Showcase of Institutions


Study in Slovenia national initiative is growing each year. We are participating and presenting study options in Slovenia at many events – fairs, conferences, webinars… The numbers of potential and enrolled students are rising every year. We have dedicated this section on our web page SHOWCASE OF INSTITUTIONS where we are exposing institutions that are currently most active in our initiative Study in Slovenia. Together with the universities we made a brief Presentation video of the Study in Slovenia and below you will find  more detailed information on each of them.

University of Ljubljana

– among top 3% in the world

University of Ljubljana

The University of Ljubljana offers a wide range of bachelor, master and doctoral programmes covering all fields of study: Natural Science, Technology and Engineering, Social Sciences, Humanities, Medicine, Art.


Established in the year 1919, today with 23 faculties and three art academies, the University of Ljubljana is the oldest higher education and scientific research institution in Slovenia. The University members faculties and academies are responsible for carrying out bachelor, master and doctoral programmes as well as lifelong learning programmes. Each year over 40,000 students upgrade and develop their knowledge and skills at the country’s largest educational institution. Furthermore, the University has been most successful in research and is therefore the central and largest research institution in Slovenia, with 30% of all registered researchers. It promotes interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies and exchanges its achievements in science and art with other universities and scientific research institutions. A particular concern of the University of Ljubljana is the transfer of knowledge to the economy, which is why it cooperates closely with Slovenian and foreign companies. Its partners include multinational corporations and top Slovenian firms.

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Position of University of Ljubljana on International Quality Charts

In order to help you start your study at our University, we have prepared information guides which have been specially designed for international students who intend to study at the University of Ljubljana, information about degree programmes and additional useful information that will ease your start here.

You also have a possibilty to join a Year Plus that is specially designed to help you acquire language and other skills, expertise in your chosen field of study as well as the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the culture, history and Slovenia in general.

You may also apply to the University of Ljubljana as an exchange student or join us at one of our summer schools.

Photos: Željko Stevanić, IFP, Ljubljana

Should you have any unanswered questions after reading these guides please do not hesitate to contact us at We are looking forward to welcoming you at the University of Ljubljana and wish you all best!


University of Maribor

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The University of Maribor is the second largest and the second oldest Slovene university. About 13.500 students study at one of the 17 faculties, where they are being taken care of by around 1.800 employees. It is turning into a central development institution in constant connection with the economy and, together with its partners, is creating a centre of sustainable development for the wider region.

University of Maribor is an autonomous scientific, research and educational institution with the purpose of discovering and nurturing knowledge as well as transferring it into the community through the all-connected fields of humanities, social sciences, engineering, economy, medicine, natural sciences, law, pedagogical sciences and arts. The faculties carry out undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes, as well as lifelong learning programmes.

According to international university rankings in recent years, the University of Maribor has been named among the top 3 percent of the world’s best universities. The Academic Ranking of World Universities (known as Shanghai Ranking) placed us among the world’s top 600 universities. In 2014, it also received an award for the well-being of foreign students at higher education institutions (StudyPortals Award for Outstanding International Student Satisfaction).

Why study at the University of Maribor?

  • A wide range of diverse and interesting undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes.
  • Many possibilities for student exchange, student practice, and internship abroad.
  • Encouraging an active approach to career development and job search among students.
  • Efficient tutoring system.
  • High levels of graduate satisfaction with their studies and obtained knowledge.
  • Intensive connections with the economy.
  • The use of e-study materials (e-study environment Moodle) and partial performance of certain study programmes in the form of e-study.
  • ECTS accredited extracurricular activities.
  • Various extracurricular activities in the field of sports, culture, etc.
  • Participation in student competition teams, regularly achieving top results at numerous international student competitions (Demola, Imagine Cup, Formula Student, TechCrunch Disrupt, Reimagine Imagination, etc.).

University Member Institutions

University of Primorska

The University of Primorska is a public educational institution founded in 2003. It is located in Slovenia’s coastal region, between the borders of Italy and Croatia in an officially bilingual region (Slovene, Italian) and Slovenia’s most ethnically and culturally diverse region.

The University of Primorska is today being attended by more than 5000 students to whom we offer a rich variety of innovative and interdisciplinary study programmes in the following areas: Agriculture, Architecture and Building, Arts, Business and Administration, Computing, Engineering and Engineering Trades, Environmental Protection, Forestry and Fishery, Health, Humanities, Law, Life Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Personal Services, Social and Behavioural Science, Teacher Training and Education Science. Studies are organized at six faculties:

Advantages of studying at the University of Primorska (UP)

  • Personal approach: Our students greatly value a personal approach and our surveys show their high satisfaction with student-teacher relationships.
  • Welcome programme for foreign students: Orientation days at the beginning of the Academic year, free Slovene language courses, and a strong tutoring system make integration in the new environment
  • Year Plus enables foreign students to adapt to the new system and language. Students who do not speak Slovene and are enrolled for the first time in a study programme conducted in Slovene, can focus on the study of Slovene, and having completed a total of 30 ECTS, they can re-enrol in the first year of study.
  • University of Primorska Scholarship Fund: UP is the only Slovene university offering scholarships to talented students.
  • UP is ranked among “Top 25 performer for international orientation of degree programmes (Multirank, 2019)”: Increasing openness and cooperation with international partners allows UP to include foreign experts in teaching and research, as well as offer study programmes both in Slovene and English.
  • Study at the Adriatic Coast: In this vibrant environment, students have the chance to explore different cultures and enjoy the picturesque Adriatic seaside.
  • And much more: Study programmes in English; Visiting professors from all around the world; Strong international research activity and cooperation with industry; Student involvement in research and projects; Organisation of numerous scientific events..

Here is the video of the University of Primorska. More videos on Study in Slovenia YouTube channel.

University of Nova Gorica

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University of Nova Gorica

The University of Nova Gorica, located in western Slovenia, at the Slovenian-Italian border, is an excellent gateway to quality studies in your future professional field – be it natural sciences, engineering, management, biotechnology, humanities or art. We will enable you to develop your talents in a creative academic environment with strong international orientation and

excellent research opportunities, welcoming international students and staff from all over the world. Individual approach towards our students, high employment prospects of our graduates and tailored modes of study for students athletes are just a few of the advantages of studying at our university. Our 25-year-long tradition of providing high quality education and our excellent research achievements have also been globally recognized by numerous international university ranking systems.

 Advantages of studying at the University of Nova Gorica

  • interdisciplinary and practically oriented study programmes with great employment prospects of graduates (92 % employment rate within one year after graduation – data from March 2020)
  • small study groups, individual approach and an extremely favorable student-teacher number ratio
  • opportunities for students to take part in research yet during their studies
  • tailored modes of study for students athletes (student athlete status benefits, e-support)
  • free revision courses of selected study fields
  • no entrance examinations, except the “proof of ability” at the School of Art
  • a young university town in an attractive sub-Mediterranean region bordering Italy
  • extremely high educational standards but low tuition fees in comparison with the majority of EU countries
  • enough student accommodation facilities
  • state subsidized student meal system, free/subsidized local public transport, student job opportunities

Schools of the University of Nova Gorica:

According to the results of the international Round University Ranking system (RUR), performing evaluations and rankings of leading world universities, the University of Nova Gorica was ranked in the excellent 201st place in 2020!


For an overall presentation of Study in Slovenia and all the ‘Showcase institutions’ please look at this presentation from the FB LIVE on February 28 2020.