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Application and enrolment in the Doctoral Programme in Statistics

The call for enrolment is published on the UL web page in February for the next academic year. Applicants for admission to the programme can apply according to the instructions in the call for enrolment. 

Enrolment will take place in September at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Jadranska ulica 21, Ljubljana; the dates of enrolment will published additionally.

Upon enrolment to an individual year of doctoral studies, the candidate and the University of Ljubljana sign the contract on education.



Application Deadline: 20 August 2021

Candidates submit their enrolment applications online via the eVŠ web portal at http://portal.evs.gov.si/prijava/?locale=en

Technical assistance
Contact for assistance with filling out the application:
Phone: 00386 1 478 85 90 (from 9 AM until 4 PM CET)

The completed enrolment application and the attachments must be submitted by the application deadline 20 August 2021 at the latest.

Required evidence to be sent by post or e-mail: 

1. Diploma - Copy of the Diploma in evidence of completed education.

2. Diploma supplement or Transcripts of records - Copy of the diploma supplement or Copies of official transcripts of records.

3. Consent of the mentor - Before enrolment, candidates are required to choose a mentor and submit the mentor’s written acceptance of mentorship upon enrolment at the latest. The list of potential mentors is published here.

4. A brief concept of research work - Before enrolment, candidates shortly present the research problem that is intended for further research (on max two A4 pages) and submit it upon enrolment at the latest.

Candidates with foreign degree qualifications undergo a procedure for the recognition of foreign higher education qualifications upon applying for studies and have to enclose additional evidence. More information here.


In case the application documentation is incomplete, candidates will be contacted via eVŠ portal or the e-mail address stated in the application.


Additional evidence to be sent by post or e-mail:

1. Achievements (documents proving achievements on relevant scientific and/or professional fields)

2. Consent of the co-mentor: Co-mentor's written acceptance of co-mentorship.

3. Candidates who do not have a Slovenian personal registration number (EMŠO) can 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).


For the purpose of checking if the candidates fulfill the conditions for co-funding of doctoral studies, they must also include final certificates of ALL completed study programmes in their application documentation (certificates from the 1st and 2nd point of required evidence to be sent by post).


Information days:

10. 3. 2021, 17:00, School of Economics and Business, Kardeljeva ploščad 17, Ljubljana - for modules BUSINESS STATISTICS and ECONOMIC AND OFFICIAL STATISTICS
6. 5. 2021, 14:30, online presentation for international students (only in English), registration is required - more information
19. 5. 2021, 16:00, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kardeljeva ploščad 5, Ljubljana, on line: https://uni-lj-si.zoom.us/j/7855126985?pwd=YTNuMjFEVmNHUU1oSWNYZjR2TTlMUT09 (Meeting ID: 785 512 6985, Passcode: 8wffdQ)- for module STATISTICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES
26. 5. 2021, 15:00 Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Tržaška cesta 25, Ljubljana more information will be published at http://www.fe.uni-lj.si/sl/ - for module TECHNICAL STATISTICS
20. 5. 2021, 15:00Faculty of Medicine,Vrazov trg 2, Ljubljana, more information will be published at website - for module BIOSTATISTICS
20. 5. 2021, 16:00, Biotechnical Faculty, Jamnikarjeva 101, Ljubljana, online: https://bf-uni-lj-si.webex.com/bf-uni-lj-si/j.php?MTID=mf80896159e697fa383b93f2adfdbad13 (Meeting number: 121 477 1911, Password: 3.stopnja)for module BIOSTATISTICS
27. 5. 2021, 17:00, room 2.02, Faculty of mathematics and physics, Jadranska 21, Ljubljana, or online, Detailed information will be known and published a few days before the event on the UL FMF website: https://www.fmf.uni-lj.si/sl/ - for module MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS
31. 5. 2021, 16.00,  Faculty of Arts, Aškerčeva 2, Ljubljana - for module PSYCHOLOGICAL STATISTICS
1. 6. 2021, 16.30, https://uni-lj-si.zoom.us/j/97728482975?pwd=cnNLZGwvSmNrUnBlUnhTM05yVlFpdz09 - FOR ALL MODULES 

Candidates for the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme in Statistics are graduates of the following programmes:

  • Second cycle study programmes
  • Study programmes providing education for occupations regulated by Directives of the European Union (93/16/EEC for doctors, 78/1027/EEC for veterinarians, 78/687/EEC for dentists and 85/432/EEC for pharmacists) evaluated with at least 300 credits
  • Study programmes leading to specialisation, provided that candidates have previously completed a higher education professional study programme. The Statistics Programme Council will specify additional entry requirements for candidates in individual areas amounting from 30 to 60 credits.
  • Study programmes leading to a master of science or to specialisation after completing a university study programme. 60 credits of study obligations will be recognised to such candidates.
  • Academic study programmes.

Candidates with foreign qualifications are required to apply for recognition of their entry qualifications. Request for recognition of foregin qualifications should be submited to the University of Ljubljana, Kongresni trg 12, Ljubljana, Slovenija. The procedure must be finished prior to the enrollment. More information about the procedure you can find at https://www.uni-lj.si/study/information/enrolment-recognition/

The selection of candidates is particularly at issue when the number of candidates significantly exceeds the number of places offered. Selection will be primarily based on the candidate's level of achievement in previous studies.

Knowledge and skills obtained through formal and informal learning and experience obtained before enrolment to the programme will be taken into consideration when making a selection for the limited number of places. The knowledge and skills of candidates obtained before entry will be recognized by the Programme Council in accordance with the Rules of the University of Ljubljana on procedures and measures on recognising informally obtained knowledge and skills, and on the basis of written application of the candidates.


Tuition fee

The tuition fee is paid individually for each academic year or for each year that the student enrols in.

The tuition fees are published in the price list adopted by the UL Governing Board: https://www.uni-lj.si/study/doctoral/tuition-fees.

Scholarship opportunities

For information about scholarship opportunities, please visit https://www.uni-lj.si/study/doctoral/fundinghttps://www.uni-lj.si/study/information/scholarships/ and http://www.sklad-kadri.si/.

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