Slovenians without the Slovenian citizenship and foreign citizens who completed their high school education abroad may apply to the published entries for Slovenians without the Slovenian citizenship and foreign citizens (citizens of non-EU countries). As for full-time studies, out of the total number of entries for the citizens of the Republic of Slovenia and citizens of EU countries, 5% is provided for Slovenians without the Slovenian citizenship and foreigners, whilst 50% is the maximum for part-time students. Slovenian citizens holding permanent residence abroad may apply to the regular competition for citizens of the Republic of Slovenia and citizens of EU member-countries.
Candidates who graduated from high school abroad may enrol in the first year of faculty in Slovenia if they meet the following requirements:
• candidate graduated from a four-year high school,
• the procedure of recognising foreign high school certificated has been completed, and a Decision on recognising foreign education for the purpose of further education at universities or academic professional programmes has been obtained,
• a test on artistic talent or on psychophysical capacity for the purpose of enrolling in degree programme requiring such tests has been passed
• knowledge of the Slovenian language. Depending on the degree programme, candidates are to have passed a Slovenian language and literature test at enrolling in the first year or in the second year of studies.
Certificates on meeting the requirements for enrolment:
• Certified copy of the four-year high school final exam certificate. It may be a high school diploma, vocational education diploma, diploma on final exam paper, school-leaving diploma, certificate on international graduation (International Baccalaureate - IB),
• Certified copies of certificates of the final two years of high school, recording the general success in the school year,
• Decision on recognising foreign education for the purpose of further education or Decision on formal recognition. The procedure of recognising foreign high school excerpts for further education at Slovenian universities shall be carried out by an authorised official,
• Identification document – certified copy of a birth certificate, passport, national identity card or a certificate of citizenship,
• Certificate of the mid-level Slovenian language exam passed, if they apply to a degree programme requiring such a certificate. Candidates who have graduated from high school in Slovenia or a bilingual high school need not pass the Slovenian language exam.
Any foreign document, except bilingual ones, must have a certified Slovenian translation. Candidates should not send originals but certified copies of documents.
Candidates who have already graduated from high school abroad and have a decision on recognising foreign education or a decision on formal recognition must send all necessary documents along with the application form by 8 March (if applying to degree programmes requiring talent or psychophysical capacity tests), or by 15 August of the current year (for any other degree programmes).
Candidates who will be graduating from high school abroad in the current school year must send high school certificates and other necessary documents by 1 September. All candidates who send a duly application form shall receive a decision on results of selection procedure by 15 September at the address provided.
PROCEDURE OF RECOGNISING EDUCATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF FURTHER EDUCATION
In the procedure of recognising education for the purpose of further education the right of the person with foreign high school certificates or diploma to continue their education in the Republic of Slovenia shall be recognised. The procedure starts upon a request of an interested party filing a proper application form with the university or higher education institution where they wish to continue education. Following a decision issued, the person shall be admitted to further educational programme.
Anyone with a foreign high school diploma or certificate and who wishes to continue education in the first year of undergraduate degree programme in Slovenia must have received a decision on recognising the right of further education at a university or higher school in Slovenia, if they had not received a decision on formal recognition in Slovenia by 21 January 2005 based on previous regulations concerning the recognition of education.
Procedure of recognising foreign high school education is a special procedure in which, based on provided evidence and rights obtained in the country from which the document originates, a decision is made on the right to enrol in the first year of undergraduate degree studies in the Republic of Slovenia. At the same time, a decision is made as to how the foreign diploma (certificate) will be considered in further procedure of enrolling in the starting year. It may be considered as a high school diploma, final exam prior to 1 June 1995, vocational education diploma, final exam after 1 June 1995 in accordance with the applicable regulations in the Republic of Slovenia.
The procedure of recognising shall be carried out pursuant to the Law on recognition and assessment of education (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, no. 73/04), complying with international and national regulations, and other treaties ratified by Slovenia in the field of recognising education.
The procedure begins upon a request of the candidate, who is to complete an N application form
Candidates are to attach the following documents to the mentioned application form:
• original certificate or diploma the candidate wishes to be recognised, or other document substituting the original document according to the laws of the issuing state,.
• a photocopy of the mentioned document,
• a certified Slovenian translation of the mentioned document,
• annual certificates, index or other evidence on the contents and the duration of education,
• a short chronological description of education written by the candidates themselves.
The procedure shall last up to two months of the day the request was submitted. Should there be additional questions, the procedure shall be suspended until the problem has been resolved. The suspension of the procedure shall stay the deadline for issuing the decision. More information on recognising and regulations in this field may be obtained at:
MINISTRSTVO ZA VISOKO ŠOLSTVO, ZNANOST IN TEHNOLOGIJO
Oddelek za priznavanje izobraževanja
Telephone: +386 (0)1 478-46-00
Telephone (Oddelek za priznavanje izobraževanja): : +386 (0)1 478-47 45
Tele-fax: +386 (0)1 478-47-19
Web site: http://www.mvzt.gov.si
Slovenians without the Slovenian citizenship and foreign citizens shall pay tuition fee for full-time studies. Tuition fees are usually paid at enrolling in the faculty for one academic year.
Tuition fees for full-time undergraduate studies are not paid by:
• citizens of EU member countries;
• foreign citizens holding permanent residence in the Republic of Slovenia if they or their parents/guardians are taxpayers in the Republic of Slovenia,
• Slovenians without the Slovenian citizenship who were awarded with scholarship of the Government or Ministries of the Republic of Slovenia,
• other foreign citizens awarded with scholarship of the Government or Ministries of the Republic of Slovenia,
• citizens of the Republic of Croatia based on an international treaty,
• foreign students to whom, based on an individual request, the faculty granted exemption from paying the tuition fee.
Decision on awarding scholarships for Slovenians abroad shall be under the competence of the Public Fund of the Republic of Slovenia for the Development of Personnel and Scholarships who publishes the competition for scholarships on an annual basis.
Scholarships for Slovenians abroad are intended for Slovenians with permanent residence outside the Republic of Slovenia for undergraduate studies at a public educational institution and public educational programme in the Republic of Slovenia during the studies.
In order to be awarded with scholarship, a new candidate must meet the following requirements:
1) he/she must hold one of the following statuses:
- a Slovenian with permanent residence outside the Republic of Slovenia, holding the citizenship of the Republic of Slovenia,
- a Slovenian with permanent residence outside the Republic of Slovenia, holding a status of a Slovenian without the citizenship of the Republic of Slovenia,
- a Slovenian outside the Republic of Slovenia without the citizenship and a status.
2) he/she has not been awarded with some other scholarship based on the law governing scholarships,
3) he/she has not been awarded with scholarship or other income for education based on other regulations,
4) he/she is not employed, and/or a registered self-employed person in the Republic of Slovenia,
5) he/she has not been entered in the records of unemployed persons in the Employment Bureau of the Republic of Slovenia,
6) he/she is not older than 26 during the first enrolling in undergraduate studies,
7) he/she has been enrolled in a public undergraduate educational programme of a public institution of the Republic of Slovenia in the current academic year and will receive a publicly recognised diploma at the mentioned studies
8) he/she will be a full-time student throughout the studies.
New candidates’ applications shall be assessed on the basis of two criteria – student’s success or average grade, and active participation in Slovenian associations, organisations abroad.
More information on scholarships for Slovenians abroad for undergraduate studies in Slovenia may be obtained at:
Javni sklad RS za razvoj kadrov in štipendije
Tel.: +386 1 434-10-80
Web site: www.sklad-kadri.si