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Call for Application for the Double Degree Master Programme in International Relations (Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana) and Southeast European Studies (University of Graz) in the academic year 2024/2025


The Double Degree programme is a combined programme that enables the master students to graduate with two degrees – one in International Relations and another in Southeast European Studies. After successfully completing the master’s programmes of both participating universities, candidates acquire two diplomas: Master in International Relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana (FSS-UL) and Master of Arts at the University of Graz (UNI GRAZ).

The Double Degree programme is a two-year programme that takes place in the first year of the Master's programme in International Relations at FSS-UL where students obtain 60 ECTS credits. In the second year, students study at UNI GRAZ and obtain 30 ECTS credits. Students can choose to complete the entire second year of the master's program at UNI GRAZ, writing a master's thesis in co-mentorship by professors from both partners and gaining 60 ECTS credits upon successful defence of the master’s thesis. Credits obtained at both universities under the Double Degree programme are mutually recognised, which shortens the study period compared to obtaining two diplomas separately.

Students complete the following obligations at UNI GRAZ: 30 ECTS credits are obtained from the range of courses offered in the fields of law, politics and history of the Southeast Europe. If students choose to write a master's thesis at UNI GRAZ, they obtain additional 30 ECTS credits for the master's thesis.

Students shall also be enrolled regularly at UNI GRAZ in their 2nd year of studies. Students complete the enrolment procedure in accordance with the requirements and rules of UNI GRAZ and shall provide the necessary supporting documents to UNI GRAZ. They are exempt from tuition fees and pay only the enrolment costs.

For the studies at UNI GRAZ, students can obtain a grant under the Erasmus+ programme

Number of available places: 2

Terms and conditions

For the Double Degree programme can apply students of the Master's programme in International Relations who meet the following conditions:

  • the student is enrolled in the 1st year of the Master's programme in International Relations,
  • the student is currently completing his/her study obligations and will have completed at least 47 ECTS credits by the end of the academic year 2024/2025,
  • the student has English knowledge at least at B2 level.

Selection criteria

The selection of candidates will be based on the following criteria:

  • motivation to obtain two diplomas, which will be described in a motivation letter,
  • average grade at the undergraduate level, as well as in the first semester at the master level.
  • knowledge of English Language


The application of candidates must contain:

  • CV in English, containing personal data, information on previous education and achievements, practical or work experience or qualifications, as well as information on any scholarships or awards,
  • motivation letter in English.

Submission of Applications

Students submit their application together with all required supporting documents by 9 January 2024 by e-mail to Maša Kolenbrand, MSc, at (International Relations Office). Applications submitted after the submission deadline shall not be considered.

The applications will be assessed by the Selection Commission and will be shortlisted for the nomination of students to UNI GRAZ. Students will be informed of the selection in writing by end of March 2024.

Additional information

More information about UNI GRAZ can be found at, information on the study programme can be found here.

For additional information on the conditions, mode of study, study obligations, etc. please contact Maša Kolenbrand, MSc (International Relations Office), by e-mail or telephone 01/ 5805-305.


Back to list of notificationsPublished: 07. December 2023 | Category: Notifications, Call for aplications