FIS - Faculty of Information studies





Erasmus+ is the new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth, and Sport for 2014-2020. With the support of the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme, the Faculty of information studies in Novo mesto has exchange agreements with several Universities throughout Europe. To find out if your University has an agreement with us, please consult your home Erasmus+ coordinator. Here are some basic information about our Erasmus+ Programme: 

Erasmus+ ID: SI NOVO-ME05

Accreditation reference254360-EPP-1-2014-1-SI-EPPKA3-ECHE

Important documents:

Erasmus+ FIŠ Welcome Guide
List of courses we offer in English language
Course catalogue 
Erasmus+ Student charter
Erasmus+ Policy Statement (EPS)

What mobility activities are possible?

Student Mobility

• A study period in a programme country abroad lasting between 3 and 12 months.

• A traineeship (work placement) abroad lasting between 2 and 12 months.

Students may undertake up to 12 months’ mobility in total per academic cycle (i.e. 12 months during their Bachelor degree, 12 months during their Master’s degree etc.). Each 12-month period can consist of any combination of eligible study and/or traineeship mobilities. Additionally recent graduates may be supported to undertake a traineeship but they must be selected by their HEI during their last year of study and the traineeship must take place within 12 months of graduating.

Erasmus+ for students with access needs

Do you have access needs (physical, mental or health-related conditions)?  If yes, we invite you to disclose this information so that your needs can be addressed and you can apply for an additional grant in order to cover the extra costs which may incur during your Erasmus+ mobility. 

Staff Mobility

• Teaching periods – staff deliver teaching at another HEI abroad.

• Training  periods – staff undertake a training event or undergo job shadowing/ observation/ training in a relevant organisation abroad.

Funding can be used to support staff engaged in both HEI teaching and non-teaching roles. Staff mobility activities can last from 2 days to 2 months, excluding travel time. Staff teaching as part of their mobility must complete a minimum of 8 hours’ teaching per week.


Students participating through the Erasmus+ Programme must be nominated by their home university. All applicants for exchange at FIŠ are kindly requested to respect the APPLICATION DEADLINES (to receive your application documents by post) which are as follows:

10 June for the winter semester / academic year
10 November for the summer semester

Frequently Asked Questions

Our International office offers counselling and guidance concerning your application procedure, accommodation and integration into the new environment. You are welcome to contact us at

Information about the study process

Academic year lasts from 1st October to 30th September next year. It consists of winter (1st October – middle of February) and summer semester (middle of February – 30th September). 

The official language in all courses is Slovene, although in some courses the Erasmus+ students can communicate and work individually with teachers in English. Mixed groups of Erasmus+ and Slovene students are encouraged when group work is in question.

Each course is valued with ECTS - European Credit Transfer System. 1 ECTS credit is equivalent of approx. 30 working hours. Credits are awarded only when the course has been completed and all required examinations have been successfully taken. Examinations are valued with the Slovenian national grading scale that consists of five grades with numerical equivalents:

Grade Grade according to ECTS Grade range in % Definition
10 odlično A   excellent 95,6 – 100 Outstanding achievement  with  minor mistakes only
9  prav dobro B   very good 84,3 – 95,5 Above the average standard  but with some shortcomings 
8  prav dobro C   good 70,8 – 84,2 Generally sound work with a number of notable errors
7  dobro D   good 59,6 – 70,7 Fair but with significant shortcomings
6  zadostno E   satisfactory 55 – 59,5 Performance meets the minimum criteria only
5-1 nezadostno F   fail   Performance does not meet the minimum criteria

Before coming to Slovenia

EU/EEA citizens can enter Slovenia with a valid ID card (or passport) and then need to register at the Administrative unit if staying for more than 3 months to regulate the residence permit. Citizens of other counties can enter Slovenia with a valid passport, but before coming to Slovenia, they have to get a residence permit for studying in their own country at Slovene or other authorised embassy.

All exchange students must have health insurance during their stay in Slovenia. We advise you to arrange your health insurance in your home country. 

Living in Novo mesto

Novo mesto has two youth hostels: Youth Hostel Novo mesto (Šegova ulica 115, 8000 Novo mesto, 00 386 31 777 090, and Hostel Situla (Dilančeva ulica 1, 8000 Novo mesto, 00 386 7 394 20 00, If you prefer private accommodation and would like to live in a rented flat look for private rental accommodation. You can always check the possibilities on this web site:

Novo mesto public transport consists of 5 bus lines that operate from Monday till Saturday form 5am till 8pm. Monthly ticket costs only 9 €. Novo mesto is also connected with other cities in Slovenia with bus and train lines.

All students are eligible for student’s food coupons. There are several restaurants that offer students meal. You can find the list of the restaurants here. 

In Novo mesto there are several options for free time activities. There are sports centres Marof, Leon Štukelj, Portovald and Loka, culture centre Janez Trdina and Anton Podbevšek theatre, museums, movie centre Cineplexx, youth centre and pub LokalPatriot and other bars. There are also some festivals like Fotopub (events and workshop of photography) and Jazzinty (festival of jazz music).