More information about studying at Faculty of management

The academic year begins on October 1st and ends on September 30th. The academics year consists of two semesters – the autumn and the spring semester. The autumn semester lasts from October until mid-February and the spring semester from mid-February until the end of June. Each semester is divided into two quarters. For details see Academic Calendar 2019/2020.

Full time study programmes are held in accordance with the academic calendar. Classess for undergraduate programmes are usually held in the morning. For master studies classses are held in the afternoon.

Part time study are usually based on a special schedule that is designed for courses to be delivered sequentially, with the exam at the end. In some cases part time students are taking classes together with full time students.

Students who are taking part in exchange mobility programmes sometimes have a schedule adapred for them. In some cases they take classes together with full time students.

Examination and grading regulations at the UP level have been accepted by the Senate. At UP FM level, we have amended the regulations in view of specific procedures and content of programmes. Methods of assessment differ by course and are defined in the syllabus of each course. A final grade can consist of different types of examinations or assessments. Professors assign students their final grade upon completing all obligations within the course.

The examination for full-time students is carried out four times a year – after each quarter. Teaching and testing of part-time students is carried out consequently for each of the subjects (the lectures are followed by examinations).

Three examination periods are planned each academic year (Winter – end of January until end of February, Spring – June-July, Autumn – August-September)

Students can repeat a written examination 3 times in one academic year as per Slovenian legislation.

For students with special needs, the methods of assessment can be adapted, taking into consideration their special needs (for e.g. dyslexia, hearing or visual hindrance), this is a decision of the course co-ordinator or when appropriate by the Board for Student Affairs.



Time of arrival

When beginning your studies in autumn, you should arrange your arrival in Koper (visa/residence permit/ housing) in a way that you arrive before the first week of October.

You will be informed by the admission office when studies begin. Usually at the beginning of the academic year, we organise an orientation period for new students so you can get acquainted with your study environment and the faculty in advance and your studies can begin smoothly.

Access to the student information system

You get access to the student information system upon enrolment before arriving. Syllabuses for courses will be posted in the e-classroom so you can prepare for your student obligations in advance. You should get acquainted with the academic calendar academic regulations, higher education grading system.



Students' learning achievements at the Faculty of Management are graded according to the following system:


Slovenian grading scheme
ECTS grading scheme
Description of the grades

10 (excellent)


Outstanding performance with only minor errors

9 (very good)


Above the average standard but with some errors

8 (good)


Generally sound work with a number of notable errors

7 (satisfactory)


Fair, but significant shortcomings

6 (sufficient)


Performance meets the minimum criteria

1-5 (fail)


Some more work required before the credit can be awarded

The credits for a particular course stand in relation to a total amount of work in an academic year. 60 credits represent the workload of one academic year of study and 30 credits of a semester. Credits are awarded only when the course has been completed and all required examinations have been passed.



Regulation on examinations have been accepted by the University Senate and the Faculty Senate and can be downloaded here.

Regulations on preparing and presenting a Master’s thesis have also been accepted by the Senate. Students can begin working on their thesis when they have completed all courses the only exemption is the presentation of their portfolio. Before presenting the thesis all study obligations have to be completed.

All UP and UP FM regulations are in accordance with the Statute of the University and the Slovenian legislation in the field of higher education.



Teaching is carried out in different forms such as lectures, seminars, group work and independent study - all supported by information and communications technology and e-learning environment. The teaching and learning process is based on proactive methods and stimulates the students to critically evaluate the knowledge acquired. Lectures for exchange students offered in English are usually carried out in smaller groups (15 students) and the students are encouraged to actively participate during the lectures. If a course is chosen by less than 10 students, teaching is carried out in a form of individual consultations.
The Faculty offers state-of-the-art technical equipment for the purposes of education and research activities. Its' teachers, assistants, researchers and other employees are given access to advanced information technologies and resources. Students can carry out all the necessary administrative procedures on-line including enrolment, exam application and application withdrawal. E-learning is also supported by the information and communication technology while some of the study courses enable students to take on-line examinations.
Tutorship is a support arrangement for international students at the faculty. To foster integration into the new society and culture a  tutor will welcome an exchange student at the time of their arrival to Koper. A tutor is a student of the UP Faculty of Management Koper who volunteers to help you settle in during the first days of your stay in Slovenia. They will help you with practical matters such as registration with the local authorities, advise you on where to shop and introduce you to the University's premises. A tutor will do their best to make your stay pleasant.
There are two dimensions of tutoring:
  • student tutors are regular students enrolled at the faculty who will help new students settle into their new environment; and
  • a teacher tutor helps students with study-related issues.
For information about international student enrolment please contact the UP Faculty of management International Office. The International Office provides also support to incoming and outgoing students within the framework of the Erasmus+ international student exchange programme and other frameworks. Students willing to study at the Faculty will get information on application deadlines and procedures, as well as necessary support regarding visas and other information related to studying and living in Slovenia. 

An inspiring multicultural environment at the crossroads of Slovenia, Italy, and Croatia offers multiple opportunities to students.

Students can apply for student exchanges to more than 70 universities in Europe through Erasmus and Ceepus programmes.


Various seminars in multiple disciplines and areas of interest are held throughout the year at the university free of charge as are themed lectures by guest speakers from all over the world.

A student conference is held once a year at the faculty that gives postgraduate students the opportunity to present papers, projects, and other study-related work. Two scientific publications give students opportunities to publish their work at the faculty.


The Student Organization (called ŠOUP) keeps students well informed on various issues related to student life. It actively participates with the local community and co-operates with other faculties. ŠOUP vision is to ensure a varied and a high-quality programme of social activities which suits the majority of students. ŠOUP is in charge of the students' social life as it organises sports activities (basketball, volleyball, aerobics, table tennis, etc.) and social events (dance courses, film screenings, travelogues, fresher's parties,  etc.).

The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is a group of students at the University of Primorska that is a part of the ESN International which helps incoming students with their integration into the local environment.



Students receive a student identification card that allows entrance to various University facilities. The card also provides discounts on purchasing entrance tickets to swimming pools, fitness clubs, museums and a selected array of means of public transport.
Slovene language course is organised in Ljubljana and Koper free of charge for Erasmus students one month before the begining of each semester.



Scholarship opportunities for studying in Slovenia


Scholarship opportunities for studying abroad



Students have many opportunities to learn and upgrade their education according to their personal interests at FM such as:

Summer schools, Workshops and public lectures, Master or PhD Programme, Professional and scientific Conferences etc.



Career support and placement opportunities

Networking events with enterprises and CEOs

During both years of the degree, we run networking events with our Careers Service to deliver a Professional Development Programme in parallel with the academic curriculum. 

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