To obtain a student visa to study in Slovenia, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Apply for a study program in Slovenia: You must first apply for a study program in Slovenia and get accepted. Without an acceptance letter, you won’t receive your student visa.
  2. Set up an appointment with the nearest embassy or consulate: Once you have received confirmation regarding your study program, you need to locate the nearest embassy or consulate in your country and set up an appointment to submit your application.
  3. Collect the required documents: You must submit several required documents regarding your visa application; the embassy will provide you with a full list.
  4. Submit the application: After preparing your documents, you can apply on the day of your appointment at the embassy or consulate. At this point, you may be asked to attend an interview with the embassy regarding your study plans in Slovenia.
  5. Wait for an answer: In the final step, you must wait for the embassy to process your application and retrieve your visa.

The documents you will need include:

  • National D visa application form
  • Your valid passport
  • One recent photo
  • Acceptance letter from a Slovenian university
  • Travel health insurance
  • Proof of financial stability
  • Letter of invitation from the Slovenian university or a guarantor
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Proof of no criminal records
  • Proof of visa fee payment

The student visa, just like the other long-term visas, costs around €77. In addition to the visa fee, you will also need to pay for the residence permit fee. A temporary residence permit is necessary if you want to continue with your studies after three months— there are two fees for the residence permit:

  • If you pay the fee in Slovenia, the residence permit costs €50.
  • If you pay the fee outside of Slovenia, the residence permit costs €102.

You will also need to pay €15,47 to apply for a residence card.

Your student visa takes several weeks to finish processing— the shortest time will take around 15 days, but processing time varies on many factors and may take longer.

Please note that the information provided is subject to change and it’s always a good idea to check the most recent guidelines from the official embassy or consulate website.