Incoming Erasmus Students

Dear Students,

The Alma Mater Europaea (AMEU) vision is based on three pillars; Interdisciplinary, Internationality and building bridges, therefore international cooperation is of great importance for our institution. Our International office team is responsible for interinstitutional cooperation, international projects and as well for the mobility of students and teachers.

With regards to student mobility, the International Office will provide advice and assistance in administrative and organizational matters. Our office is responsible for students during the exchange period and also for those international students enrolling to AMEU study programs. At the beginning of each semester, AMEU organizes welcome days, where international students get acquainted with AMEU study procedures and facilities. They meet other AMEU students and teachers. The International Office may also assist in regards to accommodation and visa requirements.

We are looking forward to see you at AMEU in Maribor or Koper and will do our best that your study in Maribor will be important, pleasant and memorable experience.

Best,

Dr. Goran Gumze, Head of the International Office

Pre-departure

We are excited about your choice to study at AMEU. We understand that coming to live in a new city can be riddled with challenges, so we are here to help make the transition as smooth as possible. The International Office staff can advise about all the basics – housing, transcripts, registration, 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 at erasmus@almamater.si.

Application Procedure

The official deadlines for application to our programs are:

1. January 31st

2. May 31st

Depending on the program, you may need to provide additional information, with regards to which, you will be notified throughout the application process. All the subjects, which are available in English language are listed below (Subjects and classes). Students who complete an exchange semester will receive a Confirmation of Stay document, as well as a transcript of records and any additional documentation, if requested on behalf of sending institution.

Explore your surroundings

Coming to a new place can be frightening because everything seems different and new. Familiarize yourself with the town and learn from the locals, but don’t forget to venture into the countryside as well! Slovenia offers some truly remarkable sights, so don’t hesitate to explore. Grab a friend and board a bus for a weekend at the beach, or push yourself further and take to the Alpine trails.

IT at Alma Mater Europaea

Moodle

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.

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.

Facebook page

Alma Mater students can read the latest news and also connect with fellow students via our Facebook page, which can be found here: www.facebook.com/AlmaMaterEuropaeaEcm.

Subjects and Classes

At Alma Mater – ECM, we conduct subjects, implemented in English language for Erasmus students. Here is the list:

  • Business Communication – 6 ECTS
  • Essentials of Organizational Communication – 6 ECTS
  • Corporate Social Responsibility - 6 ECTS
  • Modern Leadership – 6 ECTS
  • Management (BA) – 8 ECTS
  • Education for healthy style – 5 ECTS
  • Sports activities for disabled people - 6 ECTS
  • Biomechanics – 5 ECTS
  • Anthropology of family life – 3 ECTS
  • Physiotherapy clinical practice – 7 ECTS
  • Physical therapy for Italian Erasmus+ students in Koper (Capodistria)

For any more info about the subjects contact International office.

Rules & Regulations

Attendance

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. For this reason, we require all students to attend a minimum 75% of classes.

Exam regulations

Exams are announced ahead of time by the AMEU Senate and can be oral or written. There are three examination dates throughout the academic year, plus a 4th, autumn examination date.

Grading

In accordance with the Slovene system of higher education, you will be graded on a ten-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)

Let the Adventure Begin…

Temporary residence permit in Slovenia

Foreign student, who is accepted to study in any form of education may be issued a temporary residence permit in Slovenia.

The condition for granting the authorization referred to in the preceding paragraph is a proof of admission to study, specialization, professional training issued by an educational institution to which the foreign student is admitted.

Foreign students have to have arranged accommodation in Slovenia for the period of planned stay in Slovenia (rented apartment or private room, room in the student dorm, hotel…)

Foreign students are granted a temporary residence permit for study, specialization or advanced training, but no longer than one year.

When, where and how the foreign student arranges a temporary residence permit in Slovenia.

WHEN: 90 days from the date of entry into the Republic of Slovenia.

WHERE: in the office of Department for foreigners at the Administrative Unit, the application will be filled in and received a confirmation of the submitted application

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU:

  • 3.5 x 4.5 cm colour photography
  • Identity card or passport and a copy,
  • health insurance (a copy of a European insurance card from which the validity of the insurance or a copy of different form of health insurance)
  • proof of admission to study 
  • statement by the student that the amount of € 269.20 a month has been provided for the time of education
  • statement by the student how much time he/she wants to stay in Republic of Slovenia

HOW ARE YOU NOTIFIED:

  • Once the certificate is made, we inform the student by e-mail that he/she can take claim it at administrative unit (Department for foreigners at the Administrative Unit).
  • When he /she receives the certificate, he or she arranges the registration of the temporary residence permit (if he/she is accommodated in a student dormitory, this is arranged by the student dormitory)

COSTS:

  • 9,51 € (administrative fee) + 2,25 € (printed matter) (data is from 2016, so it may differ)

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 200€/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:

Dormitories:

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

Dom Tomi: www.student-tomi.si/index.html

Hostels

Hostel UNI*: www.youth-hostel.si/anglesko/hostelsasp?id=10#page=1

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

Hostel Pekarna: www.hostelpekarna.eu

Tavas Hostel: www.facebook.com/hosteltavas

Apartments & Rooms

Dostop.si: www.dostop.si/Kamrica.aspx

Bolha.com: www.bolha.com/nepremicnine/stanovanja/

Nepremicnine.net: www.realestate-slovenia.info

AirBnB: www.airbnb.com

Gohome.si: www.gohome.si

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 (international@almamater.si)

Student events

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 firstyears into the student body. Towards the end of the year, in December, there is a socalled “Slavostna Akademija” (Celebratory Academy), which hosts some well-respected speakers and there’s even a concert!

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.

Cost of life

The cost of life in Slovenia varies greatly on one’s lifestyle and preference. You will need around 200€ /month for all your food-related expenses, excluding tobacco or alcohol. Given the small size of Slovenian cities, cost of transport is very much dependent on personal lifestyle – most locals either walk or use a bicycle to get around town.

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.

Banks & 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.

Nightlife

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 street, which is a well-known small 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 before 1am! 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!