Category Archives: Students

Information event for exchange programmes

On Monday 10 December 2018 we organised the third Turistica ExChanges You – LIVE event, where students of Turistica, who experienced their mobility abroad and foreign students, who are currently on their exchange students programme at Turistica, shared their experience at European universities to those, who are interested to live it themselves. 

Many students joined us to discover their possibilities offered by the Erasmus+ programme and to gain useful information about the studies and life at Erasmus+ partner universities around Europe. Turistica currently operates in the Erasmus+ and Ceepus mobility schemes. The University of Primorska collaborates with universities outside the boundaries of the EU, for example: San Diego State University (USA), Ball State University (USA), Indiana (USA), SUIBE (China), JAIST (Japan), University of Queensland (Australia) and others.

Mobility is the perfect way for the students to grow on a personal level, gain valuable life experience, meet new cultures and accept new challenges, which can later on be useful while searching for an employment. The number of our students, who choose the exchange student programme, is increasing alongside the number of foreign students, who choose Turistica and completes part of their studies here. The latter teamed up on Monday as well and presented their destinations.

We thank all the participants for their collaboration and wish everyone a lot of successful mobilities in 2019!

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Orientation days for international students

The end of September was very lively at Turistica, especially in the spirit of internationality. On Thursday 27 September 2018, on World Tourism Day, the rich programme of the orientation days for foreign students at the University of Primorska had its final events at Turistica. We welcomed all the foreign students, who will occupy the lecture halls of the University of Primorska from 1 October on. The students attended the opening f the photography exhibition Kiitos Suomi (Thank you Finland) and the “Who are my fellow students?” fair.

The author of the exhibition Ana Stergulc brought us to Finland and showed us the period she spent there as an Erasmus+ student. With the exhibition she displayed Finland’s beauty and the highlights of the best period of her studies, and consequently encourage students to go on such journeys themselves.

The fair “Who are my fellow students?” features the international students of the University of Primorska, who presented their countries, cultures and customs with characteristic food and drinks, which they brought here. Thus there was a wonderful smell of delicious foreign treats. At the end, we surprised the students with the typical Istrian dish bobiči.

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Last application submissions for study programmes at Turistica

Undergraduate study programmes:

We hereby inform you that in conformity with the Call for enrolment into undergraduate study programmes in the study year 2018/19, the term for application submission for filling the available posts: 26 to 27 September 2018 until 12:00.  The application is electronic: here.  

UP FTŠ TURISTICA Available posts – 3rd Term
Cultural Tourism (UNI programmes) YES
Tourism destination management  (prof. programmes) – part-time* YES
Tourism enterprise management  (prof. programmes) – in Slovenian language No available places
Tourism enterprise management – in English language YES
Tourism (UNI programmes) YES

* The tuition fee for part-time study amounts to 2.520,00 EUR (the payment is possible through 10 monthly instalments).

Foreigners from non-EU countries and Slovenians without Slovenian citizenship can enrol as well.

Candidates shall present in person to the Student Affairs office and bring the application documents up until Thursday, 27 September 2018 on 18:00 at the latest. The Student Affairs Office will be open until that hour.

This term is intended for:

  • Candidates, who did not apply in the 1st and 2nd term,
  • Candidates, who submitted the application in the 1st and 2nd term, and did not enter any of the study programmes (listed in their application) during the selection procedure in the present year,
  • Candidates, accepted in the 1st or 2nd term to the study programme, which will not be delivered,
  • Foreigners and Slovenians without Slovenian citizenship

More information about studying in Slovenia: here.

Master programmes:

You can enrol to the full-time 2nd cycle master programmes Tourism and Heritage Tourism during the 4th term between 26 September and 27 September 2018 until 12:00 electronically on the web portal eVŠ.

The tuition fee for the part-time study programme amounts to 3.050,00 EUR (the payment is possible through 10 monthly instalments).

Candidates shall present in person to the Student Affairs office and bring the application documents up until Thursday, 27 September 2018 on 18:00 at the latest. The Student Affairs Office will be open until that hour.

Doctoral programme:

You can enrol to the 3rd cycle doctoral study programme Innovative Tourism during the 4th term between 26 September and 27 September 2018 until 12:00 electronically on the web portal eVŠ.

The tuition fee for the doctoral study programme amounts to 3.800,00 EUR (the payment is possible through 10 monthly instalments and there is the opportunity to gain and be reimbursed for all the amount by applying to the call – below).

Candidates shall present in person to the Student Affairs office and bring the application documents up until Thursday, 27 September 2018 on 18:00 at the latest. The Student Affairs Office will be open until that hour.

 Public Call for co-funding tuition fees in doctoral studies at the University of Primorska for accademic year 2018/2019

More information about the studies: here.  Information about the enrolment for foreign citizens: here.

Information brochure: Welcome to Portorož, Welcome to Turistica

Orientation days 2018

We will soon be able to say: “Welcome to Turistica, the University of Primorska, Welcome to Slovenia and Welcome to the Slovenian coast!”

If you are wondering where you are moving to, how will the things look like and if there is anyone to support you, we can just say: “DON’T WORRY. WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED!”

What you can do, is come to Koper, Izola or Piran a few days before the semester starts and we’ll show you around the area, you’ll be able to meet professors, researchers, fellow students and arrange the necessary paperwork. It’s what we call ORIENTATION DAYS.

WHEN: 27 September – 1 October

WHO FOR: New international students (both degree-seeking and mobile)

ORGANISERS: University of Primorska, all faculties, Students Organisation of the University of Primorska, Erasmus Student Network Primorska

ANYTHING SPECIAL? Yes, bring local snacks, food and/or drinks for the country fair on Thursday!


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28th Graduation Ceremony for Turistica’s Graduates

Category: Celebration Students

You are kindly invited to attend the

28th Graduation Ceremony for Turistica’s graduates,

on Wednesday, 18 April 2018, at 12.00

in the Lecture Hall nr. 001 in Portorož, Obala 11a.

The diplomas will be awarded to those students,

who graduated during the period: 1 june 2017 – 25 january 2018.

Graduates received their invitations by regular mail.

Students visit the Ecological Olive Farm Gramona

Category: Culture Students

In the frame of the Sustainable Tourism course, taught by assist. prof. Simon Kerma, our Erasmus students visited the ecological olive farm Gramona in Seča, a pleasant location above the Sečovlje Salina Nature Park. A complementary activity of the farm is also boutique (eco)tourism, which is taken care of by Andy and Nina Froggatt. The students visited the olive and persimmon (kaki) farm, tried to harvest the indigenous Štorta olive (for jar storage) and learned about the correct way of tasting olive oil. They also tried other local/Istrian delights.

The pictures speak for themselves …


Foto: Daniela Alemeida de Fonseca in Sveinn Skorri Höskuldsson

Turistica student to represent Slovenia at ASEM conference

Category: Interesting Students

Megan Božič, student at Turistica, was selected through a public call among thousands to participate at the 13th Foreign Ministers’ Meeting for member states of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF). This year the conference will be held between 15 and 20 November in Myanmar. She will deliver a speech on Tourism and Terrorism.

Slovenia became a member of the ASEF Foundation by joining the EU in 2004 and has been involved in their activities ever since. By bringing various current issues to light these activities contribute to political and academic dialogue.

In conjunction with the 13th Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, students will attend the 8th Model ASEM political simulation and step into the shoes of foreign ministers and thus have a unique chance to discuss and exchange perspectives on current political issues related to both continents. The slogan of this year’s conference is “Strengthening Partnership for Peace and Sustainable Development”. Through role-playing, research activities, case studies and practical training student will enforce their diplomacy and negotiation skills and consensus-building and public speaking abilities.

Megan Božič, student at Turistica

Megan Božič is a 3rd year student at Turistica (Tourism Enterprise Management programme). She has always been interested in international relations, diversity of world cultures, travelling and languages, and thus decided to study tourism. “I like working with people and I see tourism as a branch that offers a lot of employment possibilities to the youth, at home and abroad,” Megan said.

She will attend the conference within the thematic group “Joint Efforts in Combatting Terrorism” with a speech on Tourism and terrorism, which is quite a current topic if we relate to the events the world has been experiencing lately. She applied to the call with a rather critical eye and in hope of gaining an international experience that would enrich her on the personal and professional level.  “When I found out that I was selected and that I will represent Slovenia at the international conference in Asia, I was amazed. 4200 candidates applied from 51 states and among them 150 candidates were selected, including me. I am very proud to represent my country at this great international event and take this task as an exceptional honour. I expect to gain a lot of knowledge, get to know the country, have the opportunity to meet young diplomats from many foreign countries, test my skills in public speaking and particularly live an unforgettable experience, that in the future will most certainly improve my understanding of relations between countries,” Megan said about the great opportunity that awaits her.





MOOC “Tourism Management at World Heritage Sites”

We are pleased to announce that the enrolment to the MOOC “Tourism Management at World Heritage Sites”, offered by the Universities members of the UNESCO UNITWIN network “Culture, Tourism, Development” is now open! What a great opportunity!

The MOOC introduces tourism at UNESCO World Heritage Sites by covering Communication Technologies, Economy, Management and Planning, etc. It is directed to policy makers, site managers, students and people active in the tourism industry.

The course comprises 8 modules (one each week) and all materials will be available for 1 year. After successfully completing the course, you will receive a free course completion certificate.

assoc. prof. Aleksandra Brezovec

Turistica’s associate professor Aleksandra Brezovec is among the pedagogical team that will  spread their knowledge in tourism.

The MOOC is open for everyone, especially professions involved in tourism.

More information here.

Extended deadline: co-financing of PhD studies

We hereby inform you that the application deadline for the public call for PhD studies co-financing in 2017 has been extended.

The new deadline is Wednesday, 25 October 2017.

The application forms are here.

Congratulations students!

Category: Sports Students

The landmark 20th autumnal sports and entertainment event “Čista desetka”, organised by the Primorska University Sport Association and Student Organisation of the University of Primorska was held in Koper on Wednesday 18 October 2017. Turistica’s students did a great job:

1st place in Bowling
1st place in the card game “Briškola”
1st and 2nd place in Ludo
2nd place in Darts (men)
2nd and 3rd place in Darts (women)
3rd and 4th place in Mini golf
4th place in Volleyball (mixed)

We thank and congratulate all students who participated as well as supporters in the crowd.

Photo: Student Council of Turistica