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Enrolment Procedures


Access requirements are defined with a study programme. Access to academic study programmes is granted to candidates who passed the matura (national upper secondary school graduation examination) or the final examination prior to 1 June 1995, or vocational matura pursuant to the relevant programme leading to secondary professional qualification from the same professional field, provided these candidates passed an examination in one of the general matura subjects. Access to professional study programmes is granted to candidates who completed the matura or final examination pursuant to the relevant secondary professional education programme leading to a professional qualification, specified by the study programme.


The admission requirements vary with individual study programmes. For some study programmes, particularly those related to artistic fields such as sports, architecture, music applicants it is required to successfully pass a test of specific aptitudes, abilities and skills.   

The general requirement for admission to second cycle study programmes is the completion of a first cycle programme. Additional requirements are set-up individually by each study programme. The general requirement for admission to doctoral study programmes is a degree at the second cycle.

Whether the requirements for admission to an undergraduate or postgraduate study programme are meet is decided by the competent body of higher education institution.



The number of places available is limited for all study programmes. The places available for new applicants are announced by higher education institutions each year in a pre-enrolment announcement separately for undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes. For students from EU member states, the enrolment procedures are the same like for Slovene students. Places available for these students are included in the quota for Slovene students. For foreigners from non EU countries the number of study places available is set additionally. 


If the number of applicants exceeds the available number of study places, applicants are selected according to the same criteria and procedure as Slovene students. If study places reserved for citizens of the Republic of Slovenia and EU member states remain vacant, foreigners from non EU states can also register for those places.


    • Successfully completed appropriate secondary education (to enrol in university study programmes, the candidates must have a recognised national exit exam, like the Slovene matura or American SAT) or final examination before 1 June 1995. To enrol in professional higher-education programmes, the candidates must have a recognised final examination, vocational certification or national exit exam.);
    • Knowledge of Slovenian language (for some study programmes the candidates must pass the Slovene language examination);
    • Completed recognition procedure for secondary-school certificates obtained abroad.
    • Some study programmes require the candidates to pass a test of artistic aptitude or psychophysical capacity.




A candidate who has finished his or her studies in a foreign country (not Slovenia) and would like to continue education in the Slovenian higher education institution is obliged to acquire a decision on the recognition of the foreign education, if they have not obtained one already. Higher education institutions are the competent bodies for the education recognition procedure.

The recognition procedure is a part of the enrolment procedure. The candidate submits the recognition application together with the study enrolment application (on the online eVŠ portal).