University Admissions Process to Secondary Vocational Training Institutions: Results of the First Round

According to the official data of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia, during the first round of the university admission process, 3,087 applications of entrants were submitted, 3,075 of which were accepted. The enrolment conditions were fulfilled by 2,317 entrants (96.8%), 77 applications were rejected.

Enrolled applicants must complete the procedure for admission to the first year of studies until 21 August 2018. The procedure for enrolling entrants during the first round of admission campaign of the 2018/2019 academic year was conducted by the Registration Service of Secondary Vocational Education (Slovene: Višješolska prijavna služba), which operates on the basis of the Celje Educational Centre. Prior to 20 July 2018, candidates received written notifications on the results of the selection procedure.

After introducing an amendment to the Law on Secondary Vocational Education, when enrolling in a full-time study programme, applicants, who previously were not full-time students of secondary vocational and higher educational institutions in Slovenia, should have an advantage. The full-time study programmes are not available for applicants, who within three years were students of higher educational institutions (30 applications have been rejected this year and 26 applications were cancelled last year).

This year, 1,889 out of 1,966 full-time applicants, who have fulfilled the conditions for participation in the admission campaign, have been enrolled, which makes 96.1%. In 2017, this number was 95.9%; in 2016 – 95.1%. Besides, all 428 or 100% of part-time applicants were enrolled. In 2017 and 2016, this figure was also 100%. This year, it has been decided to reduce the number of licensed places in 6 secondary vocational institutions: the Ljubljana Biotechnical Educational Centre (Nutrition and Food Supplies Programme), the Ljubljana Institute and Multimedia Academy (Media Production Programme), the Ljubljana Educational Centre (Mechatronics Programme), The Novo Mesto Educational Centre (Cosmetology Programme), the Higher Vocational College for Hospitality and Tourism in Bled (Wellness Programme), and the Maribor College for Hotel Management and Tourism (Wellness Programme). As a result, 77 applications of entrants were rejected. Last year, 4 secondary vocational institutions educed the number of available places for 5 study programmes (84 applications were rejected).

The data concerning the number of available places will be published on 24 August 2018 on the official website of the Registration Service of Secondary Vocational Education and on the websites of secondary vocational institutions.