At the University of Novo mesto we embrace internationality and warmly welcome exchange students for a semester or an entire academic year. All of our faculties offer a number of different courses, listed below. We dedicate ourselves to each student individually, which guarantees that you can get full advantage of the time you spend with us.
Are you considering a student exchange at the University of Novo mesto or have you already been nominated by your home university? Here you may clarify our application procedure and deadlines, accommodation options, language course offer and the International Office contact.
Students must apply and be selected at the home institution.
After selection, the application process at the University of Novo mesto begins:
1. Your home university should nominate you to the international office of the University of Novo mesto by sending an email to: email@example.com with student's name, gender, area of study, mobility period (autumn or spring semester or both) and students' e- mail contact, otherwise your application won't be accepted.
2. After your home university has nominated you to study at the University of Novo mesto as an exchange student, you should fill in an online application form. There is no need to send a paper copy of the application.
3. At the end of the on-line application you will have to upload the necessary documents:
Your application is complete and will be processed only after you have followed all the steps of the application system and entered all the required information. All uploaded documents need to be in PDF format.
4. After you have completed your application and your host department has approved your application, we will send you an Acceptance letter and Information on living and studying in Novo mesto.
Before mobility, a Learning Agreement must be confirmed and signed by the home institution, host institution and student.
NOMINATION AND APPLICATION DEADLINES:
Student nominations must reach the receiving institution by: 15. 6.
Applications from nominated students must reach the receiving institution by: 30. 6.
Student nominations must reach the receiving institution by: 15. 10.
Applications from nominated students must reach the receiving institution by: 30. 10.
FACULTY OF ECONOMICS AND INFORMATICS:
FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
FACULTY OF MECHANICA ENGINEERING
LANGUAGE OF COURSES:
The language of instruction at UNM is Slovenian. If the student is not fluent in Slovenian, we recommend the he or she has at least B1 in English.
When a student applies for incoming mobility, we adapt our corses to them individualy. We can provide:
ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2022/2023: Will be added soon.
Autumn semester starts on 1st October.
Spring semester starts in the second half of February.
THE GRADING SYSTEM:
|Grade||ECTS Criteria||Criteria in %||Description of knowledge|
|10||odlično||A||excellent||95%–100%||Outstanding performance with only minor errors|
|9||prav dobro||B||very good||85%–94%||Above-average standard but with some errors|
|8||prav dobro||C||good||71%–84%||Generally sound work with a number of notable errors|
|7||dobro||D||satisfactory||61%–70%||Fair but with significant shortcomings|
|6||zadostno||E||sufficient||55%–60%||Performance meets the minimum criteria|
|5-1||nezadostno||F||fail||Performance does not meet the minimum criteria|
|*||uspešno||P||successful||Knowledge meets the criteria|
|*||neuspešno||F||unsuccessful||Knowledge does not meet the criteria|
Students can stay at:
Students need to obtain an appropriate Visa or Permission for Residence before arriving to Slovenia.
Applicants should submit the application personally at the diplomatic mission or consular post.
Visa application forms are available at diplomatic missions and consular posts of the Republic of Slovenia where you can submit visa applications.
FIRST RESIDENCE PERMIT (EU-citizens)
Since 1 May 2004, any citizen from a European Union state can enter the Republic of Slovenia with a valid identity card or a valid passport, without a special entrance permit (i.e. a visa or a residence permit). This holds true no matter the purpose of entry and length of stay in the Republic of Slovenia. For the first three months of stay in the Republic of Slovenia, such persons do not need a residence permit; however, he/she is obliged to register the temporary address with the Police or relevant administrative unit (for Novo mesto: Defranceshijeva ulica 1, 8000 Novo mesto).
In the event that the residence will exceed three months, a residence permit is obligatory. This can be obtained from the administrative office within the residential district (for Novo mesto: Defranceshijeva ulica 1, 8000 Novo mesto). The residence permit will be issued in accordance with the conditions set by the European Union. In order to issue a residence permit to a citizen from a Member State for the purpose of study the following must be provided by the student:
According to the stated directive, the residence permit is granted for the period of studies or at the most for one year and can be extended in the event that the studies last more than one year.
FIRST RESIDENCE PERMIT (Non-EU citizens)
If you are a third-country national from a country whose citizens are required to obtain a visa to enter the Republic of Slovenia and you wish to enter the Republic of Slovenia or stay there for study purposes, you are required to obtain a visa C (tourist visa) or visa D (long term visa) at a diplomatic mission or consulate of the Republic of Slovenia abroad prior to entering the Republic of Slovenia.
For the same purposes, you can enter the Republic of Slovenia and stay there for a certain period of time (for no more than three months (90 days) in a six-month period, starting on the date of the first entry) on the basis of your passport alone if you are a citizen of a country whose citizens are not required to obtain a visa to enter the Republic of Slovenia. In order to be present in the Republic of Slovenia in excess of the allowed 90-days or Visa D, within the 90-day period or after the expiration of Visa D, you are obliged to apply for a first residence permit at the relevant administrative unit in Slovenia (in Novo mesto: Defranceshijeva ulica 1, 8000 Novo mesto).
If you have a valid residence permit issued by another state that is party to the Schengen Agreement, you may enter the Republic of Slovenia on the basis of this permit and a valid travel document and stay there for no longer than three months in a six-month period, which includes the combined duration of your stay in all Schengen States except for the state which issued the visa, starting on the date of the first entry into one of Schengen States or until the expiry of the visa's validity if this is shorter. Within the 90 days period, you are obliged to apply for a first residence permit at the relevant administrative unit in Slovenia (in Novo mesto: Defranceshijeva ulica 1, 8000 Novo mesto).
For the first residence permit application, you are required to possess the following:
Once in Slovenia, holders of a visa D do not need to apply for residence permit for the period of validity of the visa D, but they need to report a temporary address within a week (if staying in private accommodation) to the relevant administrative unit in Slovenia (in Novo mesto: Defranceshijeva ulica 1, 8000 Novo mesto).
If you become ill and you need medical care you can go to the nearest health care center on list below.
Students from the EU countries need a Health Insurance Card and two photocopies of it. Students from countries outside the EU must bring a document confirming that they have insurance in their home country, along with their passports.
Students from other countries can either arrange their insurance in Slovenia, which costs approximately 110 EUR (per month) or pay for necessary medical treatment. However, we strongly advise obtaining insurance with insurance company in your home country, which offers arrangements for time spent abroad. Later you may ask for reimbursement of medical expenses in your home country – please check the details at your insurance company.
List of health care centers:
|Health care center||Address||Number|
|Urgent Medical Assistance||Šmihelska cesta 1, 8000 Novo mesto||+386 7 62 00 700|
|Hospital Novo mesto||Šmihelska cesta 1, 8000 Novo mesto||+386 7 39 16 100|
List of pharmacies:
|Dolenjske lekarne||Kandijska cesta 1, 8000 Novo mesto||+386 7 39 32 918|
|Lekarna Novak||Novi trg 9, 8000 Novo mesto||+386 7 33 22 700|
|Ambulance, First Aid Unit||112|
|Police, reporting accidents and criminal acts||113|
University of Novo mesto provides support to incoming mobile participants with disabilities, according to the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education requirements.
Available infrastructure adjusted for people with:
We will proceed to an evaluation to find tailor-made infrastructure that best suits your needs. With an individualized interview we assess the student's needs for support.
Slovenia is the only country in Europe with coupons system. This means that you can eat a nice student meal in certain restaurants in Novo mesto or everywhere in Slovenia for 2,5 EUR on average. The rest of the meal is subsidized by Slovenian Government. Recently the system was digitalized and you have two options for that: you can use your mobile phone with Slovenian number (you'll be able to get SIM card from mobile operator shops) or you order a special card which costs 15 EUR and you receive it within 5 working days.
How do you get coupons:
1. At the registration at the faculty you'll recieve your Enrolment Certificate
2. Register on the website: https://www.studentska-prehrana.si/en (you will recieve an activation number, which you need to save)
3. To activate your phone or to order the card, go to ŠOU point Novo mesto: Dilančeva ulica 1, 8000 Novo mesto
You will need:
At the registration you'll receive an activation number to active your account on http://www.studentska-prehrana.si/en. You can check how many coupons you have, where you have already eaten, etc. While in restaurant, call 1808 (it is a free number, so it works also if you don't have any credit on your mobile phone) and show your ID. If you order some drink or a meal that exceeds the price of the subsidized meal, you need to pay the price difference. You can eat 2 meals per day with 4 hours interval between meals.
Among Dolenjska hills, less than an hour's drive by motorway from Ljubljana and Zagreb, less than two hours from the sea and the Alps, surrounded by the Krka River lies city Novo mesto. There are approximately 37,300 people living in the municipality, with over 23,000 living in the town of Novo mesto that is the seat of the municipality. Novo mesto is the seventh largest town in Slovenia and the Municipality of Novo mesto is one of the eleven Urban Municipalities in Slovenia.
Novo mesto is the administrative, economic, ecclesiastical, cultural, educational, medical and sports centre of the Southeast Region of Slovenia. It is a hub of plentiful activities, which goes far beyond the regional framework.
It is recognisable by its exceptionally successful pharmaceutical, automotive, construction, textile and other industries, as the municipality is home to large companies such as Krka, Revoz, Adria Mobil and TPV. That is why Novo mesto is called "the export capital of Slovenia".
The rich archaeological sites in Novo mesto have also made it known as Novo mesto – The Town of Situlae.
NOVO MESTO IN NUMBERS:
Name: Novo mesto, old name: Rudolfswerth
Founded: 7 April 1365
Founder: Rudolph IV von Habsburg
Area: 236 km2 (municipality); 30.3 km2 (town)
Forest area: 97.239 km²
Altitude: from 164 to 220 metres above sea level
Average age: 41.2 years
Nearby larger towns: Ljubljana (70 km), Celje (80 km); Zagreb (HR) (70 km)
Climate: moderate continental climate
Average temperature: January 1.3 °C; July 19.3 °C
More information about Novo mesto: https://eng.visitnovomesto.si/
Photo source: Fototeka Zavod Novo mesto
Sabina Krsnik, MBA
Coordinator of international mobility
+386 7 393 00 21
Sabina Krsnik, MBA
Coordinator of international mobility
+386 7 393 00 21