Welcome Guide










You can apply to the University of Ljubljana as an exchange student for one or two semesters in case your home university is a partner university of the University of Ljubljana.


1. ERASMUS+: Your home university should first nominate you to the Office of International Relations of the University of Ljubljana. The nominations should be sent to  

OTHERS: Your home university should nominate you to the international office of the relevant faculty of the University of Ljubljana.

2. After your home university has nominated you to study at the University of Ljubljana as an exchange student, you should fill in an online application. There is no need to send a paper copy of the application.

3. At the end of the online application you will find the necessary documents to upload to your application: Transcript of Records (of your home university), Learning Agreement and Language Certificate. Your application is complete and will be processed only after you have followed all the steps of the application system and entered all the required information.

4. After we have received your application and your host department has approved your application, we will send you an Acceptance letter and information on living and studying in Ljubljana.


  • 15 May for the winter semester/full academic year
  • 15 November for the summer semester


  • Semester 1/winter semester: 1 October 2018 – 18 January 2019

Winter Examination period: 21 January 2019 - 15 February 2019

  • Semester 2/summer semester: 18 February 2019 – 31 May 2019

Summer Examination period: 3 June 2019 – 28 June 2019

Autumn Examination period: 19 August 2019 – 13 September 2019

Lectures free period: 31 October – 1 November 2018, 25 and 26 December 2018 , 1 and 2 January 2019, 8 February 2019, 22 April 2019, 1 and 2 May 2019.  

Please note that faculties are allowed to change/adjust the academic calendar according to their internal processes! So consult also the faculty web page for more information on this.

Courses in English 

10 Exceptional knowledge without or with negligible faults
9 Very good knowledge with some minor faults
8 Good knowledge with certain faults
7 Solid knowledge but with several faults
6 Knowledge only meets minimal criteria
5 Knowledge does not meet minimal criteria

A student passes the exam if he/she is graded from 6 to 10.

Study requirements may also be evaluated with grades: passed with distinction, passed or failed.



ECTS credits:

1 full academic year  =  60 credits
1 semester = 30 credits 



The 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 languages 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 Ljubljana 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 Portfolio 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 for English, or any official certificate
  • Results from the OLS (Online Language Support) 
  • Any other official certificates



Student dormitories (ERASMUS)

Erasmus+ students can apply for a bed in student dormitories. Beds are given to students on “first come first serve” basis. The rooms are double, with shared bathroom and shared kitchen. The access to internet is available in all the dormitories. The price of the room depends on the type of the apartment and size of the room. Available dorms are Dom IV, Dom XIV in Rožna dolina and Dom D in Bežigrad. The average price per person per month in a double room is 120-190 EUR.

HOW TO APPLY: fill in the Information on Housing in the online application by 15 May (first semester/full year) or 15 November (second semester) - "first come first serve" basis applies to online application! The application for housing can be done separatly so you can apply well in advance. Don't wait for the deadline, because the places are very limited!

Private accommodation

It is very difficult to find private accommodation in Ljubljana so you should start well in advance. The Student Organization of the University of Ljubljana will help you in your search for private accommodation after your arrival to Ljubljana. They will advise you and give you information on where and how to look for accommodation, but the search will be done by you. Before your departure you should book yourself a hostel at least for the first week. After the arrival you can visit the International Office of the Student Organization (Kampus, Pivovarniška 6, office hours: Tuesday 2pm-5pm, Wednesday 2pm - 5pm, Thursday 2pm - 5pm ), but firstly you should contact them by e-mail: ;


HA logo NOV smallUniversity 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 & book a student room on www.HousingAnywhere.com. The rooms on this platform are offered by our students that go abroad for a study abroad semester, exchange, Erasmus or internship. Using the platform itself is completely free for you as a student; when you make a concrete booking an administrative fee will be charged as a part of Housing Anywhere’s secure booking system. 

Sign-up here to receive a University of Ljubljana VIP profile on HousingAnywhere.com:   https://housinganywhere.com/Ljubljana--Slovenia/university-of-ljubljana/sign-up   As a student, intern, PhD candidate, researcher, or visiting professors of University of Ljubljana you are entitled to priority access to all accommodation available on HousingAnywhere.com. The platform allows you to choose from rooms listed by local students or verified landlords and securely book prior to your arrival.   For more information, check the local guide on living in Ljubljana here: https://housinganywhere.com/Ljubljana--Slovenia  

Keep in mind: The housing market in Ljubljana is very seasonal. So if you don’t find a room listed right away check back regularly. Do you need more information or have a specific question? Send an email to and be treated with priority!



Foreign students coming from the EU member countries and the countries of the European economic region should have the E 128 form, E 111 form or E-card. The document type depends on the authorized insurance agency of the country of their origin. Namely, the students should contact the authorized insurance agency, where they have been insured, and ask for one of the above-mentioned forms. Students should have appropriate insurance coverage (also for accidents and liability) when coming to Slovenia. 



Foreign students can get medical assistance (general medicine, dental care, clinical psychology, ginecology) at:

ZDRAVSTVENI DOM ZA ŠTUDENTE (Student Health Center), Aškerčeva cesta 4, 1000 Ljubljana



What: 60 hours course, 3 ECTS

Winter semester: 10 September  - 28 September 2018 - Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm

Summer semester: 28 January - 15 February 2019 - Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm

Where: Faculty of Arts, Aškerčeva 2, Ljubljana

Application deadline

Winter semester: 29 June 2018 (places are limited)

Summer semester: 15 December 2018 (places are limited)

Price: 75€ (textbook included in the price)

Application form and more information: http://centerslo.si/en/courses-for-adults/courses/erasmus 



Slovene Learning Online is a freeley accessible online course of Slovene for foreigners, developed at the Centre for Slovene as a Second and Foreign Language in cooperation with the company DigiEd. The course is designed for those who wish to learn Slovene one their own in a simple, playful and effective way.