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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


Third-level Study Programmes

The three-year third-level study programmes earn 180 ECTS credits.

The third-level study programme is designed to educate students in the doctoral study programmes for research and development work in the national and international research and development projects.

The candidates shall complete their third-level studies upon fulfilling the following obligations:

  • all obligations related to the compulsory and optional courses,
  • to have at least two papers published or accepted for publishing in international scientific or  technical publications or a patent, at  least one of which must be published in a journal included in the Science Citation Index (SCI) or referenced in Web of Science with Impact Factor,
  • to have  successfully defended his/her doctoral dissertation after fulfilling the obligations under paragraphs 1 and 2. The doctoral  dissertation shall present an independent and original contribution to the scientific discipline.

Upon the successful completion of his/her doctoral studies the candidate will be awarded the title of “doktor znanosti”*.

The third-level study programmes:

Regulations on Master and Doctoral Studies

*The titles “magister”, “magister znanosti” and “doktor znanosti” are in Slovenian. The word “magister” means Master, the word “znanosti” means “Science” and  the word “doktor” means Doctor, however according to the explanation of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology the Slovenian legislation does not permit to translate the name of the degree into a foreign language.

Enrolment 2014/2015

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.

Early stage researcher positions at Institute Jozef Stefan available to candidates for Doctoral studies in Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies in Ljubljana

Multiple PhD and postdoc positions are available on the ITN project “Nanoelectronics based on two-dimensional dichalcogenides” (MoWSeS), MC Networks for Initial Training (ITN), FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN
The MoWSeS is a multidisciplinary and intersectoral network for the training of 12 PhD students or “Early Stage Researchers” (ESRs), and 3 Post-doctoral fellows or “Experienced Researchers” (ERs) with the aim of developing tools and approaches for devices based on two-dimensional semiconductors such as MoS2. The MoWSeS Network is coordinated by Prof. Andras Kis at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland and comprises 8 industrial and academic partners. Positions are available at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Germany (Jacobs University, Evonik, Aixtron), Ireland (Trinity College Dublin), Slovenia (Institute Jozef Stefan), Israel (Weizmann Institute) and the Netherlands (SCM). More information is available at and

Nr of positions available : 15
Research Fields: Physics, Chemistry, Engineering
Career Stage: Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate), Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1), Recognised Researcher (R2)
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ESRs will be expected to have a first degree in materials science, physics, chemistry or electrical engineering.
ERs will be expected to have a PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science, or electrical engineering.
As part of its education programme, our network will organize training courses related to fundamental scientific and engineering principles relevant to the research as well as in transferrable skills such as proposal writing and entrepreneurship topics. Please see individual adverts for specific job details and instructions on how to apply.
Contact Andras Kis ( for further information.