Slovenia, a country in Central Europe, is known for its mountains, ski resorts, and lakes. On Lake Bled, a glacial lake fed by hot springs, the town of Bled contains a church-topped islet and a cliffside medieval castle. In Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, baroque facades mix with the 20th-century architecture of native Jože Plečnik, whose iconic Tromostovje (Triple Bridge) spans the tightly curving Ljubljanica River.
In Slovenia, we have 4 universities and around 60 smaller independent HEIs that offer numerous study programs in all areas. The university of Ljubljana and the University of Maribor, our two largest universities, rank around 600th place according to the Times higher education rankings, and our smaller university, University of Nova Gorica, occupies the 203rd place according to international Round University Ranking system. Higher education in Slovenia has four branches: universities, faculties, art academies and professional colleges. Courses are designed by the senate of the institutions. Study programs are approved by the state. Students will receive a diploma after completing those programs. Courses will be assessed in credit points based on the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). One credit point represents 25–30 student working hours. One academic year is from 1,500 to 1,800 student working hours. In addition to teaching, research and art activities are also conducted.
Slovene student organizations are very active and always ready to help you organize your life and get your social network started. Student organizations are active in all the university cities.
Dialing code: +386
Official language: Slovenian
Why study in Slovenia?
Being a student comes with many benefits such as discounts for cultural events, theater, language and art courses, sports, etc. There is so much going on all the time that you will not even have time to be homesick for too long. Student organizations really try to offer many extracurricular activities to boost your confidence and also your resume. You can also attend lectures on other faculties and all seminars that are organized by University or Student Organization.
- Slovenia is a quaint place that fits in your pocket
- For such a small country, Slovenia has a breathtaking landscape
- Accommodation is super simple
- There’s plenty to keep students busy
- Students life is perfectly built for success
- Friendly environment
- A range of study option
- Relatively low-cost living
- Plenty of support networks
- Explore the region
Choosing a university:
The first challenge of university application process is deciding which universities to apply to. You can choose your selection of universities randomly, or you can spend month deciding on the best options. Either way, you have to make sure you are happy with all of them. So here are some points:
- Make sure you have chosen the right subject
- Consult the university ranking
- Find out what the university library is like
- Check the course content
- See what sports and societies are on offer
- Find out the student accommodation
- Find out the location on net
There are several scholarships available for foreigners wishing to study in Slovenia. Slovenia is a targeted region in the following federally funded scholarships: Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, David L. Boren Scholarships provides scholarships, grants etc to the international students. Every two years, the Institute of Current World Affairs offers two-year fellowships for self-designed, independent study abroad, but they explicitly are not awarded to support work toward academic degrees, writing a book, or for research projects. Candidates may seek fellowships in any country. Welve Atlantic Coast Conference colleges and universities united to form the Inter-Institutional Academic Collaborative (ACCIAC) with the goal of offering students a more cohesive and generous scholarship program for particular summer study abroad programs.
Each university receives $12,500 to award between two and five ACCIAC Creativity & Innovation Fellowships annually. Fellows are chosen based on originality, creativity, innovation, experimentation and intellectual risk. Projects supported may include team activities or individual projects, multi-university ventures, artistic endeavors, videos, and creative projects abroad.
Students at participating institutions may apply for the IAC Scholarship to the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. However, each participating university has its own criteria and area of interest, so refer to your university’s ACCIAC advisory committee representative. Applications are reviewed for academic standing, current financial aid, and an essay.
Slovenia student visa:
Slovenia is an attractive place to study and Slovenia university degrees are highly respected by employers worldwide.
- All document legalized from Ministry of education, Keshar Mahal
- All document legalized from Ministry of foreign Consular Section, Tripureshwor
- Police report
- No objection letter
- Medical report
Student visa requirements:
- For offer letter/Admission:
- Academic Document
–S.L.C Mark Sheet
–S.L.C. Provisional (optional)
–H.S.E.B. (+2) Transcript
–H.S.E.B. (+2) Provisional
–H.S.E.B. (+2) Character
–Recommendation Letter (English Medium Instruction)
- Gap period work Experience
- IELTS/PTE/TOEFL (optional)
- Complete Fill-Up Application Form
Working in Slovenia:
-Students can work up to 20 hours per week
-Find out about receiving permission to work, obtaining a tax file
- Bank Balance (16lakh)
- Bank Balance Statement (6 months or above)
Living expenses in Slovenia:
The main items of expenditure of Slovenian households are expenditure on housing (rent, heating, electricity, etc.) and expenditure on food and drink. Slovenian households also spend considerable amounts on transport, clothing and footwear, recreation, education. The cost of living for a foreign student in Slovenia could be less than in his country of origin and depends on the options he takes.
Accommodation is about 100-150 €/month in the dormitories provided by the universities, but could be of about 200-300 €/month for private rented flats.
Costs of meals on the universities facilities are about 3-5 €/meal, that means 100-150 €/month.
Urban public transport card is about 20 €/month.
The ERASMUS subsistence grant for Slovenia is about €500 per month, which is enough to successfully cover the costs of living.
Books and study materials are provided with special prices and discounts.
Money and banking
The official currency used to be Slovenian tolar (SIT). As Slovenia is a EU country and became an EMU member from 1.1.2007, now its official currency is EUR. The banking system is according to the European regulation and all the payments instruments are available.
Urban travel is generally provided by buses, trams and metro. Bikes are good options for students, low costs and fast in cloudy traffic hours.
Interurban travel by train or cars benefits by good networks that reach all the places around the country. Costs are affordable for all categories.
Driving a car requests a valid European or international driving license.