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STUDY IN SLOVENIA

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

Slovenia strongly supports the idea of construction of a genuine European area of knowledge and strives to implement measures supporting equal opportunities, school success, mobility in general, higher education and vocational education and training, language learning, safety at school, non-discrimination, educational technologies and distance education, academic and professional recognition of qualifications, educational statistics, overall development of general education and vocational training, development of undergraduate and the modernisation of postgraduate studies.

What is Meant by Undergraduate Degree
An Undergraduate degree is a colloquial term for an academic degree taken by a person who has completed undergraduate courses. It is usually offered at an institution of higher education, such as a university. The most common type of this degree is the bachelor's degree, which typically takes at least three or four years to complete. A bachelor's degree is usually earned for an undergraduate course of study that nominally requires three to five years of study . In some cases, it may also be the name of a second graduate degree, such as a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), Bachelor of Civil Law, the Bachelor of Music, the Bachelor of Philosophy, or the Bachelor of Sacred Theology, degree which in some countries are only offered after a first graduate/bachelor's degree.

Undergraduate Education
Undergraduate Education is the post-secondary education previous to the postgraduate education. It includes all the academic programs up to the level of a bachelor's degree. For example, in the United States an entry level university student is known as an undergraduate, while students of higher degrees are known as graduates. In some other educational systems and subjects, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a master's degree; this is the case for some science courses in Britain and some medicine courses in Europe.

Undergraduate studies (first cycle)
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.

General application requirements
Foreign citizens and Slovenians without Slovenian citizenship who completed secondary school abroad may enrol in Bachelor studies if they meet the following requirements:

  • • completed four-year secondary school;
  • • completed procedure for the recognition of foreign secondary education certificates;
  • • successful result on required tests, if applicable;
  • • Knowledge of the Slovenian language.

Copies of certificates and other documents which candidates must send to the Higher Education Application Information Service of the chosen Slovenian university:

  • • notarized final certificate of a four year secondary school (or matura certificate);
  • • a secondary school diploma;
  • • notarised transcripts for the last two years of completed secondary school recording academic performance;
  • • personal identity cards or certificates of citizenship;
  • • Certificate indicating that the candidate has passed the Examination in Intermediate Level Slovenian.

Types of Undergraduate Degrees Available in Slovenia
There are many different undergraduate degrees that you will be able to earn while in Slovenia. Undergraduate degrees are classified according to the following fields of Knowledge:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Social Science and Law
  • Engineering and Architecture
  • Business Law