1. Is the European Faculty of Law a private institution of higher education?
The European Faculty of Law (EFL) is an independent and private institution of higher education that obtained accreditation of the Council for Higher Education of the Republic of Slovenia with decision no. 1/4-2005 dated 7 July 2005. You can learn more about our Faculty in the presentation video.
2. I saw on the website that you are launching a new postgraduate programme – Alternative Dispute Resolution. When will you start carrying out the programme? What kind of a study programme is it?
The Alternative Dispute Resolution interdisciplinary postgraduate study programme offers graduates from various disciplines in the Slovenian area the option to upgrade their existing knowledge with knowledge from the field of conflict and dispute resolution and mediation, arbitration and similar procedures. We started carrying out the new study programme in the 2015/16 academic year.
3. I saw on the website that you are launching a new postgraduate programme – Civil and Commercial Law! When will you start carrying out the programme? What kind of a study programme is it?
The Civil and Commercial Law postgraduate study programme is based on interdisciplinary principles and completely follows domestic and international legal guidelines, providing an expert basis to the students for an effective and systematic expansion of acquired knowledge at the doctoral level. The programme offers the required theoretical and practical in-depth knowledge to the students for resolution of concrete expert problems in legal practice, while also introducing the students to research and development. We will start carrying out the new study programme in the 2016/17 academic year.
4. Is there an age limit for enrolment in full-time or part-time study programmes?
No. There are no age limits.
5. Is it necessary to pass entrance exams to enrol at the Faculty?
No, that is not required.
6. Is it possible for employed candidates to apply and consequently enrol for full-time study (undergraduate/postgraduate)?
7. Where can candidates obtain information about applying and taking exams from Matura subjects?
Candidates can obtain such information at any grammar school or/and at the National Examinations Centre (RIC). They can also call our Faculty.
8. When will information about limitation of enrolment to the Law undergraduate study programme be known?
Dates and information about limitation of enrolment are published on the website of the Higher Education Application and Information Service http://www.vpis.uni-lj.si/.
9. When will the results of the first round of the selection process for enrolment to the Law undergraduate study programme be known?
The candidates shall be informed about the results of the selection process by the Ljubljana Higher Education Application and Information Service after 26 July 2016 and by the Faculty after 28 July 2016.
10. When are the first, second and third round of the selection process for the Law undergraduate study programme taking place? Who can stand as candidate in this period? Where should the candidates send their first/second application to?
– The first application period is 6 February to 3 March 2017.
– The second application period is 22 August to 29 August 2017.
– The third application period is not planned for enrolment in the 1st year for the next year.
11. What is the course of enrolment in the 1st year and how will the accepted candidates be invited to enrolment?
Enrolment in the 1st year of study for candidates accepted in the first application period will take place between 26 July and 14 August 2017. For candidates accepted in the second application period, enrolment is planned between 26 and 30 September 2017.
12. Where is information about available entry places for the second application period for enrolment to the Law undergraduate study programme published?
The information is published at http://www.vpis.uni-lj.si/ .
13. What to do if I have problems with electronic application for enrolment?
For assistance in completing the electronic application, the candidates can contact:
• for problems with entering the online application with the digital certificate and electronic signing: SIGEN-CA support, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 01/4788 590
• for other technical questions related to completing the electronic application: EVŠ support, email: email@example.com.
14. I intend to transfer to the European Faculty of Law from another faculty. Which examinations will be recognized?
Candidates enroling to the Faculty according to the transfer criteria shall submit their applications for recognition of courses upon application for enrolment. Other candidates shall submit their applications for recognition of courses by the end of October. The Academic Affairs Committee shall decide on the recognition of examinations based on the submission of an original certificate of passed examinations, which shall be submitted together with the application. Students who were admitted for full-time (undergraduate) study through the Ljubljana Higher Education Application and Information Service shall submit original certificates about passed examinations upon enrolment at the Faculty.
15. I read that you are carrying out study programmes in Ljubljana. Where and when are the study programmes carried out?
The Faculty carries out its study programmes in Nova Gorica and Ljubljana. In Nova Gorica, full-time study programmes are carried out and in Ljubljana, part-time programmes are carried out. Exercises at the Law undergraduate study programme are carried out in Nova Gorica.
16. I heard that employees can study at your Faculty for free. Is this true?
The Faculty has a concession for the Law undergraduate study programme and for the Law II and Law and Management of Real Estate II postgraduate study programmes. In accordance with this, full-time studies at these study programmes are carried out free of charge. Employed candidates may apply for free full-time study at these programmes. Lectures at postgraduate and doctoral study programmes take place in the afternoon, after 4pm. The only condition is that candidates meet the entry requirements and that they have not yet used the option of full-time study in accordance with the limitations of the law governing higher education.
17. Last year, I was enroled in the 1st year of an undergraduate study programme. I was wondering if it is possible to repeat the 1st year of the (full-time) study programme based on an application, even though I only passed three examinations?
You can repeat a year of study only once, which applies for the 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of study, if you have not yet repeated a year or changed a study programme or field due to a failure to fulfil obligations in the previous study programme or field. Student applications for repeating a year of study shall be considered individually.
18. How many times am I allowed to repeat a year of study?
19. How long do part-time studies take?
Studies at the undergraduate study programmes take 3 years, at postgraduate study programmes 2 years and at doctoral study programmes 3 years.
20. Do you pause your studies automatically if you do not enter in the next year, repeat the same year or take advantage of student status extension based on a valid reason?
21. When does the examination period take place?
The examination period is set with the Faculty Study Calendar, published on the Faculty website.
22. What should I do if I cannot register for an examination – computer does not allow this?
If you cannot register for an examination, contact the Office for Student Affairs by phone during office hours or come to the Office for Student Affairs in Nova Gorica or Ljubljana in person during office hours. Outside of office hours, contact the Office for Student Affairs via email: (firstname.lastname@example.org).
23. At the lectures, we received the information that we need to register for examination in the course. What is the deadline for registering for examination?
The last day for registering for examination is seven days before the date of the examination. The day of examination is included in the deadline for application. Registration is no longer possible after the deadline because the system automatically blocks the option of registering. In the event of failure of the student information system, students can register for examination using a form for registering for examination and sending it to the Office for Student Affairs via email.
24. I have an examination today, but I am ill and am not able to attend. What can I do, so that I am not listed as attending and failing the examination?
After the deadline for exam deregistration (four days before the examination), you can deregister from the examination within eight days after the examination date by sending proper documented proof (medical excuse or confirmation of work absence) to the email of the Office for Student Affairs.
25. Am I allowed to take examinations when I pause my studies? Where do I register for examinations and when do I pay for the examinations?
Student without a student status can use the Higher Education Information System (VIS) to register for examinations. The costs of examinations shall be paid based on an invoice issued after attending the examination or an untimely exam deregistration.
26. Am I allowed to transfer to the full-time study with concession after the completed 1st or 2nd year of undergraduate part-time studies or the 1st year of postgraduate part-time studies?
Students that have already exercised the right to two full-time enrolments or a full-time enrolment and re-enrolment shall no longer have the right to enrol for full-time studies. The provisions relating to a transfer from part-time studies to full-time studies shall also apply mutatis mutandis for transfers from full-time studies to part-time studies. Students shall send applications for transferring between study types no later than 10 days before the deadline for enrolment in the next year – 20 September of the currenty year.
27. Who is eligible for status of a candidate with special needs?
The Academic Affairs Committee shall decide on assigning the status of a candidate with special needs in accordance with the adopted criteria.
28. I lost my student card. What do I need to do?
You need to cancel your student card and obtain a certificate of cancellation. Attach this certificate to the application for the issuance of a duplicate and send both the certificate and the application via email or deliver in person to the Office for Student Affairs during office hours.
29. Is it possible to study remotely – e-learning (eUniverza portal)?
Yes, this is possible. In the event of remote studies, examinations shall be carried out in person in Nova Gorica or in Ljubljana.
30. Who can decide for e-education?
Students enroling in the following programmes may decide for e-education:
– Law, undergraduate programme, 1st, 2nd and 3rd year,
– Law, postgraduate programme, 1st and 2nd year,
– Law and management of real estate, postgraduate programme, 1st and 2nd year.
31. When can I opt for e-education? At the beginning of the academic year or at any time?
You can opt for e-education at the beginning of the academic year or subsequently.
32. Where can I obtain more information about e-education?
You can find information at https://www.evro-pf.si/studij/e-studij/ or call our Office for Student Affairs.
33. Can I watch an example of lectures before opting for e-education?
You can find an example of course presentation at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOIlTaM3HBs. Upon agreement, you can also watch other recordings, published on the E-university portal, in the Office for Student Affairs.
34. Who can help me to find answers to various questions related to studies/course, if I opt for e-education?
You can turn to the Office for Student Affairs for help.
35. Do I have the option of studying abroad through the Faculty?
Yes, of course. The Faculty is a holder of the Erasmus University Charter and is actively participating in the Erasmus+ programme, which enables the exchange of students abroad for the purposes of studies or practice.
36. Which extracurricular activities does the Faculty offer?
The Faculty provides a wide range of extracurricular activities to its students. These include professional excursions, competitions, summer schools, various workshops, round tables, academic forums, guest lectures, student parties, Erasmus workshops, alumni meetings, etc. The Career Centre of the European Faculty of Law, the International Office and the Student Council provide the wide range of extracurricular activities.
37. What can you tell me about employment after graduation? What can I become or where and what can I work?
Surveys show that the majority of graduates find their first job within one year after graduation. Graduates of the Law programme – after graduating from the undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the legal field – can take the state legal examination and focus on any of the traditional legal professions (e.g. judge, prosecutor, lawyer, notary, etc.). Due to the wide applicability of knowledge, our graduates also have a lot of job opportunities both in the public and the private sector. Graduates of the Law and Management of Infrastructure and Real Estate programme are employed primarily in companies engaged in real estate, construction, energy, infrastructure and in the positions of middle and senior management in large companies. Graduates also have job opportunities in public companies, public administration, institutions, business and other industries that require specific knowledge in the field of law or law and management of real estate.
38. Are studies at the Alternative Conflict Resolution postgraduate programme sufficient to meet the criteria for inclusion on the list of mediators in court programmes in accordance with the Act on Alternative Dispute Resolution in Judicial Matters? Am I allowed to perform mediation after graduating?
The Act on Alternative Dispute Resolution in Judicial Matters (provisions on mediators) and the Rules on Mediators in Court Programmes regulate training of mediators that would like to be included in court lists (when there is a tender and if they are selected). The Rules lay down the prescribed topics of education and at least 40 hours of training.Along with the Alternative Conflict Resolution postgraduate programme, students will be able to enrol in a special training programme, the content of which will be consistent with the topics and hours of training laid down by the Rules. Our lecturers at the Alternative Conflict Resolution programme (otherwise judges and/or mediators) have already prepared a programme of minimum topics that students should listen to in this programme, perform role playing and pass a practical test, which would then lead to the students obtaining an appropriate certificate. Training for the certificate will largely coincide with the study of courses included in the syllabus of the postgraduate programme. Students will be able to “kill two birds with one stone”: passing the postgraduate course will count as a successfully completed topic in the mediator training. Hours that the students will spend listening to courses in the postgraduate programme will count as “already performed” in the mediator programme. Information on organization, price and implementation of training for mediators that will be carried out by the Faculty in parallel with or in the framework of the Alternative Conflict Resolution postgraduate programme will be published as soon as information about the interest for obtaining the certificate will be obtained (upon enrolment to the postgraduate programme).
39. What does the Agreement on Establishing the Student Exchange and the Programme of Obtaining a Double Degree from the Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, USA, bring to the students of the European Faculty of Law?
The exchange programme between the Mississippi College School of Law (MC Law) and the European Faculty of Law (EFL) is a unique opportunity for the EFL students to experience academic life and study at one of the best law schools in Mississippi, USA. This is the first international education programme in Slovenia of this Type and allows EFL students in the last year of undergraduate, postgraduate or doctoral law studies to participate in the student exchange at the MC Law. The exchange period shall start at the end of July or the beginning of August and will take place for the entire winter semester until the end of December or the beginning of January. The Agreement on Exchange brings double benefit to the EFL students. First, during the exchange, students will not be paying school fees and the European Faculty of Law will acknowledge all successfully passed courses at the American partner faculty. Second, students shall have the opportunity to extend the exchange at the MC Law for an additional payable semester, thus completing the studies and acquiring an American master’s degree. The master’s degree allows the students to take the American Legal Exam in American jurisdictions, such as New York, Washington D.C. and California, thereby improving their employment opportunities in the United States. If students simultaneously meet the academic requirements at the EFL, they can receive two degrees: Slovenian and American. For more information, please contact: email@example.com
40. Where and when should I submit a “Request for recognition of formal/non-formal education” and a certified copy of the certificate?
The completed application form “Request for recognition of formal / non-formal education”, which can be found in the Rules of study at the European Law Faculty (Annex 18) and a certified copy of the evidence,have to be sent to the European Law Faculty, Cankarjevo nabrežje 11, 1000 Ljubljana no later than 3 days before the session of the Study Commission. The Study Commission meets each 1st Wednesday of current month.