• 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.

Diasporas (Can) Play an Important Role in the Global Economy

There are more international migrants in the World today than ever before – with their number increasing exponentially. International mobility of talent has thus become a central element of learning and economic development. The newest publication by Inter-Disciplinary Press (Oxford, United Kingdom) 'Diaspora Business' tackles the role of diasporas as specific international migrant communities in the global economy from various perspectives.

16. June 2016 | Publikacija

[Science] UN and international terrorism

This paper by Iztok Prezelj shows a growing role of the UN in the fight against international terrorism and explores the comprehensiveness of its approach.

13. June 2016 | Achievements, Publikacija

Small States, Big Challenges - Norway and Slovenia in Comparative Perspective

This comparison of two small European states, Slovenia and Norway, will illuminate similarities that can be traced back to their status as small countries and also show how their regional and historical contexts are visible in different approaches to domestic and international politics.

7. June 2016 | Publications

Urška Tuškej, Urša Golob Podnar and Klement Podnar receivers of the Emerald Citations of Excellence award 2016

Urška Tuškej, Urša Golob Podnar and Klement Podnar have received the Emerald Citations of Excellence award 2016, with their article “The role of consumer-brand identification in building brand relationships”, Journal of Business Research, 2013.

2. June 2016 | Achievements