Ministry of Education, Science and Sport


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Ministrstvo za šolstvo, znanost in šport
Masarykova 16, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 400 5400
Fax386 (0) 1 400 5329
Simona Kustec, Minister of Education, Science and Sport
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The Ministry of Education, Science and Sport performs tasks in the field of pre-school and basic education, secondary schools, higher vocational and adult education, music schools, higher education and science. It is also responsible for sports.

The Ministry includes also International Cooperation and EU Office and the Directorate for Information Society.


The Ministry of Education, Science and Sport performs tasks relating to education and social protection of children, adolescents and adults in kindergartens, primary schools, school student residence halls, music schools, secondary schools and in institutions and units for adult education. The tasks include also education of members of the Italian, Roma and Hungarian ethnic communities, education of members of the Slovene minority in Italy, Austria and Hungary; supplementary lessons in Slovene language and literature for Slovenes around the world; sports education and recreation; preventive and corrective sports activities, selective and professional sport.

The Ministry performs also tasks in the field of higher education, research and information society. Its task include also formulating systemic and other solutions; designing an IT system for the area of education and sport; establishing personnel records and the education of teacher trainers, adult education and other professionals; and general promotion of the sector.


The Ministry of Education, Science and Sport issues various annual public calls and competitions, including national and international stipend and scholarship programmes.

International co-operation

Ministry’s work in the field of international co-operation has encompassed bilateral and multilateral scientific and technological co-operation. The Ministry represents Slovenia and participates on its behalf in the work of the European Commission committees. It is actively involved in the 5th, 6th and 7th EU Framework Programmes. It also covers the activities of Slovenia in the R&D field of South Eastern Europe.

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