Children enter the school system at the age of 6. Compulsory education lasts 9 years and children usually finish it at the age of 15. Primary education is state funded, however there are some private schools. When they finish with their primary education, students enter upper secondary education that lasts up to 5 years. Upper-secondary education encompasses general education, i. e. different types of general high school programmes and the matura (final exam, comparable to British A-Levels) course, and vocational and technical education. After that the students have a chance to enter tertiary education that consists of short-cycle higher vocational education and higher education. Short-cycle higher vocational education lasts up to 2 years and students can enroll into public or private institutions that offer these type of courses. Vocational college education is focused on providing students with practical knowledge and experience.
We also have Bologna higher education (BA/BSc, MA/MSc and doctoral levels), which is provided by public or private institutions. Bachelor studies of academic and professional higher study programmes last from three to four years. Students also have an opportunity to gain practical experience through internships, which are incorporated into most curricula.
Through the academic year students have to fulfil designated course requirements (submit courseworks, give presentations, etc.). Once these requirements are completed, students can sit exams. There are 3 examination periods per year, and students have the right to take the same exam 3 times. Upon completion of all of their courses, students write their graduation theses and present it to a committee. Upon graduation, they acquire professional titles: diplomirani ... (VS) or univerzitetni ... (UN).
For more information on the school system in Slovenia visit this web page.
ERUDIO offers a variety of educational programs in Slovenian (professional and general high school programs, vocational college 2 year programs and BA 3 year programs). Our vocational college offers 12 different programs, ranging from Engineering to Tourism and Wellness.
In the field of BA higher education, we offer an undergraduate program in Entrepreneurship and International Business, available both in Slovenian and in English, and Heritage and Culinary Tourism (only available in Slovenian for the time being). Our school also gives you the opportunity to study online, so you do not have to be physically present in classes. This allows you to be more flexible and study in your own time. Our lecturers are not just scholars but are individuals with years of practical experience, doing their best to provide students with the best theoretical explanations supported with practical examples and case studies. This gives our school a special advantage as we give our students knowledge that they can apply in their everyday lives. Our College, Business School, and School of Sustainable Tourism are signatories of the Erasmus+ charter.