University of Ljubljana

4.1 out of 5 (178 ratings / 106 reviews) Ljubljana, Slovenia
The University of Ljubljana is the central and largest educational institution in Slovenia. It is also the central and largest research institution in Slovenia with 30 percent of all registered researchers (according to the data from the SICRIS database). 



University of Ljubljana is the oldest and largest higher education and scientific research institution in Slovenia. University with its rich tradition was founded in 1919. 


It has more than 40.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and employs approximately 5.600 higher education teachers, researchers, assistants and administrative staff in 23 faculties and three arts academies. 

The University of Ljubljana is renowned for its quality social and natural sciences and technical study programmes, structured in accordance with the Bologna Declaration. Our projects keep pace with the latest developments in the areas of arts, sciences and technology at home and abroad.  


More than 3,500 researchers are working at the UL, and according to data from the database Web of Knowledge, Thomson-Reuters, university teachers and researchers of the University of Ljubljana regularly contribute almost 50% of all internationally acclaimed scientific publications from the Republic of Slovenia. For further information on researchers of the UL and their publications, click the link  Bibliography and quotations of researchers.


An education acquired at the University of Ljubljana will allow you to perform the diverse jobs of the future, where you can show your knowledge and skills, while the University’s Career Centres will prepare you for a successful ”ride” throughout your studies. You will be encouraged to take small and big steps to maintain your balance in this ever-changing world of challenges. You will be taught the skill of managing your own career; you will learn about the careers of graduates and about new professions, and you will be given the opportunity to establish contacts with potential employers and attend a series of additional education and training courses.

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University Ranking

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Student services

The Student Council of the University of Ljubljana is a body of the students of the University. The Student Council consists of the presidents and vice presidents of the student councils of the University Members. The term of office of the Student Council Members is one year.

Housing services

University of Ljubljana does not offer housing capacities for students. The fact makes the concern about housing during the studies all the more important. There are three possibilities of residing during the studies in Ljubljana:

  • student dormitories at Študentski domovi v Ljubljani, 
  • renting a room or a flat please contact Študentska svetovalnica – onfo only available in Slovenian language
  • Students in postgraduate study programmes can also see for possibilities of housing at the House of Postgraduates

Library services

There are 38 academic libraries at the faculties and academies of the University of Ljubljana. The University’s library system also incorporates the Central Technological Library at the University of Ljubljana and the National and University Library. The coordination of libraries’ activities is carried out by the Vice-rector, the Library Council and the University Office of Library Services.

Student Life

Campus life

The central building, all three academies and faculties are located in the centre. Some of the most recent and modern buildings were constructed on the outskirts of Ljubljana, giving the university and its students a ubiquitous presence in the city.

Sports facilities

Student competitive sports programmes cover events from the local (inter-faculty) to international (European, worldwide) levels. The Slovenian University Sports Association (SUSA) presides over such competitive sports in Slovenia. SUSA is a member of the Olympic Committee of Slovenia (OKS), the European University Sports Association (EUSA) and the International University Sports Federation (FISU).

Student Reviews

My time at the university
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

This university was well organized and I was satisfied with my experience.

Faculty of Computer Science and Informatics
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

As I am a foreign student, it was really important for me that the professors and assistants were really approachable and flexible about the language. Especially in the first year, I could take all exams in English which was a huge plus since the program is in Slovene. All the subjects are well organized. In general, the faculty is not really easy since the students have...

A foreign student at the University of Ljubljana
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

If you're a student in the University of Ljubljana, you're in for many treats, literally. There are many benefits students enjoy. Besides that, I enjoyed the atmosphere with all the professors and colleagues. There are a lot of capable physicists around! What I would wish is for there to be many more foreign students. That would make it easier for the language, since if...

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