Doctoral school

Call for Enrolment in the doctoral degree programmes of the University of Ljubljana in the 2021/2022 academic year
Interdisciplinary doctoral programme in MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (second application deadline from 23 untll 24 September 2021)

Interdisciplinary doctoral programme in MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING,
offered by the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Aškerčeva cesta 12, 1000 Ljubljana, in cooperation with the following member faculties of the University of Ljubljana:

  • Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Večna pot 113, 1000 Ljubljana
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Jadranska ulica 19, 1000 Ljubljana.

Scientific fields:

  • Materials
  • Metallurgy
  • Mining and Geotechnology

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Number of enrolment places: 15 – in total for citizens of the Republic of Slovenia, citizens of EU Member States, Slovenians without Slovenian citizenship and foreign citizens

Official length of programme: 4 years

Admission requirements:

Enrolment in the doctoral study programme is open to candidates who have completed:

  • a second-cycle study programme (Bologna master's programme);
  • an integrated master's programme leading to professions regulated by EU directives, if they are evaluated at 300 ECTS credits, or another integrated master's programme evaluated at 300 ECTS credits;
  • a study programme leading to an academic higher education qualification, adopted before 11 June 2004;
  • a study programme leading to a specialisation, if candidates have previously completed a professional higher education programme; in this case for enrolment in the third-cycle programme they will be assigned additional course units totalling 30 to 60 ECTS credits;
  • a study programme leading to a master of science degree or a specialisation following the completion of a study programme leading to an academic higher education qualification. Course units totalling at least 60 ECTS credits are recognised for such candidates in the third-cycle doctoral study programme.

Selection criteria in the event of restricted enrolment:

In the event of a larger number of candidates, the selection process will be based on:

  • grade point average or academic success so far (60%)
  • any scientific/research and professional publications, awards, and relevant practical experience (40%).

Candidates with the highest score will be selected.

Location: Ljubljana

Mode of study: part-time

Procedures and deadlines for application to the Call and enrolment:

In accordance with the instructions in the joint part of the Call, enrolment candidates must apply via the eVŠ online application.

The first enrolment deadline is 1 September 2021, 23:59 CEST.

In the event of available enrolment places, the second enrolment deadline will be open from 23 to 24 September 2021, 23:59 CEST. Information about the second deadline will be published on the Faculty website.

All information and instructions are available at the Faculty’s website.