Cost of Living

Accomodation

How much does it cost to live and study as a student in Slovenia? Here are some average student costs to give you an idea. The prices are average so they can be used as a rough guide for your budget planning.

Living in a student dormitory in Slovenia is cheaper than living in private accommodation, however, it means you will share a room.

Please note!

Our faculty is a member of the University of Maribor, however, it is located in the city centre of Ljubljana.

Student Dormitories Private flats – double bed room (excluding expenses) Private flats – single bed room (excluding expenses)
€80 – €160 €100 – €130 €120 – €160

Ljubljana Students’ Residence Hall
The Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security signed an agreement with the Students’ Residence Hall of Ljubljana. The accommodation fee amounts to around 200 EUR per person per month with costs included. All rooms are designed for two people. The residence halls also feature a shared kitchen, while a fridge is available in every room. Each student is required to pay a deposit of 200 EUR for potential damage, which is reimbursed at the end of the stay, if the room is left in the same condition. Students are able to conclude a contract for the entire period of their studies.

Student Hall of Residence Ljubljana

Vič Students’ Residence Hall
Accommodation may also be found at the Vič Students’ Residence Hall (Dijaški dom Vič) in Ljubljana, however, the facility offers vacant places to domestic students first. If there are any vacancies left, they also let them to exchange students. The accommodation fee amounts to about 110 EUR per person per month with costs included. All rooms are designed for two people. There is no kitchen, but every room has a fridge. Students may conclude a contract for the entire period of their studies, however, if they change their mind and find another accommodation independently, they may terminate the contract and pay only for the actual duration of their stay.

Private accommodation
You can find below a list of websites which might help you find an apartment and give you an idea about rates:

Transportation

Another cost you might come across is transportation around the city. The cheapest way to get around is to walk, but this could take a while for longer distances. Another option is to buy an old bike. Prices are around €30 – €50, depending where you buy it.

City Buses

For transportation around by Ljubljana city buses, operated by the Ljubljanski potniški promet (LPP) public utility company, you should purchase the Urbana public transport card. The Urbana card is available from LPP ticket offices, tourist information centres and most of the city's newspaper kiosks, news-stands and post offices

The card is priced at €2.00 and can store up to €50.00 of credit to be spent on city bus fares.

'BICIKELJ' bicycle-sharing system

The BicikeLJ bicycle-sharing system gives you an opportunity to hire bikes from self-service terminals located across the wider Ljubljana city centre. BicikeLJ bikes are particularly suitable for shorter, up to an hour-long rides as hire is free if you return a hired bicycle to the nearest docking station within an hour and wait for five minutes before hiring a new one.

The use of the BicikeLJ system is practically free of charge. The only cost involved is the symbolic fee for compulsory online registration with the system, which stands at €1.00 for a week and €3.00 for a year and must be completed in advance of hiring.

Bicikelj BicikeLJ bicycle-sharing system
Visit Ljubljana – BicikeLJ bicycle-sharing system

Food

Students mainly eat in restaurants by using food coupons, so the prices are really cheap. However, the prices vary between cities and restaurants. The Republic of Slovenia contributes €2.63 per meal and the rest of the price is paid by the student. The highest price that a student has to pay after submitting a food coupon is €4.37 and the lowest price is €0 (sandwiches).

Everyone with student status in Slovenia is entitled to student meals. The cost of the meal is partially covered by the Republic of Slovenia and the remainder by the student. This ensures every student has a warm daily meal. Restaurants offer students meals which include soup, main dish, salad and fruit. Every student has to register for food coupons via online registration (the web page is in Slovene so ask your tutor for help), registration confirmation at the food coupons info point and registration of the identification device (by mobile phone). Once you are successfully registered you can use food coupons in many of the restaurants in those cities with a university.

- Subsidized students meals