Slovenia strongly supports the idea of construction of a genuine European area of knowledge and strives to implement measures supporting equal opportunities, school success, mobility in general, higher education and vocational education and training, language learning, safety at school, non-discrimination, educational technologies and distance education, academic and professional recognition of qualifications, educational statistics, overall development of general education and vocational training, development of undergraduate and the modernisation of postgraduate studies.
Over the last fifteen years higher education in Slovenia has undergone several legislative and structural changes, rapid inisitituional development and a significant increase in student numbers and became also interesting and desired country for many foreign students and high school pupils.
Cost of study in Slovenia
Full-time EU students as well as students from outside Europe whose countries have reciprocal agreements with Slovenia, are exempted from paying tuition fees at public higher education institutions in Slovenia. However, you will have to pay a small but compulsary registration fee of approximately EUR 30 per year.
Part-time students as well as students at private higher education institutions have to pay tuition fees. In general, tuition fees vary from approximately EUR 1500€ to over EUR 10000 per year depending on the study program.
Cost of living in Slovenia
Here is a breakdown of living expenses in Slovenia:
Accommodation € 80 -120 (student dormitory); €200 – 500 (private accommodation, bigger cities);
Study material – mostly photocopies (0.05 €/copy);
Student coupon system – € 3-4 /meal;
City transport – bus token for city bus; in Ljubljana with Urbana € 1.20;
Meal for two in a medium priced restaurant – € 25 – 30;
Glass of beer in a regular pub – €2
Tea – € 1,80;
Glass of wine – €1.50;
Coffee in a regular pub – €1.50;
Big Mac – €2.50;
Cinema Ticket – € 4,5;
Theater, concert – €15;
Loaf of bread – € 1,5;
Milk, 1 liter € 1;
Apples, 1 kg € 1,5;
Gasoline, 1 liter around € 1,40;
In Slovenia the academic year begins in October and lasts until the end of September in the following year. It is divided into two semesters: the winter semester usually runs from October to January, and the summer semester from February to the middle of July. The organisation of studies is defined with a study programme.
Undergraduate studies for most of the study programmes are performed as fulltime courses in accordance with the study calendar, allowing the students full participation in all their lectures, practical classes and seminars.
In Slovenia, the academic year starts in October and runs through September the following year. The winter semester starts in October and runs until mid-January, while the summer semester runs from mid-February to the end of May.
In general, there are three application periods:
- From February to March
- In August
- In October