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Doctoral degree programmes

Conditions for completing the programme and the doctoral diploma

Conditions for completing the programme

Conditions for completing the programme and acquiring the doctoral degree is the successful completion of all study requirements defined by the programme and the successful defence of the doctoral dissertation. The doctoral candidate must publish at least one scientific article based on the research presented in the doctoral dissertation in a scientific journal indexed by the SCI or SSCI. The article with the candidate’s name listed as first author must be published or accepted for publication before the candidate hands in the doctoral dissertation for assessment.

Doctoral dissertation

The registration of topic, the nomination of an academic advisor - mentor, as well as the nomination of an expert committee for evaluation of a doctoral dissertation and graduation committee, are in the domain of the faculty senate responsible for a given study module. The Senate of the University of Ljubljana confirms the doctoral dissertation topic and the proposed mentor(s).

The defence of the doctoral dissertation is public, which is ensured by publishing a notice of the defence, usually seven days before the defence.

Doctoral diploma

After fulfillment of all study requirements, the diploma jointly signed by the Rector of the University of Ljubljana and the dean of the responsible faculty is awarded to the candidates by the University of Ljubljana. Doctoral diploma is awarded by the Rector of the University of Ljubljana. Graduates of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme in Statistics receive the title doktor/doktorica znanosti (“Doctor of Science”).