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
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
- 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
have a supervisor; and
- have received at least 24 points under the criteria for the evaluation of
the doctoral candidate’s eligibility.
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
Eligibility of PhD candidate:
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).
The candidate is already enrolled in a senior year of a
3rd-cycle (doctoral) programme.
The candidate already has an approved doctoral
The candidate received a UM university award
or other comparable acknowledgement of his alma mater.
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).
The candidate participates or has participated in
up to 4
The maximum score available is 42 points. The applicant shall score a minimum of 24 points to be eligible.
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
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
Eligible projects are as follows: SRA projects, bilateral projects,
targeted research programmes and research & development
projects, multi-month visits to foreign research institutes or
Participation in professional projects (e.g.
Creative Path to Knowledge, etc.) is not eligible and will not be
observed in the evaluation.