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University of Ljubljana

The University of Ljubljana possesses a rich tradition. It ranks as a very large university, with more than 51,000 graduate and postgraduate students. The university was founded in 1919 on the basis of centuries of educational tradition, remaining the only Slovenian university for half a century. The University is based in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, a relatively large Central- European city with over 300,000 inhabitants. Students account for more than one-seventh of the population, giving the city a youthful and lively character. The university's central office and the majority of schools are situated in the center of Ljubljana. Several newer and modern buildings of the University of Ljubljana are located on the city outskirts. The university is renowned for its quality study programs.

As four Slovene regions meet in Ljubljana, the city's numerous restaurants and inns offer a wide range of local delicacies. Today, artists are drawn to the city due to its world-famous graphic biennial art academy and countless art galleries. Over 10,000 cultural events take place in the city every year. The inhabitants of Ljubljana and its visitors can admire artists from all the different fields - from music, theatre, and fine arts to the alternative and avant-garde. In warmer months, the tables and chairs of the numerous cafés fill the banks of the Ljubljanica and the old city markets. It is here, after an almost obligatory Saturday visit to the Ljubljana market or the Sunday flea market that the locals meet for a morning coffee or for an evening chat with friends.

Number of MAUI/AEN students you can accept during 2014/2015 2 (2 semesters each)
Contact person for incoming students

Helena Deršek Štuhec

Office of International Relations, Kongresni trg 12,

1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Tel.: +386 1 2418 592

Fax: +386 1 2418 593


Contact person for outgoing students

Katja Cerjak,

Office of International Relations, Kongresni trg 12,

1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Tel.: +386 1 2418 590

Fax: +386 1 2418 593


General university web site
International office web site
Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students ALL
Open undergraduate areas of study taught in English
Business - Accounting
Business - Business Administration
Business - Finance
Business - Information Systems
Business - International Business
Business - Logistics & Operations Management
Business - Management
Business - Marketing
Creative Writing
Education - Elementary Education
International Relations
Political Science
Public Policy and Administration
Are graduate ares open for exchange? Yes
Areas of study open to graduate exchange students ALL
Open graduate ares of study taught in English
Can advanced undergraduate exchange students take graduate level courses? No
Can graduate students take undergraduate level courses? Yes
Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between exchange departments or faculties NONE
Areas of study not available to MAUI/AEN students NONE
Websites for course offerings
Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)? No
Orientation session(s) for incoming students on faculty level
Academic Calendar

1 semester: 1 October 2014 - 16 January 2015

2 semester: 16 February 2015 - 5 June 2015

(official calendar confirmed in January)

Examination period(s)

winter examination period: 19 January 2015 - 13 February 2015

summer examination period: 8 June 2015 - 3 July 2015

autumn examination period: 24 August 2015 - 18 September 2015

If there is a break between the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early? Yes
Application deadline for each term

1ST SEMESTER: 15 May 2014

2ND SEMESTER: 15 November 2014

Application website
How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduates versus graduates? It is the same process
Course registration deadline Beginning of October/Middle of February
Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival? In Advance
Are prior arrangements needed to secure a visa before arrival in country? Yes
Language Requirements

Slovene language: B2 level (CEFR), OR

English language: B2 level (CEFR)

Language test certificate required?

Before admission:

-Language certificate with CEFR scale

-TOEFL score of 79 (IBT)

-IELTS score of 6 for English

-other official language certificates

Preparatory language course for incoming students? Yes, in September and January, approx. 300 EUR
Are there any special advising or registration concerns that students should be aware of? Are services available to assist in registration or course selection? Application for first residence permit prior to departure, please consult the following web page:
Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange Determined by home university
Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed? Yes
Housing options
Housing website and contact person(s)
Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate? With regular application
Is housing available between breaks in the term? Yes
Is there a campus meal plan? Yes; subsidized meals system for all students

Total cost estimates per month in Euros

(broken down below)

-Housing 150 - 300 Euros
-Meals 150 Euros
-Books cca.30 Euros
-Local Transportation 20 Euros
-Health Insurance Home country insurance
-Other Library fee: approx. 20 Euros
Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed? Yes
Are health facilities available at the university? Yes
Are internships available? No
Are student jobs available/allowed? Yes
Last updated December 10, 2013