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1. Welcome to the university of Ljubljana 9 2. e city of Ljubljana and how to get there 11 3. University of Ljubljana 15 Selection of Courses and Language of Instruction 17 Grading System 17 Academic Calendar 18 National Holidays 18 Slovene Language Courses 19 Libraries 20 Student Organization 22 4. Pre-departure arrangements 25 First Residence Permit (EU citizens) 25 First Residence Permit (non EU citizens) 26 Embassies and Consulates 29 Housing 29 Application Procedures 32 5. Useful information 35 Climate 34 Drinking Water 34 Electricity 34 Currency 34 Credit Card Services 34 Student & Youth Card Services 35 Internet Access 35 Categories Telephone and Postal Services 36 Local Transportation 36 Bicikel(LJ) system 37 Cost of Living 37 Shops 37 Bookstores 38 Eating Out 38 Work Permit 39 Tax Number 40 Bank Account 41 Leisure Activities 41 Entertainment and Culture 42 6. Useful addresses and telephone numbers 45 7. Faculties and academies - index 49 Ljubljana
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Ponatis: Ljubljana, 2015
1. Welcome to the university of Ljubljana 9
2. The city of Ljubljana and how to get there 11
3. University of Ljubljana 15 Selection of Courses and Language
of Instruction 17 Grading System 17
Academic Calendar 18
National Holidays 18
Slovene Language Courses 19
Student Organization 22
4. Pre-departure arrangements 25 First Residence Permit (EU
citizens) 25 First Residence Permit (non EU citizens) 26
Embassies and Consulates 29
Application Procedures 32
5. Useful information 35 Climate 34 Drinking Water 34
Credit Card Services 34
Student & Youth Card Services 35
Internet Access 35
Telephone and Postal Services 36
Local Transportation 36
Bicikel(LJ) system 37
Cost of Living 37
Eating Out 38 Work Permit 39
Tax Number 40
Bank Account 41
Leisure Activities 41
Entertainment and Culture 42
6. Useful addresses and telephone numbers 45
7. Faculties and academies - index 49
Office of International Relations
Office of International RelationsUniversity of
LjubljanaKongresni trg 12SLO - 1000 LJUBLJANA
Hello, and thank you for considering the University of Ljubljana
as the host for your student exchange. This guide has been
especially designed for foreign students who intend to temporarily
study at the University of Ljubljana in an exchange programme.
The faculties and academies of art, which together make up the
University of Ljubljana, today cover all basic fields of study. In
undergraduate courses, the University of Ljubljana offers a wide
variety of possibilities, as it does at the postgraduate level.
We hope that this guide will help to make your stay at the
university both fruitful and enjoyable. Should any questions still
remain unanswered after reading this guide, please do not hesitate
to turn to one of the contact persons mentioned.
We wish you a pleasant stay in Ljubljana at the University of
Katja, Helena, Bibi and Urška The Office of International
Slovenia in Brief
Area 20,273 Km2
Population 2 million
Religion Roman Catholic (82 %)
Climate Alpine, Continental, Mediterranean
Time Zone Central European Time GMT + 1
Political System Multi-party parliamentary democracy
Ljubljana lies in an basin between the Karst and the Alps, some
298 m above sea level. We like to say that it is big enough to
encompass everything one would expect from a capital city, while
being small enough to allow people to retain their
Ljubljana is a pleasant city to live in. The city is home to
280,000 people. Although it is not among Europe’s largest cities,
it has everything one finds in other capitals: museums and
galleries, one of the oldest philharmonic orchestras in the world,
other orchestras, many theatres, a university, institutes and
The city’s increasingly vibrant commercial and trading life and
the rapid increase in foreign diplomatic representatives are
giv-ing it an ever greater cosmopolitan touch. It offers a wide
vari-ety of cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants. Relief from the
hustle and bustle of life in the capital can be found in the
numerous parks and woodland areas, which in some places reach
nearly into the city centre.
2. The city of Ljubljana and how to get there
HOW TO GET THERE
AIR: Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, 20 km from the centre of
Ljubljana, has good connections with other European airports.
Airport shuttle buses take passengers to the centre of town.
RAIL: Ljubljana has good railway links with all large Europe- an
cities. The railway station is in the centre of Ljubljana. Or-
ganisations in your own country may be able to offer discounts to
students and others under age 26.Train travel within Slovenia is
convenient and inexpensive.
BUS: The bus is one possible means of reaching Ljubljana, but
not a very comfortable one over long distances. Organisations in
your own country may be able to offer discounts to students and
others under age 26.
University of Ljubljana is an institution with a very rich tra-
dition. With its 46.000 undergraduate and post-graduate stu- dents
participating in over 400 undergraduate and post-grad- uate study
programs, it ranks among the largest universities in the world. A
total of 23 faculties and three art academies em- ploy
approximately 6000 full-time higher education teachers,
researchers, assistants and adminsitrative staff.
The University of Ljubljana was established in 1919 on the
foundations of a long-established pedagogical tradition. For almost
half a century it remained the only Slovenian universi-ty until
joined, about 20 years ago, by the University of Mari-bor. In 2003
the third Slovenian University was established in Koper.
The University has its seat in Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital.
Nearly one-tenth of Ljubljana’s inhabitants are students, which
gives the city a young and lively character.
The University was founded in the centre of Ljubljana, where the
central university building and the majority of its depart- ments
are located. Later on, some new, modern buildings were constructed
in the suburbs.
The University is composed of three academies and 23 faculties
(university departments):The Academy of Music;the Academy of
Theatre, Radio, Film and Television;
3. University of Ljubljana
the Academy of Fine Arts and Design; Biotechnical Faculty;
Faculty of Economics; Faculty of Architecture; Faculty of Social
Sciences; Faculty of Electrical Engineering; Faculty of Pharmacy;
Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering; Faculty of Chemistry and
Chemical Technology; Faculty of Mathematics and Physics; Faculty of
Maritime Studies and Transport; Faculty of Computer and Information
Science; Faculty of Mechanical Engineering; Faculty of Sport;
Faculty of Arts; Faculty of Medicine; Faculty of Natural Sciences
and Engineering; Faculty of Education; Faculty of Law; Theological
Faculty; Veterinary Faculty; Faculty of Social Work;Faculty of
Health Sciences; Faculty of Administration.
Local grade Percentage ECTS grade
10 excellent 91 % - 100 % A
9 very good 81 % - 90 % B
8 very good 71 % - 80 % C
7 good 61 % - 70 % D
6 sufficient 51 % - 60 % E
1-5 fail less than 51 % F
SELECTION OF COURSES AND LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
Some of the faculties offer courses in English, other offer
tuto-rials and some other arrangements. Please check the web site
or contact the relevant faculty coordinator.
UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA GRADING SYSTEM
Description of the institutional grading system in Slovenia:
Semester OneSemester Two
Winter examination period
Summer examination period
Autumn examination period
beginning of Oct. - middle of Jan.middle of Feb. - end of
middle of Jan. - middle of Feb.
middle of Jan. - beginning of Feb.
beginning of Jul. - end of Aug.
beginning of Jun. - end of Jun.
end of Aug. - middle of Sep.
January 1, February 8, Easter Monday, April 27, May 1 and 2,
June 25, August 15, October 31, November 1, December 25 and 26
SLOVENE LANGUAGE COURSES
Students in the Erasmus+ exchange program are offered an
intensive Slovene language course before starting the winter or
summer semester. The Centre for Slovene, Faculty of Arts,
or-ganizes a 60 hours (3 ECTS) intensive Slovene language course
for Erasmus+ students. The course is free of charge but with
limited places (the “first come first served” principle).
The application deadlines are in June for the course starting in
September and in December for the course starting in January.
More information can be found on:http://www.centerslo.net
More courses are offered to all exchange students during the
- ŠOLT, Student Dormitories Rožna Dolina, Blok VII, Ulica 27.
web site: www.zavod-solt.si
- Center for Slovene as a foreign language, Faculty of Arts,
Web site: http://www.centerslo.net/index.asp?LANG=eng
Registered students are entitled to use the libraries of the
The National and University Library (NUK) is the main li-brary
for students at the University of Ljubljana, located in the city
centre. The library contains more than 2.5 million items.
Apart from information on its own holdings, NUK also pro-vides
information and materials held by other libraries. The library
provides interlibrary loans, as well as access to interna-tional
online and CD-ROM databases.
The library may be used by any student possessing a student card
and an identity card or passport. The membership of the library
allows only in-house use for foreign students. For more information
The Central Technical Library is the main library in the field
of natural sciences and engineering. The library contains more than
To register, a student must present a student card and pay the
subscription fee. http://www.ctk.uni-lj.si/english/index.html
There are 39 academic libraries at the faculties and academies
of the University of Ljubljana. The UL library system also
in-cludes the National and University Library (NUK) and the
Central Technological Library at the University of Lju-bljana
(CTK), which are associated members of the UL since 2003. The
coordination of library management is carried out by the
Vice-rector, the Library Council and the University Of-fice of
Library Services.The basic mission of academic libraries is to
provide all types of library services and information sources for
study and research. While their main users are students, teachers,
researchers and other UL employees, the libraries are also open for
member-ship to other users. The UL students pay the membership fee
at the home faculty or academy while enrolling and can after-wards
use all the UL libraries with a student card.
The student organization (ŠOU) arranges activities which are not
part of study programs. It is an organiser and promoter and
represents students’ interests. The ŠOU is active in a variety of
areas of student life: - social: student services, legal
tion-finding services- cultural: choirs, dance groups,
publishing, radio- sports- international co-operation- other
The ŠOU International office is a part of ŠOU which deals with
The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is a group of students at the
University of Ljubljana forming a part of ESN Interna-tional. ESN’s
main task is to participate in the receiving of ex-change students,
including mentorship, sightseeing and social gatherings.
ESN and international office of ŠOU organise hikes, trips,
ex-cursions and parties. All exchange students are invited to take
part in these arrangements. The ESN and ŠOU will contribute in
every way possible to make your stay in Ljubljana a pleasant one
Pre-departureInform yourself about academic possibilities
- our Website: http://www.uni-lj.si/en- the International Office
at your home university- department coordinator
For all other questions, please feel free to contact the Office
of International Relations.
FIRST RESIDENCE PERMIT (EU CITIZENS)
Any citizen from a European Union state can enter the Republic
of Slovenia with a valid identity card or a valid passport, without
a special entrance permit (i.e. a visa or a residence permit). This
holds true no matter what the purpose of entry and stay in the
Republic of Slovenia. For the first three months of stay in the
Republic of Slovenia a person does not need a residence permit,
however he is obliged to report to the Police.
In the event that the residence will exceed three months a resi-
dence permit is still obligatory. This can be obtained from the
administrative office within the residential district (for
Ljublja-na: Tobačna ulica 5, 1000 Ljubljana). The residence permit
will be issued in accordance to the conditions set by the European
Union. In order to issue a residence permit to a citizen from a
member state for the purpose of study the following conditions have
to be met:- A valid identity card or passport- Evidence of
enrolment at an educational institution,
4. Pre-departure arrangements
- Health insurance covering all risks in the host member state,-
Sufficient means for living (higher than the level under
which the host country approves social aid to its citizens (290
€ per month). According to the practice of the Eu-ropean Union’s
court a statement handed in writing and signed by the student as to
his means is sufficient).
- Photo (3,5 x 4,5 cm)
According to the stated directive the residence permit is
grant-ed for the period of studies or at the most for one year and
can be extended in the event that the studies last for over a
FIRST RESIDENCE PERMIT (NON EU CITIZENS)
If you are a third-country national from a country whose
citi-zens are required to obtain a visa to enter the Republic of
Slove-nia and you wish to enter the Republic of Slovenia or stay
there for study purposes, you are required to obtain a visa C
(tourist visa) or visa D (long term visa) at a diplomatic mission
or con-sulate of the Republic of Slovenia abroad prior to entering
the Republic of Slovenia. For the same purposes, you can enter the
Republic of Slovenia and stay there for a certain period of time
(for no more than three months in a six-month period, starting on
the date of the first entry) on the basis of your passport alone if
you are a citizen of a country whose citizens are not required to
obtain a visa to enter the Republic of Slovenia. Within the 90 day
period or after the expiration of Visa D, you are obliged to apply
for a first residence permit at the relevant administrative unit in
Slovenia (in Ljubljana: Tobačna ulica 5, 1000 Ljubljana).
If you are in possession of a visa issued by another state which
is party to the Schengen Agreement, you may, during the va-lidity
period of your visa, enter the Republic of Slovenia and stay there
for no longer than three months in a six-month pe-riod, which
includes the combined duration of your stay in all Schengen States
except for the state which issued the visa, starting on the date of
the first entry into one of the Schengen States or until the expiry
of visa validity if this is shorter. With-in 90 days period, you
are oblidged to apply for first residence permit at the relevant
administative unit in Slovenia (in Lju-bljana: Tobačna ulica 5,
If you have a valid residence permit issued by another state
that is party to the Schengen Agreement, you may enter the Republic
of Slovenia on the basis of this permit and a valid trav-el
document and stay there for no longer than three months in a
six-month period, which includes the combined duration of your stay
in all Schengen States except for the state which issued the visa,
starting on the date of the first entry into one of Schengen States
or until the expiry of visa validity if this is shorter. Within 90
days period, you are oblidged to apply for first residence permit
at the relevant administative unit in Slo-venia (in Ljubljana:
Tobačna ulica 5, 1000 Ljubljana).
For first residence permit application you are required to
pos-sess the following:
- a valid passport (the expiry date of which exceeds the
intended period of stay in the Republic of Slovenia by at least
- health insurance covering urgent health care services in the
Republic of Slovenia as a minimum requirement;
- sufficient means of subsistence in a monthly amount at least
equal to the basic minimal income in the Republic of Slovenia (app.
- a police clearance certificate of not older than three months
from your country (if the country in question is-sues it),
translated into Slovenian, and verified;
- an authentic photograph of yourself, and you are also
re-quired to submit two of your fingerprints for their digital
- Confirmation of enrolment at the higher education insti-tution
EMBASSIES AND CONSULATES
For the list of embassies and consulates please look at the
Or go to: Ministry of foreign affairs Prešernova cesta 25,
SI-1000 Ljubljana, Sloveniaphone: +386 1 478 20 00fax: +386 1 478
23 40 e-mail: [email protected]
The University of Ljubljana does not provide or guarantee
ac-commodation.However, there are some options you can use to find
your own accommodation:- to rent a private room or flat; check:
- to rent a room that is part of the student residence halls (a
very limited number of beds!), apply through an online
The International Office can help you with providing rooms in
the student residence halls, but due to the shortage of rooms, we
cannot guarantee that you will really get a bed. All rooms in
student residence halls are double rooms. They are furnished
and have a shared kitchen and bathroom.We strongly advise our
students to book some temporary ac-commodation for the first few
weeks of their stay in Ljubljana and then look for private
Temporary accommodation can be found at some hostels and
low-rate hotels (for information and booking please contact
di-rectly to addresses listed bellow):
Other hostels in Ljubljana:Web site:
Use Housing Anywhere platform to get a room in Ljubljana. Web
This website is free to use and it operates on a
student-to-stu-dent basis. For any questions, please contact
If you wish to undertake a period of study at the University of
Ljubljana, you should contact the Office of International Relations
([email protected]) to request the application information,
which is also available on this
The Learning AgreementThis document is an agreement between
incoming students and the host institution. Students select the
subjects they wish to study in consultation with their academic
advisor at their home institution. The draft proposal is then
uploaded to the online application. The options the student has
selected are then considered by the University of Ljubljana on the
basis of availability and the candidate’s ability and academic
back- ground. A decision is then forwarded to the candidate and, if
both sides are in agreement, the document is considered as a
contract. However, departments do have the right to withdraw their
courses at any time before the study period begins.
The Transcript of RecordsThis document has two functions.
Firstly, it is used by depart- ments to make decisions about a
candidate’s suitability based on the information supplied on the
transcript of records. The transcript functions as a formalised
curriculum vitae or re- sume.
The certificate presented to students upon the completion of
their studies in Ljubljana is also known as a transcript. It
out-lines the courses taken and the grades achieved.
Language requirementsThe University of Ljubljana offers
instruction in the following languages: Slovenian and English.The
University of Ljubljana requires that the student has very good
language skills (very good knowledge in reading, writing and
speaking of the language) in at least one of the two lan- guages in
order to be able to study here.
Please note that fluent language skills in Slovenian (or
English) are vital for successful studies at the University of
Ljubljana. If the language requirements are not met, the University
of Lju- bljana will not accept you.
Required Language Skills Students must present a language
certificate of their Slovene or English language skills. Very good
language skills refer to level B2 on the CEFR scale of the European
Language Port-folio Levels.
How to prove the language skills in Slovene or English -
Language skills are listed on the Transcript of Records of
the home university; or- Submit the Language Certificate with
CEFR scale; or- Submit TOEFL score of 79 (IBT) or IELTS score of 6
ClimateThe climate in Ljubljana is Central European, but is also
subject to the influences of warm air from the Adriatic and cold
air from the Alps. The average temperature is around 4°C in the
winter and around 22°C in the summer. The daytime temperature in
the summer is usually 30°C.
Drinking waterThe water is safe and drinkable throughout the
ElectricityCurrent is 220 V, 50 Hz.
Currency From January 1 2007 the official currency in Slovenia
is Euro. Exchange rates can be found on the web page of the Bank of
Credit card servicesEurocard, VISA, Mastercard, Diners Club and
American Express as well as other cards are widely accepted in
shops, hotels and restaurants.
STUDENT & YOUTH CARD SERVICES
Most useful of these are: the Student ID card of the University,
International Student Identity Card (ISIC) and EURO
TELEPHONE & POSTAL SERVICES
Useful telephone numbers: Slovene country code 386 Ljubljana
city code 1 Slovene exit code 00 Police 113 Fire brigade 112
Emergency first aid 112
Ljubljana has around 30 post offices. They are open Mon-day
through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturdays until 1 p.m.
The Ljubljana postcode is: 1000
The most effective means of public transport in Ljubljana is the
city bus. The fare, which is uniform irrespective of the distance
travelled, costs 1,20 EUR and is paid by URBANA card. For those
planning to stay longer, a student monthly bus card is available at
Ljubljanski potniški promet (Ljubljana Transport System).
Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, Bicikelj system enables you
to travel freely by day or night. Whether you use the system
regularly or just occasionally, you can make an unlimited num-ber
of trips over the period of your subscription.Bicikelj system
stations consist of a main terminal and indi-vidual stands to which
the bikes are attached. Located in busy residential and shopping
areas and near public transport, the stations are a simple and
quick way to get around for a quick errand, the daily commute to
faculty or getting to your favou-rite leisure activities. You can
register at: http://en.bicikelj.si/
COST OF LIVING
We suggest that you bring approximately 500 EUR per month to
cover all your basic living costs. Exactly how much you spend will
depend on your lifestyle, but this figure would take into ac-count
all costs including accommodation, food, public trans- port and
Working hours: Weekdays: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 1
p.m. Shopping centers: every working day 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.Sundays and
holidays: most shopping centers are open until 3 p.m.
There are many bookstores in Ljubljana, but periodicals and
books in foreign languages are best found in:
- Mladinska knjiga – Knjigarna Centre Oxford, Kopitarjeva ulica
- Mladinska knjiga - Knjigarna Konzorcij, Slovenska cesta 29,
The influences of the East and West, North and South have
mingled in Slovenia, a phenomenon noticeable in Slovenia’s
traditional dishes. The city of Ljubljana offers a great variety of
cuisine and prices. Most restaurants serve food until 11 p.m., but
some do so until early in the morning. There are also numerous
specialised national restaurants: Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Thai ,
Spanish and many more.The tip is not included in the price of the
meal. (10% for any- thing more than a coffee) In general, eating
out in restaurants is not cheap.
Being an exchange student, you can use a system of subsidized
student meals. The system is used in the majority of restaurants in
Ljubljana and also in other cities in Slovenia. The subvention for
a meal is 2,63 EUR. To be able to register you need your
mobile phone for identification and the student card issued by
the university. More information you can find
A work permit is obligatory for foreign students wishing to seek
a long-term employment in Slovenia. Exchange students, however, do
not need a work permit. The easiest way for for- eign students to
obtain part-time jobs is at so-called Študentski servis – a service
providing information about part-time jobs for students.
This service is a mediator between companies and students and
with the help of Študentski servis, you usually get less demand-
ing, non-professional jobs (e.g. teachers/instructors for for-eign
languages or music, computer programmers, translators, waiters..).
It is definetely a good way to earn some extra money. There are
many such services throughout Ljubljana.
To get a job with the help of Študentski servis you are required
to obtain a Slovene tax number and a bank account in one of the
Anyone who wants to open a bank account in Slovenia, has to
obtain a Slovene tax number. The beforementioned tax num-ber is
obligatory for all students who will work and be paid through
Studentski servis and obtain a scholarship from a Slo-vene
institution. You can get a Slovene tax number at:Tax office
Ljubljana (Davčni urad Ljubljana)Sector for Foreigners (Odsek za
tujce)p.p. 107, 1001 LjubljanaDavčna ulica 1, Ljubljana Phone: +386
1 369 30 00e-mail: [email protected]
Office hoursMonday from 8.00 – 12.00 and from 13.00 – 15.00
Tuesday from 8.00 – 12.00 and from 13.00 – 15.00 Wednesday from
8.00 – 12.00 and from 13.00 – 18.00Friday from 8.00 – 13.00
If you already have a residence permit, you will be issued a
resi-dential tax number, otherwise a non-residential one.
As a foreigner, you can open a bank account practically in any
bank. You will be able to open a residential or a non-residential
bank account, depending on your residence permit status.
A rich and varied selection of sports and cultural activities is
available to University of Ljubljana students, ranging from
ath-letic teams, choirs, photo and film clubs, to dance and theatre
groups. In addition, various departments of the University
un-dertake their own cultural and sports activities. There are six
cultural or information centres in Ljubljana: French, Italian,
British, German, Spanish and American.
ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURE
You will find that Ljubljana offers a great variety of
entertain-ment. Various classical concerts are held in Cankarjev
dom, the Philharmonic and in churches. Besides classical music
there are many pop, rock and alternative music concerts in halls,
clubs, pubs and discotheques.
The city has cinema theatres, well stocked with most current
films. Foreign films are shown with Slovene subtitles.
Throughout Ljubljana there are about 15 museums and 25
gal-leries and collections, and seven major theatres.
A detailed program of daily events is listed in the daily
For more information and a free copy of a monthly event schedule
in Ljubljana, contact Tourist Information Centre (Mačkova ul. 1),
located in the city centre.