The University of Ljubljana's Veterinary Faculty welcomes exchange students and trainees from across Europe!
International activity - foreign students
Dear students, welcome to the website of the Office for Scientific Research and International Affairs at the University of Ljubljana's Veterinary Faculty (UL VF)!
Below you will find specific information on different types of mobility at UL VF, how to prepare for your stay in Ljubljana as well as other useful information to make your choice and subsequent mobility as hassle-free as possible. If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us at VFinternational@vf.uni-lj.si. Happy mobility!
Mobility at UL VF
Foreign students can conduct their mobility at UL VF either as exchange students or trainees.
The application process and other pertinent information are described in the Guidelines for foreign students applying for study exchanges and traineeships at UL VF.
Study exchanges at UL VF are possible via the Erasmus+ SMS programme.
Please note that study exchanges are only open to students whose home institutions have an interinstitutional agreement with UL VF for Erasmus+ SMS. For eligibility check with your home institution's Erasmus+ coordinator or international office.
Traineeships at UL VF are possible via the Erasmus+ SMP and CEEPUS programmes, bilateral agreements or as independent mobilities.
For a traineeship via the Erasmus+ SMP programme, no interinstitutional agreement between UL VF and your home institution is necessary.
For a traineeship via the CEEPUS programe, your home institution must be a member of the CEEPUS network VetNEST (Veterinary Network of European Student and Staff Transfer). For eligibility check with your home institution's CEEPUS coordinator or international office.
For a traineeship via bilateral agreements or independently of international programmes and concluded agreements, please be advised that UL VF does not offer any financial remuneration to trainees.
Regardless of whether you will be staying here for a few months or the whole year, moving to a new country and sorting out everything that is necessary for your stay can be extremely stressful.
Below you can find some useful information for your stay in Ljubljana. You can find additional information on the University of Ljubljana's website Incoming students.
Covid-19 measures and restrictions
You can find regularly updated information on measures and restrictions related to Covid-19 at the Government of the Republic of Slovenia's website Coronavirus disease COVID-19:
Information on the Covid-19 situation at the University of Ljubljana is available on the website UL and coronavirus.
The possibilities of staying in one of Ljubljana's student dormitories are very limited and work on a first come, first served basis. You can apply for a room at a student dorm via the University of Ljubljana's online application form.
You can find all available information regarding the dorms and contact information for further inquiries on ŠDL’s website.
For advice on how and where to look for private accommodation in Ljubljana, contact the Student organisation of the University of Ljubljana at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also look for accommodation at the following websites:
Kamrica (in Slovene - our tutors can help you with this)
Posredovalnica sob m2 (in Slovene - our tutors can help you with this)
To help you with your search for housing in Slovenia, here is a list of frequent words:
- nepremičnine = real estate
- stanovanje = flat, apartment
- soba = room
- postelja = bed
- sostanovalci = roommates
- oddam = to rent
- velikost = size
- cena = price
- najemnina = rent
- stroški = costs, expenses
- garsonjera = studio apartment
- enosobno = 1-room apartment
- dvosobno = 2-room apartment
- trisobno = 3-room apartment
- štirisobno in več = 4-room apartment and more
- enoposteljna soba = single room
- dvoposteljna soba = double room
A temporary residence permit is obligatory for EU citizens staying in Slovenia for more than 90 days and for all students and trainees from non-EU countries.
You can find more information on temporary residence permits here.
International students coming from EU and EEA member countries, Switzerland or the UK have the right to obtain emergency or necessary healthcare services during their temporary residence in the Republic of Slovenia upon submission of evidence of their status: the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or a certificate as a substitute for EHIC that is issued by the competent state.
Health insurance for international students from other countries differs based on their country of origin.
Slovenia's capital has two types of public transport: bus and bike rental.
- The (yellow) Urbana value card is transferable and can be used to pay for single rides by depositing credit. You can purchase it at any kiosk, post office or Urbanomat.
- The (green) Urbana time card is non-transferable and can be used to buy monthly passes and pay for single rides by depositing credit.
As a student (exchange student or trainee) at UL VF you are entitled to a subsidised monthly pass:
- Fill out the application form below. You will require your personal registration number (EMŠO) and a certificate of enrolment, both of which you will receive upon your arrival at UL VF. You do not need the signature and stamp of UL VF.
- Take your application form (along with your ID or passport and certificate of enrolment) to the LPP Ticket Office at Slovenska cesta 56, Ljubljana, or the Ljubljana Bus Station at Trg OF 4, Ljubljana (see the working times).
BicikeLJ is Ljubljana's single-ride bike rental system. To use the service, you will require any kind of Urbana card. Register on their website and pay the subscription; you can then rent any of the bikes in the system.
As a student (exchange student or trainee) at UL VF you are entitled to subsidized student meals in selected restaurants in Ljubljana and other cities in Slovenia. You can find the list of restaurants here. Please note that subsidized student meals are not available between July 15th and August 15th.
To join the system of subsidized student meals, follow the registration procedure described here. To complete your registration, you will require your personal registration number (EMŠO) and a certificate of enrolment, both of which will be provided to you at UL VF's welcome meeting or when you visit our Office for Scientific Research and International Affairs upon your arrival. Once you have obtained both documents and submitted the online pre-registration form, complete the registration process by visiting the local point for student meals at Pivovarniška ulica 6 in Ljubljana (open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 to 15:30).
If you have medical issues, contact the Student Health Centre of the University of Ljubljana:
Zdravstveni dom za študente
To visit the Student Health Centre, you have to make an appointment. You will need to present your European Health Insurance Card or your insurance policy.
Temporary student jobs
Office for Research and International Affairs
|University of Ljubljana
|Petra Gruden, MSc., Head
|Assist. Prof. Ana Nemec|
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Samples are received at several locations throughout Slovenia. See where.
A wide selection of domestic and foreign professional literature in the field of veterinary medicine and other sciences.
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