Recognition of foreign certificates
Recognition with a view to accessing education in the Republic of Slovenia
Recognition with a view to accessing education in the Republic of Slovenia is a procedure by which the holder of a foreign school certificate is issued a decision recognising his/her right to continue education in the Republic of Slovenia. The procedure is initiated by the holder of a foreign school certificate who has to submit his/her application to the higher education institution of the Republic of Slovenia where s/he seeks to pursue his/her education. Appropriate documents must be included with the application.
On the basis of the decision on recognition, the higher education institution shall enrol the holder of a foreign school certificate in the appropriate study program.
Procedure of recognition for candidates (foreign citizens and Slovenes without Slovene citizenship) who have finished or will finish secondary school abroad and have not undergone the procedure of recognition of foreign school certificates.
The candidate applies for the continuation of his/her studies on the application form, which must be submitted electronically and sent to the following address:
University of Primorska
Titov trg 4
SI - 6000 Koper
Certificates that do not require recognition
- Certificates from the former Yugoslav republics obtained before 25 June 1991 do not need to be recognized
- International Baccalaureate (IB) certificates are equivalent to matura certificates obtained in the Republic of Slovenia and do not require recognition
A complaint against the decision issued by the higher education institution can be filed with the senate of the higher education institution concerned within eight days of the decision's being received by the holder.
For further information on the system of recognizing foreign school certificates see the web site of the ENIC NARIC CENTRE Slovenia (Education recognition unit).