Graduate Program +2: FAQ's - University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business

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Who can enrol to master programmes at the School of Economics and Business?

  1. Candidates who have completed study program of the first Bologna level
  2. Candidates who have completed undergraduate programme before Bologna programmes (e.g. old VPŠ programme, completed in Slovenia)
  3. Candidates who have completed equivalent education as defined in paragraphs a) and b) abroad and who will enrol under the criteria that apply to candidates that completed their education in Slovenia

When and how can I apply?

Candidates of EU Member States and Slovenian Citizens

The first application period: from 18 February 2019 – 13 September 2019 .

The second application period: from 23 September 2019.


Candidates of non EU countries and Slovenians without Slovenian citizenship

The first application period: from 18 February 2019 – 28 June 2019 .

The second application period: from 13 September 2019 if there will be available enrolment slots.

The application is filed on-line on the eVŠ web portal: portal.evs.gov.si/prijava/?Locale=en. Candidates can apply with the digital certificate or without the digital certificate (with the user’s name and password).

Registration and first login on the web portal eVŠ - VIDEO

Technical assistance for filling out the application for enrolment: evs-prijava.mizs@gov.si

In the application, you can apply for two programmes (first choice and the second one in case you would not be accepted for the first one).

Instructions for SEB LU graduates!

Graduates of the School of Economics and Business University of Ljubljana are required to deliver only application form and motivation letter.


Which programmes can I apply for?

List of offered academic programmes

Programme Full-time Part-time* in English ** Double Degree Joint Degree
Money and Finance
Economics
Bank and Financial Management
Management
International Business
Entrepreneurship
Business Logistics
Business Informatics
Accounting and Auditing
Marketing
Tourism
Business and Organization
Sports Management
Management and Economics in Health Care
Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Sciences

* - Part-time study is carried out only if there are enough applicants.

** - The entire programme is in English.


Which documents should I send?

Candidates are required to send by post the following documents:

  • Application form (sign by candidate from eVŠ portal)
  • Legalized original Bachelor diploma (Which we will return together with the final decision – or immediately by your special request)
  • Transcript of records of the Bachelor study
  • English or Slovene official translation of the diploma and transcript of records
  • Motivation letter (approximately 500 words) (Candidates applying to a master`s programme offered in English language are required to submit the letter of motivation in English language (approximately 500 words)
  • Certificate of advanced English language skills**
  • A short chronological description of your entire education (prepared by candidate)

**Candidates must present a language certificate of their English language skills: The minimum required scores are: TOEFL: TOEFL score of 79 (IBT), IELTS: IELTS score of 6 for English, Cambridge/Oxford: B2. Instead of the international certificate attesting knowledge of the English language (such as TOEFL, IELTS, GMAT, etc.) candidate can submit a certificate of attending student exchange programme, offered in English language (Erasmus exchange, summer school etc.) or similar.

Instructions for SEB LU graduates!

Graduates of the School of Economics and Business University of Ljubljana are required to deliver only application form and motivation letter.


Which documents should I legalize and where?

Legalization of the documents: The original of the final certificate(s) representing the general requirement for access to higher education in the country of issue, legalized on the basis of:

  • The 1961 Hague Convention (at the court with territorial jurisdiction where the certificate or diploma was issued); with a properly completed Apostille form affixed, or The Authentication of Documents in International Traffic Act. State parties to the 1961 Hague Convention can be found at this website

If the candidate can find the country on the list of the Authentication of Documents in International Traffic Act, he/she should take an original diploma to the Court, where his/her university is and get a seal “Apostille” there.

If the country is not on the list, the original diploma needs to be legalized with the following seals:

  • the seal of Ministry of Higher Education in the country of issue of your diploma,
  • the seal of Ministry of justice,
  • the seal of Ministry of foreign affairs.

You do not need to legalize your diploma (however you still need to submit the original document) if you have finished your previous education in the following countries (due to bilateral agreements between countries): Austria, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, North Macedonia, Romania and Serbia.


Where can I certify my documents?

Transcripts of required documents can be certified at a notary or an official at an administrative unit abroad or in Slovenia.


Where shall I send the required documents?

The candidates should send their application documents to:

School of Economics and Business, UL
Kardeljeva pl. 17
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

(+2) – Please mark this on the envelope


Where can I get information on the recognition procedure?

Candidates who have completed undergraduate study programme abroad (not Slovenia) may enrol in the first year of second cycle master’s study programme if they complete the procedure of recognition of foreign undergraduate education. The recognition procedure is a part of the enrolment procedure. The candidate submits the recognition application together with the study enrolment application (on the web portal eVŠ).

Further information regarding recognition procedure:

Mrs. Katja Gostinčar
Phone:+386 1 5892 407
E-mail: katja.gostincar@ef.uni-lj.si

Who must take the differential exams for entry into the second level Bologna Master's Degree Programme?

Differential exams for enrolment in the second-level Bologna master's program (full-time or part-time) must be completed by those graduates who have completed their first-level or higher professional studies in non-related professional fields.

They have to complete two differential exams:

  • MIKROEKONOMIJA 1 / MICROECONOMICS 1 and
  • UVOD V POSLOVANJE / INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS.

For programme Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Sciences the differential exams are MIKROEKONOMIJA 1 / MICROECONOMICS 1 and MATEMATIKA ZA POSLOVNE IN EKONOMSKE VEDE / MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS.


When shall I pass the differential exams?

International students must pass differential exams during their first study year and until enrolment to 2nd year of study.


What are the admissions criteria for limited enrolment for the second-level Bologna Process Master's Degree Programmes?

In accordance with Article 41 of the Law of Higher Educations, candidates are ranked in cases where the number of available spots are limited.

International candidates are ranked based on their undergraduate GPA.

Graduates of our School are ranked based on their undergraduate GPA (70%) and the exam results of Type 2 and Type 3 undergraduate elective courses (30%).


What are the next steps for students that are not accepted into the programme due to a limited number of spaces available?

Applicants will receive written notice and will be informed of vacancies on other Master Degree Programmes. They will be able to choose another programme during second application period.


Where can I get the certificate of enrolment?

Students receive the certificate of enrolment at the school or academy and also by email after they enrol.


Do I have to pay a tuition fee?

Tuition fee is paid by:

  • Students of non-EU countries, excluding persons granted international protection, applicants for international protection and persons from countries with which the Republic of Slovenia has concluded bilateral agreement (Slovenia has concluded bilateral agreements with Bosnia and Hercegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Serbia) and foreign citizens with permanent residence in the Republic of Slovenia if themselves or at least one of their parents or guardians is a taxpayer in Slovenia;
  • All students with already acquired equivalent degree of education.

How much is the tuition fee for one year?

Full-time study

Students pay a registration fee of € 57.00 for the first year of study and € 49.00 for each subsequent year of study.

School year Tuition fee Payment
2019/2020 €4,000.00* In full before enrolment

Students who progress to higher year regularly have the right to educate and finish their study under conditions, prevailing at the entry, including tuition fees.


When does the school year start?

Full-time study programmes are held at the SEB LU in accordance with the academic calendar. The academic year begins on 1 October and ends on 30 September. It is divided into two semesters: winter semester (October to January) and the summer semester (February to June). Lectures are from 1 October through the middle of January. The four-week period following the end of lectures in the winter semester is the winter exam period. Summer semester courses begin in the middle of February and end in early June. The summer exam period follows the end of courses for the summer semester. Students may also sit for exams during the autumn exam period, which is from the end of August through the middle of September.


Where can I arrange my health insurance?

International students coming from EU and EEA Member countries and Switzerland have free access to 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. This means that the doctor has to provide necessary healthcare services to students who hold a European health insurance card so that they do not have to return to their home country for medical care before the end of their intended stay in Slovenia. Students can access the services directly from health care service providers who have a contract with the Health Insurance Institute Slovenia. During their stay in Slovenia, students with valid health insurance in Australia can assert only urgent medical care with heath care providers, which wave a signed agreement with the Health Insurance Institute Slovenia. They must present their MEDICARE Australian card and passport used to check the identity of the insured person from Australia.

International students from countries with which the Republic of Slovenia has concluded a bilateral agreement on social insurance (with (Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Serbia, and Montenegro) have free access only to emergency healthcare services in the Republic of Slovenia upon submission of evidence of their status. As a rule, a foreign insured person must submit sample form RM/SI 3, BIH/SI 3, SRB/SI 03 or MNE/SI 03 to the regional unit of the Health Insurance Institute Slovenia.

Persons from non-EU and non-EEA countries, Switzerland or from countries with which Slovenia has not concluded bilateral agreements on social insurance can take out their compulsory health insurance policy at one of the local units of the Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia. Upon registering for this compulsory health insurance policy, students have to submit a certificate that confirms they are enrolled in an educational programme in Slovenia. The registration and the payment of the policy's cost are the responsibility of the student.

Notably, based on their inclusion in the insurance system of Slovenia, international students have free access to health care services within the scope of compulsory health insurance. Considering that they are required to cover the difference to the full price of healthcare services themselves, it is recommended that they also take out supplementary health insurance at a commercial insurance company (Vzajemna, Adriatic Slovenica, Triglav).

Further information is available at the competent regional unit of the Health Insurance Institute Slovenia.


Does School of Economics and Business offer any scholarships?

Scholarships from SEB LU are not available. However, you are welcome to check other possibilities for scholarships. We recommend you to check if your government is offering any scholarships to study abroad.

Every year, The Public Scholarship, Development, Disability and Maintenance Fund of the Republic of Slovenia publishes the number of available scholarships for international students. The Fund publishes the calls on its website.

More information:

Public Scholarship, Development, Disability and Maintenance Fund of the Republic of Slovenia

(Javni štipendijski, razvojni, invalidski in preživninski sklad Republike Slovenije)

Dunajska cesta 22, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone: +386 1 434 10 80
Email: info@sklad-kadri.si
Website: www.sklad-kadri.si

Can I transfer to School of Economics and Business?

The application deadline for enrolment into the higher year runs from 1 to 17 September 2019.

Candidates who want to transfer to the School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana, have to submit the following documents:

  • Application form
  • Legalized original Transcript of records of your Master study
  • English or Slovene official translation of your Transcript of records
  • Stamped and signed original Syllabuses of the courses you have already completed
  • A copy of your graduation paper
  • A short chronological description of your entire education
  • Copy of your passport

Address for sending the documents:

School of Economics and Business, UL
Kardeljeva pl. 17
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
(Transfer)

Based on the submitted documents, Committee for Student Affairs will determine the recognition of the courses*, any eventual bridge exams or any other eventual obligations for enrolment together with the year of study into which the candidates may enrol.

A student who transfers from another higher education institution from a related programme can receive up to 60 ECTS of completed compulsory subjects of the programme at the second level and all free elective subjects. Enrolment is possible into 2nd year of study. Before enrolment every candidate also has to finish the Recognition procedure. The recognition procedure is a part of the enrolment procedure.

*When deciding on recognition, the compatibility between the study content of the study programme, where the student passed the exam, with the study programme of the SEB LU is considered and also the level of complexity of the study programme, at which the student had previously studied. The exam can be recognized in full if at least 75% of the content, complexity and the number of hours or number of credit points at another institution of the subject passed corresponds to the subject at the SEB LU.


How do I arrange residence permit?

ENTRY AND RESIDENCE OF EEA CITIZENS AND SWISS NATIONALS

Valid personal identity document (passport or personal identity card) is sufficient to enter the Republic of Slovenia. Entrants may stay in the territory of the Republic of Slovenia for up to 90 days of their entry in the country, however they are obliged to report the temporary address to the Police or relevant administrative unit (for Ljubljana: Tobačna ulica 5, 1000 Ljubljana).

In the event of exceeding 90 days, residence permit is obligatory. This can be obtained from the administrative office within the residential district (in Ljubljana: Upravna enota Ljubljana (Administrative Unit Ljubljana), Sektor za upravne notranje zadeve (Administrative Internal Affairs Sector), Oddelek za tujce (Department for Foreign Citizens), Tobačna ulica 5, every day during office hours: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Wednesdays 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Fridays 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.).

The temporary residence permit will be issued in accordance to the conditions set by the European Union. In order to issue a residence permit to a citizen from a member state for the purpose of study the following conditions have to be met:

  • Valid identity card or a valid passport;
  • Evidence of admission to study;
  • Evidence of sufficient funds for subsistence. Signed statement suffices; as proof of sufficient funds for subsistence;
  • Personal photo (35 x 45mm).

Copy of the student's passport or identity card must be certified by a notary or at the registry of the Department for foreign citizens. According to the stated directive the residence permit is granted for the period of studies or at the most for one year and can be extended in the event that the studies last for over a year.

ENTRY AND RESIDENCE FOR THIRD-COUNTRY NATIONALS

  1. The first temporary residence permit for non-EU citizens may be issued after entry into Slovenia under certain conditions stipulated by law to the following foreigners:
    -international students who are lawfully residing in Slovenia on the basis of a valid passport or identity card (where no visa is required), C visa or a valid residence permit issued for study purposes in another EU member state, or D visa issued for study purposes in another EU member state.
  2. Students coming from a country whose citizens are required to obtain a visa in order to enter the Republic of Slovenia and you wish to enter the Republic of Slovenia for study purposes, you are required to obtain a temporary residence permit at a diplomatic mission or consulate of the Republic of Slovenia abroad prior to entering the Republic of Slovenia.

Who needs a visa to enter the Republic of Slovenia?

A list of third countries, whose nationals must be in possession of visas for temporary residence, can be found here.

Where and how do I apply?

The applicants should submit the application in person at a diplomatic mission or consulate of the Republic of Slovenia abroad prior to entering the Republic of Slovenia. See the list of mission’s aboard here.

If all conditions are met, the administrative unit will issue a permit for the first temporary residence and send it to the diplomatic mission or a consular post of the Republic of Slovenia, where it will be served upon the applicant. The first permit for temporary residence must be acquired before entering the country, except for extraordinary cases defined by law.

For first residence permit application you are required to possess the following:

  • Personal photo sized 35 x 45mm showing the real image of the applicant that is made in colour and fit for biometric documents;
  • Two fingerprints;
  • Evidence of admission to study, education, specialisation or professional training in the relevant educational establishments in the Republic of Slovenia;
  • Evidence of appropriate health insurance in the Republic of Slovenia;
  • Evidence of ensured funds for subsistence (sufficient proof of the fulfilment of the requirement for sufficient funds for subsistence (in the minimum monthly amount of the basic minimum income in the Republic of Slovenia) is a written statement made by the student’s parents or legal guardian indicating that they would provide means for the student’s subsistence. A foreign citizen may prove the fulfilment of the requirement for sufficient funds for subsistence in any other way, and the evidence will be assessed in a declaratory procedure);
  • Valid passport with validity extending beyond the planned period of residence in the Republic of Slovenia by at least 3 months (a copy is certified by a notary, administrative unit or the registry of the local department – the copy and valid passport is enclosed for inspection);
  • Police clearance certificate not older than three months issued by the home country (if the country in question issues it), translated into Slovenian, and certified.

A permit in the form of a label and a stamp will be added in the passport. Students are required to report the place of temporary residence within three days of their arrival to Slovenia to:

Upravna enota Ljubljana (Administrative Unit Ljubljana)
Oddelek za tujce (Department for Foreign Citizens)
Address: Tobačna ulica 5, 1000 Ljubljana
Office hours: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.,
Wednesdays 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Fridays 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fax: 00 1 306 32 02
Phone:00 1 306 30 00
Email: ue.lj-sunz@gov.si

We also recommend you to check the following websites:
Ministry of foreign affairs Republic of Slovenia.
Ministry of the interior, portal Information for foreigners.

What are approximate costs of living in Slovenia?

This information on the cost of living in Slovenia should only be used as a guide (prices are per month).

ACCOMODATION 150 € - 350 € (private accommodation),
80 € - 160 € (dormitory)
STUDY MATERIAL Mostly photocopies (0,05 €/copy),
Books from 17 € - 24 €
FOOD 200 € (subsidized meals: average 3 €/meal)
CITY TRANSPORTATION 20 €/month (Urbana bus card);
up to 30 € for a used bicycle
TOTAL App. 550-600 €/month

What privileges does the student status in Slovenia provide?

The student discounts in Slovenia are primarily used for getting lower prices at cafes and restaurants. Food discounts are provided through the so-called “student bons” (študentski boni). Študentski Boni can be used 2 times a day with a break between calls of at least 4 hours. Usually, there are 20 student bons per month for use. Besides student bons, there are more student discounts available across the whole Europe.

Using a Slovenian student card, students can travel for half of the original price or even lower, visit most of the museums at a substantial discount, and enjoy the transport benefits. Moreover, Slovenia is located in the heart of Europe, and thus you can easily go on holiday to Italy, Austria, Germany, or Croatia. Many students prefer to gather in groups and travel by car: to Croatia (half an hour from Ljubljana) — to the seaside, to Venice (2.5 hours) — just to have a walk, to Vienna (4 hours) — to feel the spirit of a megalopolis, to Budapest for a weekend (4 hours) — to wander through the old town. Traveling by European buses or trains is also much cheaper for the holders of a student status. A domestic unlimited transport pass for students in Ljubljana – Urbana card – will cost only €20 per month.


Can I work and study at the same time?

Yes, there is a large number of part-time student jobs in Slovenia, allowing students to earn extra cash for personal use. Student Service is the official agency that connects employers with students looking for a job. Employers post student jobs and internships on the Student Service website, and students looking for work in Slovenia can search and apply for the vacancies. Unlike other European countries, Slovenian students can officially work without losing their student status and all relevant privileges. This became possible thanks to the already mentioned Student Service. The main resource for finding student jobs is studentski-servis However, it can vary depending on university or school, because many educational institutions have career centres, and thus it is more logical to apply there. If an applicant already has a certain experience and qualification, it is worth trying to find a job at any of the available websites, which publish vacancies, and then to negotiate with an employer about work in Slovenia through Student Service.


Information about the capital of Slovenia – Ljubljana!

The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, is a relatively large central European city situated between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea with approximately 300,000 inhabitants. It is the political and cultural heart of the Slovenian nation and most charming in summer. The visitor’s first impression of Ljubljana is that it is an exceptionally young city as over 50,000 students provide very young vibrations. Many scientists come to Ljubljana because of its university and institutes with solid international reputations It is a city of culture and a rich historical legacy which offers all the friendliness of a small town and at the same time everything that a capital city should offer. Click here for more information about Ljubljana, suggested excursions, sightseeing, etc.

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