Looking for accommodation in a country you are yet to live in can be a very difficult and stressful process. In Slovenia your options include university accommodation, private flats and private rooms. Prices vary depending on the city and the type of accommodation chosen.
In Slovenia student dormitories are available for those coming as scholarship holders on a short-term exchange (3-9 months) within the bilateral exchange programmes or the CEEPUS programme; for scholarship holders within the national programme for Slovenes abroad (without Slovenian citizenship), and for students within the context of the EU exchange programme ERASMUS+. If you are coming as a private international student, unfortunately you do not have the option of staying in university student dormitories, except in Maribor.
Approximately 1,400 exchange students come to Ljubljana each year. Many of them live in the Rožna student dormitories, but there are also other accommodation options available.
International students have the opportunity to stay in some secondary school dormitory rooms with spare capacity. All the rooms are double, with a shared bathroom and shared kitchen. Access to the internet is available in all dormitories. The price of rooms depends on the type and size of the room. The average price per person per month in a double room is 80 – 160 EUR. Beds are given to students on a “first come first serve” basis.
Private student dormitories
There are a couple private student dormitories in Ljubljana. You can contact them for accommodation in a single or a double room.
Renting a private room or flat
The best option is to rent a private room in a shared student flat. The price of a room is approximately €150 – 200, depending on whether it is a single or double room.
Here are a few options for searching for rooms or flats:
If you need help with finding accommodation you can contact ESN (Erasmus Student Network) Ljubljana or ESN LU: ESN LJUBLJANA: email@example.com ESN LU: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.erasmusljubljana.si
In Maribor there are around 500 exchange students every year. Many of them live in public and private student dormitories, but there are also other accommodation options.
Foreign students have the opportunity to stay in three different student dormitories in Maribor – Gosposvetska, Tyrševa and Quadro. The number of beds is limited and they are offered on a “first come first serve” basis. Applications for student dormitory accommodation can be made after acceptance at the University of Maribor. You can expect an email with all information in July for the 1st semester or in January for the 2nd semester. All rooms are double, with a shared bathroom and shared kitchen. The price of rooms depends on the location (approximately: Gosposvetska – €540/semester, Tyrševa €550/semester and Quadro €850/semester).
For more information, check the University of Maribor web page.
Maribor offers four private student dorms.
The best option is to rent a private room in a shared student flat. The price of a room is approximately €150 – 220 per month with costs included depending on whether it is a single or a double room.
Here are a few options for where to look for a private room or flat:
If you need help with finding accommodation you can contact the ESN (Erasmus Student Network) Maribor: ESN MARIBOR: email@example.com
Around 60 exchange students go to the University of Primorska every year. They live in student dormitories or private flats. The international office at the University of Primorska will provide accommodation for all exchange students who present a Housing Request form. Students are provided with all the relevant information about accommodation one month prior to the start of the semester.
The Primorska region offers only a few low price student accommodation facilities, so there is no guarantee where a student will be placed, if at all. There are two dormitories in Koper and one in Portorož. The rooms are mostly triple, with a shared bathroom and shared kitchen. The prices is approximately €100 per month.
For more information, check the information on the web page of your faculty or on the web page of the University of Primorska.
Here are a few options where to look for private accommodation:
If you need help with finding accommodation you can contact ESN (Erasmus Student Network) Primorska:
ERN PRIMORSKA: firstname.lastname@example.org