Recognition of foreign education

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.

 

 

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
Admissions Office
Titov trg 4
SI - 6000 Koper
Slovenia

 

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.

 

 

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.  All the requested documents in the section "Admission documents" must be sent to the Faculty of Management 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, Faculty of Management
Cankarjeva 5
SI - 6000 Koper
Slovenia

 

 

The original of the final certificate(s) representing the general requirement for access to higher education in the country of issue, legalized on the basis of:

  • The 1961 Hague Convention (at the court with territorial jurisdiction where the certificate or diploma was issued); with a properly completed apostille form affixed, or
  • The Authentication of Documents in International Traffic Act.

State parties to the 1961 Hague Convention can be found at this website: http://hcch.e-vision.nl/index_en.php?act=conventions.status&cid=41.

If the student/candidate can find the country on the list of the Authentication of Documents in International Traffic Act, he/she should take an original diploma to the Court, where his university is and get a seal “Apostille” there.

 

If the country is not on the list, the original diploma needs to be legalized with the following seals:

  • the seal of Ministry of Higher Education in the country of issue of your diploma,
  • the seal of Ministry of justice,
  • the seal of Ministry of foreign affairs.

 

If you have finished your previous education in one of the following countries you do not need to legalize your diploma because of bilateral agreements between countries:

  • Algeria,
  • Austria,
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina,
  • Bulgaria,
  • Croatia,
  • Czech Republic,
  • France,
  • Hungary,
  • Iraq
  • Italy,
  • Libya,
  • Poland,
  • Russia,
  • Slovakia.

 

More information about the recognition process is available on the University of Primorska website: http://www.vpis.upr.si/index.php?page=static&item=216.

 

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.

 

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