Interdisciplinary doctoral programme in BIOSCIENCES,
offered by the University of Ljubljana Biotechnical Faculty, in cooperation with member faculties of the University of Ljubljana: Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Faculty of Health Sciences.
Biotechnical Faculty, Jamnikarjeva ulica 101, 1000 Ljubljana
Biotechnical Faculty, Postgraduate Office for 3rd Cycle Study
Mag. Vesna Ješe Janežič
e-mail: , telephone: +386 1 3203 027
Biosciences website: http://www.bioznanosti.si/en
Official length of programme: 4 years
Number of enrolment places: 75 – in total for citizens of the Republic of Slovenia, citizens of EU Member States, Slovenians without Slovenian citizenship and foreign citizens.
Enrolment in the programme is open to graduates of:
Selection criteria in the event of restricted enrolment:
1. Performance in previous higher education studies
Grade-point average (without the diploma grade) is scored as follows:
Average success is scored linearly, using the formula: 4 x grade – 20.
Calculation of average grade:
The average grade of previous higher education studies of students who have completed academic higher education as adopted before 11 June 2004, or 1st and 2nd cycles of study or an integrated study programme or specialization after completion of professional higher education, is calculated by weighting, that is by weighting the average grade of each cycle of study with the number of years of study in a particular cycle, added together for all completed cycles and divided by the total number of years of study.
2. Research or professional work, awards
a) A scientific article, monograph or patent accepted for the procedure in Slovenia (Cobiss type 1.01 –, 1.02, 1.03, 1.16, 2.01, 2.18) – up to 5 points (first authorship 5 points, co-authorship 2 points)
b) Active participation at a scientific conference (Cobiss type 1.06, 1.08, 1.10, 1.12) – 2 points
c) Professional article in the field of study (Cobiss type 1.04) – 2 points
d) Awards relating to studies; at the university level (5 points); at the level of a member faculty, or other award (2 points)
The maximum number of points a student can obtain is 40. If the composite score according to the above criteria exceeds 40 points, the student will receive a maximum of 40 points. In the event of restricted enrolment, candidates with a higher total score will be selected.
If there are several students at the lower limit with the same number of points, they will be invited for an interview which will serve as the basis for selection.
The decision on acceptance of candidates will be made by the Biosciences Programme Council.
Mode of study: part-time
Procedures and deadlines for application to the Call and enrolment:
Candidates must apply for the programme by 20 August 2021, 23:59 CEST, via the eVŠ web portal. The required evidence includes a Mentor’s Statement of accepting mentorship in doctoral studies, which is published on the website dedicated to doctoral studies in Bioscience, along with the brief concept of the doctoral dissertation. Enrolment will be conducted electronically via the Biosciences website and will be completed by 30 September 2021.