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Doctoral degree programmes

Requirements for progression through the programme and grading system

Requirements for progression through the programme

To progress from the first to the second year of study, doctoral candidates need to accumulate two obligatory and at least one elective course and need to accumulate in total at least 45 credit points.

Candidates, who have completed all organised study requirements in the first and the second year (including the successful presentation of the doctoral dissertation topic) and have the confirmation of the positive assessment of the doctoral dissertation proposal by their Doctoral Studies Committee from the Senate of the Faculty that co-ordinates the module at which they are 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 doctoral dissertation proposal by the University Senate may advance to the fourth year of doctoral study.

Grading system

In accordance with the Statute of the University of Ljubljana, examination results are graded from 5to 10, whereby positive pass grades range from 6 to 10. According to the programme, exams will be written and oral. Seminars and projects 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 Statistics will be treated individually by the Programme Council in accordance with the University Statute.

Links to other study programmes

The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme in Statistics is both horizontally and vertically linked to other study programmes at the University of Ljubljana. Horizontal exchange enables students to fulfil their elective course requirements from other doctoral 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 comparable programmes from other universities, including distance learning programmes. 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. The programme is also open to foreign students.