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Univerza Ljubljana

Univerza Ljubljana
Study abroad at one of the largest internationally-renowned universities in all of Europe.
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Language of Instruction: 
Academic Year
Academic Disciplines: 
Business Administration
International Business
Computer Science
Public Administration
Social Work
Political Science
Program Type: 
Semester or Academic Year
  • Study in one of the biggest cultural and historical centers in all of Europe.
  • Learn Slovene through a preparatory language course at the university.
  • Attend one of the over 10,000 cultural festivals that take place in Ljubljana each year. 
Program Summary: 

The University of Ljubljana is one of the most renowned universities in the world, being among the top 3% universities internationally. It is also one of the largest universities in Europe with over 60,000 undergraduate and graduate students in attendance. The University of Ljubljana is also the oldest university in Slovenia. Officially reestablished in 1919, the University of Ljubljana is located in the center of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and this academic institution is important to research and development in the science and arts fields.

The University of Ljubljana is has 23 faculties and three academies. The 23 faculties range from business topics to STEM and social sciences. The three academies include: the Academy of Theater, Radio Film, and Television, the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, and the Academy of Music. The university has two main libraries with 30 different smaller libraries within the faculties. The University of Ljubljana also has a gallery that was opened in 2012. 

The University of Ljubljana is dedicated to research and development in STEM and social science fields. The university is known for its progress in humanities, linguistics, arts, medicine, veterinary science, and dentistry. It is important to the university to teach, train, and support scientists and researchers focusing on sustainable development. The University of Ljubljana is devoted to sharing its acquired research and knowledge with other academic, scientific, economic, and political institutions around the world. 


The University of Ljubljana is located in the very heart of Ljubljana, Slovenia, the largest city and capital in the country. It is located in the geographical center of Slovenia, allowing it to have prime transport connections, academic institutions, and cultural tradition. 

Ljubljana's city center is surrounded by larger, more modern buildings, yet the city center itself remains intact from the Roman period. The architecture style in the center is a mixture due to the rebuilding after several earthquakes over the course of the city's history. Ljubljana has a plethora of important buildings and monuments that are symbols of the culture and history of Slovenia. Popular sites to explore include: the Ljubljana Castle, the Ljubljana Cathedral, Tivoli City Park, the Ljubljana Botanical Gardens, the Triple Bridge, the Hradecky Bridge, Preseren Square, and important museums and galleries. Ljubljana is home to a popular urban and alternative scene, and it can be found and explored in the Metelkova/Rog and Siska Cultural Districts and Quarters. Important big businesses as well as government institutions reside in the city of Ljubljana as well.

The 300,000 residents living in the city as well as the visitors realize Ljubljana is of great cultural, economic, political, and academic importance to the country of Slovenia as well as the rest of the world. 

Academic Information: 

All academic disciplines and majors are open to MAUI-Utrecht undergraduate and graduate exchange students in either English or the host language of Slovene. 

A list of the courses taught in Slovene can be found on their website:

 Courses instructed in English can be found in the following faculties:

  • Economics
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Administration
  • Social Work
  • Social Sciences

Within these faculties, the following undergraduate degrees are taught in English:

  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Bank and Financial Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Business Informatics
  • Money and Finance
  • Public Sector and Environmental Economics
  • Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Sciences
  • Tourism
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Administration

Within these faculties, the following graduate degrees are taught in English (possibly including the continuation of most of the ones above):

  • European Master in Tourism Management
  • International Master Program in Business Administration
  • Master in Business Administration
  • Doctoral Program in Economics and Business
  • Doctoral Program in Architecture
  • International Doctoral Studies in Social Work
  • Master of International Relations
  • Master of Political Science (Policy Analysis and Public Administration and Political Theory)
  • Master of Public Relations

More information on both the undergraduate and the graduate courses taught in English can be found on the University of Ljubljana exchange website

There is an orientation session for students held on the faculty level, but courses should be registered for in advance of arrival. A visa and a residence permit should be acquired through an application completed before arrival. A preparatory language course is offered to incoming international students. The application for the university can be found online

Semester Dates:

  • Semester 1: Beginning of October - End of February
  • Semester 2: End of February - Beginning of July

 Examination Dates:

  • Winter Examination Period: End of January - End of February 
  • Summer Examination Period: Middle of June - Beginning of July 
  • Fall Examination Period: End of August - Middle of September 

International students can opt to take examinations early upon request (for most cases). 


Housing is available to MAUI-Utrecht exchange students. Students can either live in a university dormitory, or they can opt to use private accommodations. The housing application is done in conjunction with the academic university application. 

More information regarding student housing can be found on the University of Ljubljana exchange website. It is also possible to email intern.office@uni-lj.si with any questions.

There is also a subsidized campus meal plan open to students. 

Further Reading: 

For more information (especially regarding costs and deadlines), please contact Jenna Hunter-Skidmore at jmhunter@ku.edu or stop by the Study Abroad Info Center in 105 Lippincott for Walk-In Advising. 

Please visit the MAUI-Utrecht the University of Ljubljana website for specific information about the university and application process. 

You can also visit the general University of Ljubljana website as well. 


Study Abroad Information Center
To learn more about your study abroad options, we encourage you to visit the Study Abroad Info Center (105 Lippincott Hall). The Study Abroad Info Center offers walk-in advising for current and prospective students. Drop by to learn more about program options, make an appointment with a study abroad program coordinator, get information on scholarships and financial aid, and talk to returned study abroad students. We also encourage you to explore the resources available on our website to learn more about the application process, KU Core Approved programs, and the cost of study abroad. 

Study Abroad Information Center
Lippincott Hall, Room 105
1410 Jayhawk Boulevard
Hours: Monday - Friday. 9AM - 5 PM
Contact: studyabroad@ku.edu

Study Abroad Financial Advising
The Office of Study Abroad has weekly 'You Can Afford to Study Abroad' Financial Aid and Scholarship Info Sessions/Open Meetings on Wednesday afternoons at 4:00 pm and Thursday afternoons at 2:00 pm in the Info Center (105 Lippincott Hall). The financial aid officer will be happy to take any questions and can offer individual advising at the end of sessions for specific concerns. For those that cannot attend the weekly Info Sessions due to scheduling conflicts, we also offer appointments for financial planning as well as financial aid and scholarship advising for students. Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.


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