As specified by the Decree on the introduction and use of the classification system of education and training, the study programmes of short-cycle higher education are:
- Short-cycle higher vocational education study programmes of two years (120 credits), level 6/1
- First cycle study programmes or higher education professional and academic programmes (180 to 240 credits), level 6/2.
In 2015, the Slovenian Qualification Framework Act was enacted. It précised the categorisation to levels and set up the link with the European Qualification Framework (EQF).
- Short-cycle higher education study programmes are classified within the Slovenian qualifications framework (SOK) at level 6 and within EQF at level 5
- First cycle programmes are classified within SOK at level 7 and within EQF at level 6.