Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, is a top European study abroad destination due to the academic excellence and high quality teaching, as well as to the low tuition and low living costs. The local public university focuses on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary study and that will widen students’ career prospects. Enjoy the multicultural environment and discover the true Slovenian culture in Ljubljana, enjoying tuition-free undergraduate studies.
Ljubljana has a local growing economy, with pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, food processing, banking, finance, transport, construction and tourism as major sectors.
Big companies with local offices in Ljubljana are: Mercator, oil company Petrol d.d., Telekom Slovenije, ComTrade, Cosylab, Sandoz, Unicredit Bank, Microsoft, Deloitte.
International students can partake in many internship and part-time work opportunities in local companies, especially since the local public university has close connections with Slovenian companies and foreign enterprises.
Ljubljana is a picturesque city boasting a wealth of attractions. The buildings have an interesting mix of architectural elements and many sights in the surrounding areas are worth seeing as well.
Major attractions in Ljubljana are:
Most of the foreigners in Ljubljana are the international students coming from many European countries. Regarding the immigrant population, these come mostly from Bosnia, Serbia, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, and Macedonia. The great majority of students come from the republics of the former Yugoslavia.
Due to its geographical location, fenced by Italy, Austria and Croatia, this makes Slovenia and specifically Ljubljana, an interesting investment location or place for doing business.
In Ljubljana, you will experience warm summers and moderately cold winters. Precipitations are evenly distributed throughout the seasons, although winter and spring tend to be drier than summer and autumn. July and August are the warmest months with daily high temperatures between 25 and 30 °C (77 and 86 °F), and January is the coldest month with the temperatures mostly around 0 °C (32 °F). Snow occurs from December to February.