How to study abroad?

If you’re thinking about studying abroad, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve summarised four key points to help you before you go abroad.

1. choice of study

At the start, you should think about the right course of study for you. Depending on your talents and aspirations, you roughly set your course of study. Now you start looking for universities that offer it. In the EU, this is quite easy, as the university system is well integrated. You can access the websites of all the educational institutions in the EU area via the following link : https://www.study.eu. It can take a lot of your time to choose, but it is also the most worthwhile as you will be in the area for at least 2 years (in the case of the MA). Once you’ve made your choice, let’s move on:

2. conditions and final decision

Once you’ve decided on your course and university, one of the biggest challenges is preparingyour transcript or application. Each university has its own entry requirements, which are always listed on its website. For information on financial support, please visit: https://cutt.ly/tk7BLyE. There are many possibilities, so take the time to do your research. Of course, it’s easiest to search if you have the most concrete idea of what you want. To help you find scholarships and financial support, you may find this website useful: https://www.scholarshipportal.com/#basic.

3. Application and documentation

The course of study and the university are decided, and scholarship applications are sent. Now it’s finally your turn to enrol at the university of your choice in the EU country of your choice. Each university has its own entry deadlines, sometimes different for foreign students than for nationals. You usually need to fill in an application form, a cover letter and copies of documents such as your school leaving certificate and proof of foreign language skills. The university documents are translated and certified by a sworn court interpreter(s), who guarantee the authenticity of the translated documents with their seal. You can do this here: https://euro-lingua.si/si/sodno-overjeni-prevodi/. By now you will know whether you need proof of foreign language skills to get into university, which is often the case for social sciences. Sometimes a higher level of the Baccalaureate and/or a language test organised by the university (usually at B2 level) is already valid. If you need to take an internationally recognised foreign language certificate and your country of choice is Austria, Germany or Switzerland, you can contact us and benefit from a 5% discount on the ÖSD exam when you buy through our online shop: https://euro-lingua.si/si-college/izpiti-osd/.

4. ACCOMMODATION AND DEPARTURE

So. Once you’ve ticked off all the entry requirements, sent in your application and finally received a positive reply from the university, all that’s left are the final preparations for departure. The best way to find out about living abroad is to contact the university of your choice, which often offers rooms in well-equipped halls of residence. Some countries also have a “buddy system”(https://unigraz.esnaustria.org/be-buddy) which offers advice from older students on living, studying and living in the city of your choice. P.s.: If you’re going abroad for more than 3 months, don’t forget to register your temporary residence with your country of choice.

5. What else needs to be done before I go abroad?

  • If you are going abroad for more than three months, you must notify the administrative unit of your temporary departure and your temporary residence in the foreign country (for more information, see the eGovernment portal),
  • If you are moving abroad permanently, you must declare your permanent residence in the Republic of Slovenia at the administrative unit or local office (for more information, see the eGovernment portal).
  • It is also important that you inform all the institutions you work with: bank, Social Security, post office, etc.

Voila in au revoir.

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