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Admissions Criteria

For the 2020/21 academic year, 20 places are available.


The programme is open to anyone who has completed:

  • A Bologna master’s (second-cycle) programme;
  • A bachelor’s programme adopted before 11 June 2004;
  • A graduate certificate programme and a previous applied bachelor’s programme, fulfilling the academic requirements set by the programme in the amount of 36 ECTS credits;
  • A master’s programme or a graduate certificate programme and a previous bachelor’s programme. Upon entering the programme, these students are awarded 60 ECTS credits in accordance with the law;
  • A programme regulated by EU directives or any other fast-track master’s programme equivalent to 300 ECTS credits;
  • A programme at a university abroad in accordance with the prescribed requirements that apply to Slovenian students. Equivalence of a degree previously earned abroad is ascertained through the foreign education verification procedure in compliance with the Statute of the UL.

We evaluate the following criteria:

  1. Graduate study results - up to 20 points - based on:
    • Grade point average - up to 10 points
    • Thesis grade - up to 10 points
  2. Oral exam results - up to 80 points - based on:
    • The student’s academic work to date - up to 20 points:
      • Grade point average of the exam passed
      • Relevant background knowledge
    • Scholarly research potential - up to 20 points:
      • Understanding of scholarly research, demonstrated with a draft research proposal (Research area compatibility with research conducted at the School)
      • Qualitative assessment of the candidate’s potential for the doctoral studies
    • The student’s motivation - up to 10 points:
      • The student’s motivation, as demonstrated in the letter of motivation and at the interview
      • Independent financial support corresponding to at least 50% employment (junior researcher from the business world, international scholarship, etc.)
    • The student’s research to date (published articles and other publications) - up to 15 points:
      • Published research article
      • Discussion article
    • Other criteria (e.g., GMAT or GRE scores, awards, recognitions, etc.) - up to 15 points


Call for enrolment in doctoral study programme for academic year 2021/2022 will be available in February 2021.

pdf icon Rules on the Doctoral study programme in Economics and Business

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

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