Refugees from Ukraine can study at University of Maribor
Maribor, 24 March - The University of Maribor has enabled Ukrainian students who had to leave their country due to the war to enrol temporarily in its study programmes without tuition under a student exchange scheme. They can also apply for scholarships that will cover their living expenses for the first few months in Slovenia.
The university said in a press release on Thursday that it was looking for solutions that would provide support for students, university teachers, researchers and other staff from Ukraine affected by the war.
It has established a single entry point in English and Slovenian, and opened the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org for all questions.
"As enrolment is not possible during the academic year, we cannot formally enrol Ukrainian students, but we will integrate them in the study process as part of the Erasmus student exchanges for a transitional period," the university said.
The work done during this period will be recognised as part of the formal enrolment in study programmes for the 2022/23 academic year, by which time the integration of Ukrainian students in tertiary education is planned to be systemically regulated.
The university is looking to provide accommodation to Ukrainian students in dormitories, centres for extracurricular activities and other suitable state-owned facilities.
Ukrainian students can apply for scholarships, and the student status allows them to get subsidised meals and do student work. The association of psychology students in Maribor has offered them private therapy talks in English free of charge.
The university has also enabled higher education teachers, associates and researchers from Ukraine to join the teaching and research work, and research and development projects as part of the Erasmus+ programme.