Free Slovenian language courses

The Initial Integration of Immigrants Programme – ZIP, is a free programme for learning Slovenian. It includes topics from everyday life and work environment that strengthen the integration of immigrants into Slovenian society. The ZIP program enables the acquisition of knowledge for basic communication in the Slovenian language and the acquisition of basic information about society, life, history, culture and the constitutional system of the new country upon settling in or at the beginning of your stay in Slovenia.

Citizens of third countries are eligible to attend the course. The courses are held in the range of 180 or 60 + 120 hours, depending on the residence permit you have.

If you want to attend the course, you must obtain a special Certificate of Eligibility for Participation in the Unified Program (Potrdilo o izpolnjevanju pogojev za udeležbo v enotnem programu) issued by the administrative unit.

ZIP programmes are free, costs are covered by the Government Office for the Support and Integration of Migrants and The Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF).

After completing the programme, if you are present for at least 80% of the hours, you are entitled to take the first Slovenian language exam at the basic level (A2) free of charge.

To obtain a certificate for free participation in a Slovenian language course, first, contact the appropriate administrative unit.


  1. Fill out the online form for informational application
  2. come in person to Ljudska univerza Koper (Cankarjeva ulica 33, Koper), during office hours (click).

For additional information, call +386 (0)5 612 80 19, +386 (0)5 612 80 00 or write to

The program is carried out in cooperation with Veris education (leading partner), Ljudska univerza Ilirska Bistrica and Ljudska univerza Sežana.