Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Environmental Protection

General information

The duration of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme in Environmental Protection is three years (180 ECTS credits), and according to the Bologna educational scheme this represents the third cycle of education. The programme consists of organised classes (60 credits) and individual research work for the doctoral thesis (120 credits).

All information can be found here

Methodological Course: Interdesciplinary Scientific Research Work

Core Courses:

  • Air, Climate and Water
  • Chemistry and Environmental Technology
  • Disaster medicine
  • Ecology and Nature Protection
  • Economic and Law Environmental Management
  • Energy and Natural Resource Managament
  • Environmental and Sociological Aspects of Sustainable Development
  • Environment, Health and Wellbeing
  • Risk Management
  • Seismology and earthquake engineering
  • Soil and environmental Geology
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The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0532 - Marine Geology", "0532 - Physical and chemical oceanography", "0712 - Environmental protection technology", "0521 - Ecology", "0522 - Conservation and environmental management


Venue: University of Ljubljana Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport
Ljubljana, Slovenia


Open from
1 Jun 2016 to 21 Sep 2016


THe tuition fee is paid for each study year or for each year that the student enrols in. The tuition fees are published in the price list adopted by the UL Board published at:


Candidates for the INterdisciplinary Doctoral Programme in Environmental Protection are graduates of second cycle education. All information can be found here

Application Procedure:

Candidates submit their enrolment applications online via the eVŠ web portal at

Technical help: or +386 1 478 46 59 (from 9.00 AM to 4.00 PM weekdays during the open application deadlines).

Candidates submit their enrolment applications with username and password

Completed enrolment application form must be printed, signed and sent by registered post with all the supplemental documents by the application deadline September 21st 2016 at the latest to University of Ljubljana, Kongresni trg 12, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia (reference »for ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION«). 

The documentation can be also personally delivered to the University of Ljubljana, Kongresni trg 12, 1000 Ljubljana from Monday to Friday 7.-00 - 15.00 .

Required evidence to be sent by post :
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. Decision on nostrification (for candidates who are in a position of nostrification decision, more information:

Additional evidence to be sent by post (relevant for selection of candidates):
1. Award(s) and/or Achievements (evidence of  award(s) and/or decorations during study and/or evidence of previous scientific/ research work)
2. Proposal of the research topic (the candidate on max two A4 pages shortly presents the research problem that is intended to further research, states the hypothesis  and research method(s) and writes at least  five sources related to the research topic)
3. Consent of the mentor and consent of the co-mentor (prior to the enrolment to the programme candidates are requested to choose the mentor and co-mentor and submit upon enrolment at the latest the mentor’s and co-mentor`s written acceptance of mentorship and co-mentorship.
List of potential mentors

Other information: 
Welcome guide and other information available on websites: and

The application deadlines are different for every study programme and are specified in the call for enrolment for each doctoral study programme separately (expected by the end of the August). We especially call attention to the fact that the candidates must carry out any prescribed additional obligations (in accordance with the conditions for enrolment that are published next to the call for enrolment for the doctoral study programme) before enrolling into the study programme.

Grant Opportunities:

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Scholarships for Slovenians abroad are granted by the Slovene human resources development and scholarship fund. Scholarships are granted for study at accredited public education institution at an accredited study programme in the Republic of Slovenia. The Fund publishes open calls for applications defining the requirements for granting scholarships and the amounts of grants.
Zois scholarships are available for foreign citizens with evidence of a status as stipulated by the Slovenian legislation (EU citizenship with at least 5-year preliminary residence, an EU migrant worker or an EU frontier worker in the Republic of Slovenia or a family member of that person, or a long-term resident). The Fund publishes an open call defining all requirements, procedures and the amount of scholarship grants.
Every year, the Fund also publishes the number of available scholarships for foreign citizens who are not ranked in the aforementioned group. Calls differ and may limit the degree or field of education, the scholarship recipients’ country of origin and similar. The Fund publishes the calls on its website.

More information about scholarships:
Javni sklad Republike Slovenije za razvoj kadrov in štipendije 
(Slovene Human Resources Development and Scholarship Fund)
Dunajska cesta 22, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone: +386 1 434 10 80


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