- A completed second-cycle study programme; or
- a completed former study programme to obtain an academic higher education; or
- a completed integrated master's programme lasting five years and carrying 300 credits; or
- a completed former study programme leading to a specialisation and a previously completed professional higher education programme, if candidates have completed additional course units consisting of 30–60 credits.
In order to enrol in the second year, students must have completed at least 42 of the total 60 first-year credits; in order to enrol in the third year they must have completed 120 credits.
University of Nova Gorica, Graduate School
Examination performance is scored as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).