Accessible tuition fees abroad can often sound like science fiction to us because the decision to study abroad falls not only on future students but mostly on their parents. Where will they live? Who will they socialize with? What will they eat? How will they cope with everyday problems? These are the questions that worry caring moms and dads more than future students who want to continue their education away from their parents’ home.
There is definitely one country that stands out on the map of potential study destinations, which offers relatively simple answers to the above questions, and this is Slovenia. It is located in the heart of Europe, the tuitions and prices for student housing are affordable, it is one of the safest and greenest countries to live in!
In addition, studying in Slovenia offers a lot of benefits for regional students. First thing first.
Higher Education in Slovenia
Higher education in Slovenia is recognised all over the world, and classes are conducted according to the Bologna system. There are two types of colleges: vocational colleges where education lasts two years and basic colleges where studies last for three years. Higher vocational colleges are something like our higher schools, and they have an academic programme aimed at developing practical skills in order to enable students to work as soon as possible. The faculties provide broader theoretical education, and after graduation, students can continue their education under the Master and PhD programmes.
Selection of Faculty
There are a total of six universities in Slovenia: in Ljubljana, Maribor, Nova Gorica, Koper, Novo Mesto, and the New University with over 1,500 study programmes for Bachelor, Master and PhD degrees are offered. The university centre is Ljubljana, although other cities do not lag behind in terms of education quality and study programmes. The important thing is that your child can apply for as many as three different programmes at different universities, and it is especially tempting that entrance exams in Slovenia are not required.
As we have already mentioned, there are almost no language and cultural barriers. The Slovenian language is like ours and can be mastered quite quickly. It is certainly desirable to acquire some foreknowledge before starting studies. Another good thing is that many children from all countries of the region study in Slovenia. In addition, students from Slovenia are very friendly and welcome their peers from abroad.
Student Living Expenses
In general, an average student without accommodation needs between 400 and 600 euros per month. It is highly likely that you will have to share part of the costs monthly, but not all of them. How? Firstly, every student in Slovenia, no matter what country he or she comes from, has the right to be legally employed. Using the Student Service, students can find a job, even according to their major, and earn from 350 to 500 euros a month. In addition, students in Slovenia have subsidised meals and transport discounts. Most restaurants and fast-food stores offer meals at affordable prices under student bonuses. Therefore, your child will be able to eat a delicious and warm meal like at home for just a few euros each day. The same thing refers to transport costs. Students pay only part of the monthly ticket; the state covers the rest.
In Slovenia, you can find private accommodation or dormitories (state and private ones). All variants have their own peculiarities, so it is worth studying them carefully and choose what suits you the best, or what you can afford.
Every parent wants what is best for their child. Bearing this in mind, we want to provide you with the best service of counselling and professional support when enrolling your child in one of the faculties in Slovenia. The 2TM Agency offers you professional support from the first moment your child starts preparing and selecting a study programme, until he or she enters a college and obtains a residence permit. Write us at [email protected] or contact us via our official website and apply for a free consultation. The most important thing to know is that the success of enrolment with our assistance is guaranteed!