We all know that good education can be expensive. Luckily, it doesn't have to be.
If you are a citizen of an EU country, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, or Serbia, tuition is waived. For most other students, tuition is 8,000 euros per year; however, the department is able to reduce the tuition for excellent students upon request.
The other major expenses are room and board. A room in a dormitory costs
roughly 150 euros per month;
expect to pay a bit more if you rent a room off campus, and 300-400 euros per month to rent
a small apartment.
One of the greatest student perks in Slovenia is that you get
subsidised meals – and not just in student cafeterias,
but in a wide selection of restaurants in Ljubljana and elsewhere, more than
500 in fact!
Whether you fancy some typical Slovenian dishes, Italian, Mexican or Asian food, you can get two full meals
a day, typically for just 2-4 euros. Check out the selection at Študentska prehrana.
If you are a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro or Serbia and you finished your Bachelor's degree in your home country, you might be eligible for a scholarship that covers living costs to the amount of 700 euros per month (and tuition if you are not eligible for a waiver). Here is this year's call for applications (it's in Slovenian, but there is an unofficial English translation).
It is also quite easy for our students to get a part-time
job as a programmer, tutor etc. – it helps cover
the expenses, and it's a great way to boost your CV and smooth your transition into the workforce. Note that if you are not a EU citizen, you can only work if you have a valid work permit.
Note that you will also need health insurance. You can find some useful information here.