STUDY IN SLOVENIA
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS IN SLOVENIA
Slovenia scholarships for foreign students. The majority of scholarships are reserved for the citizens of the countries with which a bilateral agreement/programme on scholarship exchanges (quotas) has been signed with: Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Poland, PR of China, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Switzerland and Turkey. A limited number of scholarship months is reserved also for the candidates from Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYROM,Montenegro and Serbia.Majority of the applications are admitted for short time study stay or research visits by doctoral students/candidates (i.e. they either attend non-degree courses of their choice, or pursue an independent research activity at the host institutions, depending on their qualifications and preferences). In compliance with the applicable legal regulations, decisions on admission to research or study stays are taken by the institutions of higher education.Applicants are therefore obliged to contact the selected university directly and request a Letter of Acceptance from the relevant department. Applicants are requested to point out to the selected university that they are applying for a scholarship award under the bilateral agreement.The age limit of the applicants for study stays is 26 years (the applicant may not complete 26 years of age before the end of the scholarship period) and 30 years for research visit.Exceptions to these regulations are possible only if so defined in the concerned bilateral agreement.The applicants for study stays should be proficient in the Slovene language, unless the working language is agreed upon with the mentor/supervisor.
Professional scholarships, normally offered by various companies. For the whole of Slovenia the tender for these scholarships is normally published in March in the special editions of the National Office for Employment. Candidates submit their applications directly to the companies offering the scholarships. We would recommend that candidates contact the human resources department of the company offering the scholarship they are interested in, and obtain detailed information on the application dates and documents required for application.
The national and ZOIS scholarships
Zois scholarships are state merit scholarships, first established in 1986. The basic guideline of the system was detection of gifted children and promotion of development of their careers so they would achieve the highest level of education and thus providing the society with the best human potential.
Foreign students that would be coming to Slovenia under a special bilateral/multilateral agreement or reciprocity exists between Slovenia and their country of origin in terms of scholarships could be eligible for Zois scholarship provided they meet all general and special conditions and placed high enough in ranking.
Scholarships offered by various foundations
Scholarships offered by various foundations, which are private or state institutions. The aim of the foundations is to financially support successful candidates, and the criteria for obtaining the scholarships vary from the social, regional to political ones. Some of the foundations include The Foundation of dr Anton Trstenjak, Foundation Ana, Slovene scientific foundation, Educational foundation of Pomurje region, Foundation Ajda at Peasants Society, Student development fund of the Faculty of Economics, etc. The tenders for scholarships are normally published in the newspapers and on the internet
For the academic year 2013/2014, the scholarship comprise of:
286 EUR per month and its amount is periodically reviewed and adjusted.
Free accommodation in the facilities of the Student Centre of the Universities (paid for by the Ministry directly to provider).Basic medical insurance for non-EU applicants if there is no bilateral agreement on health Insurance between Slovenia and the applicant's home country (paid for by the Ministry directly to provider).The majority of scholarships are reserved for the citizens of the countries with which a bilateral agreement/programme on scholarship exchanges (quotas) has been signed with: Belgium A limited number of scholarship months is reserved also for the candidates from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.