- 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.
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.
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:
- Computer and Information Science
- Social Work
- Social Sciences
Within these faculties, the following undergraduate degrees are taught in English:
- International Business
- Bank and Financial Management
- Business Administration
- Business Informatics
- Money and Finance
- Public Sector and Environmental Economics
- Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Sciences
- Computer and Information Science
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 1: Beginning of October - End of February
- Semester 2: End of February - Beginning of July
- 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.
There is also a subsidized campus meal plan open to students.
For more information (especially regarding costs and deadlines), please contact Jenna Hunter-Skidmore at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.