Slovenia, member of the European Union since 2004, is also a member of the Schengen Area and the Eurozone. This situation makes Slovenia an ideal destination for international students who would like to attain a higher education degree while discovering the rest of Europe.

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.