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Studying in Slovenia


The University of Ljubljana, founded in 1919, is the oldest university in the Republic of Slovenia. According to the latest ARWU Shanghai, Times THES-QS and WEBOMETRICS rankings, it is one of the top 500 universities in the world. It consists of 23 faculties and three art academies, offering over 300 undergraduate and graduate study programs. With 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students, it is also the largest Slovenian university, employing approximately 6,000 higher education teachers, researchers, assistants, and administrative staff.

Link to the website of the University of Ljubljana:  http://www.uni-lj.si/ 

Link to the list of departments / schools of the University of Ljubljana: http://www.uni-lj.si/academies_and_faculties/faculties/

The information on Enrolment for Foreign Citizens at the University of Ljubljana: http://www.uni-lj.si/study/application_and_admission_procedures/slovenians_without_a_slovenian_citizenship_and_foreign_citizens_from_countries/
The price list: http://www.uni-lj.si/study/price_list/


Ms. Katja Cerjak, Head, Office of International Relations
phone: +386 1 2418 590
e-mail: katja.cerjak(at)uni-lj.si



The University of Maribor is the second largest and second oldest university in the Republic of Slovenia. It was established in 1975, but its beginnings can be traced to as early as 1859. The university consists of 17 faculties, student housing, and the library. 

Link to the website of the University of Maribor: http://www.um.si

Link to the list of department of the University of Maribor: http://www.um.si/en/about/university-members/Pages/default.aspx

For more information for undergraduate studies please visit:

For more information for graduate studies please visit:

For more information for postgraduate studies please visit:

For more information on recognition and assessment please visit:

For more information about the programs see: file:///C:/Users/A1514/Downloads/ECTS%20IP2015-2016.pdf 
The price list is available at: http://www.um.si/studij/financiranje/Documents/CENIK%20STORITEV%20UM%202015_2016%20UM_sprejet%20na%2013.%20rs%20UO%20UM_12.6.2015_pripravljen%20za%20objavo.xlsx
Please note that the price list is for undergraduate and graduate programs. In general the prices of tuition fees for foreign students (non EU citizens) stand between 2000 – 4000 EUR. The study of medicine costs 6000 EUR a year. The postgraduate studies cost between 2000 – 5000 EUR (for postgraduate level the Slovenian and EU citizens must pay as well). In certain cases, the tuition fee can be waived.

International relations office
Slomškov trg 15, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia
(Room 112)
T: +(3862) 235-5322
F: +(3862) 235-5438
E: inter.center(at)um.si  



The University of Primorska established in 2003 consists of seven departments, two research institutes, student housing, the library, and two associate units. The main campus of the university is located in Koper, however, several teaching units have their facilities in other locations, namely in Koper and Izola. The main purpose of this university is sustainable regional development of the Slovene Littoral. The main aim of the university is to contribute to the development of knowledge and, consequently, to the sustainable social development of the local and wider regional environment.

Link to the website of the University of Primorska:  http://www.upr.si

For more information regarding the international cooperation and exchange please visit: http://www.upr.si/index.php?page=static&item=4

The list of study programs in English is available at: http://www.upr.si/index.php?page=static&item=205

For the enrolment see: http://www.upr.si/index.php?page=static&item=18

The price list (in Slovene) is available at: http://www.upr.si/sites/unipr_si/silos//3ff1243ec15955abae60cc22742d8cd6

University of Primorska
Department of International Relations
Titov trg 4
6000 Koper

Ms. Tatjana Mikelić Goja
Head, Department of International Relations
Phone: +(3865) 611-7556
Fax: +(3865) 611-7530
E-mail: tatjana.mikelic.goja(at)upr.si 

Ms. Maja Bratuš Vidmar
Department of International Relations
Phone: +(3865) 611-7500
Fax: +(3865) 611-7530
E-mail: maja.vidmar(at)upr.si



University of Nova Gorica was established in the academic year 1995/1996. The founders of the university were the municipality of Nova Gorica and research institute Jožef Stefan of Ljubljana. University of Nova Gorica is an independent, research oriented and student friendly university. The university consists of seven faculties and schools, six laboratories and five research centers.

Link to the University of Nova Gorica: http://www.ung.si/en/

For more information regarding international cooperation and exchange please visit: http://www.ung.si/en/international-office/

Ms. Sabina Zelinšček, Head of the International Office
(International mobility, educational projects, EURAXESS)
T: +(3865) 331-5257
E: sabina.zelinscek(at)ung.si 

Aljaž Rener, Coordinator of international projects
(Research projects)
T: +(3865) 331-5251
E: aljaz.rener(at)ung.si

Andreja Oblak, Administrator
(Research projects)
T: +(3865) 331-5246
E: andreja.oblak(at)ung.si

For more information about the programs see: http://www.ung.si/en/study/study-programmes/  


General information about studying in Slovenia can be found also at:



Ministry of Education, Science and Sport:  http://www.mizs.gov.si/en/

Eurydice Slovenia is part of the EURYDICE - The Information Network on Education in Europe.http://www.mizs.gov.si/en/eurydice_slovenia


In order to encourage mobility and exchanges of youth, to enhance excellence of post-secondary institutions and non-governmental organizations and to enhance competitiveness of businesses, including small and medium-sized businesses the Republic of Slovenia and Canada have concluded a Youth Mobility Program.



Canadian students who wish to study in Slovenia or take other forms of education (such as language courses, summer schools, etc.) for more than 3 months and up to 1 year are required to have a Visa D.

For courses shorter than 3 months visa D is not required.  For courses longer than 1 year students need to obtain residence permit in addition to visa D. Please contanct the Embassy for information on residence permit.

Required documents for Visa D application:

1. Fill out the attached form
2. 1 recent passport size picture
3. original valid passport (passport expiry date exceeding the intended period of stay in the Republic 
of Slovenia by at least three months)
4. travelers medical insurance valid for the period of visa 
validity. The insurance letter must state that the insurance is valid worldwide and/or in Slovenia and Schengen countries
5. notarized letter from parents that they will financially support the student while in Slovenia 
or bank statement with sufficient funds (289 EUR or approx. CAD 405 per month)
6. acceptance letter issued by Slovenian university or organization
7. evidence of payment for the course (if applicable)
8. letter from home university proving the student status
9. letter about provided accommodation while in Slovenia or a letter for intended stay in  Slovenia for the first few days in case accommodation is not yet provided for  
10. prepaid self addressed courier envelope for passport return
11. money order or cash for $116, payable to Embassy of Slovenia
12. signed 
statement that you allow us to send your passport back by mail 

13. signed statement that you allow us to copy the passport and other documents submitted with the  application

14. information about your flights (reservation)
15. additional documentation may be required during the visa procedure

Visa applications have to be submitted at least one month prior to the day of departure but no more than three months before the start of the intended visit.

Once you gather the requested documents please send them by mail to the Embassy:

Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia 
2200-150 Metcalfe St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1P1.

Please note that a personal visit at the Embassy might be required.

If you have additional questions send us an e-mail inquiry to: 
sloembassy.ottawa(at)gov.si. Inquiries will be answered ASAP.