EF SEB LU logo

Application & Enrolment


Applications must include the following:

In addition to the documents listed in the previous paragraph, students shall enclose the following:

  • A work plan or research plan (max 300 words or 2,000 characters);
  • A motivation letter (max 300 words or 2,000 characters);
  • A CV
  • A publications list (if the candidate has published articles or other works);
  • Other documents (GMAT or GRE scores)
  • Awards and recognitions won;
  • A consent of the mentor (In case you are experiencing difficulties in getting the consent of the potential mentor, please contact Doctoral programme unit).

Students with a master’s degree or graduate certificate and a previous bachelor’s programme shall enclose a certified statement of the academic requirements completed in the programme at the higher education institution they were enrolled in, and a certified copy of the syllabuses for the courses and other activities in which they completed their academic requirements.

Work Plan / Research Plan

The research plan must reflect an understanding of scientific research and include a description of the issue that the candidate intends to explore and justification for research. Is it a new area of research? Is there an application of existing research to new information? Has the subject been research but requires additional empirical confirmation or evidence? How will the answer contribute to the development of science in the field of research? Is this a case study or qualitative or quantitative research methods?

Motivation letter

The motivation letter should include the following:

  • reasons for applying to the doctoral programme;
  • willingness and determination to complete study;
  • study expectations;
  • potential for career development;
  • personal commitments, hobbies, interest;
  • for parttime students, an explanation of coordination of the study programme with work and family.

Deadline for application and enrolment

Candidates must apply no later than 24 June 2019.

Candidates must print the completed application form, sign it, and send it together with all the supplemental documents by registered mail or deliver it in person to the address:

School of Economics and Business
Doctoral Studies Unit
Kardeljeva pl. 17
1000, Ljubljana

Candidates that have submitted complete applications will be contacted to schedule the oral exam, which will be held within twenty working days after the application deadline (from 28 June till app. 19 July 2019).

Enrolment will be held till 30 September 2019 at the SEB LU.

We kindly invite you to attend the information session, which will be held on Tuesday, 12 March 2019 at 5 pm in MBA lecture room.

Deadline for application and enrollment
Candidates must apply no later than 24 June 2019.

pdf icon Doctoral Summer School

pdf icon Notification for doctoral students (Amendments to the Rules and regulations on doctoral study at the LU))

Additional information about the doctoral programme

Additional information

To top of page