The professional study programme's emphasis is on practical and professional knowledge of computer and information science. The programme offers a more flexible selection of courses, especially in Years 2 and 3 when students can choose their courses in order to specialise in a branch of computer science, e. g. web technologies, software, hardware, information systems, computer networks etc. In the last semester, students have a nine week traineeship in a company and finish their thesis. Essentially, the programme aims to prepare students for employment immediately after completing their studies, but they still have the option of continuing in the 2nd and 3rd cycle studies.
3 years
6 semesters
ECTS credits
  • Obtained title
  • The curriculum

Predmetnik VSŠ-RI


  • Predmetnik je objavljen v predstavitvenih zbornikih, opisi predmetov pa v učnih načrtih predmetov na dnu te strani.
  • The English version of the curriculum is published in detailed programme descriptions, and the courses are presented in course syllabuses at the bottom of the English page.
  • Admission requirements and selection criteria in case of limited enrollment

To enrol in the Professional Computer and Information Science Study Programme candidates must have:

  • A completed final examination at any four-year secondary school;

  • A completed vocational matura examination; or
  • A completed matura examination.


In the event of a decision limiting enrolment, candidates will be selected according to:

  • The GPA in the final examination, vocational matura examination or matura examination        60 %,
  • The GPA of Years 3 and 4 of secondary school                                                                      35 %,
  • grades in mathematics in years 3 and 4 of secondary school                                                    5 %.
  • How to apply if you are an international student

International students' application procedure - basic steps

  1. Apply via eVŠ portal.
  2. Submit documents at the eVŠ portal together with the application.
  3. You will be informed about the selection process and enrollment in the beginning of September.


Documents needed:

  1. Original of the final certificate(s), representing general requirement for access to higher education in the country of issue, legalized on the basis of:
    • the 1961 Hague Convention (at the court with territorial jurisdiction where the certificate or diploma has been issued); with properly filled in apostille form affixed or
    • the Authentication of Documents in International Traffic Act.
    • States Parties of the 1961 Hague Convention can be found on the following webpage
    • Countries for which no legalization is required:
      • Austria, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus (for documents issued by public higher education institutions and universities), Czech Republic, France, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Serbia
  2. Photocopy of the original certificate(s) referred to in No 1
  3. Certified Slovene translation of the certificate(s) referred to in No 1
  4. Annual report cards, transcripts, a diploma supplement or some other evidence on the contents and duration of education - copies of the transcripts of the last two years must be certified
  5. Certified Slovene translation of the certificate(s) referred to in No 4
  6. Short chronological description of the entire education (statement by the applicant)



  • Candidates from EU member states

First application period: February

Second application period: August 

  • Candidates from non EU member states and Slovenians without Slovenian citizenship

First application period:  in April 

Second application period, in case of available enrolment slots:  September 


Timeline for the application process:


Other important information:

  • Tuition fee is 5500€ per year.

For applicants from Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia there is no tuition fee required. 


For more information contact International Office at of search more information on the website of the University of Ljubljana.

  • Main objectives and general skills of the programme

Computer and information science is one of the leading breakthrough areas that have been shaping today’s economy, education, culture, administration and other activities. The strident development of computer technology dictates the need for highly qualified personnel capable of developing new computer and information technology and implementing it in innovative environments. The professional study programme is aimed principally at those with an interest in learning to solve practical problems in computer and information science. The programme is comparable to international standards, taking into account the rapid development of computer science and new knowledge. In addition to providing fundamental knowledge of subjects necessary for future engineers, the study programmes enable students to tailor their studies according to their own wishes, motivations and strengths, always taking into account the various possibilities of professional specialisation. This is helped by the compulsory nine-week work assignment, which acquaints students with the needs of the commercial and public sectors and enables them once they become employed to be productively involved in the work of their selected company. The study programme accordingly provides future engineers with a sufficient professional basis, once they have completed this professional course of study, to be able to keep abreast of technical changes and continue their careers successfully at home as well as at an international level.


General skills acquired in the programme


Graduates will be able to resolve practical problems in the area of information technology. They acquire a complete set of competences that enables them to enter directly into a working environment:

  • the capacity for critical, analytical and synthetic thinking,
  • the capacity to understand and solve technical challenges, a knowledge of basic skills in computer science and information technology, including theoretical foundations and practical skills,
  • the ability to independently perform less demanding and complex developmental engineering tasks in individual specialised fields and independently solve specific well-defined tasks in other areas of computer and information science,
  • the ability to transfer specific computer skills to relevant fields,
  • a qualification for group work and the ability to head small groups,
  • the ability to become rapidly and productively involved in the working process at a future employer,
  • a knowledge of sources of information and their application in professional work,
  • the ability to communicate on a professional level in the native language and in one foreign language,
  • a knowledge of professional responsibility and understanding of ethics at work,
  • sufficient training in the fields of computer science and information technology to enable further study in second-cycle programmes. 


  • Criteria for recognizing knowledge and skills acquired prior to enrolment

The study programme enables the recognition of relevant knowledge acquired through formal and informal learning or experience. This type of knowledge can be recognised as part of the completed study requirements, at up to 6 ECTS for one set (the approximate study programme covered in one course) of knowledge acquired outside the university. In the recognition process certificates and other documents are taken into account. Requests for recognition of acquired knowledge will be considered by the Faculty’s Committee for Student Affairs.

  • Requirements for progression through the programme

Requirements for progressing to a higher year

Students can enrol in Year 2 if they have obtained 53 ECTS.                                                  

Students can enrol in Year 3 if they have completed all credit points from Year 1 and 53 ECTS from Year 2.


Requirements for retaking a year

To retake a year, students must complete the following:

  • At least half of the requirements from the study programme of the year in progress (30 ECTS);
  • All exams from the years before.


Students can only retake a year once in their course of study; changing programme is also considered retaking a year, because of the uncompleted requirements of the previous study programme.

  • Requirements for completing the study programme

The requirements for completion of the programme are the passing of all exams and other requirements, including the diploma seminar, in a total of 180 ECTS. 

  • Transferring between study programmes

In accordance with the Criteria for Transferring between Programmes, transferring is possible from study programmes which upon completion guarantee similar competences and which enable the recognition of at least half of the obligations based on the European Transfer Credit System (ECTS) from the first study programme that are related to obligatory courses of the second study programme. Transferring from other programmes is possible after the first year of study.


The requirements for transferring to the Professional Programme Computer and Information Science from other programmes (university and professional) are:

  • Completed requirements for entry into the programme;
  • An equivalent curriculum to Mathematics and Programming 1 in the study programme they are being transferred from (the recognised courses must have at least the same number of credits or more than the aforementioned subjects);
  • The appropriate authority defines, on the basis of the comparison of the two programmes, the requirements to be recognised and the year in which the candidate can enrol, and consequently issues a decision.


Transferring is possible on the basis of the provisions applicable to such programmes. 

  • Assessment methods

The assessment methods are defined in the study programmes for individual courses. The assessment methods for all courses are either in the form of written or oral examinations. Assessment includes: tests from exercises, defences of tests, oral examinations, seminars and projects, presentations of seminars and project work. The grading scale is in accordance with the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana. All assessments are graded on a scale from 5-10, where 6-10 are passing grades and 5 failing grade or description grades “passed with excellence" / "passed” / “failed”. The general rules for assessment methods are regulated by the Faculty’s Study Rules and Regulations.