The Scholarship Fund was established by the University of Primorska (UP) in 2008, and is unique in the Slovenian higher education area. Its aim is to reward and encourage the best students at UP, establish contacts between students and employers during the course of their studies, and to provide employment opportunities for these students as soon as they graduate. The objective of the Fund is to support all UP students in achieving the best results during their studies and facilitate the transition to the labour market immediately after completing their studies. The Fund also plays an important role in the transfer of knowledge between UP and the economy. In the period from its establishment until today, more than 500 scholarships have been awarded by the Fund.
Due to the current difficult social situation, we are facing a larger number of people with recognized international protection or temporary protection for displaced persons also due to the war in Ukraine. UP is committed to taking a step towards this vulnerable group in distress. The University is aware of the importance of including foreigners into the new environment and its studies. Among its students, more than 17.5% are foreign citizens and UP also accepts more than 150 visiting professors and researchers per year.
In addition to the annual call for students, UP announces an additional Public call for scholarships from the Scholarship Fund of the University of Primorska for people with recognized international protection or temporary protection for displaced persons, with which the UP wants to help with their integration into the new environment and society. At the same time it also wants to encourage the students towards the best possible academic success.
Investors in the Fund are University partners who are aware of the importance of investing in knowledge. In fact, each of their investments pays off in the long run. Partners can be actively involved in all Fund procedures by developing criteria for identifying profiles that meet their needs, and through further cooperation with the selected scholarship holder, they co-create the most suitable staff, that is rich in knowledge and with fresh ideas.
Partners can also act as donors and contribute funds to the Fund for scholarships, but they do not need to be involved in the procedures, which are properly handled by the UP.
More information about the Fund available at this link.
You are kindly invited to join us!
For more information you can contact:
Career Center of the University of Primorska, center for Lifelong Learning and Career Orientation
Tel. number: +386 5 61 17 636,