• 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.

Governance of Educational Trajectories in Europe – Pathways, Policy and Practice

Bloomsbury Academic published a new book entitled "Governance of Educational Trajectories in Europe – Pathways, Policy and Practice". The book analyses educational trajectories of young people in eight European countries: Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia and the United Kingdom.

19. September 2016 | Publications

[Research] The instrumentalisation of politics and politicians-as-commodities: a qualitative analysis of slovenian parties’ understanding of political communication

The article by Jernej Amon Prodnik examines current processes in institutional politics and the often discussed tendency towards the professionalisation of political communication. It relates this tendency to the instrumentalisation of political life and its adoption of the commodity logic in public communication.

14. September 2016 | Achievements, Publikacija

An Online Symposium on Brexit: Join the Debate

Following the first international academic debate on Brexit, co-organised by the Centre of International Relations (CIR), Central and East European International Studies Association (CEEISA) and International Studies Association (ISA) on 24 June 2016 in Ljubljana, discussants from the round table have prepared an online symposium on Brexit. The aim of the latter is to continue the academic debate on- and further the international relations (IR) academic community’s understanding of causes as well as predicting the effects of (a potential) Brexit.

13. September 2016 | Notifications

The European Union’s Common agricultural policy reforms – Towards a Critical Realist Approach

The publishing house Palgrave Macmillan, Central and Eastern European perspective Series, published the book The European Union’s Common agricultural policy reforms – Towards a Critical Realist Approach, by Marko Lovec, researcher at the Centre of International Relations and Assistant Professor in International Relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

7. September 2016 | Publications