Jigarkumar from India

I am Jigarkumar Ghevariya. I am from India. I had completed my Erasmus at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. The International office is very supportive, and they also conduct some activities. Studying in Ljubljana is very good with a lot of practical knowledge. Professors are super supportive. Erasmus+ exchange was a very nice experience for me. I have great memories of Ljubljana and Slovenia and I recommend my friends to go Slovenia for Erasmus+.

Jacob from Dresden

Ljubljana is a wonderful city where you can find cozy cafes, bars and restaurants with food from different cultures at every corner. The mechanical engineering faculty is close to the city center, allowing you to go for a lunch or coffee break in between/after classes with your classmates. On sunny days you can even see the Alps from some of the classrooms.

I stayed for the wintersemester and had a great time exploring the mountains, the coast and even the countries next to Slovenia (Italy, Croatia, Austria..). If you love hiking, skiing, climbing and cycling you should definitely come and enjoy the many different landscapes Slovenia has to offer.

Because Slovenia is so small you can literally do a day-trip to the coast and on the next day you just take the bus north and go skiing, while still being able to come to class the next day. Your weekends won’t get boring!

The staff at the faculty is very welcoming and they’ll always be happy to help you. All the classes include practical work using different softwares, programming languages or laboratory exercises.

You will be sad to leave at the end of your stay!


Max from Dresden

I actually choose Ljubljana randomly for my Erasmus, but it easily was one of my best decisions.  It’s a very comfy and beautiful city which is surrounded by an extremely lovely countryside. No matter if you want to go alpine hiking, swimming in the Adria, discover caves or chill on vineyards its all tops a 2h drive away.

The faculty was supportive both study wise and what to all discover in Slovenia. Special shout out to Duši! I was (by choice) in another study program than in my home university and I really enjoyed getting to know a different field in mechanical engineering. Therefore, it was really helpful for me that we had two weeks to finalise our choice in subjects, so we could check out all the classes before deciding. There is a high focus on practical work in the laboratories than just calculations and the Professors were all very understanding and helpful of any problems.

The faculty also organized a trip for all the Erasmus students to the Jamatlon (a run in a shut down Coal mine with obstacles) which was a unique experience and really fun.

I won’t go into further detail about the incredible beauty of Slovenia it’s just something you have to experience yourself!

And oh, Slovenia also has really good Coffee and Wine.


Benoît from Saint-Etienne

Dear Erasmus coordinators,

Thank you very much for your welcome and this semester in your faculty!

I choose 6 subjects during this semester, and all the professors were very understanding and nice.

These 5 months in Slovenia have been incredible. This Erasmus experience allowed me to discover this beautiful country that is Slovenia! I was able to visit a large part of the country and probably the whole capital. Whether it’s hiking, biking, skiing, rafting, or just having a drink with new people, Slovenia is the perfect place for Erasmus!

I would recommend Ljubljana for Erasmus, thank you again for your hospitality and for this incredible experience that you allowed me to live.


Daniele from Palermo

I have spent 6 months in Ljubljana, at the faculty I had no issue and everyone was so available for everything. There were a lot of subjects to choose, it was easy to find something to convalidate at my home university.

Ljubljana is a small town but it is very cute and cozy. There are a lot of natural places to visit in Slovenia, I’ve found it very beautiful.

Unfortunately due to Covid pandemic, I did not do a lot of things or parties, nonetheless I really recommend to spend your Erasmus here in Ljubljana.


Helen from Hannover

Actually Ljubljana wasn’t my first choice but I’m so happy that I did my Erasmus here. The city is very small for a capital, but this makes you feel at home very quickly. With the Boni meal system for students you can eat out in many restaurants for only 4.31€ maximum.

Slovenia is a beautiful country with mountains, sea, caves and vineyards. The nature is incredible and you can hike and explore a lot. Since the country is quite small, you can reach everything in a maximum of 2 hours and the surrounding countries are also close. If you have a car, I would recommend you to come by car because it makes traveling during your Erasmus way easier.

I only took three courses in my semester at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. We could choose between 12 subjects taught in English and with other Erasmus students. The professors are very friendly and happy to help with any questions. In addition, there are Erasmus coordinators who always help you.

I am very happy that I spent my semester abroad in Ljubljana. For me, it is the perfect city for an Erasmus and I would recommend it to everyone.


Francesco from Barletta (Bari)

I have been on Erasmus in Ljubljana for the first semester of 2021/2022. I didn’t know anything about this city before leaving my country, but when I arrived, I was very surprised about how beautiful it is.

The welcome of university was amazing; always available and always polite, all the teachers and the tutors behaved with us like we knew since a lot of time. Soon we became a big family with other students and shared a lot of beautiful moments.

It’s an experience that everyone should live in his life and is easier when you find such beautiful people like in this wonderful place.


Alexis from Toulouse

I attended the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana during the winter semester 2021-2022. This was a welcome change from the couple previous semesters plagued with Zoom classes due to the sanitary situation. The lectures prepare to the practical works and exercises very well, and the content of the courses is quite concrete, less theoretical and distant than in the other schools I attended. The teachers and the international office have been very helpful and quick to address any issue. There is also a good chance for future exchange students that you visit some Slovenian powerplants as part of some courses!

Ljubljana and Slovenia are beautiful, and cheap transport, short travel time and sufficient free time mean that you can easily visit the city and the country and discover their wonders. The people here are kind, and they speak English well so you shouldn’t get lost.

I strongly recommend spending your exchange semester(s) in Ljubljana, it is quite a unique and enjoyable experience in Europe. I definitely intend to go back there on my own one day.


Chloé from Orléans

I studied at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana during the winter semester 2021-2022. After a year and a half of online classes and lockdowns, studying in Ljubljana was incredible. The professors are really helpful and have a lot of knowledge to share on top of the courses they teach, the faculty is very nice, the International office is extremely kind and helpful. I found the courses to be really interesting and satisfying.

As for Slovenia, there is no way you could not love this country. It is absolutely beautiful with so many different landscapes to see and places to visit. Ljubljana is a great city with a lot of different things to do and life is very pleasant.

I highly recommend Ljubljana for an Erasmus exchange, I wish I could have stayed longer!

Milena from Gliwice

In Slovenia, I attended the Mechanical Engineering Faculty during the summer semester during the pandemic. It was one of my best decisions ever. Despite the restrictions, Slovenia lived its life, although more like Erasmus people. When everything was closed, we went on trips to the mountains, the views of which were beautiful. However, when everything opened up, new possibilities opened up in the form of restaurants, bars, caves or looking a little further in the form of Italy and Croatia.

Slovenia itself is beautiful, full of nature and attuned to life. Food vouchers are available for students, and for all, city bikes, water drinkers, sports fields and courts. I found myself in this country.
In addition, I must say about the department that everything was organized and the help of Mrs. Dusi was invaluable. Thank you for everything!

Tim from Osnabruck

My semester abroad in the USA was canceled due to Covid and I had to search for other opportunities in Europe. I have decided to go to Ljubljana and it was the best choice I could have made.

The city is really beautiful and it will feel like home after two weeks. If you are lucky you can get a room in the Teslova House. In my opinion the best place for living during Erasmus in Ljubljana.

If you have the chance, you should come by car. Other countries like Italy, Croatia and Hungary are really close and perfect for weekend trips. But there is no need to leave the country because Slovenia is a really beautiful. We went camping with a lot of fellow Erasmus students in Soča Valley. There we went hiking, on mountainbike trips and kayaking.

Unfortunately, all the lectures ended up being online. But I think the professors made the best out of the situation and helped us where ever they could.


Ondřej from Brno

I was lucky that I could share the whole Erasmus experience with my girlfriend. We lived approximately 2 months in the dormitories and the other 8 months in one big Erasmus house.

Since we decided to go abroad during Covid time, everything in school was online, which was a bit unfortunate, but the professors did really great work (most of them). I believe that without covid, the subjects and whole studying would be more interesting (excursions, laboratory works), but I am still satisfied with the things I learnt. I am also glad that my English got significantly better over the Erasmus – mainly the talking part. Now I don’t have a problem to speak English with anybody and it doesn’t take ages to find those words.

The city of Ljubljana surprised us by how “small” it is (considering it is capital city). We liked that there are 2 huge parks (more like forests) 10 minutes walk from city centre, so you don’t have to be burning on heated concrete and you can always hide in the shadow of the trees. The atmosphere in Ljubljana was rather calm, which was also welcomed by us. The other thing we liked about the city was that you can get by bike everywhere in such a short time – it takes like 20 minutes to get to the other side of the city.

We were lucky enough to have a car in Slovenia, which made it a lot easier for us to travel through the country. We could complain about lockdowns that made us stay in Ljubljana for 2 months and then, we could leave the region, but we still had enough time to see almost everything we wanted. We are into hiking and nature in general, so our main destinations used to be mountains (Julian  Alps, Kamnik Savinj Alps and Karavanke). Everytime that we went for a trip (and it didn’t matter where we went), we were thrilled by the views. Slovenian nature is just stunning – mountains, waterfalls, lakes, rivers, you name it.

To summarize the Erasmus in Ljubljana, I am glad I chose this destination. It was definitely worth it and I doubt that I could make better choice. With my girlfriend, we are already making plans to buy a hut in Bovec haha.

I am attaching some photos below 🙂

Ana Rita from Braga

When I chose to do Erasmus in Ljubljana I didn’t know much about the city or the university, but since then everything has been a positive surprise.
The city is very beautiful, and the atmosphere is very pleasant. Slovenia is a charming country with many things to explore, and it is definitely worth taking the time to do so.
The location of the country is very good, allowing us to easily get to know neighboring countries, such as Italy and Croatia. The university itself is also very good, all the professors are very friendly and  always ready to help us as well as the Erasmus coordinators. The BONI system is a great asset to this country because we can have free meals or a maximum of 4.30 € in several restaurants in the city. I recommend everyone to do Erasmus in Ljubliana.

Enrico from Bologna

I am an Italian student who attended the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana. My experience was very positive.

The welcome and treatment given to Erasmus students is truly extraordinary and demonstrates the attention and interest that the University of Ljubljana has for its students. The Erasmus office of the university is well organized and the staff is courteous, helpful, knowledgeable and always helps you for everything. The professors are welcoming, friendly and stimulate the interest of students with practical activities and laboratories.

Ljubljana is a beautiful quiet city with a rich student life that offers many activities and opportunities to better spend your time in Slovenia.

The discount system for eating Boni (I will miss it a lot) offered to students is very useful and convenient for enjoying Ljubljana restaurants and cuisine at low prices (from 1 to 4 euros).

I highly recommend Ljubljana for an Erasmus experience; I had a great time from all points of view and this experience has given me a lot and made me grow.

In conclusion, if you choose Ljubljana for your Erasmus, you will never regret it‼

Ana Cláudia from Braga

For my Erasmus experience I chose Ljubljana without really knowing what to expect. Nonetheless, I was pleasantly surprised and can say that I’ve made a great decision.

Not only Slovenia is a beautiful country, but also Ljubljana is a great city to live in. Everyone is friendly, there are a lot of restaurants I was able to try (thanks to Boni, the student discount system for restaurants) and it is a great opportunity to travel around the country and visit other countries too.

Regarding the classes and the Faulty of Mechanical Engineering, I must admit that it was a challenge for me, as I come from Industrial Engineering and Management. However, the professors and their assistants were always available to help us and tried to make the online classes as good as possible. It is usual to think that when you go on Erasmus, you won’t learn or study much, but this opportunity made me learn about things I wouldn’t get the chance to learn at my home faculty.

I’d also like to mention that the International Office staff, in particular Duši, did a great job welcoming us and helping us with any problems we had.

I’ll miss this unique experience. Ljubljana felt like a second home to me, and I’ll be happy to come back one day!

Pau from Girona (Catalunya) 

I could not be more grateful to have spent my Erasmus in Ljubljana even though the covid situation. This city is not very big, but you always find some hidden place that you did not know before. In the city center is possible to perceive the architecture of any other old European city. But outside of it, the ex-socialism patterns are found, so it is a contrast not that easy to find somewhere else. The size of the city and the flatness allow traveling anywhere very quickly by bike. Not forget about Boni, this meal system is probably one of the best things about the Erasmus here, thanks to it is possible to eat in a lot of restaurants for prices up to 4-5 euros.

In the university, I had the chance to do my master’s thesis with a wonderful tutor that has always helped me a lot. It has been remarkable the quality of everyone who works in the laboratory where I did the thesis, they are real experts always available to help you anytime. The corona situation has made things a little harder than usual, but thanks to the kindness of the people in the university, it has been more easily. We all know that sometimes administration can be a pain in the ass, but in the International Office are there always to help in the best way possible, they are really efficient and very friendly.


Trond from Hannover

My time in Ljubljana is over and I am glad to have been able to study at the University of Ljubljana despite the pandemic. Due to Corona, both the teaching and the exams took place exclusively online. Most of the lecturers speak good English and are experts in their field. The International Office is always there to help if you have questions and takes care of the foreign students very kindly. During the semester, in addition to the lectures, there are weekly exercises, which are sometimes very time-consuming, but in which you can apply the theoretically learned material well in practice. The city of Ljubljana is well suited for a semester abroad. Due to its central location, you have the opportunity to visit many tourist destinations. In addition, the city is very green, so you can also explore a lot in the surrounding area. The size of Ljubljana is also very pleasant, because you can reach everything very quickly by bike. I would not like to forget to mention the boni system. It is a system where the students get vouchers for meals, with which they can eat in many restaurants in Slovenia for 0-4,5€ extra payment. It was a great experience to study abroad for a semester, even if Corona made a lot of things impossible.

Jan from Pilsen

My name is Jan and my Erasmus program took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia. My field of study is mechanical engineering. First of all, I would like to thank all the people who made it possible for me to go study abroad. It allowed me to spend probably the best year of my life.

Ljubljana is a city in the heart of Slovenia. Over 1,000 international students study here every year, so every time you want to do something, you could. During my stay I met dozens, maybe hundreds of new people, with whom I experienced parties, trips or sometimes just a simple conversation. I lived in dormitories for Erasmus students. I would say DORM XIV is more one big family than a dormitory. Every thursday when the Erasmus parties take place there was one big party in the dormitories and every time I met a new friends. In addition, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is about a 12-minute walk away. As far as studying at this faculty is concerned, a large number of subjects were offered in English, and if you met the basic requirements of teachers it wasn’t a problem to pass the subjects. In case of any problem, I went to the international study office on my faculty where they solved everything and they deserve a big thank for that. The summer semester was largely influenced by the covid-19 situation, but the teachers dealt with it very well, and online lectures and exercises took place basically from the beginning.

If we didn’t want to study (honestly, it was most of the time J) we went on a trip. It’s about one hour from Ljubljana to the mountains and one hour and a half to the seaside, so there was still something to think about. The Slovenian mountains literally have stolen my heart and I will always be happy to return there.

One more thing to go to study in Ljubljana is student meal system called Boni. Simplified it is a subsidy from the Slovenian government which can be used in the canteen, but also in many  very good restaurants which offer burgers, pizza, mexican, indian or china food, and you will never pay more than € 4.31 for soup, main course and salad.

If you are thinking of studying in Ljubljana, do not hesitate and go. You will get hundreds of lifelong experiences, friends and get to know a country that is truly magical. I would like to say Erasmus is not only about the parties as some people think. Sometimes you have to study and deal with some problems. But when I look back I think of Erasmus as the best year of my life!

Santiago from Madrid

Ljubljana has been a unique city both for its people and for all the hidden corners you can find there. The faculty and its teachers are very welcoming and always help you with everything you need, there are many hours of practice so studying becomes more enjoyable and different, being able to work with groups of all nationalities.

Take advantage of the opportunity to travel, meet people, learn things you have never studied and to discover yourself. It is an experience that you never forget and this faculty helps you to make it a little more beautiful.

I can’t forget about Duši, our favorite member of the faculty, recommending us places to eat donuts or encouraging us to participate in everything that the university offers, and always with a smile, thanks to you too!

I won’t be able to be a student anymore, but I will return to Ljubljana for sure, to enjoy again all that the city gives you.

Jakub from Wroclaw

Studying in Ljubljana was a very special experience in my life. It happened to be, that it took place during a pandemic which I am sure will be remembered in the centuries to come.

Although circumstances were not ideal, I cannot say anything bad about Ljubljana, Slovenia or FME. It was great to see different cultures, varying approaches to the same problems everyone faces and of course taste burek, in the Prešeren Square for free, thanks to the life-saving BONI system which I will miss a lot!

FME did great job, both Dean’s office and lecturers that even though we could not meet in person when quarantine started, we were still able to attend online learning (even for laboratory classes what I was really surprised about) and do not lose precious ECTS points which would result in delay of our studies.

In one word – You need to come here and see for Yourself but Ljubljana and FME are really one of a kind and You CANNOT MISS IT!


João from Braga

Before I went to Ljubljana to do Erasmus I’d already heard really good things about it, and even though I had to go through some less ideal times due to Covid-19, I still was able to enjoy my stay there very much. After hearing some of my friends talk about their experiences in other universities during these tough times I felt very blessed to have chosen the University of Ljubljana, as they adapted very quickly and effectively to online classes, which is probably a testament of how good and interested the professors and the University are to Erasmus students.

My stay in Ljubljana was really good, and although the city is small, it’s full of life and interesting things to see. I was also able to visit the Lake Bohinj and Lake Bled, which I will never forget. The boni system is very good for grabing a cheap meal whenever you want.

In sum, I learned quite a lot from every class and my only complaint is that I was only able to stay there for 1 month, because of the coronavirus, but I will definitely come back!


Manuel from Lisbon

I really enjoyed doing Erasmus in Ljubljana! Ljubljana is a small very beautiful and pleasant city and people are always available to help. Also, with the boni system we can spend good time with friends while eating at restaurants.

In the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, professors are very friendly and the subjects were very interesting and more focused on the practical part compared to my home university. I liked that even though due to Covid-19 the classes had to be online. However, the teachers managed to adapt quickly and everything went very well.

I recommend the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering as well as the city of Ljubljana to everyone and I will certainly come back!


Thomas from Lyon

Even if I stayed in Ljubljana only for 2 months it was a really good experience. The city is so beautiful and peaceful. Ljubljana is not very big but it was very pleasant to go around the city and discover every parts of it. There is everything you want in Ljubljana, huge parks to explore and to feel the nature, the castle to take some high on the city, cultural activities like museums but also a tons of bars and clubs to party too.

You can also easily rent a car and explore the surroundings of Ljubljana, special mention to the Lake Bohinj (with Bled of course!). In less than 30 minutes of car you can experience very beautiful landscapes.

One last word, Ljubljana really takes care of foreign students, it was a pleasure to see interesting and interested teachers at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering! The Boni system was also a plus. With it, you can have discount in every restaurant of the city to explore local food (and also Balkan food, italian etc.)


Mathurin from Rennes

I was at Ljubljana for my scolary mobility and that was a great experience despite the problem of COVID-19 that forced me to go back home after one month only.

Classes were organized from a distance but it was interesting and the professors were always here to help us.

Next to this non commun situation, the city is very cool with a lot of things to do, to see and to learn. The BicikeLJ bicycle-sharing system is very useful to go through the city.

And if you want to see it differently, take height and go to the Castle to enjoy the view or go at the top of the Neboticnik Skyscraper and relax with a (strangely non so expensive) drink.


Tobias from Erlangen

If you never heard before about Ljubljana as a place to be as an Erasmus student also like me before, you will not regret it to study at the FME (also in the Covid Semester SS2020). Here my personal reasons I have to offer you:

– Boni System:

The Slovenian government subsidies every student (yes, also exchange students) 20 meals in a month. Best idea ever to socialize and meet new friends. You will find at any time some students, who are joining you to eat some bonis!

– Ljubljana as a city:

You have everything there in the capital, but in most cases the distances are not worth to take a bus ride. Just take a bicycle! Also, the downtown with the Ljubljanica river and the castle are very picturesque during the day and in the nighttime.

– Slovenian nature and landscapes:

In the north are some alpine regions, with some watersport hot-spots like Soča and some winter sport destinations (Kranjska Gora, Planica, Pokljuka, just to name a few…), but also with some wonderful seaside (Piran, Izola, Koper). But the best thing, these destinations are in general only 1-1,5h drive away from the capital. So, you can go hiking in the alps and then just refresh yourself in the afternoon in the Adriatic Sea.

– Profs and teaching staff:

I experienced them as highly motivated not only to teach their topic, also to show us around (organize some excursions to Slovene companies) and to get in to touch with the Slovenian culture. The teaching is much more into some practical stuff than at my home university, which I really appreciate! At some point it was a little bit tricky to follow the exercises online, but I think this shouldn’t be a problem in the offline world. Anytime friendly and always opened for questions or remarks. They adapted very quick to the new circumstances of online learning and online exams, which just highlighted their open kindness.

– International office and other supporting groups:

Very warm welcomed from the international office at the faculty till the end of the semester. Always there to support you in all study questions. They also offer you some local student as your personal tutor, which is also a very cool idea in my opinion. In my opinion a lot of students from other faculties were jealous about our outstanding international office. Besides from studying also both ESN groups are just doing a great job to get to know some new people and to discover Slovenia in a group.

Also, during the “pandemia semester” I really enjoyed to study at the FME and to stay in Ljubljana and I didn’t regret it at all. I will come back definitely more than once. To be honest, at the end of the summer semester I feel a bit sorry of not being able to stay a full academic year in Ljubljana…


Anne from Erlangen

I am a Medical Engineering student in Erlangen, Germany, and came to the Fakulteta za strojništvo to study Mechanical Engineering and to experience all specialities of Slovenia.
At first I can say, that I was very impressed by the very welcoming and helpful coordinators of the International Office, as well as the tutors of the faculty. Additionally, the professors and assistants did a great job in teaching, also while being forced to lecture online during the Corona-crisis. I was also lucky to come back easily, after spending two months of Corona lockdown in my home country, so I can really recommend this amazing faculty.

On top, Ljubljana is such a cute and beautiful city which is perfect to live, study, eat, party and spend a lot of freetime in. The ESN organisation also offers a lot of trips in and around Ljubljana and Slovenia for all Erasmus students. For me, it was awesome to be able to go skiing in February and horse back riding, ziplining and canyoning in June which was all possible in only one semester. Moreover, you can easly reach a lot of other countries, such as Italy, Croatia, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and many more.
I definetly enjoyed my stay in this lovely faculty, city and country, I can recommend it to everyone looking for an ERASMUS+ destination and will surely come back again.


Jan from Brno

Unfortunalely due to corona virus I spent only 2 months in Slovenia, so I had got only short time to dicsover whole country, but in this time in enjoyed every second. At faculty of Mechanical Engineering interesting subjects with laboratiories, with friendly and willing proffesors, also International office was ready to help you with any problem. City life with Boni system for food is great, you can sit, eat and enjoy good time with your friends in many restaurants, also you can stay healthy due to riding a bike, which was for me the best transport in the city.

In Slovenia is beautifil nature, so there are thousands places for hiking. Also people in ESN organisation are very active and organise tours around Slovenia, also social events, where you can find a lot of new friends.

Overall, if I will have chance to visit Ljubljana once more, I would not hesitate.


Baptiste from Lyon

I was lucky enough to come to Ljubljana. Even if I had to shorten my stay because of the health crisis of COVID-19, these 2 months were a real pleasure. In this particular situation, teachers were here to help us and they did all their best to make the lectures and tutorials interesting even if we were all at home.

Besides that, I really enjoyed the city of Ljubljana. You can walk through the pedestrian streets, do some shopping and stop for a drink at one of the many bars along Ljubljanica river. Afterwards, a short trip to Ljubljana Castle to admire the view before enjoying a good burek in the centre of the city. Then you can go and relax at the top of the Neboticnik Skyscraper. In the evening, you can start at the Parliament pub, then have a drink at the shooters before partying at the TOP SIX, on the 6th floor of a building from which you can get a great view of the sleeping city. There is so much to see and do in Ljubljana.

And if you want more, you can easily rent a car and go on a road trip to discover the rest of Slovenia’s wonders.


Marco from Valencia

I am Erasmus student from Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) and was hosted in Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. I had a great overall experience. The professors were really willing to help and the international office was very attentive. I did here my Bachelor Thesis and everything was easy and well organized.

The city was also very welcoming and full of things to do. It is very beautiful and is amazing for sightseeing. Slovenia is also an amazing country full of nature and incredible hikes in the mountains.

I would definitely recommend coming for Erasmus toLjubljana and to Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.


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!

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.

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