The Slovenia Times

Number of Students Surged in 20 Years


Over 107,000 students were enrolled in Slovenia's universities and higher education institutions in the 2008/2009 academic year, according to data released by the Statistics Office ahead of the 17 November International Students' Day.

The average Slovenian student in 2008/2009 was 22.2 years old, similar to the average EU student at 22.1 years, according to data from EU's Eurostat.

In most EU countries, the number of female students exceeds that of male students. Women account for 55.5% of the entire student population in the EU, with Slovenia being slightly above average with 58%.

Similar to other EU countries, social sciences, business and law are the most popular study choices in Slovenia.

These fields are especially popular with female students, as 44% of all female students were enrolled in such courses in the 2008/2009 academic year.

The data also shows that some 2.2% of Slovenian students are studying abroad, slightly below the EU average of 2.7%.

In the academic year 2010/2011, 2.1% of students in Slovenia were from abroad. Some two-thirds of them came from the countries of the former Yugoslavia.


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