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 - extended to 31 May 2020
  • 15 November for the summer semester


  • Semester 1/winter semester: 1 October 2020 – 15 January 2021

Winter Examination period: 18 January 2021 - 12 February 2021

  • Semester 2/summer semester: 15 February 2021 – 28 May 2021

Summer Examination period: 31 May 2021 – 2 July 2021

Autumn Examination period: 16 August 2021 – 10 September 2021

Lectures free period: 25 December 2020, 1 January 2021, 5 April 2021, 27 April 2021, 25 June 2021.  

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.



Academy of Music

Academy of Theatre, Film, Radio and Television

Academy of Fine Arts and Design

Biotechnical Faculty

School of Economics and Business

Faculty of Architecture

Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Pharmacy

Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering

Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology

Faculty of Mathematics and Physics - Department of Physics; Department of Mathematics

Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport

Faculty of Computer and Information Science

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Social Work

Faculty of Sport

Faculty of Public Administration

Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Natural Sciences

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Law

Theological Faculty

Veterinary Faculty

Faculty of Health Sciences


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 

PLEASE NOTE: During the second semester of 2020-21 accommodation in student dormitories will not be possible due to COVID-19 situation.


Private accommodation

You should start looking for private accommodation in Ljubljana well in advance. The prices vary from 200 - 500€ per month, depending on size, location, sharing the room with another student. 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). We recommend you to contact the student organization before your arrival to Ljubljana. The e-mail address is or .




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
When: 21 January to 12 February 2021 - Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm

Where: Faculty of Arts, Aškerčeva 2, Ljubljana

Application deadline15 December 2020 (places are limited)

Price: 100 € (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.