International info

International Cooperation and Student Exchange

CONTACT

Mr. Simon Janša
Telephone: +386 (0)7 39 34 706
E-mail: simon.jansa (at) vsgrm.unm.si



ERASMUS CHARTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION 2014-2020

Landscape Governance College Grm Novo mesto has been awarded of the Erasmus Charter or Higher Education 2014-2020 (ECHE) on 1st December 2014. 


Accreditation reference: 269942-EPP-1-2015-1-SI-EPPKA3-ECHE

Erasmus ID: SI NOVO-ME12



WHAT MOBILITY ACTIVITES ARE POSSIBLE?

Student Mobility


• A study period in a programme country abroad lasting between 3 and 12 months.

• A traineeship (work placement) abroad lasting between 2 and 12 months.

Students may undertake up to 12 months’ mobility in total per academic cycle (i.e. 12 months during their Bachelor degree). Each 12-month period can consist of any combination of eligible study and/or traineeship mobilities. Additionally recent graduates may be supported to undertake a traineeship but they must be selected by their HEI during their last year of study and the traineeship must take place within 12 months of graduating.

Staff Mobility

• Teaching periods – staff deliver teaching at another HEI abroad.

• Training periods – staff undertake a training event or undergo job shadowing/ observation/ training in a relevant organisation abroad.

Funding can be used to support staff engaged in both HEI teaching and non-teaching roles. Staff mobility activities can last from 2 days to 2 months, excluding travel time. Staff teaching as part of their mobility must complete a minimum of 8 hours’ teaching per week.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our International office offers counselling and guidance concerning your application procedure, accommodation and integration into the new environment. You are welcome to contact us.


CURRICULUM

The first cycle professional degree in Landscape Management lasts for three years (six semesters) and is awarded with 180 ECTS. The programme is formed between common compulsory/required courses (1st, 2nd, 3rd year) and elective courses (2nd and 3rd year). In the fifth semester students choose three of seven modules. Each module includes two modular courses. The sixth semester is intended for writing and defending the undergraduate diploma thesis. Students will perform professional practice in 2nd year. 

YEAR ONE

1. Basics of European Agricultural Law (Obligatory course, UP_VS_01)
2. Computing and informatics in farming (Obligatory course, UP_VS_02)
3. Professional terminology in foreign language (Obligatory course, UP_VS_03)
4. Business calculus and statistics (Obligatory course, UP_VS_04)
5. Economics (Obligatory course, UP_VS_05)
6. Sustainable development with emphasis on natural resources (Obligatory course, UP_VS_06)
7. Entrepreneurship and marketing (Obligatory course, UP_VS_07)
8. Organization and business (Obligatory course, UP_VS_08)
9. Basics of plant production (Obligatory course, UP_VS_09)
10. Basic of livestock husbandary (Obligatory course, UP_VS_10)
11. Integrated development of the countryside (Obligatory course, UP_VS_11)
12. Logistics in agriculture (Obligatory course, UP_VS_12)

YEAR TWO

OBLIGATORY COURSES
1. Optional Course 1
2. Plant physiology and plant nutrition (Obligatory course, UP_VS_13)
3. Optional Course 2
4. Wildlife and forest management (Obligatory course, UP_VS_14)
5. Professional practice 1 (Obligatory course, UP_VS_15)
6. Agri – Food chemistry (Obligatory course, UP_VS_16)
7. Spatial and urbanistic planning of the countryside (Obligatory course, UP_VS_17)
8. Optional Course 3
9. Regulation of agricultural lands (Obligatory course, UP_VS_18)
10. Professional practice 2

OPTIONAL COURSE 1 - Students choose Optional course 1 from the following list:
1. Field crops and vegetables production (Optional course, UP_VS_19) or 
2. Fruit growing and Viticulture (Optional course, UP_VS_20)

OPTIONAL COURSE 2 - Students choose Optional course 2 from the following list:
1. Tourism in rural areas (Optional course, UP_VS_21) or 
2. Additional and supplementary activities in rural areas (Optional course, UP_VS_22)

OPTIONAL COURSE 3 - Students choose Optional course 3 from the following list:
1. Winemaking (Optional course, UP_VS_23) or 
2. The culture and ways of nutrition (Optional course, UP_VS_24)

YEAR THREE
1. Agricultural Policy (Obligatory course, UP_VS_41)
2. Biotechnology and genetics (Obligatory course, UP_VS_25)
3. Optional Modul 1
4. Optional Modul 2
5. Total quality and business excellence (Obligatory course, UP_VS_26)
6. Optional Modul 3
7. Optional Course  
8. Graduate thesis

OPTIONAL MODULS – Students choose 3 Optional Moduls from the following list:

OPTIONAL MODUL: LOGISTICS 
1. Managing and planning logistics processes (Optional course, UP_VS_27)
2. Quantitative methods (Optional course, UP_VS_28)

OPTIONAL MODUL: CHALLENGES IN AGRICULTURE
1. Medicinal and aromatic plants (Optional course, UP_VS_29)
2. Organic farming (Optional course, UP_VS_30)

OPTIONAL MODUL: LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT
1. Management of agricultural area (Optional course, UP_VS_31)
2. Sustainable Forest ecosystems management (Optional course, UP_VS_32)

OPTIONAL MODUL: ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF ENERGY
1. Renewable energy (Optional course, UP_VS_33)
2. Efficient use of energy (Optional course, UP_VS_34)

OPTIONAL MODUL: NEW CHALLENGES IN LIVESTOCK
1.  Apiculture (Optional course, UP_VS_35)
2.  Basic of livestock husbandary (Optional course, UP_VS_36)

OPTIONAL MODUL: NATURE CONSERVATION
1.  Ecoremediation (Optional course, UP_VS_37)
2.  Breeding and use of useful organisms (Optional course, UP_VS_38)

OPTIONAL MODUL: TOURISM
1.  Experiences in Tourism (Optional course, UP_VS_39)
2.  Planning of tourist supply (Optional course, UP_VS_40)



INFORMATION ABOUT THE STUDY PROCESS

Academic year lasts from 1st October to 30th September next year. It consists of winter and summer semester.

The official language in all courses is Slovene, although in courses the Erasmus students can communicate and work individually with teachers in English. Mixed groups of Erasmus and Slovene students are encouraged when group work is in question.

Each course is valued with ECTS - European Credit Transfer System. 1 ECTS credit is equivalent of approx. 30 working hours. Credits are awarded only when the course has been completed and all required examinations have been successfully taken. Examinations are valued with the Slovenian national grading scale that consists of five grades with numerical equivalents:

10 = excellent (highest grade) 
9 = very good, with minor mistakes 
8 = very good, sound knowledge
7 = good 
6 = sufficient (minimum pass grade)
5-1 = insufficient


BEFORE COMING TO SLOVENIA

EU/EEA citizens can enter Slovenia with a valid ID card (or passport) and then need to register at the Administrative unit if staying for more than 3 months to regulate the residence permit. Citizens of other counties can enter Slovenia with a valid passport, but before coming to Slovenia, they have to get a residence permit for studying in their own country at Slovene or other authorised embassy.

All exchange students must have health insurance during their stay in Slovenia. We advise you to arrange your health insurance in your home country. 


LIVING IN NOVO MESTO

There is one dorm for students in vicinity of the college (Sevno 13, 8000 Novo mesto, 00386 41 616 560, www.dom.grm-nm.si).

Novo mesto has two more youth hostels: Youth Hostel Novo mesto (Šegova ulica 115, 8000 Novo mesto, 00 386 31 777 090, novo.mesto@youth-hostel.si) and Hostel Situla (Dilančeva ulica 1, 8000 Novo mesto, 00 386 7 394 20 00, situla@situla.si). If you prefer private accommodation and would like to live in a rented flat look for private rental accommodation.

Novo mesto public transport consists of 5 bus lines that operate from Monday till Saturday form 5am till 8pm. Monthly ticket costs only 9 €. Novo mesto is also connected with other cities in Slovenia with bus and train lines.

All students are eligible for student’s food coupons. There are several restaurants that offer students meal. You can find the list of the restaurants here. 

In Novo mesto there are several options for free time activities. There are sports centres Marof, Leon Štukelj, Portovald and Loka, culture centre Janez Trdina and Anton Podbevšek theatre, museums, movie centre Cineplexx, youth centre and pub LokalPatriot and other bars. There are also some festivals like Fotopub (events and workshop of photography) and Jazzinty (festival of jazz music).