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University of Primorska
Koper, Slovenia (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: BSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2018 10/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission 02/19/2018 07/06/2018
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission notification. Applicants will be notified of acceptance and be able to complete post-decision materials as admission decisions are made.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
3
Class Status:
Sophomore
Language of Instruction:
English Language Courses Offered: None
Prior Language Study Required:
None
Academic Subject:
Biology, Business, Communication, Geography & Tourism, Health Sciences, Mathematics
Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:
Student Exchange Study in Slovenia at University of Primorska

What is the program about?
This program offers Ball State University students the opportunity to experience life at the University of Primorska. The University comprises seven Faculties - Faculty of Build Environment (no study programs available at the moment), Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Management, Faculty of Mathematics, Science and Information Technologies, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Tourism Studies - Turistica, Faculty of Health Sciences and two associate members - Faculty of Design Ljubljana and the Valdoltra Orthopaedic Hospital. UP also comprises two research institutes - Science and Research Centre and Andrej Marušic Institute, Student Residences and University Library.

The Department for International Relations (DIR UP) provides support and information for incoming students on all procedures, application deadlines and other information related to studying and living in Slovenia.

Where does the program take place?
The University’s head office is located in the centre of Koper where the majority of University’ members are located as well. One faculty is located in Izola and another in Portorož, so the University connects the entire Coast.

Koper (Capodistria), Slovenia
Koper is a city in southwestern Slovenia situated on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, only 3 miles from its border with Italy.
The sea provides the region with a Mediterranean climate partly characterized by mild winters and warm and dry summers. And while it remains an important port city for the nations, and one of the main entry points into Slovenia from Italy, the city is known for its beauty, narrow cobblestone streets and Venetian style architecture.
The city of Koper is officially bilingual, with both Slovene and Italian as official languages and the University provides the city with a youthful character and energy.

Izola (Isola), Slovenia
Izola is a picturesque mosaic of tradition, history, architectural sights and hospitable people, a place featuring the harmonious coexistence of different nationalities. A host of art galleries and pleasant inns can be found when walking along the streets of the old city centre. Izola is also well-known for the Izola General Hospital that cooperates closely with the University, especially the Faculty of Health Sciences, which is located right next to the Hospital.

Portorož (Portorose), Slovenia
The modern image of Portorož with its hotels, marina, airport, casinos, wellness centres and numerous events in the ‘port of flowers’ (the literal translation of the town’s name) differs considerably from that of the old days. In Portorož, the Faculty of Tourism Studies – Turistica was established as the first Slovenian public faculty of tourism studies.


When does this program take place?
Academic Year: October to June
Spring Semester: February to June


What is the program content?
The list of courses conducted in English language is prepared for each academic year and is available at the university official website. Please find below the list for the academic year 2014/2015:

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2014/2015 are in Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Management, Faculty of Mathematics, natural sciences and information technologies, Faculty of tourism studies, and faculty of health sciences. 




Beside study programmes in Slovenian, the University of Primorska strives to expand its offer of study programmes in English language. In the academic year 2014/2015 they will offer “Mathematics” in English language at both the undergraduate and postgraduate study level. 

What is the student accommodation?
Students will be placed in Student Residence or private apartments. The Department for International Relations and the Student Residences of the University of Primorska will help them find appropriate accommodation. There are two student dormitories located in the city centre of Koper, namely the Študentski dom Koper and the Dijaški dom Koper. There is also another student dormitory (Dijaški dom) in Portorož (about 20 km from Koper) for those studying at the Faculty of Tourism Studies – Turistica in Portorož. Accommodation is available also in the Študentski center Jadro, Luka Koper Pristan d.o.o - Prisoje and the AMK inženiring d.o.o in Koper as well as in the Dijaški dom Izola. There is no guarantee into which student dormitory, if at all, a student will be placed. It depends on the number of applications received and the number of vacancies. Students can also live in private apartments where the prices for a bed vary from € 180 and € 230 per month (including living expenses like electricity, water etc.).


What is included?
All exchange students attending The University of Primorska pay Ball State tuition and student fees. Round-trip airfare, accommodation, meals and living expenses are paid out of pocket by the student but can be factored into the cost of attendance sheet for financial aid purposes. Other costs include US passport, HTH insurance, and spending money.


Is financial assistance available?
Students can apply for a Yuhas or Rinker scholarship from the Rinker Center for International Programs. Scholarship applications can be downloaded here or from our website and submitted to RCIP.

In addition, students should consult with the Ball State University Financial Aid Office to determine available aid for this program.


Is a passport and visa required?
Yes. U.S. and non-U.S. citizens need a valid passport both to enter other countries and to return to the United States. If you already have a passport, make sure it is valid until at least six months after your return date. If you must apply for or renew a passport, APPLY EARLY, since a minimum of four to six weeks is usually required for processing. During peak travel seasons, more processing time is required. Passport forms are available at many federal and state courts, probate courts, some county/municipal offices and some post offices. They can also be downloaded from the Web.

A visa is official permission granted by the authorities of a country where you will study or travel that allows you to enter and remain in that country for a specific purpose. The visa itself is frequently a stamp in your passport, not a separate document. You will need a passport before applying for a visa and the passport plus visa process may take several months, so start early. It is your responsibility to inquire about visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad; this includes countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program.

If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. If you are an BSU international student, also visit the Rinker Center International Student Services Office to obtain a signature on visa documents to permit re-entry to the United States.


How do I apply?
Step 1 – Click on "Apply  Now"

Step 2 – Complete the online application through BSU


Application deadline:  
Academic Year: March 1
Spring: October 1


Who can I contact for more information?
Phone:  (765) 285-5422
Email:  studyabroad@bsu.edu