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Double degree Master's Programme in International Relations and Southeast European Studies (University of Graz)

A Double Degree is a study programme that gives master students the opportunity to graduate with two degrees - one in International Relations from the University of Ljubljana at the Faculty of Social Sciences (UL-FDV) and one in Southeast European Studies from the University of Graz (UNI GRAZ).

The Double Degree programme is available only to students enrolled in a relevant master's programme at both partner institutions (UL-FDV or UNI GRAZ). The programme is based on the mutual recognition of credits and a master thesis, which gives students the opportunity to complete both studies faster.

Participating master's students spend their first year at the UL-FDV and complete 60 ECTS there, while in the third semester they complete a mandatory mobility period at UNI GRAZ, completing 30 ECTS in the Southeast European Studies module. In the second year, students enrol at the UNI GRAZ but also remain enrolled at the UL-FDV. Students may decide to write the master's thesis at the UNI GRAZ or at the UL-FDV, where they spend the fourth semester and acquire 30 ECTS.

Students who meet the admission and graduation requirements as well as the learning outcomes of both programmes and have spent the required mobility period at UNI GRAZ can receive a diploma at both partner universities.

University of Graz



Office for International Cooperation:

Maša Kolenbrand, MSc
Faculty of Social Sciences
Kardeljeva ploščad 5
1000 Ljubljana
Phone: 01 / 5805-124

Programme Coordinator:

prof. dr. Petra Roter

Quick facts

Type: Double degree Master's Programme in International Relations and Southeast European Studies

Duration: 2 years: 1st on the UL-FDV, 3rd semester or entire 2nd year on the UNI GRAZ 

ECTS: 120 ECTS (60/90 at the UL-FDV and 60/30 at the UNI GRAZ)

Language: English

Professional titles: 
- Magister (male grammatical form) or magistrica (female grammatical form) mednarodnih odnosov and Master of Arts 

Application deadlines: 3 January 2023 (Call for Applications). Students apply in the first year of their Master's degree in International Relations.

Intake: October 2024 

General requirement for enrolment: Enrolment in the master's study programme in International Relations at the UL-FDV, and completion of at least 47 ECTS prior to enrolment at the UNI GRAZ 

Tuition fees: Participating students are exempt from tuition fees at the UNI GRAZ, but are required to cover the cost of other required fees at the UNI GRAZ.



Candidates must acquire at least 47 ECTS in the first year of the full-time master’s study programme in International Relations at the UL-FDV.

The applications must be submitted to the International Relations Office UL-FDV by the deadline set in the Call for Applications.

Selection is based on academic merit and student motivation with the relevant language proficiency as a necessary criterion to be met by all candidates.

Participating students must meet all admission requirements of the UNI GRAZ, complete the standard enrolment procedures, and submit all documents required for enrolment by the application deadlines of the UNI GRAZ

Enrolment procedures must be completed through the Office of International Relations and the Enrolment Office/International Office of the UNI GRAZ.

General competences

Students graduate with two different master's degrees that not only allow them to develop interdisciplinary expertise in different but complementary fields, but also to study two areas of interest in depth, which can open up new pathways that reflect students' interests and individuality and provide them with more career flexibility they need to obtain desirable jobs and gain more knowledge.

Chair of International Relations

Department's mission is to provide for excellence in teaching and research of international relations for the benefit of people and of environment in Slovenia and in the world.