Why Slovenia?

Slovenia is a country in southeast Europe, bordered by Austria, Croatia, Italy and Hungary.  Slovenia is the first country in the world to be declared a green destination based on the Green Destinations Criteria. Slovenia is a boutique country in the heart of Europe, between the Alps, Mediterranean Sea and Karst with more than 11,000 karst caves and the Pannonian Plain, rich in healing water springs.

Slovenia at a Glance

Population: 2,081,260 (1 January 2018)
Area: 20,273 km²
Capital: Ljubljana (288,250 inhabitants)
Government: Democratic parliamentary republic
Currency: Euro
Official languages: Slovene
Religion Roman Catholic (58%);
there are 43 religious communities registered in Slovenia
GDP per capita: 19,576 EUR (2016)
Climate: Alpine, Continental, Mediterranean
Time: Central European Time (UTC + 1)
Central European Summer Time (UTC + 2)
Average temperatures: July 21°C, January 0°C

CELJE

A SMALL TOWN WITH A BIG HEART

Population: 38.079 (2017)
Area: 22,714 km²
Celje is the third biggest town with a big heart and with about 1,800 students. If you want to study in a great environment, Celje is the right choice for you. Public transport links to town are excellent and Celje is only 78 kilometers away from the main Slovenian airport near the country's capital Ljubljana.
In your free time, there are plenty student activities and various cultural events to choose from. There are also many options for sports enthusiasts, including fitness centres, a swimming pool, an athletic stadium, as well as plenty of opportunities for a break in the nature, in nearby forests or at the Celje hut.
Studying in Celje gives you an excellent starting point for your career. There are many successful businesses in the region, spanning various industries, including a growing number of high-tech companies.
Soon, the Generator will also open its doors; it will include a scientific industrial park and office space for start-up businesses and innovative individuals.
Celje manages to maintain a fairly vibrant youth-oriented nightlife, with a decent mix of pubs, dive bars, glitzier clubs, live music venues and alternative spaces to keep you busy for even longer stays.

Cost of Living

Students will need approximately 300 a month to cover basic living costs (public transport, books, travel, day-to-day life, etc.) not including accommodation. Exact costs will depend on individual’s lifestyle.

Currency and Credit Card Services

The currency of Slovenia is the Euro. You can use most debit and credit cards, including Maestro, Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Most banks are open from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm.

Visa Requirements and Health Insurance

Third-country nationals (all countries except EEA member states, which include EU member countries and Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) who wish to enter Slovenia and/or stay here for study purposes are required to obtain a visa at a diplomatic mission or consulate of the Republic of Slovenia abroad, prior to entering Slovenia. If you are a citizen of a country whose citizens are not required to obtain a visa to enter Slovenia, you can enter Slovenia and stay here for a certain period of time (no longer than three months in a six-month period, starting from the date of first entry) on the basis of your passport only.
More information on visa requirements can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia at the following link.
Health Insurance for international students can be purchased for a maximum of one year, but also for shorter periods. To arrange your insurance cover in Slovenia, you can contact an insurance company by email.

Drinking Water

Tap water is safe to drink throughout the country.

Electricity

Current is 230 V, 50 Hz.

Embassies and Consulates

For a list of embassies and consulates, please visit the website at the following link.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia

Prešernova cesta 25
SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
E-mail: info.mzz@gov.si

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