How would you like to carry out research in an international environment alongside excellent researchers? Are you interested in working with state-of-the-art research equipment? Would you like to upgrade your knowledge with advanced scientific methods?

The Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School was designed for students and employees having the desire and ambition to develop professionally and personally in a research and innovative environment. After concluding the studies, graduates are empowered with advanced techniques of scientific research and gain skills on transferring them into practice.

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Why Choose IPS?

Tailored studies

Students can choose from a wide selection of elective courses, everyone can acquire the specific combination of knowledge and skills  needed for their research field. If students change their mind during the study, they can choose other courses.

Personal approach of supervisors

The professor : student ratio is higher than 1 : 2. Students are included in their supervisors' research groups and are therefore in contact with them on a daily basis.

Gaining knowledge by working on actual cases

Students' work is steered in the direction of solving actual challenges within the expert field with the use of advanced scientific methods. Their achievements are applied to companies in real time.

Great employment prospects and involvement in research projects

Interdisciplinarity, expert knowledge acquired through research projects and collaboration with industrial institutions contribute to excellent employment prospects of our graduates.

State-of-the-art equipment

Scientific and research capacities of the Jožef Stefan Institute and other partner institutions allow our students to work with state-of-the-art equipment.

Distance learning

Possibility of attending classes online.

What will I obtain during the studies?

Skills in independent and team R&D work

Experience in working on applied projects in the industry

Mastering the methods and techniques of scientific research

International connections

Concrete experience in transferring and adapting new technologies

Management knowledge in the field of business, administration, and research management

Forms and Modes of Study

The educational process is organised as full-time studies based on the ECTS credit framework. Candidates independently, with the help of their supervisors, select elective courses and seminar paper topics. Each postgraduate student is included in Slovenian, international, or industrial research projects.

The studies consist of three parts:

I. General and specific knowledge in the field of the study programme


II. Research work


III. Competences in soft skills and sustainable development