Application for Enrolement

The call for enrolment in third-cycle study programs is published annually, usually in February for the following academic year.

Applicants for enrolment to doctoral studies are required to submit an application for enrolment through the eVŠ portal within the deadline set in the application for enrolment. Detailed registration instructions are available here.

The call for applications for doctoral programs in the academic year 2020/2021 is published here.

Before enrolling in the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Study Programme in the Humanities and Social Sciences, the candidate must select a mentor with whom an individualized study program is designed.

To assist candidates in finding a mentor, a list of potential mentors is published here. The list is constantly updated.

Tuition fee for 4-year doctoral programme is 10.600 EUR for the whole programme:

  • Year 1: 3.400 EUR
  • Year 2: 2.600 EUR
  • Year 3: 2.200 EUR
  • Year 4: 2.400 EUR

The admitted students sign a learning agreement and pay the first-year tuition fee. Students pay the tuition for the second, third and fourth year when they advance to the next year.

Tuition fee for each academic year can be paid in 3 instalments – first upon enrolment at the faculty (55%), second in February (22,5%), third in May (22,5%),. The tuition fee does not include the mandatory health insurance.

Tuition fees and other costs of enrolment into doctoral study programmes at the University of Ljubljana are published in the Services Price List for Students.

Tuition fee for students enrolled in 3-year doctoral programme (if they advance regularly) is 3.500 EUR per academic year and 10,500 EUR for the whole programme (3 years). The tuition can be paid in three instalments:

  • First instalment: 1.925 EUR to be paid by November 30. 
  • Second instalment: 787, 50 EUR to be paid by February
  • Third instalment: 787, 50 EUR to be paid by May.

 
The invoice is sent to the student email in pdf format and is available in the student information system (VIS) in pdf format. 

More information on tuition and fees is available in the price list of the faculty. 
 

The Decree on the co-funding of doctoral studies (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 22/17) and act amending the Higher Education Act regulate the co-funding of officially recognised doctoral study programmes. More information on co-financing of doctoral studies is available here.

In the academic year 2020/2021 there are 228 places on 58 study fields available at Interdisciplinary Doctoral Study Program in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Enrolment conditions

Enrolment in the doctoral programme in the Humanities and Social Sciences is open to candidates who have completed:

  • second-cycle study programmes;
  • study programmes leading to an academic higher education qualification, adopted before 11 June 2004;
  • study programmes leading to a specialisation adopted before 11 June 2004, and who have already completed a professional higher education programme; for enrolment in third-cycle doctoral study programmes, the relevant body of the member faculty sets course units totalling 30 to 60 ECTS credits on the proposal of the field of study coordinator responsible for doctoral studies;
  • study programmes leading to a Master of Science degree or specialisation after completion of a study programme for obtaining an academic higher education qualification as adopted before 11 June 2004. For these candidates, the relevant body of the member faculty recognises course units totalling at least 60 ECTS credits on the proposal of the field of study coordinator responsible for doctoral studies;
  • a study programme that leads to professions regulated by EU directives, or another integrated master’s degree study programme assessed at 300 ECTS credits.

The doctoral programme is also open to graduates from another university in Slovenia or a university in another country in accordance with the conditions prescribed for students from the Republic of Slovenia. The equivalence of prior learning in another country will be established by means of the procedure for the recognition of foreign qualifications for the purposes of continuing education in accordance with the Statute of the University of Ljubljana.

Prior to enrolment in the doctoral programme in the Humanities and Social Sciences the student must acquire mentor’s consent and send a filled and signed form »Consent of the mentor« together with the other required documentation to the Administrative Office for Doctoral Study (Third-Cycle).

 

Selection Criteria in case of restricted enrolment

Candidates will be selected based on their success in completed studies, as well as their scientific and expert achievements. Individual elements of selection will be evaluated in the following manner:

  • Study success (grade point average) – 50% weighting in: 
    • second-cycle study programmes;
    • study programmes leading to an academic higher education qualification, adopted before 11 June 2004;
    • study programmes leading to specialisation after completion of a professional higher education programme adopted before 11 June 2004;
    • study programmes leading to a Master of Science degree or specialisation after completion of a study programme for obtaining a university qualification as adopted before 11 June 2004;
    • study programmes leading to professions regulated by EU directives, or other integrated master's degree programmes consisting of 300 ECTS credits.
  • Grade obtained in the oral selection exam (interview) before an expert committee for the field in which the candidate is enrolling – 50% of the weighting.

On the proposal of the, the Committee for doctoral studies of the member faculty decides on the applicant's suitability.

Deadlines to apply  

1. st application deadline: by June 10 (included) for citizens of Slovenia, EU and citizens outside EU

2. nd application deadline: by August 21 (included) for citizens of Slovenia and EU.

 

Application for enrolment

Candidates must submit applications for enrolment in the electronic application (eVŠ portal).

For any support in filling in the application form, please contact:

Enotni kontaktni center državne uprave (EKC)
E-mail: ekc@gov.si
T (from abroad): +386 1 478 85 90 (from 8.00 AM until 10.00 PM during weekdays).

 

All candidates wishing to enrol in doctoral studies may apply regardless of whether they have already obtained their (second cycle or equivalent) degree at the time of application, as this is not a prerequisite for submission of an application. However, it is a requirement for enrolment in doctoral study programmes. Candidates are advised to submit the application if they expect to obtain their (second cycle or equivalent) degree by the deadlines specified in the call for enrolment.

The candidates must submit their signed application for enrolment into the doctoral study programmes and send it with all the required documents to the following email address: Filozofska fakulteta, Referat za doktorski študij, Aškerčeva 2, 1000 Ljubljana, marked »PRIJAVA ZA VPIS NA DOKTORSKI ŠTUDIJ«.

 

Application must include the following:

  • Signed copy of the application form
  • Short CV with bibliography
  • Copy of all acquired degree certificates
  • Copy of Diploma Supplement or official Transcript of Records
  • Outline of Ph.D. dissertation (of max 1000 words) with main bibliography
  • Consent of study supervisor

 

The information day for Interdisciplinary Doctoral Study Program in the Humanities and Social Sciences for academic year 2020/2021 will take place on June 1 2020 at 16 PM. The schedule of presentations for individual fields is available here.

According to Assessment and Recognition of Education Act, candidates, holders of foreign qualifications (certificates obtained outside the Republic of Slovenia), who wish to enrol in doctoral study programmes of the Faculty of Arts, must obtain a decision on the recognition of foreign education for the purpose of further education. The procedure begins with submitting the application for enrolment on the eVŠ portal. Instructions are also available on the website of the University of Ljubljana.

The decision on the recognition obtained for the purpose of employment, does not replace the above-mentioned decision. For the purpose of further education, the candidate must (regardless of the decision that has already been obtained for the purpose of employment) obtain a decision on the recognition of education obtained abroad for the purpose of further education.

 

Documentation for recognition of foreign education:

  • Original or the duplicate of the final certificate(s), representing general requirement for access to higher education in the country of issue, legalised on the basis of:
    • The 1961 Hague Convention (at the court with territorial jurisdiction where the certificate or diploma has been issued); with properly filled in apostille form affixed or
    • The Authentication of Documents in International Traffic Act.

Countries for which no legalization is required:

  • Austria,
  • Bulgaria,
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina,
  • Cyprus (for documents issued by public higher education institutions and universities),
  • Czech Republic,
  • France,
  • Greece,
  • Croatia,
  • Hungary,
  • Republic of Macedonia,
  • Romania,
  • Serbia.

 

  • Photocopy of the original certificate(s) referred to in No 1.
  • Certified Slovene or English translation of the certificate(s) referred to in No 1 (not necessary for certificate(s) in Croatian, Bosnian, Montenegrin, and Serbian - if issued in Latin alphabet).
  • Annual report cards, transcripts, a diploma supplement or some other evidence on the contents and duration of education.
  • Certified Slovene or English translation of the certificate(s) referred to in No 4 (not necessary for certificate(s) in Croatian, Bosnian, Montenegrin, and Serbian - if issued in Latin alphabet).
  • Short chronological description of the entire education (statement by the applicant).

 

Further information regarding Recognition of Foreign Education: Administrative Office for Doctoral Study (Third-Cycle): doktorski.studij@ff.uni-lj.si

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