Slovenia is the only country in Europe with the coupons systems. This means that you can eat a nice student meal in certain restaurants in Maribor for around 4€ on average and the rest of the meal’s price is subsidized by the Slovenian Government.
The system is digitalized and you have two options:
You can eat 2 meals per day with 4 hours interval between meals. The prices of meals differ from restaurant to restaurant, their location and meals they offer. For some coupons you can get a sandwich or a hamburger and for others a whole meal with soup, main dish and dessert
Procedure of registration:
You get an EMSO at your faculty
Register on the website www.studentska prehrana.si/Pages/News.aspx. Write down the number at the end of registration.
Download the Student Meal App at the App Store or Google Play,
Go for a tasty meal in a restaurant.
At the beginning of each semester during welcome reception the Student Organization of University of Maribor (ŠOUM) provides you with all the necessary in-depth information about procedure of obtaining the coupons.
While in restaurant, inform the personnel working there, that you will use student coupons. Before or after the meal you will either call 1808 (it is a free number, so it works also if you don’t have any credit on your mobile phone) or use a mobile app and show your ID.
Every day from 8am till 9pm. Coupons cannot be used during summer, particularly from the 15th of July till 15th of August.
It depends on the labour days in each month. Each student gets one food coupon per workday.
List of restaurants: https://www.studentska-prehrana.si/en/restaurant
More info about student coupons: https://www.soum.si/eng/