Frequently asked questions
Is FIS a public or private faculty?
FIS is a public institution. It was established on the basis of the Decree on the Establishment of an Independent Higher Education Institution of the Faculty of Information Studies in Novo mesto (OdUVZFIŠNM, Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, no. 67/2008), approved by the National Assembly on June 24 2008.
Is the faculty independent or is it part of one of the universities?
FIS is an independent public higher education institution and is not affiliated with any of the existing universities.
Can I study for free?
There is no tuition fee for full-time students (including employed students), there is only a registration fee. You can see the price list here.
Is it possible to pay part-time tuition fees in several instalments?
Yes, the annual tuition fee for part-time students can be paid in 4 instalments. You can see the price list here.
Where do the lectures take place?
Lectures are held at the Faculty of Information Studies in Novo mesto, at Ljubljanska cesta 31a, 8000 Novo mesto.
What professional or scientific title do the students obtain after graduation?
Graduates of the bachelor’s degree of the Computer Science and Web Technologies programme obtain the professional title diplomirani inženir oz. diplomirana inženirka računalništva in spletnih tehnologij (VS) / Computer and Information Technology Engineer (first-cycle professional education). Graduates of the Informatics in Contemporary Society programme obtain the title družboslovni informatik oz. informatičarka (VS) / Bachelor of Social Informatics (first-cycle professional education) oz. družboslovni informatik oz. informatičarka (UN) / Bachelor of Social Informatics (first-cycle academic education).
Graduates of the master’s degree of the Informatics in Contemporary Society programme obtain the professional title magister oz. magistrica družboslovne informatike / Master of Social Informatics. Graduates of the Computer Science and Web Technologies programme obtain the professional title magister oziroma magistrica inženir/ka računalništva in spletnih tehnologij / Master Engineer of Computer and Information Technology. Graduates of the Data Science programme obtain the professional title magister/magistrica podatkovnih znanosti / Master of Data Science.
Graduates of the doctoral degree acquire the scientific title doktor oz. doktorica znanosti / doctor of science.
Can a graduate of a higher vocational college enrol in the third year of the Informatics in Contemporary Society (professional) programme?
A graduate of a higher vocational college can enrol in the second year of the Informatics in Contemporary Society programme. In order to enrol in the third year, they must also pass differential exams in the total amount of a maximum of 30 ECTS, prescribed by the competent authority of faculty on the basis established differences between the two programmes.
Can employed candidates also enrol in full-time study?
Yes, employed individuals can also enrol in full-time studies. There is no tuition fee.
Am I able to enrol during the academic year?
No, enrolment is not possible during the academic year. In accordance with the legally regulated schedule, enrolment periods take place between the end of July and the first week of October. For more detailed information on application and enrolment, please click here.
What are the conditions for enrolment in full-time study?
Anyone who has not yet used up all the possibilities of full-time study may enrol in full-time study. This means that one can repeat the year once during their studies or transfer to a different study programme. If one is already enrolled in full-time study and has also repeated a year, one cannot change their study programme as a full-time student. For more detailed information on application and enrolment, please click here.
Can FIS students also participate in international exchanges?
Of course, at FIS it is possible to participate in a student exchange through the Erasmus+ programme. Additionally, work placements can also be completed abroad. More information on international exchanges can be found here.