Slovenia

Information about studying in Slovenia

For the essential information about studying in Slovenia and applying for higher education programmes, visit the following websites:

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Quick facts

  • Population: 2,064,188 (2016)
  • Capital: Ljubljana
  • Geographical size: 20,273 km2
  • GDP: €39.769 billion (2016)
  • Official EU language(s): Slovenian
  • Currency: Euro

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Higher education in Slovenia

  • Student visas and immigration
  • Scholarships and financial support
  • Number of higher education institutions: 61
  • Number of students in higher education: 66,000 (2012, Euromonitor International from national statistics/UNESCO)
  • Number of international students in higher education: 5,000 (2012, UNESCO)
  • Language of instruction: Most higher education programmes in Slovenia are taught in Slovene language but you will find many taught in English too
  • Typical tuition fees:
    Students from the European Union (EU) enrolled as ‘regular students’ do not have to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees for non- EU students vary from one higher education institution to another and per year typically range between:
    • 2,000 EUR to 5,000 EUR for Bachelor’s degree
    • 2,500 EUR to 7,500 EUR for Master’s degree
    • 3,000 EUR to 12,000 EUR Doctorate/Ph

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Overview

Slovenia is an extremely beautiful country located right in the heart of Europe. Picturesque countryside, from the planes to the high Alps, from the sea to the green wine-growing hills - it’s all there in a day’s reach.

The same goes for quick visits to neighbouring countries and cities like Venice, Vienna, Budapest and Zagreb, etc.

Culture and language

Slovenian culture is a wonderful mix of Slavic, Germanic, Roman and Hungarian influences that can be detected in the Slovenian language, art and way of living.

Slovenian people are known for their hospitality, diligence and their skill with languages! Getting around with English here will not be a problem.

Slovenia offers a unique experience, giving you all the benefits of a high quality higher education and once-in-a-life time adventures in this part of the world.

If you have any doubts regarding the organisation of your studies, don’t worry - a Slovenian student is a privileged student!

A special coupon system for student subsidised meals ensures that you will always eat well for a reasonable price. Public transport also offers subsidised monthly passes and if you love biking, even better - Ljubljana is ranked 8th on the list of best cities for urban cycling in the world. Slovene student organisations are very active and always ready to help you organize your life and get your social network started.

Ljubljana, Maribor, Koper and Nova Gorica are university cities that function like campuses, making it easy for you to find accommodation, arrange your student life and enjoy your free time.

Our universities offer a wide range of study programmes all accredited by our national accreditation agency; numerous higher education institutions also have international accreditations ensuring high-quality study programs and organisation of studies.

The majority of programmes are taught in the Slovene language but there are also many taught in English too. You can find all the necessary information on the university web pages or contact the Slovenian national agency to direct you to your desired institution/programme.

If you are looking for that special place with high quality education, where prices are reasonable and you can have a fabulous time exploring historical and cultural heritage and natural beauties, choose Slovenia. It’s the best place to go!

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For the essential information about studying in Slovenia and applying for higher education programmes, visit the following websites:

Q&A session with Slovenia on the Study in Europe Facebook page

Over on our Study in Europe Facebook page, we run question and answer sessions with national agencies. This gives prospective students the opportunity to ask general questions about education in a particular country. 

Here are the question and answers for Slovenia, from the Slovenian National Agency: 

‘What is your official language?’

Our official language is Slovenian.

‘What are the advantages for an Indian student to come and study MBBS in Slovenia?’

We offer medicine programmes at the Universities of Ljubljana and Maribor. Places for international students are limited and the programmes are in Slovenian. We shall be offering programmes in English in the area of medicine in the next few years.

‘What are the opportunities for studying medicine and  the cost of this per year? Is there also the possibility for remote study?’

We offer medicine programmes at the Universities of Ljubljana and Maribor. You can find the cost per year on the universities’ web pages. We do not offer the possibility of remote study for medicine.

‘How much will it cost me to study in Slovenia?’ I would like to study business or law’.

Tuition fees vary from institution to institution, from programme to programme. We have around eight institutions that offer programmes in these areas in English. Please have a look at the individual institutions: http://studyinslovenia.si/study/programmes-in-english/. The fee can range from 2.000 EUR to 6.000 EUR per year (2 semesters).

‘When do Masters studies start for this year at the University of Marobor in Brezice?’

The vast majority of programmes start October 1 2017. 

‘ I'd like to study English, psychology or education management with a scholarship. I’m from Azerbaijan.’

Currently we do not offer scholarships for students from Azerbaijan. But you can apply for funding at our national agency for scholarships, just check first what is available http://www.sklad-kadri.si/en/

‘Please can I have information on any nursing programmes,  for those who have done diplomas in their home country?’

There are many nursing programmes available. You can write to us and we'll have a look for the programmes or have a look at our web page and choose from one of the programmes there: http://studyinslovenia.si/general/search-programmes-institutions/ and email us here info@studyinslovenia.si

‘How can I apply for a Masters degree in mechanical engineering?’

Please take a look here:  http://www.fs.um.si/en/study/study-programme/second-cycle/and https://www.fs.uni-lj.si/en/

‘For postgraduate courses, do you have mechanical engineering?’

Please have a look here: https://www.fs.uni-lj.si/en/ or http://www.fs.um.si/en/study/study-programme/second-cycle/

‘Are there any MBA in Finance courses available?’

This is a wonderful programme and an excellent institution http://www.ef.uni-lj.si/mba/challenge-yourself

‘Do you offer study programmes for pharmaceutical studies?’

We have excellent programmes in pharmacy, and two big pharmaceutical companies in Slovenia!  For a Bachelor programme, the criteria is very general – your finished high school certificate must be sent together with grades and a description of the programme. For postgraduate, it depends on the institution. Please have a look at http://www.ffa.uni-lj.si/en/home and https://www.fkkt.um.si/en)

‘Is IELTS required?’

It depends on the institution application requirements.

‘Can I study for an MBA in Operations Management?’

Please take a look at study programmes here: http://www.ef.uni-lj.si/content/static_english/izobrazevanje/home.asp