Slovenia (SloMSIC) - Maribor
Anaesthesia, Dermatovenerology, Emergency Medicine, Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Internal Medicine – Nephrology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Paediatrics - Surgery, Pathology, Surgery – General Surgery, Surgery – Maxillo-facial Surgery, Surgery – Neurosurgery, Surgery – Orthopedics, Surgery – Plastic Surgery, Surgery – Thoracic Surgery, Surgery -Vascular Surgery, Surgery – Cardiovascular Surgery, Traumatology, Urology, Radiology
January, March, April, May, July, August, September, October, November, December
Student dormitory
Same EC apply as in NMO Exchange Conditions.
Šućur Minea

Maribor is the capital of the region Styria (Štajerska) and the second largest city in Slovenia with an estimated population of 95.600 residents. The city is small, surrounded by the Pohorje hills on one side and wineyard hills on the other. Through the town flows the river Drava.

Maribor offers a rich wine tradition with the oldest vine in the world, a great city pulse with its flourishing cultural history, one of the most beautiful city parks in Europe, the green Pohorje hills with various possibilities for exploring, recreation and relaxation and events like Festival Lent, the Old Vine Festival, Festival Maribor, the theatre festival Borstnikovo sre


During your visit, you will be working at our hospital UKC Maribor. The hospital has had the status of a teaching hospital since the 1980s. First it served as a learning base for the medical students in Ljubljana. With the establishment of the medical faculty in Maribor (2004) it became a university medical centre and a learning base for students of the medical faculty, Faculty of Health Sciences in Maribor, the Secondary School for Healthcare and Cosmetics in Maribor, and others

You can find more information here.

Avaliable projects in July 2018:
  • Confocal calcium imaging in acute mouse pancreatic tissue slices (Physiology department, Medical faculty, University of Maribor),
  • Genetic and pharmacogenomic basis of chronic autoimmune and inflammatory diseases (Centre for Human Molecular Genetics and Pharmacogenomics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Maribor),
  • Metric Characterisation and Disease Correlated Evaluation of Immuno-histologic Markers Expression in Tissue Slices (Institute for Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Medical faculty, University of Maribor).


Avaliable projects in August 2018:


At the arrival you will be given a slovenian SIM cart for mobile phone so you will not spend a lot of money when talking to your tutor or other exchange student. 

You will be given 5 coupons per week in order to receive a free lunch at the hospital canteen during the day.

When you go out to eat you must have your mobile phone with Slovenian SIM card and ID card with you because with them you can prove that you are a student and so you don’t have to pay a full price for a meal due to a subsidy provided by the country. You can use your subvention every 4 hours. The meal usually costs around 2,00 - 4,00 €.

You will be staying in a student dorm or at a Slovenian student’s apartment which is not far from hospital where you will be having your clerkship.

How to get to Maribor? And getting around in Maribor?

Airports like Ljubljana, Venice, Vienna and Zagreb are not far from Maribor. You can use train, bus or GoOpti to come to Maribor.

Here are some important links:

Airport Ljubljana
Airpots nearby
Rent a bike in Maribor

Before you will come to Slovenia we will send you more detailed information about how to get to Maribor from the nearest airports (Ljubljana, Vienna, Zagreb, Venice).

So what can I do when I'm not working?
Your contact person and the summer reception team will work their socks off for the entire month to prepare an interesting and fun program for afternoons and evenings. So don’t worry, you won’t be left alone (unless you really want to)!

Maribor isn’t the capital, so social life is probably a lot more boring there?
Absolutely not! Au contraire, if you decide to be adventurous and spend your exchange in Maribor, you’re in for a treat: one of the best and biggest multicultural festivals in Europe (Lent) takes place there every July. With that selection of great events available, it’s impossible to be bored!

And during the weekends?
At least two weekend trips will be organized – one to the seaside, and one to the mountains in the north of Slovenia. Both will be full of fun, beautiful nature, fascinating cultural attractions, new insights into our dear country, crazy adventures as well as swimming and lying in the sun, and of course partying with your fellow exchange students all night long. United Social Program weekend in July is a great opportunity to meet the students on exchange in the other town as well.We strongly recommend you join in!
The first and the last weekend of the month can be quite chaotic with everyone flying in and trying to get acquainted to new surroundings//leaving and packing frantically, so we’ll go easy on you. And if you still have a weekend off and can’t think of anything to do – of course Slovenia is the most beautiful country of them all, but why not take a trip to Venice, world-famous Italian city on water, or Vienna, the majestic old capital of Austria, magnificent Budapest, or perhaps explore the charming coastline of Croatia? They’re all just a few hours drive away from Maribor!

Do I have to pay extra for all these activities?
Yes, so keep in mind to save up some extra money for your weekend trips!


Our summer reception team will organize 3 weekend trips and try to show you the most beautiful places in our country:

Lake Bled: Take a rest on one of the benches and enjoy the view on the lake with an island and the Karavanke mountains in the distance, and observe the ducks and swans playing on the surface of the lake.

Postojna cave is a network of 20 kilometres of passages, galleries and chambers into which experienced guides have accompanied more than 35 million visitors in the last 188 years. It is the largest cave in the “classic karst” and the most vis¬ited show cave in Europe. In 1872 railway lines were laid in the cave; electricity arrived in 1884. Today you begin your visit aboard the cave train; the electric lighting allows you to admire the size and splendour of the underground world, where the geological past is recorded in a unique manner.

Ljubljana castle (Ljubljanski grad) is the most spectacular sight of Ljubljana. There is proven evidence that the hill on top of which it is situated was inhabited back in the 12th century BC Preserved from this early period of settlement are the remains of the Urn Tomb culture.

Savica waterfall: Bohinj Lake has numerous inflows, the most important one is the Savica. Its water bursts from the underground of the Dolina sedmerih jezer (The Seven Triglav Lakes Valley) in the walls of Komar