Useful Information

Academic calendar
1st semester: beginning of October – mid February (exams period included)
2nd semester: end February – end June (exams period included)

Welcome Day
FBS organizes a Welcome Day for the Incoming Students, each semester, and takes place some days before the official beginning of the semester classes. Attendance is obligatory for all exchange students studying at the FBS.

During the Welcome Day the FBS International Relations Office provides Incoming Students with information of interest regarding the faculty services, registering and enrolling procedures, and gives a short introduction to our Intranet (VIS) system. FBS also provides Incoming Students with detailed program information and academic advice.

Exchange students can apply for a room in dormitory. The rooms are double, with shared bathroom and shared kitchen. The access to internet is available in all the dormitories. Students who would prefer staying in private accommodation can rent a room in apartment shared with other students with a help of Student organization.

Incoming students can contact the following links that will assist them to find accommodation and other interesting services:

  • the Reception Office of Študentski dom (student dormoitory)
  • ŠOU –Študentska organizacija Univerze v Ljubljani ( student organization of the University of Ljubljana)
  • (only in Slovenian)

Money Matters

Estimated Living Expenses (for reference only):

  • Accommodation: Between 100€ and 120€ per month in a Students Residence
  • Between 100€ and 150€ per month, one room in a shared flat, bills not included.
  • Books/Meals/Transport: About 250€ per month.

Insurance information
If you are an EU student you will need the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to receive medical attention at Public Hospitals and Health Centres. We recommend that you take out travel insurance (Optional).

Additional information

Important Dates & Grading System

Academic calendar 2018/2019

Winter Semester

Orientation day 1 October 2018
Lectures 1 October 2018 - 18 January 2019
Examination period Examination period 21 January - 15 February 2019
National and bank holidays

National and bank holidays 31 October: Reformation day,
1 November: All Souls Day,
25 December: Christmas,
26 December:Independence and Unity Day

Winter break 24 December 2018 - 2 January 2019

Spring / Summer Semester

Orientation day 18 February 2019
Lectures 18 February - 7 June 2019
Examination period 10 June - 5 July 2019

19 August – 13 September 2019

National and bank holidays

17 April: Easter Monday,
27 April: Resistance Day,
1-2 May: Labour Day,
25 June: Statehood Day

Spring break 27 April – 2 May 2019

ECTS & grading system

The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a standard for comparing the study performance of higher education students across the European Union. ECTS credits present the value allocated to a certain course and describe the quantity of work each course requires from a student.

Grade Description ECTS
10 excellent A
9 very good B
8 very good C
7 good D
6 satisfactory E
5 fail F