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Membership in EQARSlovenia has been a Governmental Member of EQAR since March 2009.
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General information on higher education
The tertiary education in Slovenia consists of short-cycle higher vocational education and higher education institutions. The Government of the Republic of Slovenia decides every year which study programmes and how many enrolment places are financed for regular studies.
National external quality assurance requirements
A regular external evaluation of a higher education institution and higher vocational colleges is a mandatory part of the re-accreditation procedure. The external evaluation may also be performed as an extraordinary evaluation of a higher education institution or study programme anytime during the validity of the accreditation. Every year at least 2% of study programmes are included in a sample to be evaluated by the national QA agency (SQAA).
Accreditation of a study programme
is granted for an indefinite period or the application is denied.
Re-accreditation of a higher education institution
is granted for a period of maximum five years (or less) or, if quality standards are not meet the accreditation is denied.
Initial accreditation of a higher education institutions
is granted for a period of five years or, if quality standards are not meet, the application is denied.
Accreditation of changes of higher education institutions
Changes to another type, merger by acquisition, merger by the formation of a new entity or division of higher education institutions, changing the location in Slovenia
Cross-border quality assurance
In Slovenia higher education institutions may not choose among EQAR-registered agencies.
European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes
In Slovenia the European Approach is available to higher education institutions under certain conditions.
The European Approach can only be used for programmes where all partner higher education institutions involved are (institutionally or at programme level) accredited by EQAR-registered agencies (see Law on Higher Education, article 33.b and 33.c).