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Jožef Stefan
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 477 31 00
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JOŽEF STEFAN INTERNATIONAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL in cooperation with JOŽEF STEFAN INSTITUTE, Jamova 39, Ljubljana announces a call for enrolment into the 2013/2014 academic year


Info Day
The Info Day will be held on Tuesday, 3 September 2013, at 2:00 p.m..

Enrolment Deadlines
Candidates for enrolment into postgraduate study programmes can apply in two enrolment periods:
1st Enrolment Deadline: The 1st enrolment period is from 15 May to 15 September 2013.
2nd Enrolment Deadline: The 2nd enrolment period is from 20 September to 30 September 2013. The number of open positions for the second enrolment period will be announced until 20 September 2013 on the International Postgraduate School website.

Number of Open Positions
Doctoral degree study programmes: 25 open positions are available in the 1st enrolment period for each year at the Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies programme, 15 open positions at the Ecotechnology programme, and 15 open positions at the Information and Communication Technologies programme.
Master degree study programmes: 15 open positions are available in the 1st enrolment period for each year at each study programme.

Send the Applications for Enrolment to:
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School, Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana
Enrolment forms, criteria, the candidate selection procedure and information on studies are available on the Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School website ( Where necessary, IPS will offer help in acquiring grants.
Applications should include the following documents:
•    short CV
•    Diploma – Degree Certificate (if not issued in Slovenia, the candidate also adds the form N, which is available at; for more information see:
•    Motivation letter for studies at a particular study programme and the description of the research field (1 Page)
•    Certificate of studies with a transcript of records and an average grade
•    Letter(s) of recommendation (optional)
•    Description and certificates of work experience (optional)
•    2 photos for documents (35 x 42 mm)

Doctoral Studies Enrolment Requirements:
Students eligible to apply for enrolment into doctoral study programmes have graduated from:
•    a 2nd cycle study programme,
•    a direct master’s degree study programme, if evaluated with 300 credit points,
•    an earlier (before Bologna declaration) study programme for the university degree.

Graduates from earlier study programmes for acquiring specialisation who have concluded professional higher education programme have to fulfil study obligations worth 30 credit points of individual research work to enrol in the third-cycle study programme.
Graduates from earlier study programmes for acquiring the master degree or specialisation who have concluded the study programme for university degree shall be given recognition for 60 credit points worth of study obligations in the third-cycle doctoral study programme.

Master Studies Enrolment Requirements:
Eligible for enrolment in the first academic year of second-cycle study programmes are candidates who have graduated in the first-cycle study programmes in natural sciences, technical disciplines or computer science earning at least 180 credit points, or have completed higher education studies in these fields comprising at least three years of lectures. Candidates must also be proficient in English, which they can prove by language proficiency certificates.
Graduates from first-cycle study programmes in other disciplines, totalling 180 credit points, should address their applications to the IPS Study Commission, which defines study obligations to be met by candidates before enrolment in the first academic year. These obligations are defined from the teaching modules of the first-cycle study programme depending on the dissimilarity of the disciplines concerned, and total between 10 and 60 credit points. Candidates can fulfil these obligations either during their first-cycle degree studies, through advanced training programmes or by passing the relevant exams before enrolment in the master’s degree study programme.
Candidates who have completed first-cycle undergraduate study programmes, totalling 240 KT, in natural sciences, technical disciplines or computer science may enrol in the second academic year of the second-cycle studies and will be given recognition for 60 credit points worth of study obligations. On enrolment, their compulsory exams earning 18 to 21 credit points will be individually determined so that they can obtain knowledge and skills complementary to their previous studies. The student shall additionally have to acquire 60 credit points from individual research work, master thesis and other selected courses.
Other candidates that acquired more than 180 credit points during their undergraduate studies, specialist studies or in some other forms of education can address a request to the IPS Study Commission, which will discuss each case separately and determine the number of recognized second-cycle study obligations (60 credit points to the maximum).
In case of limited admission, the Study Commission shall prepare the list of accepted candidates on the basis of the following criteria: Achievements in first-cycle (average and diploma grades) and undergraduate studies, eventual work experience and other study or research achievements, prizes and awards stated in the CV and letter of motivation for studies.

Detailed Description of Study Programmes:
1.    The programme Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies comprises:
-  nanomaterials: functional and quantum nanomaterials, magnetic nanoparticles, nanoceramics, nanowires, layered and single-layered nanomaterials
-  properties of nanomaterials: research of electronic magnetic and optical properties in complex nanosystems and nonlinearities with femtosecond spectroscopy
- application of nanomaterials as catalysts, nanosensors, electronic and computer elements and in biotechnology, pharmaceutical technology and environmental technology
- molecular foundations of life sciences: nanobiology, molecular and structural biology, biochemistry, proteomics, cell biology …
2.    The programme Information and Communication Technologies comprises:
-  computer structures and systems, including embedded, parallel and distributed systems
-  knowledge technologies, intelligent systems, language technologies
-  contemporary concepts in telecommunications
-  advanced internet technologies and applications, security and protection in ICT systems
-  automation, robotics and biocybernetics, computer automation and control
3.    The programme Ecotechnology comprises:
-  sustainable development with the integration of environmental, technological, economic, social and health
-  environmental management systems, environmental control and development
-  enhancement of the effective use of raw materials and energy, waste minimisation and recycling
-  reduction of negative effects of production and transport on environment and people, as well as improving the endangered environment
-  development and application of clean technologies and products
- technology management

The enrolment procedure must be completed by October 15, 2013 at the latest. All further information is available via email (