University of Ljubljana

University of Ljubljana
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Facts

  • Founded in 1919

  • Ranking: 601st according to QS World University ranking; 292nd according to Webometrics ranking of world universities

  • 40,110 Students

  • 2,345 International students

  • Staff: 5,730

  • 66 Degree programs offered in English

  • Partnered with Housing Anywhere since March 2013

General information

Campus facilities

The University of Ljubljana is housed in several smaller campuses that are located throughout the city. Its facilities offer just about everything that students will need to enjoy their time at the University of Ljubljana.

Students can expect wonderful libraries, with the Digital Library of the University of Ljubljana offering students access to 20,000 paid electronic journals and to over 170,000 paid ebooks. They can also have access to many very key publishers, such as SpringerLink, IOS Press, Elsevier ScienceDirect, Wiley, IEEE/IEL, ACS, Emerald, JSTOR, Sage, Taylor & Francis, EBSCOhost, Oxford University Press, Scopus, Web of Science and many more. This digital data may be accessed from the computers located at any of the faculties, CTK and NUK, the academies, or with student or employee remote access.

A student card number issued by the library and its coordinating password will be needed to access the remote option. Faculty members and employees will also be issued a library membership number and a password from their coordinating faculty to utilize remote access as well.

Courses

University of Ljubljana is the largest higher learning institution in all of Slovenia, and it offers programmes in the following fields:

  • Education

  • Science

  • Humanities and arts

  • Business and law

  • Social science

  • Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction

  • Services

  • Health and welfare

  • Agriculture

There are 374 undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes at the University of Ljubljana. There are 66 programmes taught in the English language.

International dimension

Every year, over 2,300 new international students attend the University of Ljubljana. Erasmus+ is the most popular of the university’s exchange programs, while it participates in many others. There are also several different opportunities for students to spend a portion of their time abroad.

The university is also proud to be the main organizer of several different summer school programmes, which are becoming more and more popular. Plus, there are 66 different degrees that are offered at the university with all of their courses taught completely in the English language.

How to get to the university

From the airport "Jože Pučnik", Brnik

Slovenia's primary airport, the Airport of Ljubljana, is located in Brnik, which is located 26 kilometres from the city centre. Many students opt to take the bus on a 45-minute ride to the centre of the city for just 4,10 €. The bus leaves every hour between the hours of 05:00 a.m. and 20:00 p.m.

If you’d like to reach the city center in less than 30 minutes, taking a taxi is a great option. This trip would normally cost 40€, and you can easily find a taxi lined up in front of the airport. There is also a shuttle available, which makes drop-offs from the airport to many of the most popular hotels in Ljubljana.

You may also want to consider GoOpti transportation.

During rush hour, be sure to plan out your trip to allow for additional time, especially when traveling via the bus or a taxi.

From the central railway terminal

Most of the European countries offer very good railway and bus options, and Ljubljana is no exception. You will find the central railway terminal in the city centre of Ljubljana. From there, it is less than a 15-minute walk to popular hotels, Old Town and the University of Ljubljana.

From the bus terminal

Directly adjacent to the railway station is Ljubljana’s bus terminal, which is located in the city centre. It operates between 5:30 a.m. and 22:30 p.m. Many bus routes will take you to the city centre in just one stop from several locations. Old Town can be reached in a less than a 15-minute walk.

University Accommodation

Student neighbourhoods

CENTRE

This is Ljubljana’s bustling city centre, where something is always going on to entertain people of many different interests. Students love to meet here during the day for lunch at one of its lovely cafes, or to go shopping at one of many boutique shops. At night, this is the area to go to bars and clubs, as well as a central meeting place for students and locals or visitors of all ages.

BEŽIGRAD

A large portion of the population in Ljubljana calls Bežigrad "home", as that it is mostly a residential area. However, there are many shopping choices and local businesses located along the “Dunajska cesta”. In the northwest section, there is also an industrial district.

There are no very high buildings in this area, with most having no more than six floors. Row houses and other accommodations for single families are very popular here. However, in Nove Stožice and the Sava Development, there are many large apartment complexes available for rent. And if you’re looking for a neighborhood with plenty of green spaces, Bežigrad is one of the greenest areas in Ljubljana.

ČRNUČE

Located along the northwest end of the left side of the Sava River, Črnuče is a very popular option for students. Yet, this neighborhood is quiet and calm, just perfect for those wanting a tranquil area to relax after a long day. Its accommodation offerings include mostly low-rise, single-family houses. It is bordered to the north by scenic forests and hills, with plenty of space for walking or jogging. Some areas of Črnuče tht are definitely worthy of further exploration include: Črnuška gmajna, Savski kamen and Savski breg.

DRAVLJE

Dravlje is located in the southwestern portion of Ljubljana, nestled in the middle of Šentvid and the bypass. This neighborhood boasts some wonderful places for recreation, including green areas and several sport fields, plus Rožnik and Koseze Pond. Housing starts are popular here, as well as low-rise individual houses.

Common housing practices

When international students come to Ljubljana, they typically either rent a private room in an apartment that they share with other students, or they apply to live in a dormitory.

Student dormitories

Many international students opt to live in one of the secondary school dormitory rooms that have available space. These rooms are double, and they have shared kitchens and bathrooms, along with internet access. While the actual price of renting such a space depends on variables like the size of the room and its amenities, the average price for each student is typically between 80 and 160 EUR monthly.

However, students may find it very difficult to find space at one of the dormitories, due to their low pricing and convenient locations. There is usually a pretty long waiting list months before the term starts. This is why many students decide to go with a shared room in a private flat.

Renting a private room or a flat

To be sure to secure housing before school starts, international students should definitely consider renting a room in a shared flat. Depending on the amenities that are offered and whether the room is single or double, students can expect to pay anywhere from 150 to 250 EUR per month.

Of course, one of the best and most dependable ways to find your own private room in Ljubljana is on our website. Our housing platform allows students to find a room while studying in Ljubljana. Plus, they can even rent out their room in their home city while they are studying abroad. All room listings are researched and then approved by Housing Anywhere, which means that renting a room is quick, easy and safe.

Student associations

ŠOU

ŠOU is a popular student organization that plans several different types of activities for international students in Slovenia. They offer assistance for work placement and exchange programmes, as well as help with dozens of other facets of the international student life. ŠOU also offers assistance to help with the pricing of student meals and identity cards. It is also a big part of an international student’s social calendar, including trips, meetings, parties, dinners, sports activities and much more. ŠOU also prides itself in helping international students by giving them contacts to find private accommodations.

ESN

A wonderful non-profit organization located at the university is Erasmus Student Network (ESN). Under the idea of Students Helping Students, they help in providing many opportunities for international students to develop while in Slovenia, providing a vast understanding of the culture. Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is easily one of the largest European interdisciplinary student associations.

Events

Ljubljana is a fun, bustling city that always has plenty of entertainment options available. If you love music, there are concerts, and if you are fascinated by art, there are countless exhibitions. If you are sports-minded, you can catch one of several teams on the weekend.

For the international students, ESNE Ljubljana also sets up several events and trips around Slovenia to always provide something interesting to do. Slovenia is a small country, so it is easily accessible for one-day or weekend outings. It is also within an hour’s drive to Austria, Italy and Croatia.

Well-known for its vibrant nightlife, Ljubljana boasts a wide selection of pubs, bars and clubs, always offering a party, whether it be on the weekend or even on a Monday night. However, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays are especially popular with students at the university. In fact, Wednesdays are "student nights" at many clubs and bars throughout the area, with many of the most popular located in the city centre.

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