• Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana

    We are the largest interdisciplinary public institution for education and research in the social sciences in Slovenia, and among the largest and most up-to-date in Europe. Through its human resources, its in-house research institute, central social sciences library and publishing house, it develops a range of disciplines that represent an optimal synergy for the contemporary social sciences.

  • Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana

    Our revised, interactive and up-to-date study programmes offer a broad understanding of and insight into what is happening in society, as well as a solid basis for criticism of social phenomena and influence in social change.

Doctoral Programmes

The Humanities and Social Sciences

The doctoral programme in the Humanities and Social Sciences is a joint programme for all of the social science and humanities subjects fostered by the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Arts. The programme emphasises the connection between study and research, cooperation among institutions, the European mobility of students and teachers, and the development of interdisciplinary and innovative approaches to study and research.

How to apply for doctoral programmes

Exchange programmes

Student exchange programmes contribute to the development of modern societies, ethical values and individuals in general. 

The Faculty of Social Sciences has 154 signed bilateral agreements within the Erasmus Programme and 29 bilateral agreements with universities located outside of the EU.  Every year we host about 200 exchange students and as many as 170 of our students have already made the decision to study at our partner universities. 


Contact us

Faculty of Social Sciences
International Office
Kardeljeva ploščad 5
SI-1000 Ljubljana

Student Mobility

Ms. Kira Cerjak

Staff Mobility and International Cooperation

Ms. Maša Kolenbrand

Study in Ljubljana

Ljubljana lies in the basin between the Karst and the Alps, some 298 m above the sea. With its 280,000 inhabitants, it ranks among the smaller European capitals but it is big enough to encompass everything expected from a capital city, while being small enough to allow people to retain their individuality.


The Social Sciences Research Institute is the largest research institute for Social Sciences in Slovenia. Research at the Institute is carried out within the framework of national and international research programmes. Intensive research is carried out within European Union research projects, but researchers and research centres are also involved in other international research.

Faculty of Social Sciences hosted Professor Agniezska Turska-Kawa from the University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland

​In April 2016 Chair of Policy Analysis and Public Administration at the Faculty of Social Sciences hosted Professor Agniezska Turska-Kawa from the University of Silesia, Katowice. Prof. Turska-Kawa held a lecture titled „Poland and its Political Role in Central and Eastern Europe“ within the course Political System of Slovenia.

20. May 2016 | Event

[Science] Evolutionary reality of the revolution in military affairs : results of a comparative study

Revolution in Military Affairs has been one of the driving concepts for creating modern armed forces capable of coping with the challenges of a contemporary security environment. Revolutionary change in military affairs has been interpreted as discontinuous, radical, non-incremental, and even disruptive change.

18. May 2016 | Achievements, Publikacija

On the institutional aspects of local leadership

In the latest issue (vol. 12, no. 1) of journal World Political Science, De Gruyter publishing house, the article “From Parliamentarisation Towards Presidentialisation: Institutional Aspects of Local Political Leadership in Slovenia”, authors Simona Kukovič and Marjan Brezovšek, was published.

13. May 2016 | Publications, Publikacija

Prof. Daya Thussu from University of Westminster (London) at the Faculty of Social Sciences

The Chair of Media Studies hosted prof. Daya Thussu from University of Westminster in London who visited our faculty from May 9 to 12. Professor Thussu gave lectures as part of the MA course International and Intercultural Communication.

12. May 2016 | Event