Latest Admission Requirements for International Undergraduate, Postgraduate and PhD Studies at the Universities in Slovenia

Latest Admission Requirements for International Undergraduate, Postgraduate and PhD Studies at the Universities in Slovenia

Slovenia is a perfect destination for any student that wants to study abroad on low tuition. It has part of its territory by the great Alps and part by the sea. 

It is also a member of the European Union, Schengen Area and the Euro zone.  Students are not required to pay tuition fees if they are taking a full-time study programs at public institutions, and enjoy affordable tuition fees at part-time studies and at private institutions.
Undergraduate entry Requirements/First cycle studies (bachelor’s)

Students applying for studies at the undergraduate level are required to be in possession of 

  • A valid secondary/high school result
  • Proficiency result in English or Slovenian

Postgraduate entry Requirements/Second cycle studies (master’s)

Also, postgraduate students are to present

  • A relevant bachelor’s or equivalent degree diploma

Doctorate entry Requirements/Third cycle studies (PhD)

International students can study at the doctoral level in Slovenia. They are required to show 

  • A relevant diploma or Master’s degree program.

Language requirements for studies at universities in Slovenia


Slovenian is the main language of instruction at the universities in Slovenian. All students applying at the undergraduate level are required to show proof of their proficiency in the language. Not all courses requires the proficiency results in your first year. But for courses 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. 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 eg English.


For international students planning to study in English, you will be required to prove your level of command of English by presenting the results you received at English courses.

We advice you always visit the school you want to enroll for more information about the admission requirements.

Comprehensive List of Low Tuition Universities in Slovenia For International Students

Public institutions
Faculty of Information Studies, Novo Mesto
University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana
University of Maribor, Maribor
University of Nova Gorica, Nova Gorica
University of Primorska, Koper

Private institutions
Academia, Maribor
Academy of Visual Arts, Ljubljana
Alma Mater Europaea – Evropski center, Maribor, Maribor, Ljubljana, Murska Sobota
Celje Higher School of Commerce, Celje
College of Nursing Jesenice, Jesenice
Doba Higher School of Business, Maribor
Environmental Protection College, Velenje
European Faculty of Law, Nova Gorica
Faculty of Applied Social Studies, Nova Gorica
Faculty of Organisation Studies in Novo mesto, Novo Mesto
Faculty of Postgraduate National and European studies, Kranj
GEA College of Entrepreneurship, Ljubljana
Higher School of Applied Sciences, Ljubljana
Higher School of Health Care, Novo Mesto
Higher School of Technology and Systems, Novo Mesto
IEDC-Bled School of Management, Bled
International School for Business and Social Studies, Celje
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School, Ljubljana
Ljubljana Graduate School of the Humanities, Ljubljana
Ljubljana School of Design, Ljubljana
Ljubljana School of Accounting, Ljubljana
Novo Mesto Business and Management College, Novo Mesto
Polymer Technology College, Slovenj Gradec

Approved private institutions
Academy of Dance, Ljubljana
DOBA Faculty, Maribor
European Study Center Maribor, Maribor
Faculty of Media, Ljubljana
Higher School of Economy, Celje

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