University of Ljubljana

University of Ljubljana
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
Academic YearMay 1early Octoberlate MayBudget
SpringNovember 1mid Februarylate MayBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 2.5
  • Language of Instruction
  • English, Sloveni
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • Transfer Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Residence Hall
  • Program Type
  • Exchange
Program Overview

The University of Ljubljana is an institution with a very rich tradition. With its more than 53.000 undergraduate and post-graduate students, it ranks among the biggest universities in the world scale. The University of Ljubljana was established in 1919 on the foundations of a long- established pedagogical tradition. For almost half a century it remained the only Slovenian university until it was joined in 1975 by the University of Maribor, in 2003 by the University of Primorska on the coast of Slovenia and in 2006 by the University of Nova Gorica. The university has its seat in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Ljubljana is a relatively large central European city with approx. 300.000 inhabitants. Nearly one tenth of its inhabitants are students, which gives Ljubljana a young and lively character. 


All courses in English are taught through the Faculty of Social Sciences.  Established in 1961, the Faculty of Social Sciences is one of the largest members of the University of Ljubljana.  It has over 5,100 students in 30 undergraduate and postgraduate study programs.

The Faculty of Social Sciences is housed in a modern facility with state-of-the-art lecture rooms and provides a distinguished and creative academic setting with ample opportunities for prospective students to choose from a variety of specialized programs under expert faculty guidance.

Please visit here to see the courses that are taught in English. (filter options on top)

The following undergraduate courses have been articulated by our School of Government and Public Policy, and the UA equivalent courses are as listed:

  • Foreign Policy – POL 455 (POL Upper Division FA or POL Upper Division elective class)
  • Development of EU – POL 442A - (POL Upper Division FA or POL Upper Division elective class)
  • EU Policy-making Processes – POL 452 - (POL Upper Division FA or POL Upper Division elective class)
  • Third World Politics – POL 399 (POL Upper Division elective class OR POL Upper Division FA course under specific circumstances)
  • International Organizations – POL 361 (POL Upper Division FA or POL Upper Division elective class)
  • Critical Theory of Culture – Tr2 Humanities
  • Media Criticism – Tr1 Individuals and Societies
  • Modern Literature and Social Ideologies – Tr1 Traditions and Cultures


** The course catalogue of other faculties can be found at: Please note that students coming on their exchange at the Faculty of Social Sciences can register up to 2 courses at other faculties.


Slovenia is a small and picturesque country and lies in the heart of Europe, where the Alps and the Pannonian plains meet the Mediterranean and the Karst.  When in Slovenia, all of its many attractions are in the palm of your hand.  It is just 130 miles to the Slovenian border from Vienna, 140 miles from Budapest, approximately 270 miles from Milan and 120 miles from Venice.

Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, lies in a basin between the Karst and the Alps, some 298 meters above sea level.  With its 280,000 inhabitants, it is one of the smaller European capitals yet it is big enough to encompass everything expected of a capital city while being small enough to allow people to retain their individuality.

In Ljubljana you will feel a mixture of Slavic charm and sincerity, as well as Mediterranean termperament and a touch of Nordic reserve.  You will also be able to enjoy the city's architecture, museums, archaeological sites, monuments, many theatres and one of the oldest philharmonic orchestras in the world.

The city's increasingly vibrant commercial and trading life and rapid growth of foreign diplomatic representatives give it an ever greater cosmpolitan touch.  Ljubljana offers a wide variety of cafes, pubs, bars, and restaurants.  Relief from the hustle and bustles of life in the capital can be found in the many parks and woodland areas in which some places extend almost right into the city center.

Housing Information

The International Office of the University of Ljubljana can help you by providing rooms in students' residence halls.  All rooms in students' residence halls are double rooms.  They are furnished and have a shared kitchen and bathroom.  Temporary accommodation can be found at some hostels and budget hotels.  In addition students can also arrange to rent a private room or apartment through local agencies.

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