Quick facts about Slovenia:
- Population: Approximately 2.0 million
- Student City: Maribor – population 120 thousand
- Capital: Ljubljana
- Area: 20,273 square kilometers
- Official languages: Slovenian
- Other languages people speak: English, German, Italian
- Currency: Euro
- Climate: Slovenia has four seasons. Temperatures in Maribor range from an average 21°C in summer (June – September) to 4°C in winter (November – March)
- Warmest months: July, August
- Coldest months: December, January
- Government: Parlimentary democracy, member of European Union
Did you know?
Slovenia is ranked the world\’s 15th most peacful country. Germany is 16th, Norway 17th, Netherlands 20th.
Source: Global Peace Index
Did you know?
International students may be able to work to help to support themselves while study.
Did you know?
Academia campus in Maribor, Slovenia in only 2.5 hours drive from Vienna and 3.5 hours drive from Venice.
Did you know?
Academia is a leading College of SCHE in implementing and maintaning Quality in Education in Slovenia
Source: SQAA Evaluation Report 2008
Living in Slovenia
Study in Slovenia, and you’ll gain a world-class education, work skills and the experience of a lifetime.
A new world beyond the classroom.
Slovenia is a modern country with a rich cultural heritage, known internationally for its stunning and divers natural landscapes and the culture that goes back to the Roman times and longer. Slovenia has earned a reputation for its safety, support for environmental causes, sporting achievements and dynamic entrepreneurial spirit. Its citizens have made important contributions in the fields of scientific and technological discovery, medicine, forestry, food and wine.
Situated in the heart of Europe, about 2 hour drive from musically vibrant Vienna, Austria and 1 hour drive from culturally stunning Venice, Italy. Comparable in size of a major Asian city, more than 50% of land is covered by forest making Slovenia 3rd most forested country in the world.
Slovenians are proud of their diverse heritage, strongly influenced by western economical and eastern social paradigms. Slovenian people are well-travelled and knowledgeable about the world with a reputation for being warm, welcoming and friendly to visitors.
Slovenia is ranked the 15th Most Peaceful Country, according to the Global Peace Index, before Germany, Nowary and the Netherlands.
With crime rates much lower than other countries, you can focus on your studies and enjoy everything Slovenia has to offer.
Slovenia is a a country to many cultures. We’re easy going and embrace different lifestyles and opinions.
In Slovenia you will be looked after. At Academia we have a Code of Practice that helps ensure the safety and well-being of our international students.
Slovenia is home to modern, cultural and vibrant cities with nightlife, restaurants and shops. Of course, Slovenia also boasts some of the world’s most beautiful scenery. There’s always plenty to discover.
Slovenian students enjoy a healthy study/life balance – some say it’s the best in the world.
You can live in an urban environment within easy reach of Slovenia’s stunning landscape and wide open spaces.
With the great outdoors close at hand, it’s easy to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. You can drink coffee on a sunny sea-side in the morning and have a dinner in charming Slovenian Alps.
The air is clean and there’s always room to move.
Slovenia is home to many festivals and cultural events from medival times to modern art.
Slovenia has what’s called a ‘temperate’ climate. That means we have four distinct seasons, with summers that are warm and dry and winters that are relatively cold and snowy.
Working while you study
Learn more about working while you study
Although we encourage students to focus primarily on studies, benefits of part time work can give an added value to your career. You will improve significantly on time management, gain practical experiences, expand your personal network and got involved in non-formal learning. Some extra money can contribute to your independence or even add a little fun.
All students in Slovenia are eligible to access the labor market and have a student working permission, which allows legal and competitive working arrangements to both employers and employees. Work opportunities for students are most common in service industries as tourism and entertainment, but one can also find a part time job in manufacturing and craft industry or test himself in more entrepreneurial start-up environment.
You will find your work through Student service. This is an agency that has concluded a concession contract for brokerage of temporary and part-time work to secondary school pupils, high-school and university students with the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities.
Cost of Living
Slovenia is a low-cost study destination, with a cost of living much lower to other OECD countries.
Slovenia has many adventures awaiting your discovery. With cultural cities and a range of outdoor adventures, you will be spoilt for choice for what to do outside of the classroom.
If by some misfortune you were only allowed to visit one region of Slovenia, there is no doubt that Gorenjska would be a good choice. There, for example, you can enjoy views of wonderful Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj and the peaks of the Julian Alps and the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, a wide range of outdoor activities in the resort town of Kranjska Gora, and strolls through the beautifully preserved centres of old towns such as Kranj and Škofja Loka. But of course Gorenjska also offers many other pleasures.
Triglav, Slovenia’s highest mountain, lies at the heart of the Triglav National Park, an area of high, rocky mountains and deep river gorges, karst chasms and sunny Alpine pastures which offers protection to many endemic animal and plant species and the traditions of the former way of life of rugged mountain-dwellers and Alpine dairy farmers.
The wonders of the Goriška region include the beautiful Alpine peaks and valleys of theTriglav National Park, the enchanting wine winegrowing areas of Goriška Brda and theVipava Valley, and the hills around Cerkno and Idrija. One of the most distinctive and recognisable sights of the region is the emerald river Soča.
Yellow is the colour of the sun that strokes the picturesque Mediterranean towns on the Adriatic coast. Its rays are infatuated with the beauty of the Karst region planted with olive groves and vineyards, with peach orchards and cherry trees. Some of the most beautiful underground worlds of our planet lie below their roots. There are more than eight thousand karst caves and sinkholes in Slovenia, and twenty of these treasuries of limestone masterpieces created by disappearing karst rivers have been adapted and opened for tourists.
The Central Slovenia region is dominated by Slovenia’s capital city Ljubljana, but the surrounding area also contains many sights worth seeing.
A city by the river on which the mythological Argonauts carried the Golden Fleece, a city by a moor where the crannog dwellers once lived, a city with the rich heritage of Roman Emona, a city that was once the capital of the Province of Carniola and the capital of Napoleon’s Illyrian Provinces, a city of Renaissance, Baroque, and especially Art Nouveau facades, a city that boasts the greatest exhibition of the architecture of the master Jože Plečnik—all this is Ljubljana.