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University of Primorska

Koper, Slovenia

The exchange agreement

The exchange agreement between the University of Lethbridge and the University of Primorska was signed in 2011.

Semester dates

Semesters in Koper contain two eight-week sessions with a short break between.

Fall semester
           Early October to end of February
           First exam session is end of November, four-week exam session late January to mid-late February
Spring semester
End of February till early July
First exam session in April, final exams mid-June to early July
Summer semester information:
           http://www.fm-kp.si/en/international_summer_school.html
           Specifics on summer 2012:         
           http://www.fm-kp.si/en/summerschool2012.html

The country

Slovenia flag

Slovenia is the green heart of Europe, where the white of the Alpine mountains looks over the blue of the Adriatic Sea. It borders Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia with a surface area of just over 20,000 square km and about two million inhabitants. Since May 1 2004, it has been a member of the European Union. It has excellent geographical position, in the very heart of Europe, where the Alps meet the Mediterranean and where the limestone Karst extends to the Pannonia lowlands. Slovenia’s capital city is Ljubljana. Ljubljana’s history goes back several thousand years. Archaeological findings from the Bronze Age are proof that as early as 2000 BC fishermen and hunters lived in pile-dwellings on the lake which once covered the Ljubljana basin.

For more information about Slovenia visit www.slovenia.si

The city

Koper is a coastal town and municipality and the largest commercial port in Slovenia, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. The town has a population of 23,726 and is officially bilingual, with both Slovene and Italian as official languages.

It is one of the oldest towns in Slovenia; it was developed on a rocky island with the Roman name Capris.

Some facts:

• A Mediterranean city, the characteristics of which have been hewn by its rich history.

• One of the most modern and largest cargo ports in this part of the world, located at the junction of maritime and land routes between the Mediterranean and Central Europe.

• A university city with a rich general library, theatre, museums and galleries.

Through many different events, visitors can discover splendid Venetian-style palaces, magnificent churches, and many small picturesque squares.

Today, Koper is a commercial and tourist city that is continuing to develop its offerings in terms of seaside resorts, nautical tourism, sports and shopping.

For more information about Koper, visit: www.koper.si

About the university

The University of Primorska was established in 1993. It is a higher education institution for education and research in the fields of social sciences and business management, with an emphasis on management. In addition to education and research, the basic activities of the faculty are providing consultancy to companies and other organizations, publishing and library activities, and organization of international conferences.

The Faculty of Management has 1,500 undergraduate students and 750 postgraduate students. The faculty employs more than 90 higher education lecturers and researchers and 400 professional associates.

Courses

A complete academic calendar can be viewed at on the http://www.fm-kp.si/en/studyinformation.html   website.

Housing

The International Office at the University of Primorska will provide for the accommodation of all exchange students. Residence is available with common bathrooms and a small kitchen on every floor to share.

Students can also live in private accommodation where the price for bed can vary from 200€-350€/month (living expenses like electricity, water, etc. included). The International Office will provide help for students to find off campus accommodation.

Visa information

Residence Permit is needed to study in Slovenia andnot a visa. More detailed information on this coming up, since Slovenia is in the process of changing the application process.

The embassy’s website:

http://ottawa.embassy.si/index.php?id=3388&L=1

Living Costs

In order to cover all basics like accommodation, food, books, public transportation, etc. a student will need about 500 Euros a month.

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