Within the Career center of the University of Primorska (KC UP)’s office (Titov trg 4, Koper) operates also the STUDENT'S POINT UP, which is the right place for students and other users to gather all relevant information from the field of study and extracurricular activities. Its main purpose is to provide all the necessary information in one place, while providing a more user-friendly problem solving, especially of administrative content.
All students can benefit from government food subsidies. You eat meals at the restaurants participating in the programme. Each month you are granted the same number of subsidies, as there are working days in that particular month (around 20). You can use them between 8 am and 9 pm and you can use up to 2 subsidies a day, however, at least 4 hours have to pass between the two meals. No subsidies are offered between 15 July and 15 August.
To use the benefits, you should register with the system. When paying for your meal, you can claim your subsidy. You can use your phone (making a telephone call), developed app, or a card.
All about SUBSIDISED FOOD.
VISAS AND PERMIT
There are things you just can't avoid when you are moving to a new country.
Just remember: patience and preparedness will get you a long way! And generally, do not try to tackle Slovenian administration on your own. Visit with a tutor or a buddy.
The processes you need to do, depend on your personal circumstanes and expectations. Generally, your country of origin will determine the procedures to a great extent, but you will have to make some decisions. Below is an overview of processes needed to be done:
- all: once you are in Slovenia you will have to register your address, get tax number and open a bank account
- EU & EEA citizens: need to obtain residence registration certificate, if you are staying here for more than three months
- Swiss nationals: need to obtain residence permit if you are staying here for more than three months
- non-EU, EEA or Swiss citizens: need to obtain a longterm visa (type D) or a temporary residence permit
More about Visas, permits and other paperwork.
When international students arrive in Koper they have a lot on their minds and the new culture often confronts them with many challenges. The main duty of a tutor is to help foreign students settle in the new country, town and university. The tutor also:
- acquaints new international students with the system of studies and student life in Koper
- helps the tutees with errands such as bank account setup, finding the best or cheapest places to eat, figuring out transportation, etc.
- enjoys freetime activities with the foreign students
Find tutors at your faculty. Feel free to contact them for any question!
The University of Primorska offers students elective courses from various fields. The Rules of electiveness at the University of Primorska (in the Slovenian language) enable students to select courses at other faculties of the University of Primorska. Students can complete their study obligations at other faculties and collect credit points that will be recognized as completed study obligations at their own faculty.
The Call for Electiveness, the application form and the list of courses offered at the university are available here (in the Slovenian language):
For more detailed assistance please contact the Student Office of the individual faculty of the University of Primorska.
International mobility includes exchanges of students and staff (higher education teachers, researchers, and professional associates). They are implemented on the basis of concluded bilateral agreements and through various international programmes, mostly within the framework of the European Commission's ERASMUS + programme and the Central European CEEPUS initiative.
For more information you can contact the Department of Education and International Affairs and quality:
Hana Skrt, coordinator for the Erasmus + 107
More about international mobility
UP SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Scholarship Fund of the University of Primorska manages with dedicated assets contributed to by fund investors (university, employer’s and other organizations and donators). The fund is based on a partnership between the University of Primorska, municipalities and businesses.
Its aim is to reward and encourage the best students of UP, offer their knowledge to potential employers in the course of their study process, and provide employment opportunities to these students as soon as they finish their studies.
More about UP scholarship fund
Student recreation is free for all studens of the University of Primorska. All you need to attend is a valid student card.
Check out the activities of Sport UP.
The University of Primorska is offering free courses of Slovene to its students and staff from level A1 (absolute beginner) to B1 (intermediate).
Who is it for?
All students enrolled in Slovene study programmes and all scholarship holders have to pass A2 Slovene proficiency exam before their enrollment into the 2nd year.
All others are strongly encouraged to learn the language of the environment they live in.
How does it work?
You are divided into smaller groups with students who have a similar background and therefore similar starting point in the language. There are a 6 groups:
- 2 groups of students from Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro - start with A2 class and continue to B1;
- 1 group of students from other Slavic speaking countries - start with A1 advance class and continue to A2;
- 1 group of students from non-Slavic speaking countries - start with A1 absolute beginner class and continue to A2;
- 1 group of mobile students - have an A1 absolute beginner class with emphasis on culture and life in Slovenia;
- 1 group of staff - level depends on the group needs.
UP takes necessary measures to enable your participation in language courses and we try to reserve your time for language learning free in the schedules.
Where is it implemented?
All language courses are implemented by the University of Primorska Faculty of Humanities at their premises.
Our study programmes:
- cover a wide range of fields of study: teacher training and education science, arts, humanities, social and behavioural science, business and administration, law, life sciences, mathematics and statistics, computing, engineering and engineering trades, architecture and building, agriculture, forestry and fishery, health, personal services, and environmental protection
- have a modern structure and allow upgrading of skills in the chosen field of study up to PhD level
- are internationally comparable and are evaluated with ECTS credits
- include elective courses and allow students to choose a part of the curriculum according to their own interests
- are closely linked through practical training to the needs of future employers
- are adaptable to the needs of the economy
- enhance the employability of students through interdisciplinary study programme