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Tertiary education Roma minority population

Key Area:
Migration & Minority Demographics/Statistics
Demographics & Economics
06/02/2012 - 01:15
Short Answer

There is no reliable information on number of students, members of Roma community in Slovenia enrolled at univerisities. Unofficial number is 12.

Qualitative Info

Based on the number of members of Roma Academic Club, an association of university students with Roma ethnic background, there are 12 Roma participating in tertiary education in Slovenia.

According to the Strategy for education of Roma developed by the Ministry of Education in 2004, which relies on the data provided by the Association of Roma in Slovenia, at that time there were 5 university students from Roma community in Slovenia.

In 2012, there is one student at the University of Ljubljana concluding doctorate degree (PhD), with origins in Roma community in the Prekmurje region.

The public policy measure aimed at support of tertiary education of Roma minority population is  a scholarship provided to each Roma student enrolled at Faculty of Education.


Stategy for Education of Roma in Slovenia, 2004, Date of access: 5.2.2012.

"Roma Academic Club with 12 members at the moment - Interview with Samanta Baranja, a president",, 9.4.2009, Date of access: 5.2.2012.




Number 12
% of general school population
Main groups
Groups affected/interested Roma & Travelers
Type (R/D)
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Education
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