The instructions for incoming foreign students

1.      EU STUDENTS

Health insurance:

Students from within the EU area should bring with them basic EU health insurance from their own county. For additional types of health insurance, accident insurance, etc., they may enter one of international health insurance schemes (e.g. CORIS, STA) in Slovenia. Also, they are advised to make a copy of their health insurance and leave it with their friend, mentor, etc., in case of accident.

Registration at a Public Administration Division, Department for Foreigners (The Foreigners Act, Off. Gaz. No. 50/2011 – hereinafter ZTuj-2):

without being properly registered students may reside in Slovenia in the duration of up to 3 months. Should they wish to remain there longer they must register at a Public Administration Division by submitting an application for student residence. A confirmation of student status (e.g. scholarship contract or confirmation of enrolment), a valid ID or passport, sufficient financial means for living (a written statement), and appropriate health insurance should be enclosed (ZTuj-2, Sect. XIII).

Registration of residence:

The landlord must register the temporary residence of a foreigner who has a valid residence permit for the Republic of Slovenia when such foreigner temporarily settles down at his premises, at any administrative division within the period of 3 days of his or her acceptance irrespective of the duration of settlement. The landlord must report a foreigner who settles down at his premises but does not possess a permit for residing in the Republic of Slovenia to the police station in the area of the foreigner’s settlement, in 3 days after the crossing of the state border or after the change of his or her settlement.

 

Taxes, income tax:

i.      Work through the student’s service office: the income received by a foreign student is subject to the same tax rate as that obtained by Slovene students.

ii.      A scholarship received by a foreign student in Slovenia is exempted from taxation (Income Tax Act (ZDoh-2), Arts. 25 and 106).

 

2.      NON-EU STUDENTS

Health insurance:

Students should be properly insured already at the time of obtaining a residence permit (while still at home). They must get health insurance that covers the EU area or only Slovenia. Students from countries which have signed a special social and health insurance agreement with Slovenia may take the opportunity of that. Also, they are advised to make a copy of their health insurance and leave it with their friend, mentor, etc., in case of accident.

Residence permit:

Students from non-European countries in order to study in Slovenia should obtain a student residence permit prior to their entry into Slovenia. For that purpose they should submit an application for the permit at the Slovenian embassy or the embassy that is authorized for accepting applications for residence permits in Slovenia. Students may request the extension of a residence permit at an administrative division in Slovenia. In order to obtain the residence permit they must submit a proof of student status, a proof of having sufficient financial resources for living, a valid passport, appropriate health insurance, and also indicate a place of temporary residence in Slovenia. The process of obtaining the permit usually takes at least 6 weeks.

More information : http://www.mnz.gov.si/en/services/slovenia_your_new_country/residence_permit_for_the_third_country_national/temporary_residence_permit/

Long-term residence visa:

Students may enter Slovenia also on the basis of a long-term residence visa. The so-called D Visa may be issued for taking part at a course or another similar kind of education or specialization due to which a foreigner does need a student residence permit.

Registration of residence:

The landlord must register the temporary residence of a foreigner who has a valid residence permit in the Republic of Slovenia when such foreigner temporarily settles down at his premises, at any administrative division within the period of 3 days of his or her acceptance irrespective of the duration of settlement.

Taxes, income tax:

i.      Work through the student’s service office: the income received by a foreign student is subject to the same tax rate as that obtained by Slovene students.

ii.      A scholarship received by a foreign student in Slovenia is exempted from taxation.

3.      PROFESSORS

Incoming professors:

Professors who come on a short visit here and are EU citizens do not need any residence permit. Professors who come on a short visit here and originate from countries whose citizens may enter and reside in the country without a visa also do not need to obtain special entry documents. If professors come from a country whose citizens need a visa for entering and residing here, the professors must obtain a visa for short-term residence (C Visa) for which the hosting institution must write a letter of invitation or a letter of guarantee.

Taxes, income tax:

i.      Professors are liable to income tax.

ii.      If there exists a double tax avoidance agreement between Slovenia and the professor’s country (KIDO 7), the professor should fulfil a KIDO 7 form so that the tax is not assessed in Slovenia but in his or her own country.

4.      RESEARCHERS

From the EU

Entry and residence:

Researches who come to Slovenia to make research and who are at the same time paid for their work here must register at an administrative division due to work or employment. For the registration they need a valid ID, a proof of research work or a contract of employment and appropriate health insurance (European card of health insurance).

Not from the EU

Entry and residence:

Researchers who are not paid for their work in Slovenia must prior to their entry into Slovenia obtain a temporary residence permit for work in the area of research and higher education (ZTuj-2, Art. 38). The application may be filed by the researcher alone or by the research institution at the Slovene embassy in his or her own country. In the case of employment the researcher is issued a temporary residence permit for high qualified employment – EU Blue Card (ZTuj-2, Arts. 39-43). The researcher must have a valid passport, appropriate health insurance, a contract of employment or a confirmation of that he or she will get employment and a proof of appropriate education or comparable work experiences.

Taxes, income tax:

Researchers who are employed in Slovenia are liable to taxes. If there exists a double tax avoidance agreement between Slovenia and the professor’s country (KIDO 7), the professor should fulfil a KIDO 7 form so that the tax is not assessed in Slovenia but in his or her own country.

Researcher’s family members:

The family members of a researcher who has a Blue Card may on the basis of such request a temporary residence permit to unit their family (ZTuj-2, Arts. 42 and 47).

More information: http://studyinslovenia.si/