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Tuition fees for international degree students

Tuition fees and other study costs are set in the price list of the Faculty for each academic year.

Price list UP FAMNIT 2019/20
Price list UP FAMNIT 2018/19

Enrolment fees

All registered students (undergraduate and postgraduate) must pay their enrolment fees prior to enrolment in each academic year.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for UNDERGRADUATE studies have to be paid by students who are:

(1) foreign citizens, except foreign citizens exempt from paying tuition fees for full-time undergraduate studies in line with Slovene regulations: 

  • EU citizens
  • foreign citizens with permanent residence in Slovenia if they (or their parents) are taxpayers in Slovenia
  • Slovene nationals without Slovene citizenship
  • citizens of Bosnia and Hercegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo;
  • foreign citizens who receive a scholarship from the Republic of Slovenia

(2) Tuition fees for undergraduate study programmes also have to be paid by students who:

  • have already successfully finished studies on the same cycle they are enrolling into 
  • have changed the study programme in the past on the same cycle they are enrolling into 
  • have failed to pass a year in their previous studies on the same cycle they are enrolling into 

Tuition fees for POSTGRADUATE studies have to be paid by students who are:

(1) Slovene citizens and EU citizens:

  • enrolled in doctoral study programmes
  • enrolled in part-time master's study programmes
  • enrolled in full-time master's study programmes, if they have already successfully finished a study programme equivalent to the study programme they are enrolling into (4 years, pre-reform study programme)

(2) Non-EU citizens:

  • enrolled in doctoral study programmes
  • enrolled in part-time master's study programmes
  • enrolled in full-time master's study programmes

(3) Tuition fees for master's study programmes also have to be paid by students who: 

  • have already successfully finished studies on the same cycle they are enrolling into 
  • have changed the study programme in the past on the same cycle they are enrolling into 
  • have failed to pass a year in their previous studies on the same cycle they are enrolling into

Students who are exempt from tuition fees for full-time master's study programmes are foreign citizens enrolled in the first year of a master's study programme (and who have previously completed a 1st cycle study programme), who are at the same time:

  • EU citizens
  • foreign citizens with permanent residence in Slovenia if they (or their parents) are taxpayers in Slovenia
  • Slovene nationals without Slovene citizenship
  • citizens of Bosnia and Hercegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo;
  • foreign citizens who receive a scholarship from the Republic of Slovenia

Payment of tuition fees

Tuition fees have to be paid for each year of study and can be paid in instalments.

General terms and conditions for the payment of tuition fees and charges at UP FAMNIT are available here.

Full tuition for each academic year can be paid in three instalments, as invoiced and in line with the following timeline:

  • the first instalment of the tuition fee (60 % of tuition) must be paid by 31 December of the current calendar year
  • the second instalment of the tuition fee (20 % of tuition) must be paid by 31 March the following year
  • the third instalment of the tuition fee (20 % of tuition) must be paid by 31 May the following year

If a student discontinues his/her studies by 31 October of the current academic year, UP FAMNIT is entitled to 10% of the total tuition fee as well as to enrolment charges, without the contribution for extracurricular activities.

If a student terminates his/her studies by 31 January of the current academic year, UP FAMNIT is entitled to 50% of the total tuition fee and to all charges payable upon enrolment.

Tuition fees for 2018/19:

  • Undergraduate study programmes (Mathematics, Computer Science, Biodiversity, Mediterranean Agriculture, Bioinformatics, Mathematics in Economics and Finance, Biopsychology): EUR 3,000.00
  • Master's study programmes (Mathematical Sciences, Computer Science, Nature Conservation, Biopsychology, Mathematics with Financial Engineering, Applied Psychology, Sustainable Built Environments): EUR 3,100.00
  • Doctoral study programmes (Mathematical Sciences, Computer Science): EUR 5,100.00

Other contributions

All students (undergraduate and postgraduate) are required to pay other study costs and contributions in line with the annual price list of the Faculty.

Language of instructiontop

The language of instruction at the Faculty is Slovene. However, every year the Faculty offers many courses where the lectures are delivered in English. Moreover, Mathematics programmes on all three academic levels (undergraduate, master's and doctoral) are taught completely in English.

In the academic year 2018/19 the 1st and 2nd year of the undergraduate study programme Computer Science  and the 1st year of the undergraduate study programme Bioinformatics will be taught in English too.

Foreign students who enrol in an undergraduate study programme or in a Master's study programme (i.e. degree students) that is taught is Slovene, must complete a Slovene language course at the basic level (A2) prior to enrolment or during their first year of study.

Students in doctoral study programmes are encouraged to complete a Slovene language course at the basic level during their studies.

In addition, the Faculty offers other possibilities for studying in English:

  • Courses (subjects) conducted by visiting professors, especially at the postgraduate level, are held in English. The list of courses (subjects) conducted in English is announced in September (for the next academic year).
  • During personal consultations, international students can communicate with their professors and lecturers in English. Exams are held in English as well.

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Academic calendartop

The academic year lasts from 1 October to 30 September. It consists of two semesters: Autumn (from October until mid-February) and Spring (from mid-February until the beginning of June). Each semester is divided into two academic quarters. There are three main examination periods (Winter, Summer, Autumn).

Academic calendar 2019/20

Academic calendar 2018/19

Academic calendar 2017/18
Academic calendar 2016/17

Grading systemtop

Students' learning achievements are graded according to the Slovene grading system, which is transferred in the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) as follows:

Slovene grading scheme ECTS grading scheme Description of the grades
 10 (Excellent)  A (Excellent)  Outstanding performance with only minor errors.
 9 (Very Good)  B (Very Good)  Above the average standard but with some errors.
 8 (Very Good)  C (Good)  Generally sound work with a number of notable errors.
 7 (Good)  D (Satisfactory)  Fair but with significant shortcomings.
 6 (Poor)  E (Sufficient)  Performance meets the minimum criteria.
 5 – 1 (Unsatisfactory)  F, FX (Fail)  Considerable further work is required.

European credit transfer system (ECTS)top

The European Community Course-Credit Transfer System (ECTS) was developed to provide common procedures to guarantee the academic recognition of studies abroad. It is based on the principle of mutual confidence and trust between the participating higher education institutions.

ECTS credits are a value allocated to course units to describe the student workload required to complete the course. They reflect the quantity of work each course unit requires in relation to the total quantity of work necessary to complete a full year of academic study at the institution. This includes lectures, practical work, seminars, tutorials, fieldwork, private study - in the library or at home - and examinations or other assessment activities. ECTS is thus based on a full student workload and not limited to contact hours only. In ECTS, 60 credits represent the workload of an academic year of study; a semester is normally 30 credits. One credit is awarded to 25 to 30 hours of student work. Credits are awarded only when the course has been completed and all required examinations have been passed.

All study programmes of UP FAMNIT are credited in accordance with the European Community Course-Credit Transfer System.

Higher education system in Sloveniatop

In the Republic of Slovenia, higher education is regulated by the Higher Education Act. The original act entered into force on Jan 1, 1994, and its amendments took force on Dec 24, 1999. In 2004, a new Act of Higher Education was passed, wherein according to the Bologna process, studies are divided into 1st, 2nd, and 3rd cycles. The first students entered the new Bologna programmes in the academic year 2005/06, and students enrolled into the old, non-Bologna programmes for the last time in the academic year 2008/09. These students were required to finish their study programmes by 2015/16.

Higher education institutions

Higher education is provided by public and private universities and their members – faculties, art academies and professional colleges. Private faculties and art academies as well as public and private professional colleges may also be organised as independent higher education institutions. Universities, faculties and art academies may provide all types of study programmes, while professional colleges may provide, as a rule, the first-cycle professional study programmes, but also the second-cycle programmes when meeting certain special requirements.

Pre-reform study programmes

According to the regulation in force before the Act Amending Higher Education Act (Uradni list RS, No. 63/04), the higher education system offered two types of undergraduate study programmes: academic study programmes, of 4 to 6 years' duration, and professional study programmes, of 3 to 4 years' duration. The postgraduate study programmes before the reform were: specialisation study programmes, of 1 to 2 years' duration, master of science or arts study programmes, of 2 years' duration, and doctoral study programmes. Doctoral study programmes last 4 years after the completed academic studies or 2 years after the completed master's study programme. The credit system of studies (ECTS) has been compulsory since 2002. Studies are organised as full-time or part-time studies. More  >>>

Post-reform study programmes

The Act Amending the Higher Education Act (Uradni list RS, No. 63/04) and Act Amending the Higher Education Act (Uradni list RS, No. 94/06) represent the legal framework for the introduction of the three-cycle higher education process in accordance with the Bologna declaration. The first cycle study programmes are academic and professional study programmes. Their duration is determined by years (three to four years) and credit points (180 to 240 CP). 60 credit points may be obtained per study year; 1 credit point consists of 25 to 30 hours of a student's work. There are from 1500 to 1800 hours per year in total. The second cycle study programmes are master's study programmes (master's professional degree). They consist of 60 to 120 credit points and last from one to two years. The duration of an individual master's study programme must be planned with regard to the duration of the first cycle study programme.

The total duration in the same field of study for master's programmes must not exceed five years (3+2, 4+1). The second cycle study programmes also include single-cycle master's study programmes. They are formed for studying professions regulated by EU directives or legislation of the Republic of Slovenia. Where not determined differently by the EU directives, these programmes are of five years' duration and consist of 300 credit points.

The third cycle consists of one type of study programme: doctoral study programmes. It lasts for three years, and study requirements consist of 180 credit points, two thirds of which shall be acquired by research. The degrees in all three cycles can be formed as joint degrees.

Higher education institutions may organise and provide supplementary study programmes as a form of lifelong learning. Studies are organised as full-time or part-time studies. More >>>