agreement, or within the framework of a program of the European Union if such natural person is awarded the scholarship for a period of more than one month”.)
The information and a list of eligible scholarship programmes is available at the websites of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic