Secondary education in the Republic of Slovenia is not compulsory. It is divided into general (general upper secondary schools), vocational and professional education. It lasts for three or four years and ends with a secondary school-leaving examination or a final exam. The call for enrolment in secondary schools is published every year in February, when information days take place at schools, and the application must be submitted in March. You can obtain textbooks for secondary school at the school textbook fund if the school in question has one, while workbooks will be provided to you by the Office if you do not have your own means of subsistence.

Recipients of child benefit are no longer required to submit an application for a subsidy for a snack, since schools will take into account the data in the current decision on child benefit. A snack subsidy is granted for a period of one school year.