Education System in Slovenia



Higher vocational education in the Republic of Slovenia is regulated by the Post-secondary Vocational Education Act, which came into force on 6 August 2004. It constitutes undergraduate study, and upon completion of a higher vocational education programme, specialisation or further training is available at the same level.
Upon completion of a higher vocational education programme, a diploma is obtained, and on the basis of this a professional title is defined by the Professional and Academic Titles Act (Official Gazette RS, No. 61/2006).
A higher vocational education programme may be undertaken by holders of a matura certificate and/or vocational matura certificate (or final examination certificate prior to 1 June 1995) and/or by those who have passed a master craftsman or foreman and/or manager examination or have three years of work experience and passed a test in the Slovenian language with literature and mathematics or in a foreign language within the scope provided by the vocational matura examination.
Students complete their studies by passing a diploma examination, and the professional title and profession are entered in the diploma to be received by the student after the successful completion of studies.
The diploma allows students to enter employment or continue their undergraduate studies in higher professional study programmes, which as a rule last three years.
Under certain conditions, the transfer from higher vocational to higher professional education is possible in both directions.
Higher vocational study allows the student to obtain 120 credit points according to the European Credit Transfer System.
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