What do foreign students tell about us ...

2019/20

 

Alberto from Madrid

Doing Erasmus in Ljubljana was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Besides the fact that Slovenia is one of the most beautiful countries I have ever been, studying at FME was a real gratifying experience. Professors are very friendly and the system is very organized, each subject is divided into lectures, exercises and laboratories, so it is much easier to learn a lot about the subject you are taking. In addition, the schedule of lectures and exams is very flexible.

The International Office is always prepared for everything you need and they take care a lot of Erasmus students. One of the most incredible experience they organize in this faculty is JAMATLON: an obstacle race in a coal mine! I would definitely choose again the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering for my studies with no doubt.

 

Samuel from Brno

If you want to spend your Erasmus in a city where you feel like at home after few weeks, where you don´t need public transport because you can walk/cycle most of the time, in a country which is small in size but big in opportunities and adventures, than you are at the right place. Fill your application and study at FME in Ljubljana.

My experience here was great, and that is of course caused by hospitality of local people, university workers and teachers. All the subjects were in English and well presented. Evaluation of exams/colloquias is fair, you can always see your exam and ask what was wrong.

I see some room for improvement in time schedule. Your personal time schedule is made within first few weeks, based on your chosen subjects. The problem is that only lectures have fixed time from the start. On the time of exercises you have to agree with your classmates. And that is where my schedule of 3 days turned into school every day of the week.  

Overall, I would do the whole Erasmus here once again. Thank you Ljubljana, I will visit often.

 

Rodrigo from Madrid

I am going to remember these months in Slovenia all my life. At the Mechanical Engineering Faculty, I have learnt more things than I could have expected before coming. The ambient in class with the other Erasmus students is awesome, I really enjoy that time. The teachers are totally implicated with you and they are always at your disposal.

I have to stand out the work made by the International office, especially to Duši, who helped me from the scaring first days with a smile. Come to Ljubljana, Erasmus paradise.

 

Iker from Bilbao

These months of winter semester have been an incredible experience for me. Slovenia is a small country but big in terms of friendliness and kindness. I felt very comfortable walking through the capital of the country since it is cosy and beautiful. Moreover, its suitable location for travelling around Europe, which is necessary when being in doubt about which university pick for going on Erasmus.

Speaking about university, my personal experience has been really rewarding. First, due to the professional staff who works in the International office of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. It has always been super easy getting in contact with them for solving all the questions I had. In addition, they organized one trip in the countryside to a hidden village so we could feel immersed in the real Slovenian atmosphere. 

I picked the subject of "Structural Mechanics" and I enjoyed with the learning method. Everything was well organized and the professor kindly solved the doubts you could had. Going to classes was not a torture at all and the chance of being mixed with other cultures makes this experience enriching.

Do not hesitate to choose Ljubljana as Erasmus destination because you won't regret it.

 

Jonas from Leuven

I had a fantastic time in Ljubljana. I wrote my thesis here and the people at the lab and at the faculty were very helpful and guided me well during the writing of my thesis. I learned a lot of new things and I've enjoyed my time here. Ljubljana is a very beautiful city and I am certainly coming back to visit!

 

Benoît from Chambery

The subjects that I had chosen were interesting and with a lot of practical exercise. There was not a lot of hours of lessons, what allowed us to enjoy the country that is really beautiful! Activities proposed by the faculty (like the Jamathlon) was really great!

It was a great experience and a great semester in Ljubljana; I hope I would be able to come back to Slovenia again in the future! Thanks for this semester!

 

Guilherme from Lisbon

About the faculty itself, I found out some interesting subjects and contents I might use for my master thesis. That and the close relation with the professors were definitely a plus on my stay here. Nevertheless, I have to say that the poor planning in the beginning of the semester regarding the practical classes, colloquiums and, for some subjects, the evaluation method, were a downside during these months.

Besides all of this, I have to talk about Slovenia and, specifically, Ljubljana. This was definitely a time well spent ... What a beautiful city and country, I will surely return!

 

2018/19

Jorge from Valencia

Spending my time in Ljubljana was the best experience ever. Going through the faculty, the best thing was the aid we received from the first day with all the doubts, paper things, etc. The professors also were kind and flexible with us in general. What I would improve is that practice dates and exams should be fixed before our arrival so we can plan our time and it is not changing all the time if X person cannot do it that day.
I would definitely recommend Ljubljana to everyone.
 

Victor from Madrid

In my opinion, the best thing of your faculty is the great amount of hours of laboratory work. I am not used to have so many laboratory work in my home university. In addition, the proximity between the professors and the students, professors are always available for us.
Maybe, the subjects planning is the negative point, because there is not a schedule of the exercises in the laboratory before the beginning of the subjects, and then it is difficult to set the schedule for all the subjects.
Thank you.
 

Victor from Grenoble   (Internship at FME)

I came to Ljubljana for my 3-months internship. The faculty has welcomed me very well and did everything so I could spend a good time in Slovenia. This country is quite small but has a great diversity of wonderful landscapes.
It was an amazing experience to discover a new kind of work here in Ljubljana.

 

Maxime from Nantes (Internship at FME)

I really enjoyed my time in Slovenia. I was working in a laboratory, where everyone welcomed me well. My mentors helped me whenever I needed help. Ljubljana is an amazing city in Slovenia is an awesome country. You can hike in the mountains and swim in the sea in a same day. If it is not hiking, you can ride a bike. If it is not the sea, you have lakes. You can do everything in Slovenia. Slovenian people speak English and are friendly. I love Slovenia and I will come back as soon as I can!

Thank you again for my internship. I wish you all the best.

 

Eva from Nantes (Internship at FME)

It was the best experience in my life. The country is awesome with all these kinds of landscapes: mountains, seas, forests, rivers, lakes ... just incredible! The life in Ljubljana is so pleasant: everything can be done by bicycle or by walking, I learn a lot on my way of life: the most eco-friendly country I have been to!
It was a really good experience at the University too! The great asset was the English level of people there and in all places in Slovenia.
Thank you again for having participated to my incredible experience! I hope to come back to Ljubljana as soon as I can!
Thank you for the T-shirt and thank you very much for this experience at the faculty! 
 

Yann from Lyon

Positive things:

  • Most of the teachers have an incredible level in the topics they are talking about. This way, to go to class and especially to the lectures was very pleasant and interesting.
  • Especially, lectures from Heat Engines (interesting knowledge), Stability of Constructions (interesting guys) and Development Evaluation (lot of written information on the board, which is cool) were very great.
  • If we had any problems or questions, teachers and international office was here to help us: to know what to visit, to tell some interesting things to know about Slovenia and Slovenian, to find a project or just to talk about everything!
  • It was an incredibly cool experience in Ljubljana!

Negative things/things to improve:

  • It is hard to follow a 2,5h/3h of a lecture; this was the case in Processes in Heat Engines, even if the lectures were so interesting, it is not possible to follow everything during such a big volume.
  • The amount of work was very different from one subject to another. For example: nearly no homework to do at Nanotechnologies (which is not bad if everyone follows the tutorial) and so much to do at Processes in Heat Engines (the teacher of the tutorial just wanted us to do the tutorial and do a lot of reports, that's what we did, but without understanding sometimes what we were doing ...)
  • Teachers were often waiting for late students, so students were coming later and later during the semester and it was too short lesson then!

And finally: a special thank to you for your welcoming us!

 

Ignacio from Barcelona

Ljubljana, a place that will stay in my heart forever! This beautiful and green city is small and full of students from all over the world so your best time is guaranteed there. Also, people at the Faculty of Mechanics are always willing to help and make a great experience out of your studies. I would choose it again, of course!

 

Ema from Skopje

Studying abroad through CEEPUS Network at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana was one of the most beneficial experiences of my master studies. I gained a lot of experience and expanded my mechanical engineering skills. Further, I had the opportunity to witness a completely new way of customs, traditions and social atmospheres. Another benefit was the chance to meet new friends with similar and different background, from the host country and all over the world.

I had the opportunity to experience different styles of education and to gain a lot of knowledge from every subject that I have been enrolled. Also, I had the chance to develop new skills in different engineering fields, throughout the collaboration and the commitment of my professors. As a student, I was well integrated in the host Faculty, as well as supported by the dedicated faculty staff. Facing the new challenges in a completely different environment was an extremely good and rewarding experience, both on personal and educational level.

 

Andrej from Rijeka

As a PhD student I have spent most of my working hours at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Ljubljana. The atmosphere at faculty was great due to positivity and help given by professors and staff. The laboratories were very well organized and equipped with all necessities for work and research. Other students definitely have my recommendation for choosing this faculty because all of knowledge, skills and friendships that I've gained.