Recognition of foreign education is regulated by the Act on Assessment and Recognition of Education with regard to international and bilateral agreements concluded between the Republic of Slovenia and other countries.
Recognition with a view to access to education in the Republic of Slovenia is a procedure where, in the course of enrolment, holders of foreign certificates and diplomas are issued decisions on recognition of their education for access to study programmes in Slovenian higher education.
Application to undergraduate programmes
Candidates who have finished or will finish senior secondary school or other high school abroad must complete the procedure of recognition of foreign high school certificates first.
The application for the recognition of foreign education is submitted electronically together with the application for enrolment on the eVS web portal. All the requested documents in the section Admission documents must be sent to the University of Primorska well in advance (before the application deadline) as the process can last up to two months from submitting a complete application).
The application form and supporting documents must be submitted 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.
Application to graduate programmes
Candidates who have completed undergraduate study programmes abroad may enrol in the first year of the Master’s study programme if they complete the procedure of recognition of foreign undergraduate education first.
The application for the recognition of foreign education is submitted electronically together with the application for enrolment on the eVS web portal.
The supporting documents in the recognition process must be submitted electronically per e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Application to postgraduate studies - recognition of ecducation 2020/2021".
Requested documents in the recognition process:
- Copy of diploma: uncertified copy of diploma or other certificate of education to be recognized - mandatory document
- Certified translation of the diploma: court-certified translation of the diploma/ certificate into Slovene - mandatory if the document is not in Slovene, Italian, Croatian or English language
- Uncertified copy of the proof of content and duration and completed obligations during the education: eg. Transcript of records or Diploma supplement, complete with GPA - mandatory document
- Cronological description of education: a short cronological description of the education prepared by the candidate
Legalization of the diploma/ certificate is not needed.
Documents should be sent to the Faculty of Management well in advance (before the application deadline) as the process can take up to two months from submitting a complete application).
More information about the recognition process is available on the University of Primorska website: https://www.upr.si/en/study/enrolment/recognition-of-foreign-certificates/.
Please note! If the holder of a foreign certificate or diploma is a minor, the applicant shall be his/her legal guardian. If the holder of a foreign certificate or diploma or his/her legal guardian has granted a power of attorney, the applicant shall be the individual given the power of attorney.
Updated on June 30, 2020