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Admission requirements for studies at university in Slovenia

General requirements

First cycle studies (bachelor's)

If you have successfully completed upper secondary studies in one of the signatory countries of the Lisbon Convention, are in possession of a valid school leaving certificate and qualify for higher education studies in your home country, you may also qualify for higher education studies in Slovenia. However, you are requested to prove your level of knowledge of Slovenian and/or English. In some cases, you are also requested to take additional qualifying courses.

Second cycle studies (master's)

If you are applying for a master's program at university in Slovenia, you are required to be in possession of a relevant bachelor's or equivalent degree diploma.

Third cycle studies (PhD)

In the event you are applying for doctoral studies at university in Slovenia, you are required to be in possession of a relevant diploma or Master's degree program.

Language requirements for studies at universities in Slovenia

Slovenian

Slovenian is the main language of instruction at higher education institutions in Slovenia. Therefore, if you are applying for undergraduate courses, you will be requested to prove your level of command of Slovenian. For some study programs, such as those related to education or languages and communication, you must prove your level of knowledge of Slovenian in the first year of study. For the rest of courses, you can prove your level of command of Slovenian in the second year of studies. In general, you are expected to have a level of command of the Slovenian language corresponding to, at least, B2 in the European Language Passport.

Do you need to learn or improve your Slovenian? [Learn more about the Centre for Slovenian as a second/foreign language]

If you are applying for graduate studies, you are not required to have knowledge of Slovenian. However, you will need to prove you have knowledge of, at least, one world language.

English

If your study program or course is taught in English, you will be required to prove your level of command of English by presenting the results you received at English courses. Please, always check with your university whether your English studies are sufficient for you to meet this requirement.

Specific admission tests

For some study programs, such as those related to Arts, you will be requested to pass a test of artistic aptitude or psychophysical capacity. Therefore, we recommend you contact the higher education institution you are interested in to learn whether you must pass a specific admission test to be eligible to apply for the study program of your choice.

Minimum grade point requirement to access undergraduate studies (first cycle) in Slovenia

Some study programs may be very competitive and have limited study places. Therefore, applicants are ranked based on their grades from upper secondary school and other university entrance examinations taken at their home countries. Therefore, you may need to meet a minimum grade point or cut-off point in order for you to be eligible to apply for higher education studies in Slovenia.

You may use the European grades comparison chart to learn how you would score in Europe.

Source: Higher Education Act, Slovenian Ministry of Education and Sport