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Slovenia is one of the most water-rich countries in Europe. It has numerous thermal springs and mineral springs as well as rivers and lakes. Tap water is drinkable all over Slovenia as it is clean and uncontaminated.


Slovenia is a safe country. According to the data of the Global Peace Index, Slovenia is ranked among the 10 safest countries in the world. Wherever you are, even late at night in major cities, you have no cause for concern. Although it is very unlikely for you to become a victim of a crime, such things can never be completely prevented. Thefts are the most common crimes, which can be often prevented by acting properly.

We recommend that you:

  • carefully safeguard your belongings, and do not leave them in visible places, for example, in a car,
  • only carry as much cash as you need,
  • keep valuables and large sums of cash in a safe,
  • avoid unlit and deserted streets after dark,
  • lock your car and park in well-lit public areas intended for parking,
  • before leaving home, photocopy all your documents, airline and other tickets, bookings, and similar. In the event of theft or loss, this will make it easier to prove your identity and arrange replacement documents.

Mains Voltage

The mains electricity in Slovenia is 230 V, with a frequency of 50 Hz. Slovenia uses the so-called European plug with the official designation CEE 7/16. This is the plug used in most other European countries. If needed, it is easiest for you if you bring your own adapter with you due to the numerous models of sockets. Otherwise, you can obtain the adapters for most other European plugs and American plugs from the specialist electrical shops.

Currency and Banks

Slovenia adopted the EURO (€) in January 2007.

Working hours of banks: on weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm

Some banks close their offices at noon for one hour.

ATMs – You can withdraw cash 24 hours a day from most of the ATMs around Slovenia using the MasterCard, Visa, Maestro, Cirrus and Visa Electron Plus cards. There is an exceptionally high number of ATMs in Slovenia. In addition to cash withdrawals, many of them offer other types of services.

Money exchange – exchange offices, hotel receptions, tourist agencies, petrol stations, major shopping centres.


Weekdays: 8 /9 am – 7 /9 pm

Saturdays: 8am – 1pm, shopping centres 9am – 9pm

Sundays: shopping centres 9am – 3pm

The opening hours of shops are not strictly defined. There are 24 hour grocery stores in some parts of Ljubljana. Certain essentials are available 24 hours a day at major petrol stations as well.

Emergency numbers

Police: 113
Emergency: 112
Emergency station: Bohoričeva ulica 4. Tel.: +386 1 522 52 76, +386 1 522 53 42

24-hour-open Pharmacy: Njegoševa cesta 6K, Tel: +386 1 23 06 100

Doctor: Aškerčeva 4, Tel.: +386 1 200 74 28, Weekdays from 7 am to 7 pm

Dentist: Aškerčeva 4, Tel.: +386 1 200 74 40, Weekdays from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm

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Having participated in the DSS three consecutive years I am truly able to say: the program organization is excellent, the lectures are very well designed and challenging, and the people, the food and the city are just amazing!

Carolin, Heilbronn University, Germany

Participating in the Ljubljana Doctoral Summer School has been an enriching experience for my academic and personal development. Besides the beautiful city the intensive course work and also the network opportunities with like-minded PhD students from different countries have been very valuable.

Johannes, University of Antwerp, Belgium

I really enjoyed the Ljubljana Doctoral Summer School. Being enrolled in an excellent class on structural equation modelling with PhD from all over Europe did not only enhance my professional skills but also gave me the opportunity for interesting discussions about different cultures and PhD life in general.

Liliane, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

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