The Alma Mater Europaea (AMEU) vision is based on three pillars; Interdisciplinary, Internationality and building bridges, therefore international cooperation is of great importance for our institution. Our International office team is responsible for interinstitutional cooperation, international projects and as well for the mobility of students and teachers.

With regards to student mobility, the International Office will provide advice and assistance in administrative and organizational matters. Our office is responsible for students during the exchange period and also for those international students enrolling to AMEU study programs. At the beginning of each semester, AMEU organizes welcome days, where international students get acquainted with AMEU study procedures and facilities. They meet other AMEU students and teachers. The International Office may also assist in regards to accommodation and visa requirements.

We are looking forward to see you at AMEU in Maribor or Koper and will do our best that your study in Maribor will be important, pleasant and memorable experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINES

Nomination process:

1. The partner university nominates their students to erasmus@almamater.si. Please include the following data about students:

  • Student’s full name
  • Student’s e-mail address
  • Field of study
  • Level of study
  • Semester (1st or 2nd)

2. After nomination, students fill in the application form HERE. The courses in English are listed HERE, course description HERE.

3. The International office of Alma Mater must confirm student’s choice of courses before inserting them in the Learning agreement.

4. Students can find information about Erasmus+ at Alma Mater HERE or contact the International office at erasmus@almamater.si .

Deadline for nomination in winter semester: 30 July

Deadline for nomination in summer semester: 30 November

After completing the semester at Alma Mater, students will receive the Confirmation of mobility and a Transcript of records or any additional documents, requested by the sending institution.

CONTACTS

Matjaž Likar, M.Sc., Head of International office
matjaz.likar@almamater.si / +386 59 335 070

Nuša Krstič, MA, Erasmus coordinator
erasmus@almamater.sinusa.veber@almamater.si / +386 59 335 070

Office hours:

Every Monday, 08:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.

PARTNER INSTITUTIONS – AMEU ISH

 

Erasmus code Partner institution Country Study programme Study cycle Language
1 G ATHINE42 IONIAN UNIVERSITY Greece Humanities 1, 2, 3 Greek/English
2 NL ROTTERD09 Codarts University of the Arts Nederland Humanities 1, 2, 3 English
3 P LISBOA97 PEDAGO, Lda.
Instituto Superior de Ciencas Edicativas
Instituto Superior de Ciencas Educativas do Douro
Portugal Humanities 1, 2, 3 Portuguese/English
4 I FERRARA01 Universita Degli Studi Di Ferrara Italy Humanities 1, 2, 3 Italian/ English
5 SK BRATISL12 BISLA Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts Slovakia Humanities 1, 2, 3 English / Slovak

GRADING

In accordance with the Slovene system of higher education, you will be graded on a scale from 0 to 10, the minimum passing grade being 6. The official Transcript of Records are issued by the International Office and are sent directly to the incoming students International Relations Offices after the end of all exams at AMEU.

ECTS and institutional grading scale:

ECTS Grade Slovenian grading system (local Grade) Definition
A 10 EXCELLENT
A 8-9 VERY GOOD
B 7 GOOD
C 6 SATISFACTORY
F 1-5 FAIL

ATTENDANCE

Attending lectures and other course-related obligations is integral to a successful academic career – it is also in the best interest of both students and professors. For this reason, we require all students to attend a minimum 75% of classes.

Course title ECTS
HUMANITIES 
Contemporary critical thought 6
Introduction to political philosophy 6
Philosophy of law and human rights 6
History of religions; Judaism, Christianity and Islam 6
Philosophy of education and democracy 6
Meaning and sense in European metaphysics (MA) 10
Hermeneutics of religious discourses (MA) 10

 

See other courses HERE.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2021/2022

Winter semester: 1 October 2021 – 28 February 2022

Summer semester: 1 March 2022 – 30 July 2022

1 October 2021
Beginning of winter semester
31 October 2021
Reformation Day**
1 November 2021
Remembrance Day**
20 December 2021 — 2 January 2022
Christmas and New Year’s Holidays*
8 February 2022
Prešeren Day**
28 February 2022
End of winter semester
1 March 2022
Beginning of summer semester
18 April 2022
Easter Monday**
25 April — 2 May 2022
1st May Holidays*
25 June 2022
National Day**
30 July 2022
End of summer semester

*lectures-free days

**national holidays

Erasmus+ student may make scheduling adjustments by prior arrangement and according to need.

MOODLE

In accordance with our mission to implement state-of-the-art technologies into our programs, all AMEU classes are accessible on Moodle. This is where you can find your course syllabus, readings and other audio/video material. Depending on the professor, you may also be able submit assignments or take tests online.

INFO SCREENS

If you are unsure where you next class will be, make sure to check the nearest info screen. News and updates regarding the school will also be displayed.

FACEBOOK PAGE

Alma Mater students can read the latest news and also connect with fellow students via our Facebook page, which can be found here: www.facebook.com/AlmaMaterEuropaeaEcm.

WELCOME DAY AT AMEU

At the beginning of semester, we organize an introduction Welcome day for all incoming students. On that day we provide students information about the teaching-learning process, get to know them with academic formalities, integrate them with the other foreign students, interact with facilities, etc. It usually takes place in campus Maribor.

Upon the commencement of lectures, students are generally engaged in the introduction week. This is a fantastic opportunity for newcomers to get familiarized with the school and staff, as well as some of their future classmates. There is also a traditional “brucovanje” event held in November, when older students “initiate” the firstyears into the student body. Towards the end of the year, in December, there is a so called “Slavnostna Akademija” (Celebratory Academy), which hosts some well-respected speakers and there’s even a concert!

ACCOMODATION

Hunting for the right place to suit your needs and wishes is difficult, but we’re here to help! As a foreigner, your choices are generally split into three categories – you can stay in student dormitories, find a hostel room or settle in an apartment. The price of dormitories, depending on room size and category is typically around 72 – 250€ / month. Renting an apartment is slightly more expensive, at around 200€/month, depending on the location, size, adaptation, furnishing etc. You have one- or two-bed rooms. Utilities are not included in the price, and are around 50€ / month. Finding a roommate in the Alma Mater community is always a good idea, as it is an easy way to stay on top of your studies, make friends and bring down the cost of housing. Below are a few useful links to help you in your search. Please note that certain websites are only in Slovene. You can use Google Chrome to have them instantly and fully translated into your language of choice. Should you have difficulty obtaining the necessary information, please contact our International Office.

Dormitories
University of Ljubljana Dormitories http://www.stud-dom-lj.si/
Private student dorm ZAŠ https://www.studentskidom-lj.si/studentski-dom-bezigrad
Private student dorm Vincencij http://solstvo.rkc.si/ustanove/studentski-domovi/studentski-dom-vincencij/

TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMIT

Foreign student, who is accepted to study in any form of education may be issued a temporary residence permit in Slovenia. Residence registration is the registration of your place of residence on Slovenian territory and is mandatory for all residents. You must register your temporary residence in Slovenia at the administrative unit where you reside within eight days of entering Slovenia or receiving the document showing the legality of your temporary residence.

When registering a temporary residence, you must submit:

  • a valid identity card or passport,
  • proof of the legality of your temporary residence in Slovenia (Confirmation of enrolment at AMEU) and
  • proof that you have the right to reside at the address you are registering (a statement of ownership or co-ownership, a lease or sublet contract, consent of the owner, one co-owner or an accommodation provider – the owner’s consent does not need to be certified).

The registration of a temporary residence is valid for a maximum of two years or for the period of permitted stay if this is less than two years.

FOOD SUBSIDIES

Slovenia has a long-standing tradition of providing its students with a so-called “študentski boni” (student vouchers) to be used on two meals per day. This subsidy is valued at around 2.60€ and can be used at many of the city’s restaurants through a mobile application platform. Read more hre: https://www.studentska-prehrana.si/

COST OF LIFE

The cost of life in Slovenia varies greatly on one’s lifestyle and preference. You will need minimum 200€ /month for all your food-related expenses, excluding tobacco or alcohol. Given the small size of Slovenian cities, cost of transport is very much dependent on personal lifestyle – most locals either walk or use a bicycle to get around town.

BANKS & CURRENCY

The official currency of Slovenia is the EURO (€). There are several international banks, as well as some local ones such as Abanka, Nova KBM, SKB, Delavska Hranilnica, etc. They are generally open from 8am to 5pm, with a lunch break in between. Some banks offer cheap or even free creation of accounts for students. You can withdraw funds from most foreign bank accounts at local ATMs, however, you may be charged a service fee for the transaction. Please inquire into the details with your home bank – they may also provide you with a list of places where you can access your account.

NIGHTLIFE

Looking for an exciting evening to unwind after a long day? Albeit small, a diverse selection of bars and clubs are open late into the night. Marked on your map, you will find Metelkova, which is a well-known for alternative culture and nightlife. Check out also places such as ČinČin (Tobačna), Božidar, Pritličje and Centralna postaja in the city centre, Circus, Shooters and others. For rock music visit Orto bar, for electronic Klub K4, for jazz and ethno Soho Ljubljana.

SIGHTSEEING

For a complete list of sights and ongoing events, as well as activities, please visit https://www.visitljubljana.com/en/visitors/

ESN LJUBLJANA

The mission of ESN is to help with the academic, social integration of Erasmus+ and other foreign students into the local environment. This is mainly done through activities by local students, that are doing very best by organizing many cultural and social events within Welcome weeks such as trips to various places within Slovenia and and other neighbour countries, film nights, language projects, international food festival etc.

Find more here: https://www.sou-lj.si/sl/vsebina/esn-erasmus-student-network or https://sl-si.facebook.com/ESNljubljana/

IMPORTANT CONTACTS

Contact Website Telephone number
Emergency call www.sos112.si 112
Police www.policija.si 113
Fire www.sos112.si 112
Hospital www.sb-mb.si +386 2 3211000
Telephone subscriber information www.tis.telekom.si 1188
Road breakdown assistance www.amzs.info 1987
Tourist information Ljubljana https://www.visitljubljana.com/en/visitors/
Railway station Maribor www.slo-zeleznice.si +386 2 2922160
Bus station Ljubljana https://www.ap-ljubljana.si/ 1991

You can find more information on Study in Slovenia and Information for foreigners.