Despite the different nature of short-term mobility for the purpose of a study, these learning periods spent in another learning and living environment lead to many benefits for the individuals; they widen horizons, broaden perspectives, increase skills and contribute to personal and professional growth of students embarking on a life-changing journey.
The biggest possibility of coming to Slovenia for a short-term learning mobility lays in the Erasmus+ programme, largest European programme in the field of education and training. The programme gives an opportunity to international students to study in Slovenia for a period of 3 to 12 months that is also financially supported. Student mobility (and also staff mobility) is possible within and also outside of European Union.
If you are an institutional representative and you would like to establish an Erasmus cooperation with a Slovenian higher education institution you must first contact the institution and sign an Erasmus bilateral agreement. In the agreement both institutions will determine terms and objectives of the cooperation.
In order to begin with mobilities you must also make sure that the partner institution is a holder of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE Charter). It is obligatory for all European higher education institutions if they want to partake in the Erasmus+ programme. If you are representing a non-European institution, you must follow the guidelines for mobility projects between programme and partner countries.
Thinking of doing Erasmus mobility? Excellent choice!
As a student (or staff) you must first enquire at your international relations office if you have an Erasmus+ bilateral agreement signed with the host institution in Slovenia. Once the bilateral agreement is signed, you can either apply for mobility at your institution or already start preparing the necessary documentation – Learning Agreement for studies and Training Agreement for internship (for staff Mobility Agreement for Teaching or Training). These are a ‘must have’ before you start your mobility.
Are you coming to Slovenia from a non-EU country? The process and documentation are quite similar but you must not forget that you will probably need a visa/residence permit and maybe some additional information. To begin with the procedure at the Slovenian embassy you will need an acceptance letter from the institution. For more information contact your host Slovenian institution or send us an e-mail at email@example.com.
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Another option is a short-term mobility based on bilateral agreements that Slovenia has signed with many countries with the aim to support student exchange for a period of up to 10 months.
Bilateral agreements that address cooperation and mobility reciprocity in the field of higher education are signed with the following countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, People’s Republic of China, Republic of Macedonia, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Switzerland and Turkey.
For more information about the exchange programmes please have a look at the Centre of the Republic of Slovenia for Mobility and European Educational and Training Programmes (CMEPIUS) web page and/or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
An interesting possibility and an excellent choice are also summer schools and summer courses. Slovenian higher institution organize numerous summer schools and some of them are already widely known. You can also opt for the Summer School of Slovene Language and learn our language while discovering Slovenia, its beautiful nature and welcoming culture.
University of Ljubljana Summer Schools
University of Maribor – Solution Design 2017; 5th International Summer School on Logistics
University of Primorska – FAMNIT Summer Schools and Summer Camps;
University of Nova Gorica