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Choose the right programme – study at the University of Ljubljana

The University of Ljubljana is the largest and oldest university in Slovenia, and ranks among the top 3% of universities in the world. Nearly 40,000 students are studying at the University of Ljubljana this academic year. There are 3508 international students studying at the University of Ljubljana this academic year, 1612 of whom are enrolled in bachelor’s and integrated master’s programmes, 1512 in master’s programmes, and 384 in doctoral programmes.

Slovenia is a sustainable destination offering unique experiences that we are happy to share with you. It is a very diverse country in terms of geography, history, culture and language. During your studies, take time to discover this beautiful green country where the Alps meet the Mediterranean and the Pannonian Plain.

The University of Ljubljana’s 23 faculties and 3 art academies offer study programmes in social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, medicine, technical fields, the arts and sports, which are designed in line with the Bologna Process guidelines. It is increasingly rare for a university to offer programmes in all disciplines, even on a global scale. Our aim is to ensure that our students use the knowledge and skills they have gained in the best possible way. During their studies, students can participate in various projects and become part of a diverse international community of professors and students.

Students in Slovenia enjoy a number of advantages compared to other countries. Students have subsidised food and transport and may perform student work. “At the beginning of the academic year, we organise a welcome day for international students, where they can get first-hand information about studying at the University of Ljubljana and about life in Ljubljana and Slovenia. We also provide tutors and a variety of support activities so that they can better adjust to university life and the new environment. We have also prepared a Welcome Guide to facilitate the students’ arrival in Slovenia and the start of their studies at UL,” says Prof. Gregor Majdič, Rector of the University of Ljubljana.

Our website has all the information you need about studying at the University of Ljubljana – including study programmes, enrolment requirements, deadlines, extracurricular activities, career opportunities, Covid-19 measures, etc.

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For information about the study programmes, enrolment requirements, and places available see the Call for Enrolment.

Candidates must submit their application and all the required attachments via the eVŠ portal. Information about application deadlines can be found on our website. We invite you to watch the videos on completing the application and submitting documents for the recognition of previous education.

Help with the application and admission process is also available at the Info Point. Or you can sign up for online advice on the application and admission process for undergraduate studies. Please note that the services offered by recruitment agents and agencies are not required to enrol at the University of Ljubljana.

“Choosing your studies is one of the most important decisions of your life. We suggest you think carefully about what you enjoy, as it makes studying much easier. Visit our websites and social networks of the faculties that interest you. If you need any advice or help, you can contact us or arrange an online consultation. We will do our best to provide you with all the information and answers to any questions you may have. We also invite you to visit us at the online education fair and explore the virtual booths where all the members of the University of Ljubljana (3 academies and 23 faculties) are presented. We have also prepared various online presentations that can help you in choosing your studies. On behalf of the University of Ljubljana, I wish you a successful completion of your studies, as well as the continuation of your study and career path, and I hope to see you in Ljubljana in the autumn,” says Prof. Gregor Majdič, Rector of the University of Ljubljana.

Year Plus and opportunities for learning Slovenian

Because classes are delivered in Slovenian (as well as English or other languages in some programmes), the Year Plus (Leto plus) module is available to international students to facilitate their integration into the Slovenian environment. Year Plus comprises a set of materials and courses (in addition to Slovenian classes) that allow international students to extend their student status if they meet the required conditions.

Also available are Slovenian language courses held in person or online, or as part of autumn, winter, spring and summer schools, as well as the free online Slovenian course Slonline.

You can also learn Slovenian at some universities abroad.

Summer schools

Every year, the University of Ljubljana organises a range of summer schools in various fields such as economics and business studies, law, social sciences, the arts, veterinary science, theology and technical sciences. Slovenian language summer schools allow participants to learn or further advance their language knowledge, as well as learn more about Slovenian culture and environment. Some summer schools are aimed at primary school students, others at secondary school students, or at undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and professors.

Experience of international students at the University of Ljubljana

The University of Ljubljana is an open university, and we welcome students from other countries. Students are our best ambassadors, so we have gathered a wide range of students’ impressions of studying at the University of Ljubljana and living in Slovenia, which you can find on our website.

Information about studying at the University of Ljubljana

Find all the information you need about studying on the University of Ljubljana website.


  • Technical assistance for filling out the application for enrolment: , + 386 1 478 85 90
  • Application and admission procedure:
  • Recognition of foreign secondary education:
  • Recognition of foreign education for enrolment in master and doctoral studies and for transfer: please contact the authorised person at the relevant faculty/academy
  • Doctoral School: uni-lj.si/doctoral_school
  • Year Plus:
  • Slovenian language courses:

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1. Slovenia
Population: 2 million
Area: 20,273 km2
Capital: Ljubljana
Official language: Slovenian
Currency: Euro
Political system: Democratic Republic
Member of the European union since 2004
Highest peak: Triglav (2864 m)
Coast: Adriatic Sea (47 km of coastline)
2.  Ljubljana
The capital of Slovenia
Area: 275 km2
Population: 293.822
Average January temperature: around 0 °C
Average July temperature: above 20 °C
Kongresni trg is one of the central squares in Ljubljana featuring the seat of the University of Ljubljana 
3.  University of Ljubljana
Established in 1919 with 5 member faculties

FIELDS OF STUDY: Art, Fine Arts, Natural Science, Technology and Engineering, Social Sciences, Humanities, Medicine and Health Sciences, Sport

At present: 23 faculties and 3 arts academies
1. Academy of Fine Arts and Design
2. Academy of Music
3. Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television
4. Biotechnical Faculty
5. Faculty of Public Administration
6. Faculty of Architecture
7. Faculty of Arts
8. Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology
9. Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering
10. Faculty of Computer and Information Science
11. School of Economics and Business
12. Faculty of Education
13. Faculty of Electrical Engineering
14. Faculty of Health Sciences
15. Faculty of Law
16. Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport
17. Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
18. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
19. Faculty of Medicine
20. Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering
21. Faculty of Pharmacy
22. Faculty of Social Sciences
23. Faculty of Social Work
24. Faculty of Sport
25. Faculty of Theology
26. Veterinary  Faculty

4.  Achievements
Among top 3 % in the world

5.  University of Ljubljana

37.509 študentov
• 3.508 enrolled international students (2022/2023)
• 2.110 exchange students at UL (2021/2022)

6.608 employees
4.406 registered researchers
370 young researchers + 16 post-docs
186 long-term research programmes
585 EU projects
480 national projects

6.  International partnerships

• 573 agreements
• 2.637 Erasmus agreements

Areas of cooperation:
•  Exchange of students,  academic and administrative staff
•  Joint research activities/projects
•  Joint conferences, seminars, workshops, symposia etc.
•  Joint courses and/or curricula

7.  Degree Programmes 2022/2023

Bachelor and Single-cycle master degree programmes: 173 - TIMELINE
Master degree programmes: 215
Doctoral degree programmes: 21

800 subjects in English
Degree structure:
Programme search

8.  Programmes in English
Bachelor and Single-cycle master degree programmes: 3
Master degree programmes: 35
Doctoral degree programmes: 21 (in case international students are enrolled, the lecturers and students settle the language for the lectures; international students and mentors communicate in English or in another agreed foreign language)

9.  Information Days

10. Application periods
Bachelor and Single-cycle master degree programmes
Master degree programmes
Please check for the deadline in the Call for enrollment for specific study programme (from May to September) 
Doctoral degree programmes
The application deadlines are different for every degree programme (from May to September)
11.  Enrolment and recognition of education

• Candidates submit the application for enrolment and recognition of foreign education through eVŠ web portal.
• Application and admission procedure:
• Technical assistance for filling out the application for enrolment:
• Recognition of foreign secondary education:
• Recognition of foreign education for enrolment in master and doctoral studies and for transfer: the authorised person at the relevant faculty/academy

12. Year Plus
Help for international students to adopt to the Slovenian system and culture in their first year in Slovenia
Target group of the Year Plus: international students in their first study year at the University of Ljubljana bachelor or master study programmes with no knowledge of Slovene language
Credit load:
•  30 ECTS credit points of which there are minimum 6 ECTS credit points from Slovene language course
•  For the rest of the ECTS credit points, the student selects other courses from the chosen study programme (degree programme courses) and other courses (specific Year Plus courses)
Academic year starts on 1 October and ends on 30 September

13. Fees
Fee is paid by:
•  Citizens of non-EU countries, excluding persons with international protection, applicants for international protection and persons from countries with which the Republic of Slovenia has concluded bilateral agreement (Slovenia has concluded bilateral agreements with North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo)
•  All students with already acquired equivalent degree of education
•  All doctoral students
•  All part-time students

14. Scholarships
Public Scholarship, Development, Disability and Maintenance Fund of the Republic of Slovenia
(Javni štipendijski, razvojni, invalidski in preživninski sklad Republike Slovenije)
Dunajska cesta 22
1000 Ljubljana
Website: www.sklad-kadri.si
Phone: +386 1 434 10 80

15. Accomodation
Student resident halls: Slovenians with no Slovenian citizenship receiving a scholarship by the Republic of Slovenia may apply for a room at the Student resident halls (www.stud-dom-lj.si)
Dormitory for postgraduate students: for employed doctoral students holding the status of young researcher and to doctoral students with no Slovenian citizenship and no young researcher status with granted scholarship in the Republic of Slovenia
Information regarding room or apartment rental
Student Counsel Institute,
Free Room Rental Agency m2
Website: www.mkvadrat.si
Other possibilities to rent a room

Temporary accommodation

16. Visa and Health insurance
Third-country nationals must hold a visa in order to enter the Republic of Slovenia
Representations abroad: www.mzz.gov.si/en/representations_abroad
Health ensurance
Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia: www.zzzs.si/en/
17. For all students
Student work opportunities
student job centres
Subsidised student meals
each working day – 2, 82 EUR (unless from July 15 to August 15)
more than 700 restaurants
prices: 2,82 – 7,00 EUR
Subsidised transportation
18. Exchange
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 University of Ljubljana
Application deadlines:
15 May for the winter semester/full academic year
15 November for the summer semester
19. Summerschools
Summer schools are a great way to boost up your academic knowledge during the summer break
20. Career centres
Everything is possible with timely career planning
•  Personal counselling: counselling on the choice of study programme – also by Skype
•  Workshops (self-evaluation, job search, career plan, job interview, etc.)
•  Career camps
•  Events to the topic of obtaining work experiences, apprenticeship, entrepreneurship and challenges abroad
•  Career days
•  Speed dates with employers
•  Presentations of employers
•  Students’ visits to real working environments
Website: https://kc.uni-lj.si/en
21. Tutelage and Extracurricular activities
We make things easier
A tutor for international students helps international students take care of administrative matters and integrate into student life and a new culture
Extracurricular activities
•  Art and culture
•  Social activities
•  Sports activities

22. Contact
We look forward to you studying at the University of Ljubljana