The Call for Enrolment into Doctoral Study Programmes of the University of Ljubljana for the 2020/2021 Academic Year

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The Call for Enrolment into Doctoral Study Programmes of the University of Ljubljana for the 2020/2021 Academic Year

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programmes in Humanities and Social Sciences

Step 1: Find study field

Information day for the study fields that are coordinated by the Faculty of Social Sciences: 6th May 2020 at 16.00 (online).

Step 2: Observe the deadlines

  • till 10 June, 2020 - for citizens of the Republic of Slovenia, citizens of EU Member States and non-EU foreign citizens;
  • till 21 August, 2020 - only for citizens of the Republic of Slovenia and citizens of EU Member States.

September 30, 2020 - Final date for enrolment


Step 3: Check requirements for enrolment

See details for the entry requirements. Your previous study will be assessed in the procedure for recognition of foreign higher education credentials or diplomas.

Step 4: Note tuition costs and scholarships

Admission fee: 32 €.

Tuition fee for 1st year is 3.400 €, for 2nd year 2.600 €, for 3rd year 2.200 € and for 4th year 2.400 €.

The tuition fee does not include the mandatory health insurance.

The selected students sign a learning agreement and pay the first-year tuition fee. Students pay the tuition for the second, third and fourth year when they advance to the next year. Tuition fee for each academic year can be paid in 3 instalments – first upon enrolment at the faculty, second in January, third in March.

Please note: The confirmation on registration willl be issued upon the payment of tuition fee. Unfortunately, the Faculty of Social Sciences does not offer scholarships or any other grants or loans.


Co-Funding for doctoral studies

Step 5: Recognition of foreign education

A candidate who has finished his or her studies in a foreign country (not Slovenia) and would like to continue education in the Slovenian higher education institution is obliged to acquire a decision on the recognition of the foreign education. 

The recognition procedure is a part of the enrolment procedure. The candidate submits the recognition application together with the study enrolment application.

The required documents in the process of recognition of foreign education:

1. original of the certificate or diploma, which must be legalized  (with the Apostille stamp)*,

2. photocopy of the certificate or diploma,

3. certified Slovene or English translation of the certificate or diploma,

4. evidence on the contents and duration of education and the requirements fulfilled during the educational programme: diploma supplement or transcripts of records (in English or official translation in English or Slovene language),

5. short chronological description of the entire education (prepared by the applicant).

The original of the certificate or diploma must be legalized with the Apostille stamp by the authority in the country of its origin (find the competent authority in a country where a diploma was issued:

If the country is not on the list, the original diploma / certificate must must be legalised on the basis of local law in your country first, the last stamp from your country is usually from Ministry of Foreign Affairs; after that you need to legalise the certificate at one of the Embassies of the Republic of Slovenia, which is accredited for your country or at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia.

You do not need to legalize your diploma (however you still need to submit the original document) if you have finished your previous education in the following countries (due to bilateral agreements between countries): Austria, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, France, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia.

PLEASE NOTE: The procedure of recognition begins when the application is complete. The recognition decision is issued within 20 days after the date of completed application.

Step 6: Submit your enrolment application

Candidates are required to submit their application for enrolment in a doctoral programme available within the Call via the eVŠ web portal, which can be found at The website also contains detailed instructions on how to complete the application form in Slovene and English.

Doctoral study programmes are open to all candidates, regardless of whether they have already completed their previous studies or not at the time of submitting their application. Although completing previous studies is not a requirement for application, it is a requirement for enrolment in a study programme. We advise candidates to submit their applications within the deadline if they expect to complete their studies before enrolling in the doctoral study programme. In such cases, candidates should send documents supporting their completion of studies and a grade-point average certificate by the deadline.

Candidates who would like to enrol in doctoral study programmes pursuant to the criteria in place for transitions/advancement to higher years, and candidates who have not completed their post-graduate/doctoral study programmes must also apply by the deadline stated for their respective study programme.

 Candidates may submit their enrolment applications in three ways:

1. With a qualified digital certificate;
2. Without a qualified digital certificate (with a user name and password);
3. With an AAI-account. 
An application will be considered timely if:
1) it is completed, furnished with an electronic signature and submitted with a qualified digital certificate to eVŠ by the end of the application deadline,
2) it is submitted to eVŠ with a username and password by the end of the application deadline, and
3) it is completed with an AAI-account and submitted to eVŠ by the end of the application deadline.

Candidates have to submit the required supplemental documents by the deadline by registered post or – in line with the Act Determining the Intervention Measures to Mitigate and Remedy the Consequences of the COVID-19 Epidemic – by e-mail: Candidates who do not have a Slovenian personal registration number (EMŠO) must also submit a copy of an identity document (citizens of EU member states can submit a copy of their identity card or passport; non-EU citizens must submit a copy of their passport). In case the application documentation is incomplete, candidates will be contacted via the e-mail address stated in the application.

Contact for support for candidates in completing the application for enrolment:

The single state administration contact centre (EKC or One-stop Shop Centre)
Tel.: 080-2002 (weekdays from 8 am to 10 pm)
For calls from other countries: 00386 1 478 85 90

 Applications for enrolment must include the following:

  • Signed copy of the enrollment form
  • Short CV with bibliography
  • Documents required for the recognition of education (see list in Step 5)
  • Outline of Ph.D. thesis (of max 1000 words) with main bibliography
  • Consent of mentor (list-of-potential-mentors)

We strongly suggest to applicants to first contact the study field coordinator and consult with him/her about the relevance of the proposed topic of dissertation and the choice of a supervisor.

Outline of Ph.D thesis (max 1000 words) should include:

  • title;
  • comprehensive literature review as a basis for the scientific relevance of the proposed research;
  • the research question(s) derived from the review of literature or/and thesis/ hypothesis;
  • description of the research methodology, research methods and structure of the thesis;
  • argumentation of the original contribution of the thesis to the selected scientific field;
  • list of sources.

The required documents (hard copy) should be send by priority post till deadline to our address:

Faculty of Social Sciences
Student Affairs Office - ''Enrolment application for Doctoral study''
Kardeljeva ploščad 5
SI -1000 Ljubljana

IMPORTANT! We strongly encourage you to start working on fulfilling all the formal requirements as soon as possible to avoid any procedural or other difficulties along the way. The Faculty of Social Sciences shall bear no responsibility with any procedures outside those directly related with studies at the University. For example, fulfilling of any requirements related to internal affairs (e.g. visas) are and will be considered as being entirely and solely the responsibility of the applicant.  


Step 7: Check for pre-departure arrangements

Step 8: Travel to Ljubljana

Step 9: Contact our Student Affairs Office


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