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Jožef Stefan
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 477 31 00
Fax: +386 1 477 31 10


Studying at IPS

Enrolment 2014/2015

Call for enrolment and enrolment application for second-level study programmes

Call for enrolment and enrolment application for third-level study programmes

Good candidates, who are going to enrol in postgraduate studies at the IPS, are offered the possibility of co-financing the tuition fee in the context of project agreements between the IPS and its co-founders and partners. In case you are interested, we kindly ask you to send us via email ( your CV, copy of the diploma, transcript of records with the average grade, and the motivation letter describing the research field you are most interested in. We suggest you provide a broader description of the field, so the IPS can incorporate your desires into the priority fields of co-financers.

Types of Study

The Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School (IPS) provides:

  • Two-year (four semester) second-level study programme, which includes the preparation of a master thesis, and leads to the award of a "magister"* degree
  • Three-year (six semesters) third-level study programme , which includes preparation of a doctoral dissertation, and leads to the award of a "doktor znanosti"* degree
*The title "magister", "magister znanosti" in "doktor znanosti" are in Slovenian language where the word "magister" means Master and the word "doktor" means "Doctor" and the word "znanosti" means Science. However, according to the Slovenian legislation translating a professional and academic title into a foreign language is not permited.

Basic Objectives of Studies

The basic objectives of these studies are to qualify the student for:

  • Independent or team research and development work,
  • Work on applied projects in industry,
  • Mastering the methods and techniques of scientific research,
  • International integration of research and development work,
  • Resolving issues associated with the transfer and adaption of the new technologies,
  • Performing management functions in business, administration, conducting research, and research management.

Forms and Modes of Studies

As a rule, the studies are conducted as a full-time studies based on the ECTS credit framework. Candidates can select their optional courses and term paper topics by themselves with the aid of their mentors. The studies include various forms of work: lectures, seminars, laboratory practicals, seminar practicals, individual research work and project work dealing with actual cases from the business practices of domestic and foreign companies.

The study programme consists of three parts:

I. General Knowledge and Skills in the Field of Study Programme
This part enables the acquisition of special skills and the mastering of methods and techniques in the selected disciplines and interdisciplinary areas.

II. General Knowledge and Skills in Law, Management and Sustainable Development
This part is intended for the dissemination and deepening of knowledge about the local and global aspects of sustainable development, as well as the planning and management of development projects.

The study programme in parts I and II is organized primarly in the form of lectures delivered by the invited domestic and foreign university teachers and researchers, and seminar discussions conducted by experts from local and foreign industry. Within part I, postgraduate students may also be included in the selected parts of the programmes of the participating foreign universities.

III. Research Work
This part enables the students to master the current specific research methods and techniques in the area of study and, in collaboration with industry, qualifies them to apply and manage superior knowledge and skills in industry.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for second- and third-level studies for students, who first enrolled after January 1, 2011 amounts to 3,960.00 EUR per year. 

The tuition fee covers the cost of teaching and organization.

As the IPS is a research-based postgraduate school, all postgraduates participate in research work within domestic, international or industrial research projects.

Academic Year Calendar

Academic year runs from 1 October to 30 September.

The Winter Semester starts on October 15, 2014 and ends on January 31, 2015. The Summer Semester starts on March 1, 2015 and ends on June 15, 2015.

The 2014/2015 Academic Year Calendar defines the following pattern of organized teaching and assessment periods:

Academic year 2014/2015
October 1, 2014 to October 15, 2014
WINTER SEMESTER:October 15, 2014 to January 31, 2015
WINTER EXAMINATION PERIOD:February 1, 2015 to February 28, 2015
SPRING SEMESTER:March 1, 2015 to June 15, 2015
SPRING EXAMINATION PERIOD:June 16, 2015 to July 15, 2015
AUTUMN EXAMINATION PERIOD:September 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015