Slovenia lies in the heart of Europe, which makes it really easy to travel out of the country either by renting a car or flying from one of the nearest airports. If you decide to travel around Slovenia you can take a train or share a ride and there are plenty of places to visit and activities to enjoy. The younger population speaks English almost fluently which means that communication won’t be a problem wherever you go.
Being a student in Slovenia brings numerous other benefits to both Slovene and international students who enjoy discounts on public transport, entrance fees to events or different activities. If you love biking Ljubljana is ranked 13th on the list of best cities in the world for urban cycling.
The biggest benefit of being a student are the heavily subsidised meals available in a wide range of restaurants across Slovenia. A special coupon system for student subsidised meals ensures that you will always eat well for a reasonable price.
Slovenia’s higher education system has a twin-track structure: professionally oriented (vocational) higher education and academic higher education.
Higher vocational education is provided by higher vocational colleges that offer two-year vocational education at the sub-degree level (short-cycle, ISCED 5B). The Slovenian Higher Vocational Education Act from 2004 places this type of education within the tertiary education area; students obtain 120 credits and can continue their professional studies at the degree-level.
Academic higher education is offered by public or private universities and single higher education institutions (not beloning to any university). Universities and single faculties can offer both academic and professional study programmes, while professional colleges offer only professional study programmes.