University of Ljubljana is an institution with a very rich tradition. With its 60,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students participating in over 400 undergraduate and postgraduate study programs, it ranks among the largest universities in the world. A total of 23 faculties and three art academies employ approximately 6,000 full-time higher education teachers, researchers, assistants and administrative staff. The University of Ljubljana was established in 1919 on the foundations of a long-established pedagogical tradition remaining the only Slovenian university for half a century.
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 center of Ljubljana, where the central university building and the majority of its departments are located.
Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, applicants should be aware that changes to academic calendars may occur with little or no notice. Students are encouraged to either wait to book travel or book travel that allows for changes with no financial penalty.
Applicants should also be aware that processing of visas may be impacted or halted by specific countries. Failure to secure the necessary visa may result in inability to participate in this program.
Participants on this program may be required to self-quarantine prior to the start of their program for a specified period of time. Students are responsible for arranging (logistics and financial) their travel appropriately to ensure self-quarantine is completed prior to the start of the program.
Academic Areas International Studies
Foreign Languages (intermediate and advanced levels)
Slovene Language Courses The Center for Slovene as a foreign language within the University of Ljubljana offers a 3 ECTS/1.5 UM credit Slovene language course. The course is offered before the Fall and Spring semester; it has an additional fee and places are limited.
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1 University of Ljubljana (ECTS) credit = 0.5 UM semester credit
Students going to University of Ljubljana can apply to live in the dorms, however, there is very limited availability. All rooms in student residence halls are furnished double rooms with a shared kitchen and bathroom.
Due to the limited availability of on-campus accommodations, the University of Ljubljana strongly advises students to book temporary accommodation for the first few weeks of their stay in Ljubljana and then look for private accommodation.
For private accommodations the University of Ljubljana is a partner of HousingAnywhere.com, the international student-to-student housing platform. Students who are coming from abroad to Ljubljana can find and book a student room on https://housinganywhere.com/. The rooms on this platform are offered by University students that go abroad for a study abroad semester, exchange, Erasmus or internship. When making a booking an
administrative fee will be charged as a part of Housing Anywhere’s secure booking system.
Student Life The student organization (ŠOU) serves to organize, promote, and represent students' interests at the University of Ljubljana. The ŠOU is active in a variety of areas of areas of student life including:
student services and assistance in finding accommodation
Living in Ljubljana
Ljubljana is a mid-sized European city of 300,000 inhabitants with the friendliness and warmth of a small town and all the characteristics of a modern metropolis. It is a meeting point of East and West, where the old intertwines in harmony with the new. Roman ruins, a medieval castle, Renaissance and Baroque facades, a charming old town, ancient bridges over the Ljubljanica River and an expansive park are just some of the attractions that make this city so delightful. Ljubljana offers a wide range of cultural events such as classical music concerts held at the Slovenian Philharmonic and Cankarjev dom. During their free time students are able to visit the 15 museums, 25 galleries and 7 major therters that Ljuljana has to offer. More information about the capital and city events can be found on the Ljubljana tourism website: https://www.visitljubljana.com/en/visitors/.
Living expenses like rent, food, public transport, entertainment, and books in the Republic of Slovenia roughly amount to $650 per month; actual expenditure depends on individual lifestyle. Students can visit the cost of living index to get a general idea of the cost of goods in Ljubljana: https://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/ljubljana?currency=USD.
Fall Semester: early October to mid February
Spring Semester: mid February to mid July
Academic Year: early October to mid July