Slovenia 2016/17 - student fees and grants

Country: Slovenia
Date of publication: 2017
Fees - first cycle (euro): min 21 - max 29
Fees - second cycle (euro): min 21 - max 29
Fees - note: Full-time students pay only registration fees
Grants - note: In 2014/15, 20 % of all students received need-based grant and 4 % received merit-based grant
Need-based grant (euro): min 840 - max 4320
Merit-based grant (euro): min 1680 - max 3240

National student fee

Full-time students pay only registration charges (short cycle: EUR 20-30; 1st and 2nd cycle: EUR 21-29), and costs of field work and excursions if required by study programme. No tuition fees for national and EU full-time students.

Part-time students and international students pay the same fees which are set by higher education institutions. Tuition fees in the first cycle range from EUR 1 950 to EUR 9 020 and from EUR 800 to EUR 15 831 EUR for the second cycle. Tuition fees in short-cycle higher education range from EUR 1 045 to EUR 3 250.

Student grants

Student grants can be need- or merit-based. The grants are available for 12 months a year. Corporate scholarships may also be co-financed from public funds. Same support is available to short, 1st and 2nd cycle students.

Need-based scholarships are available for economically disadvantaged students. The amount received depends on household income. In addition, allowances for academic performance, living away from home and special educational needs can be granted. In 2014/15, 20 % of all HE students received need-based scholarship.

Merit-based scholarships are awarded to students with exceptional achievements in research and artistic field, competitions and/or academic performance. In addition to the basic amount of merit-based scholarship, allowances for living away from home and special educational needs can be granted. In 2014/15, 4 % of all HE students received merit-based scholarship.

Full-time and part-time students are eligible for a scholarship if they are not employed, registered as unemployed or managers of a company or private institution and under 27 years old when enrolling for their first degree. They need to have Slovenian citizenship and/or to reside in Slovenia.


No loans are provided.

Tax benefit for student's parents

Tax benefits for parents are also provided in the form of tax relief for each dependent child and depends on the number of supported children (EUR 2 436 to EUR 7 957 per year in 2016). Parents of those higher education students who are not employed or do not conduct business and are under 26 years old when enrolling are eligible for this benefit.

Family allowances

No family allowances are provided

Source: Eurydice, National Student Fee and Support Systems 2013/2014, 2015/2016, 2016/2017
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