Maribor, where one of the four Slovene universities is, was first mentioned in historical documents as a town in the year 1257. The beginnings of higher education in Maribor are connected to Anton Martin Slomšek, the bishop of the Lavantine diocese in St. Andraž in Carinthia. The bishop moved the seat of the diocese to Maribor in 1859 and opened a new seminary and religious school in the city. This was the first institution of higher education in Maribor and a forerunner of the present day university.

The first institution of the present-day university (the Faculty of Theology does not form a part of the University of Maribor) was the School of Economics and Commerce, which was founded in 1959 and offered a two-year programme of study. In 1961 the Association of Institutions of Higher Education in Maribor was formed. The organizational model of the Association and its relations with the faculties and its institutions was similar to the traditional model of university organization. After the individual schools developed into faculties, it was only a matter of time before the Association of Institutions of Higher Education became a university. The Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia confirmed the university status of the institutions of higher education in Maribor in 1975.

Over time, these developed into the following faculties:

Some lectures for students in the Erasmus programme are given in English and some courses are available only in the tutorial system. For more information, contact the Erasmus coordinator at the faculty of your choice.

University address:  
Slomškov trg 15
2000 Maribor

Telephone: +386 (0)2 2355280
Telefax: + 386 (0)2 2355211

Click HERE for more information about the University and faculties.


The International Relations Office coordinates international academic cooperation at the University of Maribor. To international exchange students it offers counselling and guidance concerning your application procedure, accommodation and integration into the new environment.

Coordinators for each faculty can be found HERE

You are welcome to visit – Rectorate, room 112.
Contact: T: 02 23 55 342 or E: