CO-FUNDING OF DOCTORAL STUDIES

​​​​​ We hereby notify you that the University of Maribor will publish on its website, www.um.si, the “Public Call for Applications for the Co-Funding of Doctoral Study Programmes for Students of the University Of Maribor – 2018/2019 academic year” in the first half of July 2018 at the latest. The public call will not be materially different with regard to application terms or eligibility and valuation criteria from the Public Call for Applications for the Co-Funding of Doctoral Study Programmes – Generation 2017. At the regular session of 22 May 2018, the UM Senate already adopted the eligibility and evaluation criteria for applications submitted under the Public Call for Applications for the Co-Funding of Doctoral Study Programmes for Students of the University of Maribor – 2018/2019 academic year.

The public call is intended for students who:

  • are enrolled in the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of the 3rd-cycle (doctoral) programmes in the academic year 2018/2019 and have regularly proceeded to a higher year of studies;
  • have previously not completed any study programmes corresponding to the qualification level awarded under 3rd-cycle doctoral programmes; 
  • have previously not received any public grants or other forms of public funding for study programmes leading to a PhD, irrespective of the institution where they studied or whether they have completed their doctoral studies; 
  • have a supervisor; and
  • have received at least 24 points under the criteria for the evaluation of the doctoral candidate’s eligibility.

The “ previously not received any public grants or other forms of public funding for study programmes leading to a PhD ” requirement does not apply to students who in the 2017/2018 academic year received co-funding under the Public Call for Applications for the Co-Funding of Doctoral Study Programmes for Students of the University of Maribor – Generation 2017.

We advise candidates who intend to apply for the public call to follow the updates on the public call on our website. The student affairs offices of the UM members (faculties) will update students on the public call as well.


Candidate evaluation criteria and manner of selection

  1. Evaluation criteria

No.

CRITERION

Maximum score

1

Eligibility of PhD candidate:

40

1.1

Grade average of the completed university undergraduate programme (old study programme), or Master’s (1st-cycle) or uniform Master’s (1 st- and 2nd-cycle combined) study programme. The score is calculated by multiplying the grade average (rounded to two decimal points) by 3 (e.g. 8.32 x 3).

30

1.2

The candidate is already enrolled in a senior year of a 3rd-cycle (doctoral) programme.

2

1.3

The candidate already has an approved doctoral dissertation topic. ( [1] )

2

1.4

The candidate received a UM university award ( [2] ) or other comparable acknowledgement of his alma mater.

1

1.4

The candidate has published an original scientific article (1.01, 1.02, 1.03), scientific monograph (2.01), independent scientific contribution or chapter in a monograph (1.16), or research or documentary film, sound or video publication (2.18). The candidate is awarded 3 points for each publication referred to herein (for authorship or co-authorship).

3 ( [3] )

1.5

The candidate participates or has participated in research work. ( [4] )

up to 4

Total score

42

The maximum score available is 42 points. The applicant shall score a minimum of 24 points to be eligible.



[1] The candidate shall also submit the Rector’s decision on the approval of the doctoral dissertation topic as proof.

2 A university award is an acknowledgement awarded pursuant to the Statute of the University of Maribor (Official Journal of RS, No. 29/2017 – Official consolidated text UPB12) and the Rules on honorary titles, prizes and awards of UM (UM Journal XXXIII-1-2015), such as the Rector’s Award, Andrej Perlach Prize or comparable acknowledgements awarded by other universities (e.g. Prešeren Prize of UL, etc.). Acknowledgements such as the Dean’s Award and other faculty-level awards are not considered university awards.

Other national-level awards (e.g. Krka Prize, Bank of Slovenia Award, Award of the Office of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for Public Relations and Media, etc.) are considered in the evaluation as well.

3 Under criterion 1.5, the candidate may be awarded an unlimited number of points, however, the total score under criterion 1. Eligibility of PhD candidate cannot exceed 42 points.

4 The certificate should be issued by the responsible person of the faculty or institute (dean or responsible person of the institute – Chair; certificates signed only by the project head will not be considered in the evaluation). The certificate should entail:

  • title of the research project/programme;
  • period of participation in the research project (from – until);
  • research lead/head; and
  • description and subject matter of research the candidate performed/is performing as part of his research work.​

Eligible projects are as follows: SRA projects, bilateral projects, targeted research programmes and research & development projects, multi-month visits to foreign research institutes or university, etc.

Participation in professional projects (e.g. Creative Path to Knowledge, etc.) is not eligible and will not be observed in the evaluation.

Urednik strani: Department of Education and Student's Affairs
 University of Maribor, Slomškov trg 15, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia | Phone: +386 2 23 55 280 | Fax: +386 2 23 55 211 | Prijava