In recent years, higher education in Slovenia has undergone several structural changes, rapid institutional development and new study programme implementation. As a result, Slovenia became an increasingly popular international student destination.
Slovenia strives to implement measures supporting equal opportunities, academic success, student mobility, higher education and vocational education and training, language learning and distance education.
If you want to study in Slovenia, you are most likely to find courses fully or partially taught in English in universities in the big cities. NOTE: Postgraduate courses do not require knowledge of Slovenian.
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Slovenia has a large number of universities, mostly located in Ljubljana, Maribor, Nova Gorica and Koper, as well as business schools like IEDC Bled, DOBA Maribor and VPŠ ERUDIO.
The university in Ljubljana is the oldest and largest educational institution in Slovenia with three art academies:
1. Theatre and Film
3. Fine Arts
Student status brings numerous other benefits: heavily subsidized, discounts on public transport, reduced admission to many events and discounts on participation in various courses and activities. 500-700 EUR/month is enough to cover living costs in Slovenia.
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The deadlines for applying to a Master’s in Slovenia are usually during summer (June-July), or in winter (January-February). Keep in mind that some universities don’t have application deadlines, which means you can apply whenever you are ready.
Documents needed to apply for Bsc or Msc in SLOVENIA
1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
5. Proof of English proficiency
6. International Passport
7. Academic reference letters
Duration of work permit in Slovenia is 24 months and your work permit will be valid for as long as you have a student residence permit and also keep in mind that you will be allowed to work 20 hours per week.
You can apply for Slovenia work permit if you have:
1. A valid student residence permit
2. Slovenian bank account
3. Slovenian tax number
4. Certificate of enrolment.
Slovenia student permit is an opportunity to visit 26 countries VISA FREE or more. This countries includes Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Post study work Visa in Slovenia is 12 months, which can be renew. Maximum renewal is 24 months.
General TIP: Slovenia is an egalitarian country. For this reason, bragging or boasting about your accomplishments and achievements is taken very negatively. Also, it is also considered very rude manners to publicly criticise and/or complain about people.
Asking questions pertaining to someone’s private life, religious beliefs, political views, and/or salary, especially if it is someone you’re not close to, is considered very rude. Slovenes like to separate their business and private lives, and they expect you to do the same.