• 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.

  • 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.

Information about all bachelor programmes in Slovenian language is available here.


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. 


International Summer Schools at the Faculty of Social Sciences

Contact us

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

Head of International Relations Office

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.

Decline of public intellectuals is a problem and we need to do something about it

For the PhD students in the Humanities and Social Sciences, the academic year 2021/22 began with a guest lecture by Prof. Andrew Calabrese from the University of Colorado.

25. October 2021 |

Is the EU losing the Western Balkans and/or vice versa?

The activities took place within the projects "Addressing Euroscepticism/ illiberalism from below" and "Western Balkans in search of a new European and democratic momentum", co-financed by the EU Citizenship and Erasmus + programs. Local coordinators/organisers and researchers in the projects are dr. Marko Lovec and Faris Kočan.

18. October 2021 | International


The purpose of this special issue with 9 scientific articles is to analyse the COVID-19 crisis, crisis response on the national or international levels and the associated dilemmas from a range of scientific viewpoints.

16. October 2021 | TiP

Trial access to Oxford Scholarly Editions Online

Oxford Scholarly Editions Online provides trustworthy, annotated primary texts for scholars and students. It includes writers active between 701 and 1901, plus Roman and Greek authors.

13. October 2021 |