!IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONSIDERING THE COVID-19 AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CLASSES FOR ERASMUS STUDENTS in 2020/2021 ACADEMIC YEAR!
At ISSBS we are accepting incoming students in 2020/2021 academic year for the spring/summer semester, starting from early February 2021. Due to the corona crisis, we are planning to implement the classes as blended learning, a combination of on line and face to face classes. Social distancing and all the necessary precautions will be applied in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Education and the National Institute of Public Health.
We thank our future Erasmus+ students for considering ISSBS for their Erasmus + mobility.
You can also be an exchange Erasmus + incoming student, in case your university or faculty in your home country is our partner and if an Erasmus bilateral agreement among both institutions is signed. Among other things, Erasmus+ aims to promote international student mobility by offering scholarships for study and traineeships. Erasmus+ provides students in higher education with the opportunity to study abroad in Europe for three to 12 months (per university cycle) as part of their degree.
Students and young graduates have also possibility to complete an internship/training in a company (or similar organization), within their studies or within 12 months after graduation, in one of the countries participating in the Erasmus + program.
Thanks to the Erasmus + Program, you will gain valuable skills for life, international experience to help you develop personally, professionally and academically, as well as to succeed in today’s world.
ISSBS Erasmus ID code is: SI CELJE03
For more information about Erasmus+ mobility please contact ISSBS mobility coordinator on email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Erasmus+ program Facts sheet for Erasmus nominations for 2020_2021.
Do you want to get pre-arrival information about Slovenia, Celje, health insurance, visa policy? Check on the link.
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!New course catalogue for the 2020/2021 academic year is presented here! These are the subjects which are offered for Erasmus+ students in international semester of 2020/2021. Courses are offered in tutorial way meaning the students have consultations in English with the professor, where they receive guidelines for the classes as well instructions for the literature. Erasmus students are also strongly advised to join the regular classes with Slovenian students to encourage their integration in faculty and student life etc.
|No.||Study courses||Level*||ECTS||Language||Consultation in English|
|1||Innovation in Business||BA||6||Regular classes in Slovene language||consultations in English|
|2||Management and Organization||BA||6||Regular classes in Slovene language||consultations in English|
|3||Business English 3||BA||6||Regular classes in English language|
|4||Human Resource Management||BA||6||Regular classes in English language|
|5||Business English 1||BA||6||Regular classes in English language||consultations in English|
|6||Knowledge Management Systems||MA||9||Regular classes in Slovene language||consultations in English|
|7||Management of Human Capital||MA||9||Regular classes in Slovene language||consultations in English|
|8||Analysis of Social and Economic Networks||MA||6||Regular classes in Slovene language||consultations in English|
Erasmus students can also apply for other subjects from the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. If enough students apply for a specific course then the course will be implemented. Slovenian language courses are offered by many language centres in Celje, Ljubljana and Maribor.
Academic year at ISSBS is divided in 3 trimesters, each lasting for 11 weeks or approximately 3 months. Academic year starts on 1st October and finishes on 30th September.
Academic calendar of ISSBS defines examination periods, lectures-free days, holidays and certain important events at the faculty.
There are usually not more than two courses carried out in each trimester. Each trimester is followed by an examination period during which there are at least two examination dates for each course, carried out in that trimester. This kind of approach enables students to study continuously during the year, which consequently enhances durability of acquired knowledge.
Minimum exchange period is 3 months or approximately one trimester in which student will, coinciding with one of the trimesters, listen to two or three courses.
The student applying to ISSBS must be enrolled at his/her home higher educational institute (faculty). Applications and related documents for the exchange must be signed by the student’s home instituion’s International Office.
If you want to conduct a part of your studies at ISSBS, your home institution must nominate you. After the accepted nomination, the mobility coordinator of ISSBS will send the application documentation with all the instructions considering the study process, housing, visa (if necessary), insurance etc. ISSBS makes selections of foreign Erasmus applicants during the whole year.
NEW: Nomination deadline for spring/summer semester 2020/2021: 15 November 2020
After the nomination, the following documents must be sent by student’s home International Coordinator to ISSBS International Office:
1. Application form for Erasmus international students (via e-mail or land mail)
2. Learning agreement
3. One colour photography (passport-type)
4. Curriculum Vitae in English
NEW: Application deadline for spring/summer semester 2020/2021: 30 November 2020
Application documents must be sent until the end of application dates. During this registration procedure, you should cooperate with the International coordinator of your home faculty. All necessary forms can be found on the ISSBS website.
All the documents must be sent by e-mail to email@example.com
or by postal services to the below address:
International School for Social and Business StudiesMariborska cesta 7
Subject for Erasmus students
There is a list of selected subjects, which are offered in tutorial way in English language. They are selected each academic year and published on this site. They are available here. Erasmus students are also kindly invited to attend all the Slovene courses.
At ISSBS we are willing to accept incoming students in 2020/2021 academic year for the spring/summer semester, starting from early February 2021. Due to the corona crisis, we are planning to implement the classes as blended learning, a combination of on line and face to face classes. Social distancing and all the necessary precautions will be applied in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Education and the National Institute of Public Health.
Confirmation of your registration
Student’s acceptance will depend on the number of places available. The ISSBS International Office will send the Confirmation letter to the International coordinator of your home faculty. After this a Learning agreement is to be confirmed and approved between the Erasmus student, student home institution and ISSBS.
ISSBS reserves the right not to accept admissions of exchange students if application arrive after deadlines when the number of applications exceed places available for exchange students. The International Office of ISSBS will notify it’s decision to the applicant’s International coordinator around mid-July, mid-October or mid-December.
Acceptance of mobility
In case of acceptance, ISSBS will send an official Acceptance letter to the applicant’s International office. The letter will indicate the date when the student must arrive at ISSBS, all the the necessary information the student needs and all documentation he/she has to bring with him/her.
IMPORTANT! Please note that ISSBS does not organize accomodation for Erasmus students. Incoming students should find, plan and organize their own accomodation arrangements.
You can get more information on the possibilities for accomodation while in Celje here:
Student dorms Celje
MCC Hostel Celje
Appartments in Celje
All study programmes, accredited after April 2004, are measured in credit points according to ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).
The European Credit Transfer System – ECTS was developed by the European Commission and it defines the evaluation of students’ workload in a form of credit points. Higher education in Slovenia has become evaluated with credits as a part of the Bologna reform. The purpose of unified European credit system is to achieve comparability of different study programmes and to enable mobility between higher education institutions in Slovenia as well as internationally. ECTS is based on actual students’ workload, transparency of study programmes and students’ success. (Criteria for credit assignment to study programmes according to ECTS, Official Gazette of Republic of Slovenia, no. 124/2004, 19. 11. 2004)
Every year at ISSBS is evaluated with 60 credits and every trimester is evaluated with approximatelly 20 credits.
ISSBS: One credit point represents 25 students’ working hours; one academic year last 1500 students’ working hours.
Currently, courses for Erasmus students are available only in the tutorial way (in English), but you can also attend the regular classes in Slovene language. During the consultations with the professor students will be informed about its content and English literature they should study. You will also get all relevant information about required assignments (short and longer written papers), exams and grading system. All the professors know how to speak/write English, so communication with them is not going to be a problem. All the ISSBS students also speak very good English. Students can attend Slovene language course while living and studying in Celje.
For active involvement and participation at the classes students should be at least a B2 level (intermediate) of English language proficiency within The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
The list of international courses will be published on ISSBS’ website.
The 19th article of the Statute on examination and grading of International School for Social and Business Studies defines five examination periods. Three of them follow each trimester and two of them take place during so called summer and autumn trimester. There are at least four examination dates for each course during the academic year. Students can take an exam after they fulfilled all the requirements defined by the curriculum.
|Start of the study year||1 October 2020|
|1. trimester classes||1 October 2020 – 5 December 2020|
|1. exam period||7 December 2020 – 2 January 2021|
|2. trimester classes||4 January 2021 – 13 March 2021|
|2. exam period||15 March 2021 – 27 March 2021|
|3. trimester classes||29 March 2021 – 5 June 2021|
|3. exam period||7 June 2021 – 3 July 2021|
|Summer vacations||5 July 2021 – 14 August 2021|
|4. exam period||16 August 2021 – 11 September 2021|
|End of study year||30 September 2021|
Students are graded on the basis of their exam results and short and longer papers they have written as a part of their course. Such grading system enables a better review of each student’s knowledge.
|Slovenian grades||ECTS||Grade description|
|10||A||Excellent: outstanding performance with only minor errors|
|9||B||Very good: above the average standard but with some errors|
|8||C||Good: generally sound work but with a number of notable errors|
|7||D||Satisfactory: fair but with significant shortcomings|
|6||E||Sufficient: performance meets minimum criteria only|
|5||F||Fail: considerable additional work is required|
The pass grade is 6. Students can take the same exam three times without having to pay for it. The following exam sittings are payable.
1.1 Strategic internationalization guidelines
Internationalization strategy of the International School for Social and Business Studies (ISSBS) at the mobility development follows the guidelines as laid down in the long-term vision of the faculty. The strategy in this area especially emphasizes the development and implementation of quality and internationally oriented education and the promotion of research and its international involvement. The faculty aims to become internationally recognized for its academic quality and social responsibility. ISSBS’ internationalization strategy is, accordingly, focusing on:
1) strengthening the scope of international education and training,
2) the integration of foreign higher education teachers and students in teaching and research activities of the faculty,
3) transfer of knowledge and experience of foreign experts in the ISSBS’ and Slovenian environment and Savinjska region in general,
4) strengthening interdisciplinary education and training, and
5) the development of an international network of higher education institutions to promote research and development activities and the strengthening of international reputation of the ISSBS.
With its offer and implementation of research and development and study programmes in English, and consequently with the search and selection of partners, ISSBS focuses mainly (but not exclusively) in Central, South and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the Mediterranean.
1.2 Achievements in the field of internationalization
ISSBS offers contemporary first, second, and third cycle study programmes: first cycle programmes Economics in Contemporary Society and Business in Contemporary Society, second cycle programmes Management and Quality in Education and Knowledge Management, third cycle programme Knowledge Management. In particular, doctoral programme is interesting for the international environment, and it has, therefore, been conducted in English and promoted in strategic markets in the last years. Study programmes in English represent a good starting point for preparation of joint degree programmes. Programmes prepared for implementation in in English are also adapted to the implementation in the e-environment.
The faculty is also a member of the International Federation of Universities EMUNI and is with its activity particularly active in the EUROMED region. With strengthening of these activities, ISSBS will continue in the coming years, and in this context through bilateral or multilateral meetings and cooperation conclude into new partnerships for the future transfer of knowledge and best practices in education and research.
ISSBS pursues its internationalization strategy is through various other educational and R&D activities, and with them expands the international network of partner institutions and involvement in the international environment. These activities are mainly:
- organization and development of the annual international scientific conference MakeLearn & TIIM,
- coordination and development of the international publisher ToKnowPress with issuing of the International Journal of Management, Knowledge and Learning and scientific monographs,
- strengthening international contacts with foreign higher education institutions by carrying out international mobilities,
- applications and implementation of R&D projects in cooperation with foreign partner institutions,
- obtaining and maintaining international accreditations/evaluations (eg. from Austrian (AQA) and Croatian (AZVO) national agency for quality in higher education).
2 Institution’s strategy for the organisation and implementation of international (EU and non-EU) cooperation projects in teaching and training
The ISSBS exercises its internationalization strategy by:
- providing domestic students (at all cycles of study) access to international knowledge and experience and to compare them with the domestic academic and business environment,
- encouraging the exchange of knowledge and research experience between guest teachers and ISSBS higher education teachers and course professors,
- facilitating further development of the faculty’s educational activities and strengthening its integration into the international environment and cooperation with foreign partner higher education institutions, so that it will become more attractive for both domestic and foreign students,
- facilitating access to international knowledge in higher education teachers and co-workers of ISSBS in the key areas of study at the faculty, and by enhancing the quality of education,
- preparation of courses and programs in the English, including in the e-environment.
2.1 Strategic goals in the field of international projects and participation in education
The ISSBS exercises its internationalization strategy by:
- applying and participating in international research and development project,
- inclusion in the international publishing activity,
- internationally oriented education through the involvement of foreign professors in the implementation of study programmes, carrying out trainings of foreign experts for various target groups, and inclusion of foreign students in courses (including summer school),
- developing and implementing parts of study programmes (eg. courses) and complete programmes in a foreign language, and by planning the implementation of these programmes for students from the geographical backgrounds mentioned in the previous paragraphs.
3 Participation in the Programme on the modernisation
Participation in the Programme will significantly contribute to the achievement of strategic objectives of the ISSBS, while also achieving objectives deriving from the five priorities:
- Graduates’ and researchers’ achievements. Participation in the Programme will allow comparison and matching the level of knowledge and potential outcomes arising from the study programmes and courses at ISSBS, to the knowledge and learning outcomes that are provided by study and training programmes in foreign institutions. This will be done through teacher mobility and knowledge transfer between domestic and foreign teachers, as well as students.
- Improving the quality of higher education through mobility and cross-border cooperation. With the participation of foreign teachers ISSBS will strengthen the quality of the existing study programmes and further intensify their international dimension, which is one of the key strategic directions of the ISSBS. By carrying out projects which involve mobility and cross-border cooperation ISSBS’ involvement in the local as well as international environment will be strengthened, and in this way realize the strategic objectives related to social responsibility of the institution. With these activities ISSBS will also gain access to foreign students, which is one of the most important strategic goals of the faculty, as it wishes to independently implement programmes for foreign students.
- Integration of education, research and business sector for excellence and regional development. One of its most important ISSBS’ strategic priorities is its social responsibility, especially in terms of contribution to the local community and the local economy. By participating in the Programme, ISSBS will be given the opportunity to contribute in its environment relevant new knowledge, quality education and training, as well as opportunities for partnerships in research and development activities. By participating in the Programme integration between domestic and foreign teachers, researchers, business people and students as future entrepreneurs, teachers and researchers will take place.
- Improving the governance and financing. Participation in the Programme will facilitate the implementation of most of important ISSBS’ strategic directions in terms of financing and management, some of which have already been mentioned in the previous text.
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Margareta Zeber, Poland
Warsaw University of Life Sciences SGGW
Studying at ISSBS in Celje was a perfect experience. Thank to my courses I have learnt many new things in a field of Economy and I have improved my English skills. All of the courses I was attending were very interesting and full of discussions which I find really motivating. Professors who I have met were very friendly and helpful. All of them were highly involved in their work and they were relaying the knowledge to me in a great way.
I’m glad that I could live in Slovenia – the country of nature and peace. Living in Ljubljana gave me an opportunity to get to know a culture, people and history more precisely and also allowed me to travel around the country and abroad. I have visited many stunning places in Slovenia including Maribor, Ptuj, Kranjska Gora, Kobarid, Skocjan Caves, Piran, Bohinj and Bled. During my Erasmus I have also been to Italy and Croatia.
Slovenia is a wonderful country full of amazing places which sometimes made me feel like in a different world. What is more I love your hospitality and being always helpful. Like I always say: your country is small but you have everything there! That was a pleasure to see part of your beauty which will always stay in my heart and memory 🙂
Damian Irzyk, Poland
Warsaw University of Life Sciences SGGW
For me, the ISSBS was very pleasant and well organised. Most of the materials and all of the crucial information was obtained in a e-classroom which has been very helpful.
Contact with professors was very good and quick. They were also very flexible regarding the consultations. Moreover, assignments which they gave were very educative. Knowledge gained in the courses will be useful in the future and the most crucial elements from the subjects curricula were included in the consultations.
Celje is a small city, but has a very nice centre and a beautiful castle on a hill over viewing the city. University has a very good location, near the city centre, which is also easily reachable. The main city of Slovenia Ljubljana is a very charming city with its’ beutifulL old town and a castle above it. It is small, so you can travel almost everywhere within the city by bike or by foot which I find also as an advantage.
Going to Erasmus was an amazing experience. It brings a lot of memories from the places which I saw in Slovenia and in other countries (Italy and Croatia). Slovenian culture and cuisine I find also very good. Moreover, being on Erasmus learned me responsibility and what is also very important I could develop my English which can be advantage in the future.
Fatih Coşkun, Turkey
Firstly, the ISSBS faculty is smaller than my home faculty, but this is not related with education quality. I was so happy to study at ISSBS. Student office staff is so kind and helpful. I think that ISSBS faculty has good conditions for students. For example, I had Wi-Fi at faculty and lecture rooms are cosy.
I can say that the professors are so kind and they care about their students. I want to thank them all. Courses are very efficient and there are not so many students in one classroom which is good, so students can give their opinions about topics in courses and students can be sociable. I think, this brings to improve our self- confidence. I have learnt different learning skills.
I stayed in Celje during my mobility. I am from Istanbul and if I compare Istanbul and Celje, of course Celje is smaller than Istanbul, but I didn’t have any problems in Celje. You can reach everywhere by foot and you can find easily what you want. The city is peaceful and environment is green, like everywhere else in Slovenia. I liked that city.
Generally, I have enjoyed to be in Celje-Slovenia for the last 6 months. I have learnt so many things at ISSBS and have gained a lot of experience.
Also, I have traveled around Slovenia and also visited some European countries. I always remember this Erasmus mobility. Thanks again for your interest in me.
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Teaching and staff mobility
Each academic year we have incoming and outgoing teaching and staff mobilities with our partner universities from different countries (Poland, Israel, Thailand, Hong Kong, Germany, Austria, Moldova, Marocco…).
Teaching and staff mobilities create knowledge transfer, they help to develop new skills and participants gain international and intercultural competencies, as well as cultural awareness.