Welcome at Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information technologies (UP FAMNIT) - the faculty that breathes internationally!
International cooperation and mobility of professors, students and researchers is one of the basic policies of our faculty. 24 % of our students and 10 % of professors and researchers at UP FAMNIT are from abroad.
More than 70 professors and researchers visit our faculty annually, while several hundred also attend our events. Our professors have established numerous contacts with professors and researchers from prestigious foreign universities, who visit us regularly. We are involved in numerous bilateral projects, both individually and in cooperation with the University of Primorska, Institute Andrej Marušič (UP IAM). Additionally, we organise or co-organise successful international conferences, some of which have become traditional. Students, professors and researchers participate in international scientific conferences, meetings and summer schools in their fields worldwide. They frequently attend events as invited speakers, and give lectures to students at international universities. Also our students regularly participate in international competitions in their fields.
Exchange students can accomplish a part of their study load within existing schemes (Erasmus+, CEEPUS) and within bilateral agreements on different levels (national, university, faculty), as well as possibilities outside formal programmes, in individual arrangements.
The main language of instruction is Slovene. Nevertheless, courses, conducted by visiting professors (in Master’s and especially the doctoral study programmes) are held in English. The list of courses offered to exchange students and their language of implementation is published in August for the following academic year. We also offer undergraduate study programme Mathematics and Computer Science fully in English. In addition, during personal consultations, international students can communicate with their professors in English.
Below are listed all the necessary information for exchange students. For additional information please contact the Faculty's International Office.
The information and support for exchange students is provided by the International Office at the Faculty:
Head of UP FAMNIT International Office: Aleš Oven
Office hours: the International Office is open from Monday to Friday from 9 am - 3 pm. For visit in person a prior appointment by e-mail is recommended.
The information and support for exchange students is provided also by the university Erasmus Coordinator which operates within the university International Relations Office:
University of Primorska
International Relations Office
Titov trg 4, 6000 Koper, Slovenia
Petra Zidar, Institutional Erasmus coordinator
Phone: +386 5 61 17 635
Fax: +386 5 61 17 530
Office hours: Monday – Friday: 9 am–11 am and 1 pm–3 pm
Admission Procedure for Exchange Studentstop
Students who would like to study one or two semesters at UP FAMNIT need to be officially nominated by their home institution. After the nomination is accepted, exchange students must apply online to the University of Primorska - register here. After registration, you will be guided by the application tool to complete the application procedure and upload the necessary documents.
Students have to submit the following completed forms:
Welcome to read also our Steps to fill in the Learning Agreement for Studies and UP Information Sheet Exchange 14-15.
All the forms must be filled in electronically, printed out and signed.
The Application Form for Exchange Students and the Learning Agreement should be sent to the address:
University of Primorska
Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies
The Housing Request Form and the Student Card Form should be sent to the address:
University of Primorska
International Relations Office
Titov trg 4
The Housing Request Form and the Student Card Form (both in word file) and one scanned photography (passport format) saved in jpg. file must be sent also by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application has to be sent not later than:
- June 15th for the autumn semester of the following Academic year or for the full Academic year
- November 15th for the spring semester of the following Academic year.
Learning Agreement is an agreement between incoming student and host institution. Student selects the subjects he or she wishes to study in consolidation with coordinator from his or her home institution. The agreement should be then sent together with the application form to the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies. It has to be signed by the home and host institution and after that forwarded back to the candidate.
Confirmation of Enrolment at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies
If requested by the sending institution, UP FAMNIT International office sends Confirmation of enrolment by e-mail to the coordinator at the sending institution. Students receives original confirmation.
Transcript of Records
Transcript of Records shows which courses were taken, what grades were achieved, and when. It will be faxed to the coordinator in charge of the student exchange at the home institution while students will receive an original transcript.
To Check Before Departuretop
Things to arrange before you leave and things to bring along:
- valid passport (with visa, if applicable) or personal identification card, when accepted (EU countries),
- check the arrival formalities at the Slovene Embassy (non EU citizens),
- get medical insurance, especially if you come from outside the EU zone,
- if you are a EU national you should bring EU health insurance card,
- if you are coming from outside the EU and will submit a request for a temporary residence permit in Slovenia, bring a police certificatethat is not older than three months,
- bring the Letter of Acceptance that you have received from the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies,
- if you have not yet sent it, you should bring your original Learning Agreement (for exchange students);
Tutor for international studentstop
When international students arrive in Koper they have a lot on their minds and the new culture often confronts them with many challenges. The main duty of a tutor is to help foreign students settle in the new country, town and university. The tutor also:
- acquaints new international students with the system of studies and student life in Koper
- helps the tutorees with errands such as bank account setup, finding the best or cheapest places to eat, figuring out transportation, etc.,
- enjoys freetime activities with the foreign students.
Tutors for our international students in the Academic year 2017/18 are:
- Sara Cerar
- Ines Gorkič
- Tina Stergar
Here you can find the list of all tutors at UP FAMNIT and their contacts.
General Study Informationtop
In this section you can find general study information at the Faculty (i.e. academic calendar, grading system, language of instruction, tuition fees etc.) as well as information on the higher education system in the Republic of Slovenia.
Foreign students can apply for a bed in the Student Dorm Prisoje or live in privately owned apartments.
The International Relations Office at the University assists exchange students in finding accommodation, while the UP FAMNIT International Office helps scholarship holders.
Other degree-seeking students are asked to find accommodation on their own.
There is plenty of information about different kinds of rooms and rents in the local newspapers and online portals (especially realestate-slovenia.info, which is available in English). You can also check websites bolha and mojcimer.
You should expect prices to be in the following ranges:
- Living in a private house or flat: € 100 Euro to € 250 per person per month (usually in a shared room)
- Renting a private room: € 150 to € 250 per month plus expenses (electricity, water, etc.)
For information on accommodation in Student Residencies please contact the Office for Student Accommodation within Student Residencies:
University of Primorska,
Ankaranska cesta 7
tel: +386 5 61175 07
The Erasmus+ and CEEPUS students are exempt from the fee payment.
Degree students have to pay the tuition fee in accordance with the Higher Education Act. All registered degree students pay their enrolment fees on enrolment in each individual academic year. You can find more information on fees here.
Student Identification Cardtop
All international students receive a student identification card that allows entrance to various University facilities. The card also provides discounts on purchasing entrance tickets to swimming pools, fitness clubs, museums and a selected array of means of public transport. In addition, it allows students to purchase meal coupons (20 per month), which can be used in many restaurants in he region, appointed by the Student Organization of the University of Primorska – ŠOUP.
In this section you can find information on the undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes of the Faculty.
Slovene Language Coursestop
Knowledge of Slovene for international students is important for successful studying, understanding lectures and textbooks, but also for communication with academic colleagues. Exchange students and degree-seeking students studying in English are encouraged to attend Slovene language courses. Please note, degree-seeking students studying in Slovene are obliged to pass the basic Slovene language test before enrolling in the second year.
Slovene courses are offered by the University's Center of Slovenian Language as part of the Faculty of Humanities. Exchange students are welcome to join them during their courses.
The University Libraries and Computer Facilitiestop
Libraries: The higher education library for technical sciences, medicine and natural sciences (TeMeNa) began operating in October 2008 within the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies (FAMNIT) and the Andrej Marušič Institute (IAM) of the University of Primorska.
As a higher education library, the TeMeNa Library supports the education and research processes by aiming its activities mostly to students, teaching staff and other higher education personnel. However, enrolment and access to basic services within the scope and in the manner determined by the Rules on Library Operation are open to all. The services include lending material, offering advice on library services and its material, and training users for utilising the TeMeNa Library. For the registered researchers at IAM and FAMNIT, the Library also prepares, manages and edits bibliographies within the COBISS system.
TeMeNa is also the scientific and professional information centre supplying information in the fields of technology, mathematics and natural sciences. This information is drawn from its own or subscribed databases and from various information services, and submitted to users personally or via telephone or email.
The students of the University of Primorska become members of the TeMeNa Library upon enrolment. A student identification card is required to use the library services; the card also serves as the uniform library card for all libraries within the University of Primorska. An application form is fulfilled upon registration to the TeMeNa library.
Upon their first visit, the users are required to submit a personal identification document demonstrating the accuracy of personal data.
Address: Glagoljaška 8, 6000 Koper
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri: 8:00 - 12:00
Tue, Thu: 13:00 - 18:00
Contact Person: mag. Petruša Miholič, Head of the Library TeMeNa
Phone: + 386 5 6117 572
Fax: +386 5 6117 592
Computer Facilities: If the student doesn’t have his/her own portable computer, he/she doesn't need to worry about your computer connection. The student may use computers in different parts of the Faculty. There are also cyber cafes around town. In some of them, computer access is free.
E-mail and Internet Access: The Faculty provides staff and students with access to the Internet, including usernames and passwords for use of e-mail services. In the computer classroom students have access to different programs and equipment, including for personal use. The Eduroam service provides its users with secure and simple access to the (wireless) network of their own organization and hosting in networks of other institutions included in the Eduroam network. More information about IT services can be found here.
Extramural and Leisure Activities
When trying to get a taste of real student life or searching for an interesting extra curricular activity, international students are recommended to contact the Student Organization of the University of Primorska – ŠOUP, which is active in the following areas: culture, international cooperation and tourism, sports and student recreation, education and student counseling, and student welfare.
The Student Organization ŠOUP also gives support to Erasmus students through the Erasmus Student Network (ESN), which is a part of the ESN International. ESN helps incoming students with their integration into the local environment.
About Slovenia and Kopertop
Slovenia borders Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia with a surface area of just over 20,000 sq km and about two million people. Since 1 May 2004, it has been a new member of the European Union. Its variety and beauty surprise visitors from all over the world. Snowy Alpine peaks and the Triglav National Park with many glacial valleys, gorges, waterfalls, lakes, and crystal-clear wild waters visitors looking for peace in the mountains, as well as sports climbers, skiers, canoeists and gliders in search for relaxation and excitement. The Alpine tourist centre is Bled with an island in the middle of a lake and a mighty castle on top of the cliff. Only a two hours' drive separates mountain lovers from pleasures offered by the Slovenian Mediterranean. Portorož Riviera with great hotels, a casino, congress centres, a marina and green countryside is known all around. A great deal of entertainment and the exquisite Primorska cuisine with fish specialities and top quality wines satisfy even the most pretentious tastes. The Karst region with its caves, plateaus, fields, disappearing streams, and a periodic lake offers many possibilities for exploring and discovering Slovenia. There are many subterranean caves, from the world famous Postojnska Cave with beautiful stalactites, pillars and rocky curtains and UNESCO's heritage Škocjan Caves to grottos that are difficult to access, where climbing is only possible with experienced local guides. In Lipica (Karst), sheltered by century-old lime trees, there is an over 400 year old stud farm of Lipizzaners, the famous white horses of Slovenian origin.
The Official Travel Guide to Slovenia by Slovenian Tourist Board is located at www.Slovenia.info, where you will find complete information about Slovenia.
Rich visual information on Slovenia and its places of interest can also be found at the Slovenia Landmarks website.
To watch the newest TV advertisment with which Slovenia as a tourist destination is presenting itself on CNN click here.
Find ample information on the City of Koper at the Municipality of Koper website. Or see lavish panoramas of Koper here.
In this section you can find many useful information on student life in Slovenia (for example: first residence permit, national holiday, etc.).