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Accredited Universities and Colleges in Slovenia

    Students who have decided to study in Slovenia will greatly benefits from its ideal location that has part of its territory by the Alps and part by the sea. Since 2004, Slovenia has been a European Union member. Slovenia an ultimate destination for international students who would like to attain a higher education degree while discovering the rest of Europe. Also, students are freed from paying tuition fees at full-time study programs at public institutions. The tuition fees in Slovenian universities are affordable at part-time studies and at private institutions.

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    List of Accredited Universities and Colleges in Slovenia

    Where in Slovenia would you like to study?

    Now let’s look at five accredited universities and colleges in Slovenia organized by type and location. Also, you will also find tuition fees information, language of instruction or financial assistance available about some of the study programs.

    1. Alma Mater Europaea

    The Alma Mater Europaea, meaning “The European nourishing mother” is a Private University situated in the Austrian city of Salzburg. The Alma Mater Europaea, a relatively young university, was officially established in 2010, with top Austrian surgeon Felix Unger appointed as its first president.

    Courses offered at the Alma Mater Europaea are taught in English, Spanish, and German.  In 2011, the university opened its first campus in Slovenia, located in Maribor which registered about 500 students in 2011. Alma Mater Europaea also co-sponsored a summer school in St. Gallen, Switzerland. The 2012-2013 academic year saw about 800 students being enrolled in Maribor. Another campus was opened in Zagreb, Croatian capital, and part of the master’s degree studies were done in Brussels. The Salzburg campus of the university was founded in 2013 and about 1000 students were registered in various studies in Slovenia, Austria, and other countries in academic year 2013/14. The institution established a Dance Academy in 2008, making it one of the few European institutions issuing government accredited degrees in dance arts.

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    Currently, the university has premises in Salzburg, Ljubljana, Maribor, and Murska Sobota. Administration and offices are located in Salzburg and Maribor. Lecturing takes place in Ljubljana and Murska Sobota.

    • Department of Social Gerontology
    • Department of Physical Therapy
    • Department of Nursing
    • Department of Management and European Studies
    • Department of Archival and Documentology Studies


    • European leadership program
    • European business studies
    • Theological studies
    1. University of Ljubljana

    The University of Ljubljana, founded on 23 July 1919, is the largest and oldest higher educational institution in Slovenia. The founding faculties of this public university includes the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Law, Technical Faculty and Faculty of Theology.

    The University of Ljubljana currently ranks among the top 3% of universities in the world, it has been ranked among the top 500 universities by the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). This university is also ranks 370th in The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), and listed in the 601-800 group in the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking.

    University of Ljubljana consists of 23 faculties and three academies of art, which provide study programs in different fields, including medicine, engineering, natural sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Approximately forty thousand students are currently enrolled in the university. University of Ljubljana is termed the largest and central scientific and research institution in Slovenia and the researchers & students of University of Ljubljana is renowned for achieving amazing results.

    3. IEDC-Bled School of Management

    IEDC-Bled School of Management is a business school situated in Bled, Slovenia. This private institution was established in 1986 and is strictly dedicated to executive education. It operates independently from any university. The primary intention of this Management school is to be an agent of change in the area. So courses, activities, and professors are selected to endlessly challenge countries with transitional economies to increase business quality and results. This made IEDC to establish the Central and Eastern European Management Development Association (CEEMAN).

    Programs at IEDC-Bled

    The programs of IEDC-Bled School of Management educational include:

    • Degree programs: 1- year Executive MBA, 2-year Executive MBA, Presidents’ MBA, and Executive PhD
    • Executive education: Five-week General Management Program, short seminars, and custom-made programs established for individual organizational clients
    • International Summer Schools for young managers and professionals
    1. University of Maribor

    University of Maribor was founded in 1961 as a non-profit public institution situated in the large town of Maribor, Styria. This university was accredited by the Ministrstvo za izobraževanje, znanost in šport, Republika Slovenija (Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Slovenia), Univerza v Mariboru (UM). This university has a total student enrollment of 25,000-29,999. coeducational higher education institution. UM offers courses and programs leading to officially well-known higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study.

    1. University of Primorska

    University of Primorska, or Univerza na Primorske, is a non-profit public higher education institution situated in the urban setting of the medium-sized town of Koper in Slovene Littoral. This town has a population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants. University of Primorska also has branch campuses in Izola and Piran. This university is officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Slovenia. It currently has a student population of 6,000-6,999 students’ coeducational higher education institution. This university offers courses and programs leading to recognized higher education degrees including bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 16 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students’ academic record. The admission rate at the University of Primorska is 60-70% making it a slightly selective institution.

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