School of Humanities

Athletes at the School of Humanities

Here are some views of athletes and students of the first degree study programme in Slovene Studies and Cultural History at the School of Humanities:

„Studying at the University of Nova Gorica has truly been a great experience. Yet the study programme, the syllabus and the subject matter that you can absorb as a student are very interesting. My studies have been going smoothly, also thanks to my professors and the university management, who respect and understand athletes and their needs, excuse them their absences and keep in touch by e-mail. The University represents a pleasant habitat for its students, where they can discover new knowledge about the enviroment and themselves.”

Zala Zbičajnik, 3rd year student of the undergraduate study programme Slovene Studies, volleyball player


„Studying at our School is a real thing to do. When I enrolled the programme, I was not quite sure whether I would be able to continue with my sports career. By the end of the first year, I can only say – yes, that’s it! I have managed to successfully finish my first year and at the same time I have improved my sports achievements; I am very proud because I have in the meantime become part of the sport’s member representation. All this would not have been possible withut the support of our small and friendly School, situated in a unique location. What are you waiting for? Do come to Nova Gorica, and feel the life in the town by the river Soča.“

Rok Bratina, graduate of the undergraduate study programme Cultural History, mountain runner


“I’m Kris Stergulc, football player and third-year student of Cultural History at the University of Nova Gorica. When I applied to the university I didn’t expect I’d be so successful in combining my football career and my studies! But because of the tailored modes of study and the professors who have been supportive in all respects, I’ve so far managed to pass all my exams. The studies have in no way limited my sports career, they’ve actually helped me achieve better sports results. So I’ll forever be grateful to the University of Nova Gorica and my professors for all the knowledge I’ve gained thorugh them and for my personal development. The University of Nova Gorica rules!”

Kris Stergulc, third-year student of the undergraduate study programme Cultural History, football player

Zala Zbičajnik
Photo credit: Tine Strosar, Odbojkarski klub Gorica

Rok Bratina
Photo credit: Uroš Švigelj,

Kris Stergulc
Photo credit: Rok Zore