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Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe

Program Type: UMSL Exchange Program through the MAUI-Utrecht Network Exchange Consortium open to undergraduate and graduate students

Language of Instruction: English

UMSL Term Abroad: Academic Year, Spring

Approximate Dates Abroad:
Academic Year: early October - late June
Spring Semester: mid February - late June

Application Deadline: We encourage applicants to this program to apply by the priority deadline - your chances of admission are increased by doing so.

  • Fall/Academic Year: February 16 (priority), March 16 (final)
  • Spring: September 23 (final)

UMSL Study Abroad Eligibility Requirements


Subjects Available:

  • TAUGHT IN ENGLISH - see website below for graduate course offerings
  • Advertising
  • Anthropology
  • Business - Accounting
  • Business - Business Administration
  • Business - Finance
  • Business - Information Systems
  • Business - International Business
  • Business - Logistics & Operations Management
  • Business - Management
  • Business - Marketing
  • Communications
  • Creative Writing
  • Economics
  • Education - Elementary Education
  • English
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy and Administration
  • Sociology


The University:  In 2007, the University of Ljubljana again ranked among the 500 best universities in the world, earning a place in the top 3-4% of universities out of the total of 16,000 universities included in the comparison.  With over 63,000 enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, it is also among the largest universities in Europe.

Academics:  The University is known for the quality of its study courses in the humanities, and in scientific and technological fields.

Housing: Exchange students can apply for a bed in student dormitories. Beds are given to students on “first come first serve” basis. The rooms are double, with shared bathroom and shared kitchen. The access to internet is available in all the dormitories. 

Activities and Programs: Student organization ŠOU / International office through different kind of activities provide assistance to Slovenian students interested in studies, work placement abroad as well as international students in Ljubljana. ŠOU provides help regarding subsidized student meals, student identity cards and takes care of student social life – weekly meetings, workshops, trips, dinners, parties, visits, sport activities etc.


Location:  Slovenia is a relatively small country with a population of 2 million. 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.

The Republic of Slovenia lies at the heart of Europe where the Alps face the Pannonia plains and the Mediterranean meets the mysterious Karst. As a beautiful and picturesque country, Slovenia makes a great tourist destination. Mountains, lakes, waterfalls, forests, caves, hills, plains, rivers and the sea - you name it, you can find it all within the country’s modest 20,273 km2, as well as many natural and landscape parks. You can ski in the morning and surrender yourself to the luxury of the Adriatic Sea in the afternoon. Last but not least, Slovenia has 15 natural spas at which you can take care of your health with the help of its thermal mineral waters.

International Office Website: http://www.uni-lj.si/en/mobility_programmes/incoming_students.aspx

Course Offerings in English: http://www.uni-lj.si/en/mobility_programmes/contacts.aspx

Graduate Course Offerings: http://www.uni-lj.si/en/mobility_programmes/contacts.aspx 

Cost Estimates for 2014-15*

Use the Budget Worksheet to compare the below cost to your personal budget or living on campus at UMSL.

Tuition $3,789.60
HTH mandatory insurance $140.00
Books and course materials $170.00
Accommodations $1,100.00
Meals & Personal Expenses $850.00
Airfare $1,800.00
Local Transportation $110.00
Other $110.00
TOTAL $8,069.60


Course Equivalencies: Each student is responsible for researching what courses are available to take and for obtaining an UMSL equivalent course. The UMSL equivalent course number is the course for which you will receive credit on your UMSL transcript. Finding courses to take while you are abroad requires some time and research. More information is on the course equivalency page.

Upon Acceptance: Students will be required to submit supplemental materials, purchase HTH insurance, and participate in a mandatory orientation. More information will be distributed to all accepted students.

* UMSL tuition fees are based on 12 undergraduate credit hours at the 2014/15 rate - 2015/16 tuition rate TBA April 2015. Non-resident fees may apply.
* Costs are based off a four and one half month semester.
* Airline estimate based off of online search.
* Please note that expenses are ESTIMATES. Costs vary depending on the exchange rate, the inflation rate, individual spending habits, and amount of extra travel. The cost estimate above does not include visa expenses, personal expenses, independent travel, which vary widely from student to student.
* Program information is subject to change.
* Other includes Library Fee.

Some photos and text courtesy of University of Ljubljana