Where did Melania Trump go to college? Former FLOTUS chose modeling over architecture and design degree

Melania started studying at the University of Ljubljana and had chosen an architecture and design course

                            Where did Melania Trump go to college? Former FLOTUS chose modeling over architecture and design degree
Former First Lady Melania Trump at an event (Getty Images)

Melania Trump's education has been a point of contention since 2016 when the former FLOTUS had given a speech at Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. At this time, her speech was accused of being plagiarized from one of Michelle Obama's speeches. 

At that time, Melania's education was being questioned as the university listed on her personal website was allegedly found to be non-existent. The GOP convention stated that Melania had attended university in Slovenia where she had got a degree in architecture and design.


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The website bio had read, "Born on April 26, 1970, in Slovenia, Melania Knauss began her modeling career at the age of sixteen. At the age of eighteen, she signed with a modeling agency in Milan. After obtaining a degree in design and architecture at University in Slovenia, Melania was jetting between photo shoots in Paris and Milan, finally settling in New York in 1996."

 Melania Trump (Getty Images)

After accusations surfaced, the website was wiped and would reroute visitors to Donald Trump's official website. At this time, Melania had shared on Twitter, "it does not accurately reflect my business and professional interests." It was then revealed that Melania did sign up to study Design and Architecture at a university, but just that she had dropped out after her first year.


She had signed up at the University of Ljubljana at the age of 17. Melania had started to model at the age of 16 and it was just a year after she had signed up that her career as a model shot up. In fact, she even signed with an agency in Milan and this was the reason why she had dropped out and moved out of Slovenia to Milan.

Melania's bio on the official Trump site changed to "paused her studies to advance her modeling career in Milan and Paris.” In fact, NBC quoted a professor who had briefly taught Melania named Blaz Matija Vogelnik as saying,  "She hasn't finished university, at least not in Ljubljana," and also added, "My personal opinion is that, because she was very beautiful girl... I believe that she realized that she could gain more with that, than to have long studies."

Melania Trump (Getty Images)

He also noted that Melania had passed a rigorous entrance test to get admission to the University. It was based on this that he had believed that "her IQ was very high". Other than this, Melania is also multilingual and speaks Slovene, English, German, Serbian and French.

Melania met Trump in 1998 and married him in 2005.

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