2016/17 Government of the Republic of Slovenia Bilateral Scholarships for Foreign Nationals

2016/17 Government of the Republic of Slovenia Bilateral Scholarships for Foreign Nationals


Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia is offering number of scholarship months to foreign nationals, on the basis of bilateral agreements.

This scholarship scheme is designed for university/college students or graduates and PhD applicants who wish to accomplish a part of their study at one of the Slovenian institution of higher education (in Slovenian language).

The Centre of the Republic of Slovenia for Mobility and European Educational and Training Programmes (CMEPIUS) is a public institution working in the field of international projects and international mobility


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It performs two main tasks: co-ordinating the Lifelong Learning European Community Programme (successor of SOCRATES and LEONARDO da VINCI) and supporting development in education and training.

Course Level: Scholarships are offered for short time study stay or research (i.e. applicants either attend non-degree courses of their choice or pursue an independent research activity at the host institutions, depending on their qualifications and preferences).

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the field of international projects and international mobility.

Scholarship Award: For the academic year 2016/2017, the scholarship comprise of:
-286 EUR per month – its amount is periodically reviewed and adjusted each January
-free accommodation in the facilities of the Student Centre of the Universities (paid for by the Ministry directly to provider)
-Basic medical insurance for non-EU applicants if there is no bilateral agreement on health insurance between Slovenia and the applicant’s home country (paid for by the Ministry directly to provider)
-52,50 EUR for subsidised meals -2,63 EUR/per working day via Student Organisation of Slovenia

Scholarship can be taken at: Slovenia

Eligibility: In order to apply for scholarship, applicants must follow the given criteria:
-This scholarships scheme is designed for university/college students or graduates and Ph.D. applicants who wish to accomplish a part of their study at one of the Slovenian institution of higher education (in Slovenian language). A part of postgraduate study is based on individual works under the supervision of Slovenian professor/mentor.
-Its length usually ranges from 3 to 10 months depending upon the agreement concerned that specifies also the categories of eligible recipients.
-The scholarship cannot be awarded for a complete course of study leading to a degree.
-Neither can the scholarship be granted for any Slovenian language course.
-Please note that tuition fee cannot be covered from this scholarship.
-Majority of the applications are admitted for short time study stay or research visits by doctoral students/candidates (i.e. they either attend non-degree courses of their choice, or pursue an independent research activity at the host institutions, depending on their qualifications and preferences). In compliance with the applicable legal regulations, decisions on admission to research or study stays are taken by the institutions of higher education. Applicants are therefore obliged to contact the selected university directly and request a Letter of Acceptance from the relevant department. Applicants are requested to point out to the selected university that they are applying for a scholarship award under the bilateral agreement.
-The age limit of the applicants for study stays is 26 years (the applicant may not complete 26 years of age before the end of the scholarship period) and 30 years for research visit.
-Exceptions to these regulations are possible only if so defined in the concerned bilateral agreement.
-The applicants for study stays should be proficient in the Slovene language, unless the working language is agreed upon with the mentor/supervisor.

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Nationality: Applicants from Bosnia and Herezegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, People’s Republic of China, Republic of Macedonia, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Switzerland and Turkey can apply for this scholarship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: This scholarships scheme is designed for university/college students or graduates and Ph.D. applicants who wish to accomplish a part of their study at one of the Slovenian institution of higher education (in Slovenian language).

English Language Requirement: The applicants for study stays should be proficient in the Slovene language, unless the working language is agreed upon with the mentor/supervisor.

Supporting Material: Each application dossier must comprise a copy of a completely and legibly filled out Application form and Letter of Acceptance with the following required attachments which are also submitted in duplicate:
-a photocopy of ID card or passport (page with the photography),
-one letter of recommendation for study stays and two Letters of recommendation for research stay from applicant’s home institution,
-photocopy of diploma and/or certified transcript(s) of records,
All these documents must be written in or translated into Slovenian or English language.  Incomplete application dossiers and/or inadequately completed application forms will not be processed.

How to Apply: To apply it is necessary to submit online scholarship application form. The implementation of this scholarships programme in the Republic of Slovenia is assigned to the national agency: CMEPIUS – Centre of the Republic of Slovenia for Mobility and European Educational and Training Programmes. The nominations (main and reserve list) and application dossiers of applicants must be submitted to the CMEPIUS by the competent authorities (usually respected ministries of education, government agencies) of eligible countries.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Competent authorities present the nominations before the deadline set in the relevant agreements, in most cases by March 31, 2016. The closing dates for applications fixed by the competent authorities are necessarily earlier (normally by several months). Prospective applicants are therefore advised to contact the respective competent authorities in time.

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