International Mobility



Academic Year 2019/2020

01.10.2019-30.09.2020 Academic calendar - Academic year 2019/2020


Beginning of Autumn semester: 01.10.2019

Beginning of Spring semester: 17.02.2020


University of Primorska is organizing Orientation Days for Incoming Students.

Orientation Days are organized before autumn and spring term.

Autumn Orientation Days: Friday, September 27, 2019 – Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Spring Orientation Days: Thursday, February 13, 2020 – Friday, February 14, 2020

  • Erasmus+ student mobility for traineeships
  • Programme CEEPUS*
  • Exchange within an interstate agreement (BILATERAL)*
  • Exchange within an inter-university agreement
  • Exchange within Erasmus Mundus
  • FREE-MOVER exchange students
  • OTHER STUDENT MOBILITY (for exchange mobility within other mobility schemes not mentioned above)

*For details please also consult the section below concerning CEEPUS exchange and Exchange within interstate agreement (BILATERAL SCHOLARSHIPS)

Foreign students who wish to study at the University of Primorska as a regular student must visit the Admission Office site.


In order to apply for exchange mobility at our university you need to submit the application form. First, you must register via the online application tool available at the web link:

After registration, you will be further guided within the application tool to complete the application procedure and upload the necessary documents.

THE DEADLINE for the submission of the online application is June 15th for the first semester or full academic year and November 15th for the second semester.


CEEPUS exchange and Exchange within interstate agreement (BILATERAL SCHOLARSHIPS)

CEEPUS is an acronym for "Central European Exchange Program for University Studies". Current member countries are: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia. Prishtina/Kosovo is also participating.

CEEPUS is based on “networks”; a “network” is established when a minimum of 3 universities connect and establish a specific “network”. There are 2 types of students: Mobility (in the “network”) and Freemovers (outside “networks”).

CEEPUS supports scholarships to individuals within an approved network of major higher education institutions from different participating countries, which then exchange students and professors.

Application Procedure

The application is online at CEEPUS. For details and specifications relevant to your nationality, consult your national agency via the link found under the national flag at this web page. You can find the list of all eligible higher education institutions in Slovenia on the web page of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport.

For more information regarding the application procedure, residence permits, health insurance, and accommodation within the CEEPUS exchange programme, please visit the web site of the Slovene national agency CMEPIUS:

You must apply online within the set deadline via CEEPUS. Additionally, you should submit the online application form to the University of Primorska.


Bilateral Scholarships for Incoming Students

The Slovenian Government announces a limited number of scholarships for exchange of foreign students annually. These scholarships are based on the signed agreement on cooperation in the field of education between the Slovenian Government and the foreign government.

Application Procedure

For an application, please check the web page of the Slovene national agency CMEPIUS:, where more information regarding the application procedure, residence permit, health insurance, accommodation are also available.

You must apply within the set deadline to the Bilateral Scholarships exchange scheme and also submit the online application form to the University of Primorska.


Free-Mover Exchange Students

Free-mover students are students of foreign universities who wish to study as exchange students at the University of Primorska outside the existing mobility programs.

Faculties charge students expenses related to their exchange in accordance with their current price lists.

The duration of exchange period of the free-mover student is a maximum of two semesters. For prolongation, the approval of the faculty is obligatory.

Free-mover students shall pay all travel, accommodation and other expenses related to their stay in the Republic of Slovenia during their exchange period.


Koper and Slovenia

Slovenia borders Italy, Austria, Hungary, and Croatia with a surface area of just over 20,000 sq km and about two million inhabitants. Since 1 May 2004, it has been a member of the European Union. It has an excellent geographical position, in the very heart of Europe, where the Alps meet the Mediterranean and where the limestone Karst extends to the Pannonian lowlands. For more info about Slovenia visit

The city of Koper lies on the Istrian peninsula in South-West Slovenia on the Adriatic coast, only 20 km South of Trieste, Italy, and about 30 km North of the Croatian border. Besides Koper, there are three other important towns along the Slovenian coast: Izola, Piran, and Portorož.

Entry into the Republic of Slovenia

Procedures and conditions of entry into the Republic of Slovenia (RS) differ with regard to whether you are a citizen of a member state of the European Economic Area (EEA member states are the European Union's member countries plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein) or of Switzerland, or a third-country national (all other states).

EEA citizens and Swiss nationals

A national of another EEA Member State or Switzerland may enter the RS with a valid personal identity card or passport, and does not require an entry permit (visa) or residence permit, regardless of the purpose of entering and residing in the RS (including entry for employment, study, self-employment or residence purposes).

Residence registration certificate

You may stay in the RS without residence registration for the first three months after entry, while for a longer stay you are required to register your stay, i.e. apply for the issue of a residence registration certificate at the administrative unit in the area of your residence prior to the expiry of your permitted three-month stay. You may, of course, apply for a residence registration certificate immediately upon entering the RS.

In the case that the purpose or reason of the stay is study or other forms of education, the conditions for obtaining a residence registration certificate are:

  • a valid identity card or a valid passport and proof of:
    • admission to a university or another educational institution
    • sufficient means of subsistence (a statement provided by the student is satisfactory)
    • adequate health insurance

Until you obtain a residence registration certificate you must fulfill the obligation of registration with the police as defined by the Residence Registration Act. If you are not accommodated in a tourist or other accommodation facility or a guesthouse, you need to register with the competent police station in person within 3 days after crossing the state border and after changing the location of accommodation. If you are accommodated in a tourist facility or a guesthouse, the operator needs to register you with the competent police station within 12 hours of your check-in. However, if you stay in an accommodation facility, your landlord is obliged to register you with the competent police station within 3 days of your check-in.

Third-country nationals

A national of a third country who wishes to enter and reside in the RS for the purposes of a tourist, business, personal or other type of visit should obtain a visa at a diplomatic mission or consular post of the RS prior to his/her entering the country.

A third-country national who is a national of a country which does not require a visa to enter the RS may enter the RS and stay for a definite period of time (up to three months within a period of six months, counting from the date of first entry) for one of the above-listed purposes, provided he/she has a valid passport.

Temporary residence permit

If you wish to enter and stay in the RS for purposes other than those permitted on the basis of your visa, you are required to be in possession of a residence permit issued in the RS, which must be obtained before entry into the RS.

A first permit for temporary residence in the RS may only be issued as a temporary residence permit. The application for the granting of the first temporary residence permit must be submitted at a diplomatic mission or consulate of the RS abroad, which shall then refer it to a competent administrative unit in the RS for consideration. In the event that all the conditions are fulfilled, the administrative unit shall issue a permit and send it to a diplomatic mission or consulate of the RS abroad, where it shall then be served to you. The first temporary residence permit must be obtained prior to entry into the RS, apart from the exceptions stipulated by law, among which are:

  • researchers, college/university teachers or college/university associates with a residence permit as a researcher, a college/university teacher or a college/university associate issued in another EU member state
  • foreign students who have resided in another EU member state on the basis of a temporary residence permit for studying purposes.

For the issue of the first temporary residence permit you are required to possess the following:

  • a valid passport (the expiry date of which exceeds the intended period of stay in the RS by at least three months)
  • health insurance covering urgent health care services in the RS as a minimum requirement
  • sufficient means of subsistence in a monthly amount at least equal to the basic minimum income in the RS
  • a police clearance certificate of not older than three months from your country (if the country in question issues it), translated into Slovenian, and verified
  • an authentic photograph of yourself; you are also required to submit two of your fingerprints at a diplomatic mission or consulate of the RS abroad for their digital capture

Aside from these basic conditions, you are also required to fulfill other conditions depending on the purpose of your stay in the RS.

Registration of temporary residence

You are required to register your temporary residence at an administrative unit within three days of settling or being served a temporary residence permit. If you settle in an accommodation facility, your temporary residence must be registered by the proprietor. When registering your residence, you are required to attach a valid personal identity document containing a photograph and evidence that you have the right to stay at the address you are registering. Proof of ownership, a rental or an under lease agreement or the written consent of the owner or co-owners of a dwelling or the manager of an accommodation facility where the owner's consent need not be verified are deemed as evidence.

The registration of a temporary residence is valid for no longer than one year. The registration of a temporary residence must be renewed by either you or your landlord within eight days of the expiry of registration.

For relevant information please also check the website of the Slovenian Ministry of the Interior: and

Slovenian Embassies and Consulates Abroad

Slovenia has embassies and consulates in many countries around the world where one can obtain general information about Slovenia and, when necessary, apply for a Temporary Residence Permit.

A large number of countries have embassies and consulates in Slovenia to assist their citizens visiting our country.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia
Prešernova cesta 25
SI-1001 Ljubljana
Tel.: +386 (1) 478 2000
Fax: +386 (1) 478 2340

Consular services
Šubičeva 10
SI-1001 Ljubljana
T: + 386 1 478 2305
F: +386 1 478 2316

There is a well-organized student association called ŠOUP (Študentska organizacija Univerze na Primorskem/Student Organization of the University of Primorska) at the University of Primorska. ŠOUP takes care of student social life, organizing cultural events and various sports activities ( There is also the ESN (Erasmus Students Network) which takes care of incoming students and helps them to integrate into a new environment. For more details visit

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