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Overview of Slovenian diplomas

In the overview below you can find the level of Slovenian diplomas. You cannot derive any rights from it.

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Poklicna Matura (vocational Matura)

  • Comparable to: a HAVO diploma for its general education part (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 to 4 years.
  • Type of education: secondary vocational education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to short cycle programmes in higher professional education - Diplom professional qualification of inzenir or tehnolog (visje strokovne skole - 2 years).

Splošna Matura (general Matura)

  • Comparable to: a VWO diploma (NQF 4+/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years.
  • Type of education: upper secondary general education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education.

Diplom with professional qualification of inzenir or tehnolog (visje strokovne skole - 2 years)

  • Comparable to: 2 years HBO or an associate degree (NLQF 5/EQF 5).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: short cycle higher professional education.
  • Purpose of diploma: professional qualification.

Diploma prve stopnje (first cycle diploma)

  • Comparable to: HBO or WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 to 4 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to further study of the 2nd cycle in higher education - Diploma druge stopnje (second cycle diploma) - Magister/Master.

Diploma druge stopnje (second cycle diploma) - Magister/Master

  • Comparable to: an HBO or a WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 to 2 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to doctorate programmes.