• 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.

The Faculty of Social Sciences hosted the Israeli Ambassador to Slovenia

On Wednesday 22 February 2017, the Faculty of Social Sciences hosted the Israeli Ambassador to Slovenia, Mr. Eyal Sela.

23. February 2017 | Event

We have welcomed more than 80 students from 34 different countries

On Thursday, 16th February 2017, Faculty of Social Sciences organised the Welcome day for the new round of students who came to their study exchange in the spring semester 2016/17. More than 80 students from 34 different countries will do their exchange in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme.

20. February 2017 | Event

Politics of the Schengen/Dublin System: The Case of the European Migrant and Refugee Crisis

Marko Lovec, research fellow at the Centre for International Relations contributed a chapter Politics of the Schengen/Dublin System: The Case of the European Migrant and Refugee Crisis to the volume Border politics: defining spaces of governance and forms of transgressions (Eds. C. Günay and N. Witjes), published by Springer in January.

14. February 2017 | Publications

A CIR Project Awarded the Title 'Success Story' by the European Commission

The 'Enhanced EU content in primary school curricula ­– EU4PRIM' project implemented in 2014/2015 by Centre of International Relations (CIR) was selected as a 'success story' by a panel of experts at the Directorate-General Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission.

23. January 2017 | Achievements