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Total of pupils of migrants parents/background in schools (automatically or by hand if no data on previous lines)

Key Area:
Migration & Minority Demographics/Statistics
Demographics & Economics
10/02/2012 - 02:16
Short Answer

There is no official data available on the number of pupils with migrant background in schools in Slovenia.

Estimations based on data on integration measures indicate that in the primary, secondary and tertiary education in Slovenia more than 10.000 of pupils and students do have a migrant background.

Qualitative Info

The education authorities in Slovenia are not allowed to collect data on number and ethnic structure of pupils who are not citizens of Slovenia.

Despited that, from certain measures aimed at integration of pupils and students with migrant background (such as additional funding provided by the Ministry of Education to schools for additional lessons of Slovenian language to pupils and students to whom it is not the first lanugage, and  a scholarship scheme provided by the state to foreign students enrolled at the universities in Slovenia) it is possible to conclude that there are between 6 and 7 thousand of pupils with migrant background in primary schools in Slovenia, and around 2 thousand students in tertiary education, while number of pupils in secondary schools is difficult to estimate.


"Foreign language Slovenia", Mladina weekly magazine, 13.1.2011, Date of access: 8.2.2012.

"Foreigners in Slovenian schools", Sosed, 18.10.2010, Date of access: 8.2.2012.

Statistical data on high education, Ministry of High Education, Science and Technology, July 2010, Date of access: 8.2.2012.



Number 10000
% of general school population
Main groups
Groups affected/interested Migrants
Type (R/D)
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Education
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