Student organization of University of Maribor
The Student Organization of the University of Maribor (ŠOUM) has been established in 1959 and is a part of Slovenian Student Union. ŠOUM is a professional community of students of the University of Maribor. It is organized on the basis of the Student Community Act, adopted in 1994, and takes care of student interest and extracurricular activities and conducts student policy in the field of education, social and economic status of students and international cooperation.
The Student Presidency of the Student Organization of the University of Maribor (ŠOUM) carries out part of the extracurricular and interest activities of the students and manages the student policy. It deals with issues in individual areas of student life and performs other activities. The Student Presidency is the executive body of the Student Organization of the University of Maribor. ŠOUM also has organized professional services under the leadership of the Director, which take care of the implementation of professional tasks and provide support to the activities of the Student Union, Student Presidency, organizational units and some members of the ŠOUM Group.
Department for international affairs ŠOUM
The Department for International Affairs is, besides promoting international mobilities to local students, also here to help international students coming to Maribor. We provide support with enrolling in the subsidised meal system. We also traditionally organized Welcome Parties, International Dinners and numerous other events for international students.
We have four main departments which cover different areas of student life that work on specific projects each year as a part of an annual working plan:
Student meals are partly financed from the Republic of Slovenia and one of the main purposes of subsidised meals is providing at least one warm meal per day for each student.
Claimants of subsidised meals
Claimants of subsidised meals are individuals with the status of a student, who are members of any faculty program in the Republic of Slovenia. Also, claimants of subsidised meals are students of foreign Faculties within student exchange programmes. Conditions for them are the same as for the Slovenian students.
Value of the meals
Every meal is composed of the subsidised part and additional payment, which is paid by students themselves. A subsidy from the state currently equals 2,82 €.
How many food coupons am I entitled to?
It depends on the labour days in each month. Each student gets one food coupon per workday.
How often can I use my food coupons and what’s the procedure?
Each student can use two coupons per day, with 4 hours in between. Students use their coupons with their phones and an interface in the restaurants. The first option is by calling 1808 via Slovene SIM card and put the phone on the interface and the other one is by downloading an app, called Student meal app, signing in and pressing the blue button on the front page of the application.
Where do I apply in the system of student food coupons?
First, everyone who wants subsidised student meals must apply in webpage www.studentska-prehrana.si, where they get a red coloured number. With this number, personal ID, EMŠO number, application for enrolling and personal mobile phone they go to the Info point (PIP).
When can I use my food coupons?
Every day from 8am till 9pm. Coupons cannot be used during summer, particularly from the 15th of July till 15th of August.
Student Meal App
In 2018 Student organization of Slovenia developed an app for Android and iOS, which offers all the important information about student meals, including all the restaurants with food coupons, their opening hours, menus, coupon values, additional payments etc. Likewise, students can also use their coupons with this app.
As an Erasmus student you get a free membership for University Sport Association of Maribor (UŠZM), that goes by the slogan Zdrava Zabava (Healthy fun). With them you can enjoy at Erasmus Only Fridays, BODIFIT fitness and guided group workouts, Sport recreation at Vrbanska Hall and other fun activities you simply cannot miss. Go to their info point at Gosposvetska cesta 84 (by the Trust bar) or simply fill out online form and become a member.
All students at the University of Maribor (full-time and part-time) have provided health care, which includes preventive and curative activities. Students can get first aid in any clinic in Maribor. The student dispensary also includes a dental clinic, a laboratory and a mental hygiene clinic.
Students can seek medical help in any outpatient clinic of the Adolf Drolec Medical Center. They must arrange an appointment just like all other patients and will not be examined beforehand, except in case of emergencies.
You can find help in the outpatient clinics of the Medical Center dr. Adolf Drolc Maribor at the following locations:
– General Emergency Medical Service, Ljubljanska ulica 5,
– General ambulances Ob park 5 (ground floor and 2nd floor),
– General clinics Ul. Hostage 5 (2nd – 5th floor),
– General clinics Jezdarska ul. 10,
– General clinics Pobrežje, Cesta XIV. Division 30,
– Studenci General Clinic, Kalohova 18,
– General outpatient clinics Nova vas, Cesta proletarskih brigad 71,
– General clinics Gosposvetska c. 41,
– General clinics Tezno, Zagrebška c. 84 a,
– General outpatient clinics Kamnica, Vrbanska cesta 97.
There are three types of health insurance in Slovenia:
- voluntary (additional or supplementary),
- health insurance with assistance abroad (CORIS or ELVIA).