1. Is the European Faculty of Law a private institution of higher education?
New university 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. Where is the faculty based? Can I attend lectures in other locations as well?
The faculty is based in Nova Gorica, and you can also attend lectures at the study center of the faculty in Ljubljana.
3. Is the European Law Faculty a member of the New University?
Yes, the European Law Faculty became a member of the New University in 2017.
4. Is the European Law Faculty a private higher education institution, what does that mean?
Yes, the European Law Faculty is a private higher education institution, which means that its founder is a private legal entity. With the exception of the distinction regarding the founder of the Faculty, there are no other differences between private and public higher education institutions.
5. When is the Students Affairs Office open and where is it?
The Students Affairs Office is located at the seat of the faculty in Nova Gorica and in the study center in Ljubljana. You can come in person at the office in Nova Gorica from Monday to Thursday, between 8:30 and 15:30 or on Friday from 8:30 to 14:30, and at the office in Ljubljana from Monday to Friday, between 8:30 and 17 hours. Office hours by phone are in Nova Gorica from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 12 noon and in Ljubljana from Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 12 noon and from 2 pm to 5 pm.
6. How are students organized within the faculty?
Students have their representatives in the bodies of the faculty provided by the Student Council. Among other things, the Student Council takes care of various student events – excursions, competitions and the like.
7. Where is the faculty library and what is its schedule?
The University Library of the New University is located in Ljubljana, at Mestni trg 23, and is open from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm.
8. When does the Study Commission meet?
As a rule, the study commission meets every first Wednesday of the month, with no meetings during the summer holidays (August).
9. By when and to what address do I have to submit an application to the study committee?
The application shall be sent to the Study Commissions no later than 3 days before the meeting at the Faculty of European Law, Mestni trg 23, 1000 Ljubljana.
10. Is there an age limit for enrolment in full-time or part-time study programmes?
No. There is no age limits.
11. Is it necessary to pass entrance exams to enrol at the Faculty?
No, that is not required.
12. Is it possible for employed candidates to apply and consequently enrol for full-time study (undergraduate/postgraduate)?
13. 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.
14. 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/.
15. How and where can I apply for the study program?
You can apply for the study program only through the eVŠ portal, where you can also view more detailed instructions. If you have any problems with the application, we can be reached for help on the telephone number: 01 251 44 80 (83) or 05 338 44 00 (03) during the office hours or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .si, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
16. When is the registration restriction information known?
Data on the restriction of enrollment in undergraduate study programs are known in the week after the publication of the matura results. Data on the restriction of enrollment in postgraduate study programs are known in the week after the last day of the possibility of applying for postgraduate study programs.
17. I come from Macedonia / Serbia / Bosnia and Herzegovina / Kosovo / Montenegro and I would like to enroll at your faculty. I’m wondering if I can enroll in full-time study?
Yes, you can enroll in the regular way of study, on the basis of bilateral agreements that the Republic of Slovenia has signed with the countries of the former Yugoslavia.
You can enroll in enrollment places provided for foreign nationals.
18. In how many installments can I pay for part-time tuition?
In principle, the candidate can choose between two to six installments.
19. By when do I have to pay the registration fee?
The registration fee must be paid by the candidate by the time of enrollment.
20. 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?
20. When does the examination period take place?
The examination period is set with the Faculty Study Calendar, published on the Faculty website.
21. 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).
22. 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.
23. I have an exam today, but I am ill and I 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.
24. 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.
25. 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.
26. 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.
27. 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.
28. Do you offer e – learning?
E-learning takes place via the euniverza.eu web portal, which is accessible to students of New University members free of charge and listens to lectures. Distance learning serves as an aid in preparing for exams and is especially suitable for those who, due to their unpredictable schedule, find it more difficult to attend lectures and thus be able to adjust the schedule to themselves. Exams in distance learning also take place on site, in the classical form.
29. 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.
30. Where can I find information on the Erasmus + program of the European Law Faculty of the New University?
All information about the Erasmus + mobility program can be found on the faculty’s website dedicated to the Erasmus + program, HERE.
31. Is there any age limit for participating in the Erasmus exchange?
There is no age limit for Erasmus + mobility projects for students and staff in higher education. Eligible participants are students enrolled in a higher education institution and in a study that ends with a recognized level of education or other recognized tertiary level qualification (up to and including the doctoral level). In the case of mobility for study, students must be enrolled in at least the second year of higher education during the implementation of the mobility. This condition does not apply to practices. New higher education graduates can participate in internships between Program countries. New graduates must be selected by their higher education institution in the last year of study, and they must complete and complete an internship abroad within one year of graduating.
32. What types of Erasmus + exchanges are there?
Student mobility is possible in any field / in any academic discipline. The Erasmus + program enables student mobility for study or internship purposes. Students can take exams at a partner institution as part of their study obligations, or prepare a final thesis. They can also provide practical training with appropriate providers. The duration of studies abroad can last from a minimum of 3 months to a maximum of 12 months per individual study level. The duration of the internship abroad can last from a minimum of 2 months to a maximum of 12 months per individual study level. More information on the Erasmus + program can be found on the website of the European Commission (Erasmus +) and the website of the European Faculty of Law (Erasmus +).
In order to ensure high-quality mobility activities with the greatest possible impact on students, the mobility activity must be compatible with the student’s needs for diploma learning and personal development. Students can perform any of the activities described below or a combination of these activities:
Mobility for study purposes: the period of study abroad may also include an internship. Such a combination creates synergies between academic and professional experience abroad and can be organized differently depending on the circumstances: whether the activities take place one after the other or at the same time. The combination is subject to the rules for the allocation of funds and the minimum duration of study mobility;
Internship mobility: Internships abroad in the company or in any other suitable job are possible. Work placements abroad during post-secondary and first, second and third cycle studies and, in the case of mobility in Program countries, no later than one year after the student’s graduation are also supported. This also includes “assistantships” for future teachers.
33. Who can go on an Erasmus exchange and what are the conditions?
Eligible participants for study or internship mobility are students enrolled in a higher education institution and in a study that ends with a recognized level of education or other recognized tertiary level qualification (up to and including the doctoral level). In the case of mobility for study, students must be enrolled in at least the second year of higher education during the implementation of the mobility. This condition does not apply to practices. New higher education graduates appointed by the higher education institution in the last year of study may participate in internships between the countries of the Program.
34. What other exchange opportunities do I have besides Erasmus?
In addition to the Erasmus program, the European Law Faculty of the New University provides students with an International Study Exchange at the University of St. Louis, Washington. The exchange agreement allows master students of the European Law School, New University, to go on a study exchange in the USA for one year and obtain an LL.M. The study is paid, as half of the tuition is covered by the University of St. Louis, and half has to be covered by the student himself.
To apply, candidates must submit:
- application form (available on the WashULaw website: (www.law.wustl.edu)
- recommendation letter;
- certificate of passed exams in English;
- Proof of English, (Minimum: 84 TOEFL or 6.5 IELTS), (WashULaw TOEFL code: 6929)
35. 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.
36. 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.