University of Ljubljana

Area of Study Languages, Politics
Course Language(s) English, Slovenian
Average Credit Load 30 ECTS
Semester dates Fall October - January
Spring February - July

About the University

The University of Ljubljana was established in 1919 and has around 61,000 students. It is the central and largest educational institution in Slovenia. The Faculty of Social Sciences (FDV) is well known for its interdisciplinary study programmes, research activities and high quality teaching, as well as many curricular and extra-curricular activities. The faculty builds its academic excellence through outstanding theoretical and empirical research, extensive scholarly publishing, and a successful transfer of research results in curricula as well as the industries.


Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia and lies in the heart of Europe – around 200 km to Vienna, Venice and Budapest and just over 400 km to Milan. With its 280,000 inhabitants, Ljubljana is one of the smaller European capitals. Nearly one tenth of the city's population are students, which gives the city a young and lively character. Ljubljana has preserved evidence of a five thousand year history including, among others, the remains of the Roman city of Emona and the old city centre with its medieval castle, Baroque façades, decorative portals and uneven roofs.

Exchange information

Courses available

More information on English taught courses available, visit the UniLi website (subjects within the Faculty of Social Sciences only).


There are two main accommodation possibilities: to rent a private room or apartment or to rent a room managed by the students' residence halls. The International Office can help you by providing rooms in students’ residence halls but, due to the shortage of rooms, they cannot ensure you will really get a bed. All rooms in students’ residence halls are double rooms. They are furnished and have a shared kitchen and bathroom.

Cost of living

Living expenses vary depending on personal needs. You will need approximately EUR 500-750 a month to cover all your basic living costs. This figure takes into account all costs including accommodation, food, public transport and books.

See current exchange rates.

Visa requirements

A student from a non-EU member country must submit an application for the First Residence Permit at the nearest diplomatic or consular representative mission (DCRM) of the Republic of Slovenia.

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