LEARN THE LANGUAGE
The programmes of the Centre for Slovene as a Second and Foreign Language provide comprehensive specialist support for Slovene as a second or foreign language and for Slovene language, literature and culture, as well as promoting Slovene Studies internationally.
The Centre works under the auspices of the Department of Slovene Studies at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. Its activities are organised into eight special programmes and are co-financed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport.
ACT LIKE A LOCAL - have a coffee break
Hipster Paradise - Tozd coffee shop & bar
We have a soft spot for Slovenian craft beers, nice wines and all sorts of creative types ... we have our own cold brewed coffee too. It's called Ruster ..." For a bottle of fresh Ruster made with love CLICK HERE. We are big outside and comfy inside. Very happy, that in this part of Ljubljana the sun almost always shines. Trully proud, that the river is always by our side.
use-it map & škuc info point
Two locally grown ingredients of a cultural pot you must take a bite at. First is USE-IT map made by the locals for exploring the unconvencional spots of Ljubljana.
Info point and Gallery ŠKUC will introduce you to the core of what Ljubljana has to offer as a community building opportunities in fields of informal education and volunteering at cultural and sports events, as a network of youth organisations and events in Ljubljana.
Call The Cab OR Hello Mr. TAXI driver
Sometimes zig-zagging through Ljubljana is fun, but sometimes you just need a kind old Mr. Taxi driver to deliver you back to the dorms safe and sound. Call for FREE 080 11 17 or 080 12 33 or +386 31 49 22 99 for Laguna Taxi service and if you are in a mood for a discount CLICK HERE. Free Taxi Laguna App for easier order: iOS or Android.
WHY 9 p.m. is a partybreaking hour?
Dear people, set the alarm on your watches and smartphones because at exactly 9 P.M. NO and we mean absolutely NO alcohol can be bought at any store, shop, gas station, black market or anything in between. Bars only. Or borrow some from your neighbour.
Tivoli Park: GET LOST IN NATURE
Mount St. Mary: OFFERS GREAT HIKES
Highball's 33 km walk - Trail of Remembrance and Comradeship: BE A PART OF HISTORY
Koseze Pond: DISCOVER IT
Into the woods – Mostec: WHAT TO DO
Meet Trubarjeva St., a colorful, messy and artistic side of town where the best graffiti artists found their way out in the open and where famous restaurant Skuhna (Falafel, Tandoori, Kebab, Libanonske meze, Čompa for meat lovers reservations) found its home.
A whole world of food in one square aka Open Kitchen is A MUST SEE FRIDAY EVENT.
BADDEST, FASTEST, FITTEST - GYMS AND EXERCISE OPTIONS
1. Free University Gym in Rožna dolina: CLICK HERE
2. Almost free workouts with Student exercise (Študentska vadba) : CHECK IT OUT
Subsidized student meals
All students with student card are entitled to subsidized meals in most restaurants around Ljubljana. Each student can use as many subsidies as there are working days in a month (app. 20 per month). In order to be able to use these subsidies, you first need to make online enrollement. Click the button bellow to complete it.
After you complete it, write down you application number and bring it along with your UL student card or your enrolment certificate, your ID/passport, security number and your mobile phone (with a Slovenian sim card ) to a ŠOU POINT "Študenska Prehrana".
All exchange students receive their STUDENT CARDS during Orientation days before the start of the semester at their faculties. The International Office at your faculty will inform you about the exact dates of Orientation days. In case of earlier arrival, you can pick up your student card at the International Office at the University of Ljubljana, located at Kongresni trg 12 (working hours).
Ljubljana is well known to be student friendly,
therefore your student card brings a ton of discounts at various stores, services etc.
All you must do is simply as for a student discount.
Students from the EU and the European economic region countries should have the E 128 FORM, the E 111 FORM or a valid E-CARD. Each student should contact his/hers authorized insurance agency and ask for the above mentioned forms.
If you do not have health insurance in your home country, you can contact the following insurance company to arrange your insurance in Slovenia:
Ulica Bratov Babnik 10
Phone: +386 1 519 20 20, Fax: +386 1 519 16 98
During a temporary stay in Slovenia, insured citizens will be able to claim medical services in public health institutions on the basis of the European health insurance card. Medical services may only be claimed on the primary level in health centres.
If you are a NON EU citizen make a valid health insurance at Coris.
LIST OF HEALTHCARES AND HOSPITALS
STUDENTS HOSPITALS AND WORKING HOURS:
Aškerčeva cesta 4 WEBSITE
Rožna dolina, Student dormitories,
blok VIII, Cesta 27.aprila 31.
Bohoričeva 4, 1000 Ljubljana
or call 112 (emergency calls only!).
WEEKEND DOCTOR ON DUTY
Community Health Centre Ljubljana, Metelkova 9.
Open only on SAT 7 A.M. – 7 P.M.,
Phone 01 4723 891, 01 4723 717.
OPENING A BANK ACCOUNT
We suggest opening an account at ABANKA due to pleasant students' experiences there.
WHAT YOU NEED
a valid student card or letter of acceptance
You can get a BaMaestro card and Visa Electron. Additionally, you can ask for a free Abamobi app which enables you to regularly check your balance on your smartphone. LIST OF ABANKA OFFICES
HOW TO OBTAIN A TAX NUMBER
Tax office Ljubljana
(Davčni urad Ljubljana)
Sector for Foreigners (Oddelek za tujce)
p.p. 107, 1001 Ljubljana
Davčna ulica 1, Ljubljana
Telephone: +386 1 369 30 00
MON, TUE: 8 A.M. – 12 P.M. & 1 P.M. – 3 P.M.
WED: 8 A.M. – 12 P.M. & 1 P.M. – 6 P.M.
FRI: 8 A.M. – 1 P.M.
If you already have a residence permit, you will be issued a residential tax number, otherwise a non-residential one.
It is needed only when students are seeking for a long term employment. It is not required for student part-time jobs.
Part-time jobs can be found through ŠTUDENTSKI SERVIS, a service that provides information about available work placements. To be able to work part-time in Slovenia, you need to obtain a Slovenian TAX number and have an open bank account.