• 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.

Online Surveys

The paper by Vasja Vehovar and Katja Lozar Manfreda has been published in a handbook of online research methods by a recognized international publisher Sage. It gives an overview of a rapid expansion of online surveys and deals with their methodological issues.

25. April 2017 | Achievements, Publikacija

Visiting lectures by Professor Peter Csanyi from Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín, Slovakia

From 10 to 14 April 2017, the Chair of Policy Analysis and Public Administration at the Faculty of Social Sciences hosted Peter Csanyi, a professor of Political Science at Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín, Slovakia. He held lectures within the course Politics of Bureaucracy at the undergraduate programme of Political Science - Policy Analysis and Public Administration.

25. April 2017 | Lectures

What constitutes excellence in strategic communication?

​New book based on 10 years of empirical data outlines key rules to leverage the full potential of public relations for organisations.

24. April 2017 | Publications

Visiting lectures by Professor Elif Uzgören from the Dokuz Eylül University in İzmir, Turkey

From 10 to 14 April 2017, the Chair of International Relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences hosted Dr. Elif Uzgören, a professor of International Relations at the Faculty of Business Administration at the Dokuz Eylül University.

20. April 2017 | Lectures