International exchange

International Collaborations

The university is engaging in the international higher education space by promoting student, academic and non-academic staff exchanges with the partner institutions from abroad. The university also collaborates with the latter in different forms of higher education and international research projects.

ERASMUS +

What is Erasmus+?

Erasmus + is the European Union’s education, training, youth and sport program for the period 2021-2027. Erasmus + is a key EU tool that will pursue the objectives and guidelines of the European Education Area document in order to prepare Europe for digital and green change with the participation of all EU members.

The purpose of the Erasmus + program is to raise the quality of education and training and thereby strengthen the social cohesion and competitiveness of the Union’s economy. High-quality, inclusive education and training, as well as informal and non-formal learning, provide young people and participants of all ages with the qualifications and skills needed for their important participation in a democratic society, intercultural understanding, and successful labor market transitions.

Build on the success of the Erasmus + program in 2014-2020, Erasmus + is stepping up its efforts to increase the opportunities available to more participants and a wider range of organizations, focusing on qualitative impact and contributing to more inclusive, active, green and digital literate societies.

Erasmus + wants to enable the participation of as many individuals as possible, especially those from environments with fewer opportunities, and highlights the contents and activities of integration, environmental protection (green Erasmus) and the transition to a digital society and active participation in democratic life.

More information on the new Erasmus + 2021-2027 program can be found here.

Erasmus+ at New University

The Erasmus+ programme is implemented by the member faculties of New University, who is the holder of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). New University was awarded the new Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2021-2027 in 2020. The ECHE represents a general framework or a precondition for European cooperation within Erasmus activities in the field of tertiary education. The charter is being awarded to an institution by the European Commission and sets the basic principles and minimal requirements for the participation in the Erasmus activities. The principles and requirements must be honored and fulfilled by all the institutions, who were awarded the charter and are participating in the Erasmus programmes.

New University is based in Nova Gorica, with additional premises in Kranj, Maribor, and Ljubljana. These study centres are geographically spread throughout the country, making the Erasmus+ programme of New University a distinctively all-Slovene higher education experience. New University offers Erasmus+ courses at all 3 faculties members:

The coordination of the Erasmus + programme of New University is carried out by the International Office which operates within the Centre for Career Development and International Mobility of the New University. Erasmus + coordinators participate in the implementation of the programme at the member Faculties.

Wold you like to contact us?

Centre for Career Development and International Mobility of the New University

Institutional coordinator:
Ms. Nataša Kolavčič, Head of the Centre for Career Development and International Mobility, New University
Address: Nova univerza, Delpinova ulica 18/b, 5000 Nova Gorica, SI-Slovenia
Tel: +386 5 338 44 99, +386 5 338 44 06
E-mail: international@nova-uni.si

NEW UNIVERSITY ERASMUS+ INSTITUTIONAL DATA

Data referring for Erasmus+ programme period 2021-2027(29)

Data referring only for Erasmus+ programme period 2014-2020.

New University, European Faculty of Law

New University, Faculty of Government and European Studies

New University, Faculty of Slovenian and International Studies

ERASMUS+ INFORMATION FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

1. NOMINATION PROCESS

Your home university should first nominate you to the Centre for Career Development and International Mobility of the New University. Nonominations should be sent to our institutional coordinator at e-mail: international@nova-uni.si.

Nomination form

Student nominations must reach the receiving institution by**:

  • Autumn term: 15th May
  • Spring term: 15th November

**Due to COVID19 later nominations are accepted.

2. APPLICATION PROCESS

After your home university has successfully nominated you as an exchange student, you should fill in the New University Erasmus application form. The scanned copy of signed and stamped application form together with all required annexes has to be sent to the Centre for Career Development and International Mobility of the New University at international@nova-uni.si.

Application forms must reach the receiving institution by:

  • Autumn term: 15 th June
  • Spring term: 15th December

In addition, you will receive an Acceptance letter and general information on living and studying in Slovenia by our International Department.

Application form

Required annexes:

  1. Home faculty statement of participation in the Erasmus+ mobility
  2. Certificate of enrollemnt
  3. Motivation
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Learning agreement
  6. Copy of ID or passport
  7. Proof of language proficiency
  8. Transcript of records with average study grade

3. DEFAULT WEEKS VALUES

For Additional Requirements Decision: 4 weeks

For Transcript of Records issue: 4 weeks

4. CONTACT FOR NOMINATION AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Centre for Career Development and International Mobility of the New University

Institutional coordinator:
Ms. Nataša Kolavčič, Head of the Centre for Career Development and International Mobility, New University
Address: Nova univerza, Delpinova ulica 18/b, 5000 Nova Gorica, SI-Slovenia
Tel: +386 5 338 44 99, +386 5 338 44 06
E-mail: international@nova-uni.si

5. USEFUL INFORMATION FOR ERASMUS+ STUDENTS

Recommended links:

6. INCLUSION AND ACCESSIBILITY

New University offers suitable adjustments of the study process for students with special needs. Faculties offer available support service for people with reduced mobility, hearing impairments and visual impairments, special status (sportsman etc).

Available infrastructure for students with special needs

Contact:

Centre for Career Development and International Mobility of the New University

Institutional coordinator:
Ms. Nataša Kolavčič, Head of the Centre for Career Development and International Mobility, New University
Address: Nova univerza, Delpinova ulica 18/b, 5000 Nova Gorica, SI-Slovenia
Tel: +386 5 338 44 99, +386 5 338 44 06
E-mail: international@nova-uni.si

7. HOUSING

New University offers to Erasmus+ icoming studnets the possobility of accomodation in the Students dormitories in Ljubljana. There is a limited number of available places in student dormitories. For information about available places in student dormitories students have to contact directly the institutional coordinator at  international@nova-uni.si.

Beside student dormitory, there is a wide range of reasonably-priced rooms in Nova Gorica and Ljubljana.

Housing in Nova Gorica:

Housing in Ljubljana:

For additional information about housing please contact:
Centre for Career Development and International Mobility of the New University

Institutional coordinator:
Ms. Nataša Kolavčič, Head of the Centre for Career Development and International Mobility, New University
Address: Nova univerza, Delpinova ulica 18/b, 5000 Nova Gorica, SI-Slovenia
Tel: +386 5 338 44 99, +386 5 338 44 06
E-mail: international@nova-uni.si

8. VISA

EU citizens don´t need a VISA.

For non EU citizen information and assistance can be provided by the following contact:
Ms. Nataša Kolavčič, Head of the Centre for Career Development and International Mobility, New University
Address: Nova univerza, Delpinova ulica 18/b, 5000 Nova Gorica
Tel: +386 5 338 44 99, +386 5 338 44 06
E-mail: international@nova-uni.si

9. HEALTH INSURANCE

EU students

Students within the EU area should bring with them basic EU health insurance from their own county – the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). For additional types of insurance (accident insurance, etc.) they may enter one of international health insurance schemes (e.g. CORIS, Vzajemna) in Slovenia. International students are advised to make a copy of their health insurance and leave it by their Erasmus+ cooerdinator, friends, mentor, etc., in case of an accident.

NON-EU students

Students should be properly insured already at the time of obtaining a residence permit (while still at home). They must get health insurance that covers the EU area or only Slovenia. Students from countries that have signed a special social and health insurance agreement with Slovenia may take the opportunity of that. International students are advised to make a copy of their health insurance and leave it by their Erasmus+ cooerdinator, friends, mentor, etc., in case of an accident.

Additional inormation on health insurance: Data to be added.

10. ACADEMIC CALENDAR, GRADING SYSTEM, LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS AND SUPPORT

Higher education system in Slovenia  

Slovenia is part of the European Higher Education Area (a.k.a. Bologna system). Thus, studies are divided into 1st, 2nd, and 3rd cycle.
The first cycle study programmes are academic and professional study programmes. Their duration is determined by years (three to four years) and ECTS credit points (180 to 240 ECTS). 60 credit points may be obtained per study year; 1 credit point consists of 25 to 30 hours of a student’s work.
The second cycle study programmes are master’s study programmes (master’s professional degree). They consist of 60 to 120 credit points and last from one to two years. The duration of an individual master’s study programme must be planned with regard to the duration of the first cycle study programme.
The total duration in the same field of study for master’s programmes must not exceed five years (3+2, 4+1). The second cycle study programmes also include single-cycle master’s study programmes (300 ECTS).
The third cycle consists of one type of study programme: doctoral study programmes. It lasts for three years, and study requirements consist of 180 credit points, two thirds of which shall be acquired by research. The degrees in all three cycles can be formed as joint degrees.
Higher education institutions may organise and provide supplementary study programmes as a form of lifelong learning. Studies are organised as full-time or part-time studies.

Academic calendar

The academic year lasts from 1st October to 30th September of the current year.

New University Academic calendar 2021-2022. 

Grading system

Students’ learning achievements are graded according to the Slovene grading system, which is transferred in the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) as follows:

Slovene grading schemeECTS grading schemeDescription of the grades
10 (Excellent)A (Excellent)Outstanding performance with only minor errors.
9 (Very Good)B (Very Good)Above the average standard but with some errors.
8 (Very Good)C (Good)Generally sound work with a number of notable errors.
7 (Good)D (Satisfactory)Fair but with significant shortcomings.
6 (Poor)E (Sufficient)Performance meets the minimum criteria.
5 – 1 (Unsatisfactory)F, FX (Fail)Considerable further work is required.

A student passes the exam if he/she is graded from 6 to 10. Study requirements may also be evaluated with grades: passed with distinction, passed or failed.

Language requirements

New University offers instruction in the following languages: Slovenian and English. International students require to have good language skills in at least one of the two languages in order to be able to study in Slovenia.  Students must present a language certificate of their Slovene or English language skills. Very good language skills refer to level B2 of Common European Framework of Reference scale . Minimum language requirements: Slovene B2, English B2.  How to prove the language skills certificate (for Slovene or English)? You can submit to you Erasmus+ coordinator a) a Transcript of Records of the home university where lannguage skills are visible, b) Language Certificate with CEFR scale, c) Results from the OLS (Online Language Support), Submit a TOEFL score of 79 (IBT) or IELTS score of 6 for English, or any other official certificate.

Intensive Course of Slovene for Erasmus+ Students

Students have to pay attention to foreign language skills in the host country. The faculty gives foreign students all necessary information about language courses in Slovenia.

The Intensive Course of Slovene for Erasmus+ Students is only intended for students registered in a higher education institution holding an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE), who have been selected for an Erasmus+ study/placement period. The course is co-funded by the European Union. The course is intended for beginners in Slovene.

More information can be found at Centre for Career Development and International Mobility of the New University. Contact: Ms. Nataša Kolavčič, Head of the Centre for Career Development and International Mobility, New University, E-mail: international@nova-uni.si.

Slovene learning online

Slovene Learning Online is a freely accessible online course of Slovene for foreigners, developed at the Centre for Slovene as a Second and Foreign Language in cooperation with the company DigiEd. The course is designed for those who wish to learn Slovene one their own in a simple, playful and effective way.

11. NEW UNIVERSITY ERASMUS PARTNER INSTITUTIONS

Data to be added.