• New concepts for just transitions: Towards living well within planetary boundaries

    The International Summer School of Political Ecology 2022 is intended for students, researchers, academics, officials, civil society, the media and all those with interest in contemporary environmental and ecological concerns.

  • Academia Aestiva Internationalis

    Summer School on Human Rights and International Affairs.

  • Spring Seminar Introduction to International Relations and European Studies

    Gain knowledge and pass the exam, which is a condition for enrolment in the master’s programmes (performed in English). More info>>

  • 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

27 June – 1 July 2022: International Summer School of Political Ecology 2022

27 June - 3 July 2022: Academia Aestiva Internationalis: “Democracy is the only way” – past illusion or future potential for our society? 

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.

Permanent access to additional Oxford Scholarly Editions Online collections

Permanent access to additional electronic collections of classic texts available through the e-resource Oxford Scholarly Editions Online is available.

23. May 2022 |

Teorija in praksa 1/2022

You are welcome to read a new issue of Teorija in praksa with 5 english articles and 3 slovenian. Articles are covering many diverse fields: from higher education to human rights and freedoms, about consumerism and feminism, into outer space...

17. May 2022 |

Successful Kick-Off Meeting of the StR-ESFRI3 Project in Ljubljana

On 9 and 10 May 2022, the StR-ESFRI3 project kicked off with a hybrid meeting that took place both online and in person in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Project partners (ATHENA Research and Innovation Centre from Greece, the Czech Academy of Sciences from Czech Republic, Università degli Studi di Milano from Italy, and Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana from Slovenia) discussed the activities and good practices from the finished StR-ESFRI2 project.

11. May 2022 |

[Europe Week] Event on addressing Euroscepticism and Illiberalism in the EU

The event was attended by about 20 researchers from abroad and about 20 researchers and students from FDV. The event took place within the project Tackling illiberalism and Euroscepticism from below, supported by the EU program Europe for Citizens in cooperation with UL-FDV (Marko Lovec and Faris Kočan).

9. May 2022 | FDV