Subsidized students meals (Students coupons)

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 or everywhere in Slovenia for 3 EUR on average. The rest of the meal's price is subsidized by the Slovenian Government.

The system is digitalized and you have two options: you can use your mobile phone with a Slovenian number (you will be able to get a SIM card from ESN Maribor or mobile operator shops) or you order a special card which costs 15 EUR and you receive it within 5 working days.

At the registration you’ll receive an activation number to active your account on You can check how many coupons you have, where you have already eaten, etc.

In the restaurant, call 1808 (it is a free number, so it works also if you don’t have any credit on your mobile phone) and show your ID.
If you order a drink or a meal that exceeds the price of the subsidized meal, you need to pay the price difference.

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, salad and dessert.

You can find the list of the restaurants at:

Procedure of registration:

  1. You get an EMŠO at your faculty.
  2. Register on the website Write down the number at the end of registration.
  3. Make sure your mobile phone is unlocked and you’ve got a Slovenian SIM card (you can get it at the ESN Maribor office).
  4. To activate your phone or to order the card, go to Gosposvetska 86
  5. Go for a tasty meal in a restaurant.