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Interdisciplinary doctoral programme in BIOMEDICINE
Requirements for progression through the programme and grading system

Requirements for progression through the programme

In order to progress from the 1st to the 2nd year, successful completion of at least 45 credits, of which at least 20 credits must derive from core courses, is required.

Students who have completed all organized study requirements in the first and second year and have the confirmation of the positive assessment of the dissertation by their Committee for the follow-up of a doctoral student from the senate of the Faculty at which the student is enrolled, may progress to the third year of doctoral study.

Students who have completed all obligations from the first three years of study and obtained the approval of the proposed doctoral dissertation topic by the University Senate may advance to the fourth year of doctoral study.

It is also possible to repeat the year. Requirements for repeating the first year is completion of at least 10 credits from the core course and 20 from individual research work.

If the student wishes to repeat the second year, he/she must fulfil all study obligations of the first year.

The requirement for repeating the third year is completion of all study obligations of the first and second year of study.


Grading system

According to the programme, exams are written and oral. In accoirdance with the Statue of Universitiy of Ljubljana examnination results are graded from 5 to 10, pass grades range form 6 to 10. Preparation and oral presentations of seminars are also graded. The examinations in doctoral programs may also be graded as not passed, passed and passed with honors.


Transfer between study programmes

Transfer between programmes is possible if candidates fulfil the access requirements of the programme. Applications for transfer of such candidates to Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme in Biomedicine will be treated individually by the Programme Council in accordance with the University Statute.


International exchange

The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme in Biomedicine is both horizontally and vertically linked to other study programmes at the University of Ljubljana. Horizontal exchange enables students to fulfill their elective course requirements from other graduate study programmes at the University of Ljubljana in agreement with their mentors and course lecturers. The vertical link is inherent in the very design of the study programme through its syllabus and the possibilities of choosing different courses. Furthermore, it is possible to exchange study courses with other comparable programmes taught at other universities. The quality and comparability of courses must be evaluated by the Programme Council. International exchange takes place on the basis of international contracts and bilateral agreements.

International exchange is also possible through collaboration in mobility programmes for students and professors (ERASMUS, SOCRATES, CEEPUS and others). The programme is also open to foreign students.