Secondary education is not compulsory in Slovenia. It is divided into general education (grammar schools), vocational schools, and professional training. It lasts three or four years and ends with a secondary school leaving certificate or a final examination (baccalaureate). The call for secondary school applications is launched in February each year, when schools also organize information days, while applications shall be submitted in March. You have the possibility to borrow your secondary school textbooks from the school’s textbook fund, if such fund exists, and return them at the end of the school year.

If you are without your own means of subsistence or secure livelihood and you have signed the Integration Agreement, the Office shall cover other costs of a regular education programme, such costs being covered for two years from the date you are granted international protection status. Other costs are those related to sports, cultural and natural science days and professional excursions within the framework of the compulsory programme, working equipment, and tools for practical training.  Other costs do not include the purchase of monthly tickets for city or intercity transport services.

Recipients of child benefit no longer need to apply for the midday meal subsidy, as schools will take into account the information contained in the current child benefit decision. The mid-day meal subsidy shall be granted for the period of one school year.