FAQ for International Students

Who can help me organizing my mobility at AMEU ECM?

The International Office staff at AMEU ECM can help you with all the basics – housing, transcripts, registration and departure, as well as all other general inquiries. Whether you are an exchange student as part of the Erasmus+ program, or have decided to stay as a regular student, you can always feel free to contact the International Office.

Exchange students should contact erasmus@almamater.si, whereas all other incoming foreign students can find help at international@almamater.si.

What is Application Procedure for study at AMEU ECM?

Depending on the type of studies you wish to undertake at AMEU ECM and in order to properly evaluate your application, we will need a proof of previously-completed education, certified by a notary or relevant administrative unit. Additionally, foreign students need to provide:

-    proof of VISA status (for students outside the EU)

-    proof of health insurance in Slovenia

-    For EU citizens, European Health Insurance Card

-    proof of English language capacity (if necessary, at least B2 level)

-    Registration through the ‘eVŠ’ portal (not applicable to exchange students)

-    Link on http://en.almamater.si/undergraduate-admissions-s58, or http://en.almamater.si/graduate-admissions-s59

-    2 copies of an ID photo, to be used for the ID card and application process

Exchange / Erasmus+ students:

-    Motivation letter explaining why you wish to study at AMEU and what you hope to gain from the exchange period

-    Europass CV in a world language (English, German or French)

-    Nomination letter from a partner institution

-    The deadline for the application of these documents is February 9th

The official deadlines for application to our programs are:

1.     May 31st

2.     January 31st

Depending on the program, you may need to provide additional information, with regards to which, you will be notified throughout the application process. 

Students who complete an exchange semester will receive a Confirmation of Stay document, as well as a transcript.

How do I proceed the Course Selection?

Once the application and enrolment processes have been completed, your next will be to contact the international office and obtain information regarding the courses that you will attend. This is done on a case basis, depending on the type of studies you are aiming to complete at Alma Mater Europaea.

What IT is used at Alma Mater Europaea ECM?


In accordance with our mission to implement state-of-the-art technologies into our programs, all AMEU classes are accessible on Moodle. This is where you can find your course syllabus, readings and other audio/video material. Depending on the professor, you may also be able submit assignments or take tests online.

Lecture summaries

Foundation readings

Ask a prof

Info screens

If you are unsure where you next class will be, make sure to check the nearest info screen. News and updates regarding the school will also be displayed.

ID cards

Every full-time student receives an ID card, that serves as proof of enrolment. There are also numerous businesses that will ask for a student ID to confirm your eligibility for student discounts.

Smartphone app

The app is the newest addition to our IT infrastructure. It allows students to access course content and is unique in that it also provides students the ability to rate their professors after each lecture.

May I do the Internship or find a job after graduation?

Internship support

Since completing an internship is part of your study program, the Alma Mater Europaea Career Services Department aims to help our students secure positions with successful Slovenian and international companies and institutions. Internships provide students with practical hands-on experience in an authentic setting where they can put their knowledge skills and abilities into practice either locally or abroad. Working closely with numerous organizations we maintain a continuously updated list of internship and job opportunities.

Career workshops

Alma Mater Europaea Career Services workshops offer students training and help them develop essential skills. Topics covered in our workshops include:

•   Composing CVs and cover letters

•   Rhetoric

•   Effective interview techniques

•   Successful self-marketing

•   Using social media and maintaining an e-reputation

•   Networking skills

Career counselling

Alma Mater Europaea’s Career Services Department also offers a career counselling service to help students refine their career objectives and design an action plan to realize them. Career counselling focuses on understanding the student’s professional aspirations and connecting them with the most relevant opportunities. A career guide is also available for students, which includes tips for conducting a job search, explaining how students can most benefit from the career site, counselling sessions and other career services that Alma Mater Europaea provides.

What are the Rules & Regulations during my studies at AMEU ECM?


Attending lectures and other course-related obligations is integral to a successful academic career – it is also in the best interest of both students and professors. We maintain a policy that a 75% attendance is mandatory.

Exam Regulations

Exams are announced ahead of time by the professor and can sometimes be found in the course syllabus. You are entitled to take an exam three times – should you unsuccessfully complete the first exam, you can arrange a reexamination with your professor. In the case that both exam dates yield unsuccessful results, you can also arrange a third examination, which will be conducted orally.


In accordance with the Slovene system of higher education, you will be graded on a six-point scale.     

10 - excellent (best possible grade)

9 - very good

8 - very good

7 - good

6 - sufficient (lowest passing grade)

5 or less (failing grades)

How and where can I arrange the accommodation?


Hunting for the right place to suit your needs and wishes is difficult, but we’re here to help! As a foreigner, your choices are generally split into three categories – you can stay in one of Maribor’s student dormitories, find a hostel room or settle in an apartment. The price of dormitories, depending on room size and category is typically around 64 – 135€ / month.

Renting an apartment is slightly more expensive, at around 120€ / month, depending on the location, size, adaptation, furnishing etc. You have one- or two-bed rooms. Utilities are not included in the price, and are around 50€ / month. Finding a roommate in the Alma Mater community is always a good idea, as it is an easy way to stay on top of your studies, make friends and bring down the cost of housing. Here are a few useful links to help you in your search:


•   University of Maribor Dormitories ~ www.studentskidomovi.um.si/portal/index.php/our-dormitories

•   Dom Tomi ~ www.student-tomi.si/index.html


•   Dom Tomi ~ www.student-tomi.si/index.html

•   Hostel UNI ~ www.youth-hostel.si/anglesko/hostels.asp?id=10#page=1

*This hostel is part of a famous hotel Orel in the center of town. www.terme-maribor.si/sl/hoteli/hotel-orel

•   Hostel Pekarna ~ www.hostelpekarna.eu

•   Tavas Hostel ~ www.facebook.com/hosteltavas/


•   Dostop.si ~  www.dostop.si/Kamrica.aspx

•   Bolha.com ~ www.bolha.com/nepremicnine/stanovanja/

•   Nepremicnine.net ~ www.realestate-slovenia.info

•   AirBnB ~ www.airbnb.com

* Hostel UNI is part of the famous Hotel Orel in the center of town. You can find more information on the hotel and its facilities here. https://www.terme-maribor.si/sl/hoteli/hotel-orel

Please note that certain websites are only in Slovene. You can use Google Chrome to have them instantly and fully translated into your language of choice. Should you have difficulty obtaining the necessary information, please contact our International Office.

Are there any Student Events worth attending?

Upon the commencement of lectures, students are generally engaged in the introduction week. This is a fantastic opportunity for newcomers to get familiarized with the school and staff, as well as some of their future classmates. There is also a traditional “brucovanje” event held in November, when older students “initiate” the first-years into the student body. Towards the end of the year, in December, there is a so-called “Slavostna Akademija” (Celebratory Academy), which hosts some well-respected speakers and there’s even a concert!

Team Alma Mater

Team Alma Mater is an inter-mural sports team, which organizes sport events throughout the year – they are particularly competitive in volleyball and soccer. They also host an annual sport picnic. Find out when they are meeting and join in on the fun!

Recommendations regarding Food subsidies.

Slovenia has a long-standing tradition of providing it students with a so-called “študentski boni” (student vouchers) to be used on one meal per day. This subsidy is valued at around 2.60€ and can be used at many of the city’s restaurants through a mobile application platform.

What are the life costs?

The numbers introduced below represent a culmination of influencing factors, meaning that prices vary depending on lifestyle and preference. You will need around 100€ / month Given the size of the city, cost of transport is also dependent on lifestyle – most locals walk or use a bicycle to get around town.

What can I visit in Maribor?

Tourist information

For a complete list of sights and ongoing events, as well as activities, please visit www.maribor-pohorje.si.

Visit Maribor app

This is a free app with offline functionality that will take you on a journey across Maribor, familiarizing you with its history and sights. It provides an excellent layout of sights near your location, also suggesting four themed walking paths through town. The app is available for download on Google Play, as well as the iOS App Store.


Looking for an exciting evening to unwind after a long day? Albeit small, a diverse selection of bars and clubs are open late into the night. Marked on your map, you will find Poštna ulica, which is a well-known street full of bars and restaurants. Many Erasmus students will venture to KMŠ nightclub for an evening of dancing. If you’re looking for an evening of alternative and blues music, you can also check out Satchmo – for those of you who enjoy Latin music, Fuego and Tacos have got you covered! For a more lounge-y feel, hop over to Niagara, or just a block away, the luxurious Terasa restaurant features a fantastic view on top of the City Hotel. For cheap drinks head on over to Piranha!

While going out is an important part of enjoying youth, you should always do so safely! Look after your belongings and if possible, bring a friend or two!

And finally what is the Currency?

The official currency of Slovenia is the EURO (€). There are several international banks, as well as some local ones such as Abanka, Nova KBM, SKB, Delavska Hranilnica, etc. They are generally open from 8:00am to 4:00pm, with a lunch break in between. Some banks offer cheap or even free creation of accounts for students.

You can withdraw funds from most foreign bank accounts at local ATMs, however, you may be charged a service fee for the transaction. Please inquire into the details with your home bank – they may also provide you with a list of places where you can access your account.