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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 professors, researchers, assistants, and administrative staff.

For more information about the University of Ljubljana please visit the following links:
University of Ljubljana website:  http://www.uni-lj.si/ 

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

Information regarding 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/  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 a library.

For additional information regarding the University of Maribor please visit the following links: 

University of Maribor website: http://www.um.si

List of departments of the University of Maribor: http://www.um.si/en/about/university-members/Pages/default.aspx

Information regarding undergraduate studies:

Information regarding graduate studies:

Information regarding postgraduate studies:

For more information on recognition and assessment please visit:

In general, tuition fees for foreign students (non EU citizens) range between 2000 – 4000 EUR. Tuition fees for medical studies are approximately 6000 EUR per year. Fees for postgraduate studies are between 2000 – 5000 EUR (for foreign students as well as Slovenian and EU citizens). In certain cases, tuition fees may 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, a 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. Thus, the University aims to contribute to the development of knowledge and, consequently, to the sustainable social development of the local and wider regional environment.

University of Primorska website:  http://www.upr.si

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

List of study programs: http://www.upr.si/index.php?page=static&item=205

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

Price list: 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 1995/1996 by the municipality of Nova Gorica as well as the research institute Jožef Stefan of Ljubljana. University of Nova Gorica is an independent, research oriented and student friendly institution, which consists of seven faculties and schools, six laboratories and five research centers.

For further information about the University of Nova Gorica, please visit the University's website at: 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 additional information about the University's programs visit: http://www.ung.si/en/study/study-programmes/  


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



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



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

A visa D is not required for courses that are shorter than 3 months. Courses that are longer than 1 year require students to obtain a residence permit in addition to visa D. For information regarding residence permits please contact the Embassy.

For individuals applying for a visa D, the following documents are required:

1. Fill out the attached form
2. 1 recent passport size photo
3. Original valid passport (with 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. A notarized letter from parents confirming they will financially support the student while in Slovenia 
or a bank statement with sufficient funds (290 EUR or approx. CAD 435 per month).
6. An acceptance letter issued by a Slovenian university or organization.
7. Proof of payment of course fees.
8. Letter from home university proving the student's status.
9. Letter confirming accommodation while in Slovenia or a letter stating intended stay in Slovenia for the first few days in case accommodation is not yet provided.  
10. Prepaid self-addressed courier envelope for passport return.
11. Money order or cash in the amount of $117, payable to Embassy of Slovenia.
12. Signed 
statement that you allow the Embassy of Slovenia to send your passport back by mail. 

13. Signed statement that you allow the Embassy of Slovenia to photocopy the passport and other documents submitted with the application.

14. Provide information regarding your flights (reservation).

Please note that additional documentation may be required during the visa procedure.

Visa applications must 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 all the requested documents have been gathered, 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 may be required.


For additional questions please email us at: sloembassy.ottawa(at)gov.si. Inquiries will be answered ASAP.