Publish Date: 14.04.2016

Category: News from the University

In the last three years 5,854 foreign students enrolled at the University of Ljubljana, 1,244 (21 %) of whom were from Macedonia. They showed the most interest in the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana, which each year enrols about 150 Macedonian students. Each year, the University of Ljubljana enrols more than 400 students from Macedonia in all three cycles, and about 50 graduate.

In the study year 2015/2016, 458 Macedonian students decided to enrol at the University of Ljubljana. The majority chose the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Medicine. These two faculties are most popular among Macedonian exchange students. The University of Ljubljana also accepts about 40 Macedonian students annually as exchange students.

Bilateral treaty enables free studies

Slovenia concluded a treaty with Macedonia, so Macedonian students can study free of charge, except in the following cases. A scholarship is required for all students in the first cycle who have previously reached the education level which, under the valid Slovene Higher Education Act, is equal to the education acquired after a concluded master's programme in the second cycle. A scholarship is also mandatory for all third cycle students and all part-time university programmes. All information about scholarships is available at the web site of the University of Ljubljana and in the promotional materials for foreign students. At the University the courses are formally held in the Slovene language while some are also in the English language.

Applications for the study year 2016/2017 close on 5 May 2016

In the first cycle of studies at the University of Ljubljana there are 666 positions available for non-EU nationals; in the third cycle there are 763 positions available for EU and non-EU nationals together. For the study year 2016/2017, in the first cycle the applications are open until Thursday, 5 May 2016. All information about the enrolment conditions are available in the calls for applications at the website of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia and also at the web site of the University of Ljubljana.

Internationalisation is one of the strategic goals of the University of Ljubljana, which wants to become a recognised, internationally open and excellent research institution by 2020. Through this effort of internationalisation the University shall introduce its programmes at the Days of Education and Career fair held from Thursday 14 until Saturday 16 April in Skopje, Macedonia. Visitors will be able to get more information about the University of Ljubljana study programmes and courses, calls for applications, enrolment procedures, recognition of obtained education levels, learning Slovene, and other information for foreign students, like scholarships and student accommodation and costs.

Students from Macedonia who are enrolled at the University of Ljubljana are very satisfied with their choice. Among them are Ivana Manevska, Sheval Muaremi and Teodora Arsovska.

Ivana Manevska has been living in Slovenia for five years. She graduated from Multimedia communications at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Ljubljana. She is presently involved in the post-graduation programme of Telecommunications at the same faculty. "I am very satisfied with the study methods, availability of professors and staff at the University of Ljubljana and their support for the students. They are always available and ready to help."

Sheval Muaremi is a political sciences student at the South East European University and is presently in in an exchange programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana. "I'm truly enjoying it. The professors are kind. I've met friends from all over the world. It is hard to decide to go abroad, but it is worth it. Choose Ljubljana, which is a beautiful and lively city. In Ljubljana you will feel great."

Teodora Arsovska is enrolled in a master's programme at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Ljubljana. "The master's programme at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana is my greatest and most positive experience. Daily and easy access to and interaction with professors who are internationally renowned experts means a lot to me. I also have excellent access to literature, various activities and different lectures by visiting lecturers, which is of key importance for every student in his or her future professional career."