The Examination Centre develops and administers tests of Slovene as a second and foreign language, confirming candidates’ language competence by issuing relevant documents on the basis of exam results.
Exams of Slovene as a second and foreign language are intended for adults who need a valid document attesting to knowledge of Slovene for official or private purposes. They can be taken at basic, intermediate, and advanced levels.
Registering for the exam
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MON–FRI: 9.00–11.00 am & 2.00–3.00 pm
(every first Wednesday of the month until 5 pm)
Until further notice, office hours are only possible by phone and e-mail.
We are currently accepting applications for this exam dates:
- breakthrough level: 22 October 2021 (deadline for the application: 11 October 2021 by 3 p.m., deadline for payment: 12 October 2021 by 3 p.m.).
- basic level: 11 September 2021 (deadline for the application : 31 August 2021 by 3 p.m., deadline for payment: 1 September 2021 by 3 p.m.)
- intermediate level: 27 and 28 August 2021 (deadline for the application: 16 August 2021 by 3 p.m., deadline for payment: 17 August 2021 by 3 p.m.),
- advanced level: 16 October 2021 (deadline for the application: 5 October 2021 by 3 p.m., deadline for payment: 6 October 2021 by 3 p.m.).
We would like to inform all users of the Slovene language exams that the Centre for Slovene as a Second and Foreign Language does not cooperate with any institution offering Slovene language exams and issuing corresponding certificates abroad. Certificates of Slovene language competency issued by other institutions are not publicly recognised in Slovenia not are they internationally recognised.
Registering for the exam
Candidates register for the Slovene language exam by
1) filling out the registration form, and
2) paying for the exam.
Address for sending application forms and for registering in person: Examination Centre, Kongresni trg 12 1000 Ljubljana; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A candidate can also register for the basic level exam with one of the external exam providers; intermediate and advanced level exams are administered only at the Examination Centre.
After receiving the application form we will send you an invoice for the exam fee, which is set for each exam administration.
An exam will be administered if at least six candidates have registered.
Before the exam, candidates receive an invitation with precise details about the time and place of the exam.
It is also possible for a candidate to take the exam individually.
Deregistering from the exam
A candidate can deregister from the exam no later than two working days before the scheduled exam date. In this case the exam is re-scheduled for the next exam period, or the candidate can receive 85% of the costs back. If a candidate does not take the exam, and does not deregister, s/he must register again to take an exam; in that case, full payment for the exam is required.
Breakthrough level 105,00 EUR Basic level 128,10 EUR Intermediate level 143,96 EUR Advanced level 143,96 EUR
The exam fee covers information about the exam, the exam itself, a Certificate of Slovene or statement of results, and postage costs.
Candidates who are entitled to a free-of-charge first attempt at the Slovene language exam at the basic level must present a Certificate of Eligibility; this certificate is obtained at the responsible administrative unit. The costs of the examination are covered by the Ministry of the Interior and the European Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. More …
The fee for individual exam is higher.
The Slovene language exams are composed of a written and an oral section. For both sections you will have to prove your identity by means of valid photo identification. For the written section of the exam you will need a pen; you may not use any other aids. Candidates take the advanced level exam on computers (provided by the Examination Centre).
The written and the oral section of the basic level exam are usually administered the same day, while at the advanced level the two sections are administered over two (usually consecutive) days.
Candidates will receive their exam results no later than 30 work days after the exam. If the candidate has passed the exam, s/he will receive a Certificate of Slovene as a Second and Foreign Language, along with an insert about the results. The Certificate is a publicly valid document and the candidate can use it for various official purposes.
If the candidate fails the exam, s/he will receive a statement of results.
After the exam, candidates can look at their exam papers and discuss their answers; they will also receive an explanation about the grade awarded. Appointments for looking into the exam documentations must be arranged in advance.
Candidates can appeal against the exam procedure (within eight days of the exam) or against the exam result (within eight days of having receiving the result). The appeal must be justified and written in Slovene. Address for appeals:
Univerza v Ljubljani
Izpitni center Centra za slovenščino kot drugi in tuji jezik
Pritožna komisija Izpitnega centra
Kongresni trg 12
Candidates with special needs can take the exam in an adapted form, for example, with additional writing time, larger print, by means of lip reading, and so on. The candidate can take an adapted exam if he or she asks to do so when registering and if he or she provides the appropriate confirmation or recommendation of a specialist doctor.