Scholarships for Slovenia

New Social Order in the Balkans

Slovenia, tucked into Central Europe, is a land of changing terrain, ranging from Mediterranean beaches to Alpine peaks to rolling hills. Contrary to popular belief, it is not part of the Communist bloc, which it split from in 1948.

Many students head off to study in Slovenia for its economic, cultural and social environment. International business students experience emerging markets first-hand by witnessing its transformation from socialism to a player in Europe’s common market economy. Part of the European Union, Slovenia is wooing multinational companies and foreign investors. Students also are drawn to Slovenia to learn the language and experience the culture and flavor of the country.

slovenia scholarships

Federal Scholarships

Slovenia is a targeted region in the following federally funded scholarships:

Private Funds

The International Research and Exchanges Board IREX is an international organization focused on civil society, education and media development. It supports the ongoing work of scholars in many regions of the world, including Central Europe. There are two fellowships that are open to eligible applicants wishing to conduct research in Slovenia:

Every two years, the Institute of Current World Affairs offers two-year fellowships for self-designed, independent study abroad, but they explicitly are not awarded to support work toward academic degrees, writing a book, or for research projects. Candidates may seek fellowships in any country.

The John O. Crane Memorial Fellowship has a focus on Central and Eastern Europe. Qualified candidates must be freethinkers and highly motivated. They must be fluent in the language of their destination, and have a good command of the English language for writing monthly newsletters. The ideal project is one in which there exists a great potential to impact society. These fellowships provide full financial support for its fellows and their immediate families.

College Scholarships

Twelve Atlantic Coast Conference colleges and universities united to form the Inter-Institutional Academic Collaborative (ACCIAC) with the goal of offering students a more cohesive and generous scholarship program for particular summer study abroad programs.

Each university receives $12,500 to award between two and five ACCIAC Creativity & Innovation Fellowships annually. Fellows are chosen based on originality, creativity, innovation, experimentation and intellectual risk. Projects supported may include team activities or individual projects, multi-university ventures, artistic endeavors, videos, and creative projects abroad.

Students at participating institutions may apply for the IAC Scholarship to the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. However, each participating university has its own criteria and area of interest, so refer to your university’s ACCIAC advisory committee representative. Applications are reviewed for academic standing, current financial aid and an essay.