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Study / Admission Requirements

The procedure for enrolment into the first year of the undergraduate studies at the Academy of Design is carried out by the Higher Education Application and Information Service of the University of Ljubljana
Kongresni trg 12, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone: + 386 1 241 85 05, + 386 1 241-85-08
Office hours: Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 to 11:00 and from 14:00 to 15:00 and on Fridays from 9:00 to 11:00
E-mail: tanja.zuzek(at)uni-lj.sialenka.suligoj(at)uni-lj.si

APPLICATION 

The first application deadline
Candidates who are applying for study programmes that require passing a test of ability, capacity and skills must submit their application between February 5 and March 5, 2013.
The candidates can submit:
a written application between February 5 and May 31, 2013 (the Application for Enrolment into the first year of study published on www.vpis.uni-lj.si)
an electronic application from February 5 to March 5, 2013 (available in Slovene language on www.vpis.uni-lj.si/).

The candidates may submit only one application. In the application, in order of preference, they can indicate a maximum of three study programmes on which they wish to enrol and for which they meet, or will meet before the deadlines published with this call expire, the conditions for enrolment.
The order the study programmes are written down is important, because the candidates will, under the conditions indicated in this call under the chapter on the selection procedure, be placed in the first programme for which they meet all the conditions.

The second application deadline
From October 1 to 5, 2013, the candidates can apply for the remaining free slots, which are published by the higher education institutions. The free slots shall be published on September 30, 2013 on the websitewww.vpis.uni-lj.si.

The candidates should submit a written application between October 1 and 5, 2013 (the Application for Enrolment into the first year of study published on www.vpis.uni-lj.si).

In the application they can apply for only one study programmes they wish to enrol and for which they meet, but they can send more application forms.
They must send the certified copies of certificates and other supporting documents to the faculty or academy.

EVIDENCE OF THE FULFILMENT OF THE ENROLMENT CONDITIONS 

Foreign citizens who have finished secondary school abroad must send the following to the Higher Education Application and Information Service:
– a final certificate of a four-year secondary school,
– records of the last two years of secondary school,
– a decision on the recognition of education for the purpose of continuing education (or a decision on the nostrification of certificates acquired abroad, if it has been issued in Slovenia before January 21, 2005 in accordance with previous regulations on recognition of education),
– an identification document (birth certificate or passport or identity card).

The candidates must send copies of supporting documents, certified by a notary or an official of the administrative unit; the decision on the recognition of the right to continue education or the decision on nostrification can be original. The certificates must be translated into Slovenian by a certified translator.

Foreign citizens, who have finished secondary school in Slovenia, should send the following to the Higher Education Application and Information Service:
– a final certificate of a four-year secondary school,
– the records of the last two years of secondary school,
– an identification document (birth certificate or passport or identity card),
– candidates who have finished the matura in the RS after June 1, 1995 or a vocational matura in 2002 or later do not have to submit certificates. The National Examinations Centre will submit the data on the candidates’ behalf.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is equivalent to the matura certificate in the Republic of Slovenia and therefore does not require a special recognition procedure for secondary education. Candidates who already have the international baccalaureate (IB) should submit it together with the first or second application.
Candidates who will finish secondary school with the international baccalaureate diploma abroad this year can submit a computer printout of the international baccalaureate diploma. On behalf of candidates who will be performing the international baccalaureate diploma in Slovenia, the secondary school will submit the diploma to the Higher Education Application and Information Service.

THE SLOVENE LANGUAGE EXAMINATION 

The candidates should pass the intermediate level Slovene Language Exam in accordance with the Slovenian Language for Foreigners programme at the Centre for Slovene as a second/foreign language
University of Ljubljana
Kongresni trg 12
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone: + 386 1 241 86 77
Office hours: every day from 11.00 to 13.00, Wednesday from 11.00 to 15.00, every first Wednesday in month from 11.00 to 17.00
E-mail: center-slo(at)ff.uni-lj.si 

Candidates must pass the Slovene language exam before enrolling into the second year of studies. 

SCHOOL FEE 

Foreign citizens from countries that are not member states of the European Union are required to pay a school fee for full-time undergraduate courses. The amount of the fee is determined by the higher education institution and is equal to the school fee for part-time courses for citizens of the RS.
The price list is available HERE. The school fee does not include the compulsory health insurance. The insurance must be arranged before the studies start.

The following are not required to pay school fees for full-time undergraduate courses:
– foreign citizens with permanent residence in the RS who themselves or their parents/guardians are taxpayers in the RS,
Slovenians without Slovenian citizenship,
– citizens of countries with which the Republic of Slovenia has concluded bilateral or multilateral agreements regarding cooperation in the area of education or reciprocity (Croatia, Montenegro and Macedonia),
– scholarship holders of the ministry competent for higher education or of an authorised provider of such scholarships (Javni sklad za razvoj kadrov in štipendije – Slovene Human Resources Development and Scholarship Fund),

All foreign citizens are required to pay the scholarship fee for part-time courses.

HEALTH INSURANCE 

The Health Care and Health Insurance Act (ZZVZZ) stipulates that participation in compulsory health insurance is obligatory for both Slovenian and foreign citizens.
For the insured citizens of a member state of the European Union, the European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland and Australia, it applies that students during their temporary residence in other member states have the right to urgent or necessary health care services, if appropriate supporting documentation is submitted. Such supporting documentation is the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or a certificate substituting for the EHIC, which are issued by the competent country and a card MEDICARE upon presentation of a passport for the citizens of Australia.
For insured citizens from other countries with which an international agreement on social insurance has been reached, it applies that in other contracting states they only have the right to use emergency health care services. The Republic of Slovenia has concluded bilateral Agreements on Social Insurance with the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Macedonia, the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Serbia and Monte Negro. The HR/SLO 3, RM/SI 3, BIH/SI 3, SRB/SI 03 and MNE/SI03 forms serve as suitable supporting documents.
Students from countries that are not member states of the European Union, the European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland or with which Slovenia has not concluded a bilateral agreement on social insurance must take out the compulsory insurance in the Republic of Slovenia.
Compulsory health insurance in the Republic of Slovenia for foreign students is not included in the school fees and is charged in accordance with the regulations of the Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia, the Pension and Disability Insurance Institute of the Republic of Slovenia and the price list of the University of Ljubljana.

For more detailed information please read APPLICATION AND ADMISSION PROCEDURE 
Source: http://www.vpis.uni-lj.si/

For more information contact also:
Mileva Misković
Head of Student Affairs Office
E-mail: mileva.miskovic(at)fd.si
Phone: 00386 59 23 5010 and 00386 31 383 883

Useful links: 
Structure of the education system in Slovenia (PDF)
National Education System – EURYPEDIA EURYDICE
Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (SQAA)
Slovenian qualifications framework
The Bologna process: setting up the European Higher Education Area

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