Students can apply for a residence permit on condition they are enrolled in a publicly valid education or study programmes, undergoing professional training, practical training, specialisation or taking part in an international study exchange at a relevant educational institution in Slovenia, as evidenced by the appropriate supporting documents, and besides they are also required to satisfy other requirements for being granted a temporary residence permit for study purposes. The funds provided by the educational organisation (scholarships, etc.) are also taken into account when assessing whether one meets the condition of possessing sufficient resources. The residence permit shall be issued for the period of the intended stay for the purpose of studying in the Republic of Slovenia.
You can apply for the first study permit in Slovenia if you reside in the Republic of Slovenia legally, if you meet other requirements, and if you provide a proof of enrolment. You are required to submit your application to the competent authority of the Republic of Slovenia (administrative unit) before your entitlement to reside in in the Republic of Slovenia expires. The residence permit for study purposes shall be issued for a period of one year.
If you already have a valid residence permit for the purpose of studying issued by another EU Member State and you are participating in EU or multilateral mobility programmes or taking part in cooperation agreement between two or more higher education or university institutions, and you need a residence permit for the purpose of carrying out part of your studies at a higher vocational college or higher education institution in the Republic of Slovenia for a period of up to 360 days, you shall obtain a residence permit for the purpose of studying in Slovenia on the basis of mobility in accordance with Article 44(a) of the Foreigners Act, whereby you shall, inter alia, comply with the following requirements: prior to your entry into the Republic of Slovenia, the competent Slovenian authority shall be notified (in writing) of your intention to study in Slovenia; you have submitted a proof of admission document confirming that you have been accepted to study at a higher vocational college or higher education institution in the Republic of Slovenia, stating the expected duration of your studies; you have a valid residence permit for the purpose of studying in Slovenia, first issued by another EU country, which is valid for the entire duration of your intended stay and study in the Republic of Slovenia.
If your first residence permit for the purpose of studying in Slovenia was first issued by an EU Member State that does not fully apply the Schengen acquis, you shall, upon entering the Republic of Slovenia, provide the competent Slovenian authority with a valid travel document and a copy of the official written notification stating your intention to study in Slovenia.
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