Call for Application into Postgraduate Study Programmes of the University of Maribor for the Academic Year 2016/17

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In accordance with Article 40 of the Higher Education Act (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 32/2012 – UPB7 (official consolidated text no. 7), as amended 40/2012 – ZUJF (Fiscal Balance Act), 57/2012 – ZPCP-2D (Act Amending the Road Transport Act), 109/2012 and 85/2014), Rules on the Call for Enrolment and Enrolment in Higher Education and on the basis of a decision of the Senate of the University of Maribor and with consent of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, the University of Maribor hereby 

 

issues the following

 

2016/2017 CALL FOR ENROLMENT IN POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR

 

 

In the academic year 2016/2017, candidates may enrol in master's (second-cycle) and doctoral (third- cycle) programmes offered by faculties of the University of Maribor. Detailed information on enrolment in master's and doctoral programmes can be found at http://www.um.si/studij/podiplomski-studij/Strani/2--stopnja.aspx and http://www.um.si/studij/podiplomski-studij/Strani/3--stopnja.aspx respectively.

 

 

1.            APPLICATION

 

All candidates aiming to attend postgraduate programmes of the University of Maribor may apply, irrespective of whether they have earned their graduate degree at the time of application. Candidates who applied must submit proof of their graduate degree by a deadline set by the relevant faculty. A graduate degree is not a requirement for the submission of an application. However, it is required for enrolment. Candidates are advised to submit an application if they reasonably expect to obtain their graduate degree by the application deadline. After expiry of both application deadlines, it is no longer possible to submit an application for enrolment in postgraduate programmes. The submission of the application for enrolment in postgraduate programmes of the University of Maribor is independent of applications for enrolment in postgraduate programmes submitted to other higher education institutions.


There are two deadlines for the submission of applications for enrolment in postgraduate programmes of the University of Maribor. However, in the second application period, candidates may apply only for those programmes where there are still vacant places, which have not been filled in the first application period. Irrespective of the aforementioned, faculties may decide not to hold a second round of applications despite the fact that not all vacant places have been filled in the first application period.


"Expired application deadline" means that registration via the eVŠ web portal is no longer possible and that, in the event of limited enrolment, the selection procedure has been completed and that candidates have enrolled by the deadline set in this Call.


1st application period: from publication of the Call to 18 August 2016 at the latest

2nd application period: If vacant places are not filled in the first application period, university members will publish a list, and candidates will be able to apply in the second application period from 14 September 2016 to 16 September 2016 at the latest. 


Information concerning vacant places in the second application period will be published on the website of the University of Maribor on 13 September 2016.

 

The same application deadlines shall also apply to candidates who wish to enrol in accordance with transfer criteria, candidates who wish to take up parallel studies and foreign nationals and Slovenes not holding Slovene citizenship.

 

If all vacant places (full-time and part-time) are not filled during the first round of applications, Slovenes not holding Slovene citizenship and foreign nationals may also apply for these places in the second application period. However, vacant places are filled by Slovene citizens and EU nationals first, then by Slovenes not holding Slovene citizenship and foreigners.

 

FIRST APPLICATION PERIOD

 

Candidates must submit their application for enrolment in postgraduate programmes of the University of Maribor in the academic year 2016/2017 via the eVŠ internet portal available at: http://portal.evs.gov.si/prijava. Detailed instructions for filling out the application form are also available.  The eVŠ service is in charge of tech support (evs-prijava.mizs@gov.si), while content-related information concerning the call for enrolment can be obtained via email (poststudy@um.si) or from postgraduate studies offices of faculties.

 

In the first application period, candidates may apply as follows. Each candidate may submit a maximum of 3 applications – each entry into EVŠ shall be considered one application (irrespective of track, mode of study, etc.). If a candidate tries to submit a fourth application (or more), an automatic warning will appear and the application will not be submitted. The order of applications submitted does not matter since all applications are considered equal. Until expiry of the deadline, candidates may alter or delete their applications as desired. Candidates receive an email confirmation for each alteration made (to the email address indicated in the application form).

 

Candidates may submit the application in two ways – with a digital (security) certificate or with their user name and password.

 

Candidates applying with a qualified digital certificate are not required to send the printed form by post. Timely applications are considered those applications that are completed, electronically signed and submitted in eVŠ by means of the qualified digital certificate by 18 August 2016. Only the required supporting documents must be submitted to the relevant faculty implementing the programme.

 

If candidates are applying without a digital certificate (with user name and password), the application form must be electronically submitted via eVŠ by 18 August at the latest, then printed, signed and delivered by hand or registered mail to the relevant faculty implementing the programme (the address can be found in the upper left corner of the application window) within five days after expiry of the deadline for submitting applications via eVŠ. After the expiry of the deadline, it is no longer possible to submit an application. 

 

The following applications shall be considered timely: 

  1. Applications completed, electronically signed and submitted via eVŠ by 18 August 2016.
  2. Applications submitted via eVŠ by 18 August 2016, printed in the same text as the last application submitted in eVŠ, signed and delivered by hand or registered mail to the faculty implementing the programme by 23 August 2016.

 

NOTE

The application is valid only if the candidate pressed the SUBMIT button in eVŠ. In the opposite case, the application will not be submitted and will thus be rejected by means of an official decision. Before completing the application procedure, candidates are advised to verify whether the application has indeed been submitted. Candidates receive an email notification of the successful application to the email address indicated in the application form.

 

Irrespective of the mode of application, enclosures to the application must be sent by registered mail or delivered by hand to the faculty implementing the programme. Candidates will be informed of the required enclosures and the deadline for their submission by the relevant faculty.

 

 

NOTE

1ST OPENING DATE OF APPLICATIONS: from the publication of the Call for Enrolment to 18 August 2016 at the latest.

Last date for online submission of applications via eVŠ: 18 August 2016.

After 18 August 2016, it will no longer be possible to change or delete applications. In the first application period, candidates may submit a maximum of three applications. Candidates admitted in the first application period must enrol by the deadline set by the relevant faculty but no later than 12 September 2016.  

 

 

​SECOND APPLICATION PERIOD

 

In the second application period, the following candidates may submit an application: those who did not apply in the first application period; those who were not admitted in the first application period; those who applied for a postgraduate programme that will not be implemented. In the second application period, candidates wishing to enrol in programmes implemented as a part-time mode of study may also submit an application. All other candidates will receive a system notification warning them that the application cannot be submitted.

 

Information on study programmes and available places offered by faculties in the second application period will be published on the website of the University of Maribor on 13 September 2016.

 

Applications for enrolment in postgraduate programmes of the University of Maribor in the second application period must be submitted via the eVŠ portal available at:  http://portal.evs.gov.si/prijava/.  Detailed instructions for filling out the form are also available.  The eVŠ service is in charge of tech support (evs-prijava.mizs@gov.si), while content-related information concerning the call for enrolment can be obtained via email (poststudy@um.si) or from postgraduate studies offices of faculties.

In the second application period, candidates may apply in the same manner as in the first period. However, in the second application period, candidates may submit a maximum of one application – each entry in eVŠ shall be considered one application (irrespective of track, mode of study, etc.). If a candidate tries to submit a second application (or more), an automatic warning appears and the application is not submitted. Until expiry of the deadline, candidates may alter or delete their applications as desired. Candidates receive an email confirmation for each alteration made (to the email address indicated in the application form).

 

Candidates may submit the application in two ways – with a digital (security) certificate or with their user name and password.

 

Candidates applying with a qualified digital certificate are not required to send the printed form by post. Timely applications are considered those applications that are completed, electronically signed and submitted in eVŠ by means of the qualified digital certificate by 16 September 2016. Only the required supporting documents must be submitted to the relevant faculty implementing the programme.

 

If candidates are applying without a digital certificate (with user name and password), the application form must be electronically submitted via eVŠ by 16 September 2016 at the latest, then printed, signed and delivered by hand or registered mail to the relevant faculty implementing the programme (the address can be found in the upper left corner of the application window) within five days after expiry of the deadline for submitting applications via eVŠ. After the expiry of the deadline, it is no longer possible to submit an application. 


The following applications shall be considered timely:

  1. ​Applications completed, electronically signed and submitted in eVŠ by 16 September 2016.
  2. Applications submitted via eVŠ by 16 September 2016, printed in the same text as the last application submitted in eVŠ, signed and delivered by hand or registered mail to the faculty implementing the programme by 21 September 2016.

 

NOTE

The application is valid only if the candidate pressed the SUBMIT button in eVŠ. In the opposite case, the application will not be submitted and will thus be rejected by means of an official decision. Before completing the application procedure, candidates are advised to verify whether the application has indeed been submitted. Candidates receive an email notification of the successful application to the email address indicated in the application form.

 

Irrespective of the mode of application, enclosures to the application must be sent by registered mail or delivered by hand to the faculty implementing the programme. Candidates will be informed of the required enclosures and the deadline for their submission by the relevant faculty.

 

NOTE

2ND OPENING DATE OF APPLICATIONS: from 14 September to 16 September 2016.

Last date for online submission of applications via eVŠ: 16 September 2016.

After 16 September 2016, it will no longer be possible to change or delete applications. In the second application period, candidates may submit a maximum of one application. Candidates admitted in the second application period must enrol by the deadline set by the relevant faculty but no later than 30 September 2016. 

 

 

2.            OPEN DAYS

 

Open days concerning enrolment in postgraduate programmes offered by the University of Maribor will not take place on the same day. They will be organized individually by faculties on a date published on their website and the website of the University (www.um.si). Some faculties will organize multiple information days as well as individual consultations.

 

On these days, candidates receive detailed information concerning admission requirements, the course of studies, career prospects, possibilities for continuing their studies and other information important for making the decision to enrol in a postgraduate programme.

 

 

3.            ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFYING EXAMS

 

Candidates meeting admission requirements laid down in accredited study programmes may apply for enrolment in postgraduate programmes of the University of Maribor. Admission requirements for individual programmes are laid down in detailed call texts issued by faculties, which are enclosed to this Call.

 

In order to be admitted to a postgraduate programme in a field different from the one in which they graduated, candidates must fulfil additional study obligations (qualifying exams). These exams corresponding to between 10 and 60 ECTS credits shall be laid down on the basis of discrepancies between the fields of expertise. Candidates must pass these exams prior to enrolment.

 

Candidates are advised to request information on qualifying exams from postgraduate studies offices of faculties as soon as possible. Postgraduate offices will provide detailed information on qualifying exams and examination methods. Fees for qualifying exams must be paid in accordance with the tariff list of the University of Maribor, which is approved each year by the University's Management Board prior to publication.

 

 

4.            VACANT PLACES

 

Candidates may apply for postgraduate programmes with a fixed number of available places for Slovene nationals and EU nationals, which is specified in a table representing an integral part of the call text (separately for full-time and part-time mode of study). Non-EU nationals with permanent residence in the Republic of Slovenia who or whose parents are tax residents of the Republic of Slovenia may also apply for these places.

 

Non-EU nationals and Slovenes not holding Slovene citizenship may apply for places specified in separate tables.


AVAILABLE PLACES FOR SLOVENE CITIZENS AND EU NATIONALS:

–             Slovene citizens

–             EU nationals

–             Slovene citizens who earned their graduate degree abroad

–             EU nationals who earned their graduate degree abroad

–             foreign nationals who earned their graduate degree abroad and who or whose parents or guardians (or at least one of them) are tax residents of the Republic of Slovenia with permanent residence in the Republic of Slovenia at the time of the application

–             persons granted international protection (under the International Protection Act)

 

AVAILABLE PLACES FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS:

–             non-EU nationals

–             Slovenes not holding Slovene citizenship

 

NOTE:

In accordance with the Recognition and Evaluation of Education Act (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 87/2011, No. 97/2011 – amended and 109/2012), the deadline for issuing the decision on the recognition is two months from the receipt of the complete application.


 

5.            LIMITED ENROLMENT AND SELECTION PROCEDURE

 

If enrolment is not limited, candidates are admitted provided they meet the admission requirements laid down in the accredited study programme.

 

If there is greater demand than there are places available, enrolment is limited. In this event, candidates undergo a selection procedure. Selection criteria are laid down in accredited study programmes. Information on postgraduate programmes with limited enrolment will be available on the website of the University of Maribor – for the first application period on 24 August 2016, and for the second on 22 September 2016. Candidates will be informed of the selection by the relevant faculty.

 

Candidates admitted to a programme that will not be implemented due to an insufficient number of applications shall be informed upon enrolment or expiry of the first application deadline at the latest on the website of the University of Maribor. Candidates admitted to programmes for which it will not be possible to establish whether they will be implemented in the academic year 2016/2017 upon expiry of the first application period shall also be informed of the possibility that the programme might not be implemented. These candidates will have the opportunity to apply in the second application period or submit an application to another higher education institution.

 

The following candidates may be admitted:

  1. ​Non-EU nationals, Slovenes not holding Slovene citizenship, Slovene citizens and EU nationals who earned their graduate degree abroad as well as other foreign nationals with permanent residence in the Republic of Slovenia who or whose parents are tax residents of the Republic of Slovenia and persons granted international protection under the International Protection Act if the procedure for the recognition of foreign academic qualifications under the Recognition and Evaluation of Education Act has not been completed yet. These candidates are admitted in accordance with the official decision on post-deadline enrolment based on their request. Detailed information concerning the procedure can be found in sections 9 and 10.
  2. Candidates admitted after an appeals procedure.
  3. Candidates with special status under second-cycle programmes. More information can be found in section 6. 

 


6.            CANDIDATES WITH SPECIAL STATUS

 

During the application procedure for enrolment in second-cycle programmes, candidates may apply for a special status, on the basis of which they can be included in the list of subsequently admitted candidates. However, they must nonetheless meet the admission requirements laid down in the accredited study programme and achieve at least 90% of the required score. Based on the candidate's written request and relevant supporting documents, the university committee in charge of requests and appeals decides on the conferral of the special status.

 

Special status may be conferred on candidates who enclose relevant supporting documents attesting:

  • disability or special needs;
  • chronic illness or consequences of an acute disease that persevered throughout the application procedure and had an important impact on the candidate's academic achievement during the relevant period;
  • exceptional social circumstances;
  • "top athlete" status in the relevant period.

 

In order to be awarded the special status, candidates must lodge an application along with relevant supporting documents. The application must be send to the relevant faculty implementing the programme the candidate is applying for by registered mail by 23 August 2016 at the latest. Application submitted later will be taken into account only if the status has been awarded after this deadline for justifiable reasons. The envelope must be marked: "Za Komisijo za prošnje in pritožbe v prijavnem postopku Univerze v Mariboru" (for the Committee for Requests and Appeals in the Application Procedure of the University of Maribor)

 

Candidates apply for the special status only once despite submitting more than one application for enrolment. The decision on the conferral of the special status is valid for all applications even if they were submitted to different faculties.

 

The Committee for Requests and Appeals in the Application Procedure of the University of Maribor shall decide on the conferral of the special status and inform the candidate and the relevant faculty in writing.

 

Decisions of the Committee for Requests and Appeals in the Application Procedure concerning candidates with special status apply to all faculties of the University of Maribor but only for the application and enrolment procedure under this Call for Enrolment. Special status may also be awarded in the second application period.

 

 

7.            ENROLMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH TRANSFER CRITERIA

 

Transfer between programmes means the cessation of studies under one programme and the continuation of studies under another programme. In this case, certain obligations fulfilled under the former programme can be recognized, and new ones that must be satisfied in order to earn a degree under the new programme may be laid down.

 

In accordance with transfer criteria, only students may transfer between programmes. The same does not apply to graduating students, with the exception of graduating students under master's programmes (MSc) adopted prior to 11 June 2004, for which transfer between programmes is laid down in Article 16 of Act Amending the Higher Education Act, and specialisation programmes after a completed undergraduate programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004.

 

Transfer between programmes is facilitated in accordance with accredited study programmes. Transfer to master's (second-cycle) and doctoral (third-cycle) programmes is possible only from master's and doctoral programmes in comparable fields of expertise provided the students meets the admission requirements for the new programme and provided there are enough available places.

 

In accordance with the transfer criteria, students may transfer to the same or a subsequent year of another postgraduate programme provided the first programme leads to the acquisition of comparable competencies and provided that at least half of obligations under the former programme relating to compulsory subjects of the new programme can be recognized.

 

 

8.            SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

 

Supporting documents are copies or original diplomas and other documents certified by notary publics, officials of administrative units and officials of higher education institutions (faculties).

 

Independently of the application procedure via the eVŠ internet portal, candidates must submit proof of meeting admission requirements in physical form to the relevant faculty implementing the programme. If candidates fail to submit proof of meeting admission requirements, they shall be informed of this matter and the deadline for submission by the relevant faculty.

 

Candidates do not have to send original copies of diplomas and other documents – these documents must be submitted for inspection upon enrolment.

 

Non-EU nationals, Slovenes not holding Slovene citizenship, Slovene citizens, EU nationals and all other foreign nationals who earned their graduate degree abroad must also submit as decision on the recognition of foreign academic qualifications. Additional information can be found in sections 9 (Enrolment of Non-EU Nationals and Slovenes Not Holding Slovene Citizenship) and 10 (Enrolment of EU Nationals and Slovene Citizens Who Earned Their Graduate Degree Abroad).


 

9.            ENROLMENT OF NON-EU NATIONALS AND SLOVENE NATIONALS NOT HOLDING SLOVENE CITIZENSHIP

 

Non-EU nationals and Slovenes not holding Slovene citizenship may apply for postgraduate programmes in accordance with the Regulations on Tuition Fees and Accommodation in Student Dormitories for Slovene Nationals without Slovene Citizenship and Foreigners in the Republic of Slovenia (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 70/2008). The number of available places for this group of applicants is published in separate tables (see section 4 – "Available Places").

 

Candidates who have already obtained a decision on the recognition of foreign academic qualifications must follow the instructions for the submission of supporting documents demonstrating fulfilment of admission requirements. Along with the required supporting documents, the decision on the recognition of foreign academic qualifications must be submitted to the faculty implementing the programme the candidate is applying for. For candidates who have not yet obtained a decision on the recognition of foreign academic qualifications, the online application form for enrolment in postgraduate programmes submitted via eVŠ (available at: http://portal.evs.gov.si/prijava/) is considered also the application for the recognition of foreign academic qualifications. Candidates who submit an incomplete application will be informed by regular mail or email and invited to complete their application.

 

Documents required for the recognition procedure:

1.        Original public document (or duplicate or another document replacing the original document under the laws of the country of issue) attesting the candidate's academic qualifications, on the basis of which the candidate is applying for postgraduate training and for which he/she is requesting acceptance of the right of access, application and consideration in application and enrolment procedures.  

Foreign public documents must be legalized in accordance with:

  • 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (with the court of territorial jurisdiction that issued the public document); the APOSTILLE stamp must be filled in correctly;
  • Act on Verification of Documents in International Traffic.

 

2.        Uncertified copy of the public document attesting academic qualifications referred to under point 1.

3.        Certified translation of the public document attesting academic qualifications – at the request of an authorized official.

4.        Uncertified copy of supporting documents concerning the content and duration of graduate training and study obligations fulfilled during the course of studies.

5.        Brief chronological description of the entire training. 

The list of required documents may differ according the state from which the document emanates. Candidates are therefore advised to contact the authorised official at the University of Maribor (contact: University of Maribor, Slomškov trg 15, 2000 Maribor, phone: +386 (2) 23 55 263, email: priznavanjeizobrazevanja@um.si, website: http://www.um.si/studij/priznavanje, skype: HE Application and Information Service University of Maribor, office hours: Monday through Friday from 9.00−11.00 a.m. and 13.00−14.00 p.m.) in order to obtain more detailed information concerning the list of required documents or additional information on the recognition procedure. 

Under the Recognition and Evaluation of Education Act (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 87/2011, No. 97/2011 – amended and No. 109/2012), the deadline for issuing the decision on the recognition of foreign academic qualifications is two months from the receipt of the complete application. If a candidate submitted the application in due time, but it is nonetheless unreasonable to expected that the decision will be issued by 30 September 2016, the candidate is advised to file a request for an extension of the deadline for enrolment for legitimate reasons with the relevant faculty.


 

10.          ENROLMENT OF EU NATIONALS AND SLOVENE NATIONALS WHO EARNED THEIR GRADUATE DEGREE ABROAD, OTHER FOREIGN NATIONALS WITH PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA WHO OR WHOSE PARENTS ARE TAX RESIDENTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA AND ENROLMENT OF PERSONS UNDER INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION

 

Slovene citizens and EU nationals who earned their graduate degree abroad as well as other foreign nationals who (or whose parents or at least one of them) are tax residents of the Republic of Slovenia with permanent residence in the Republic of Slovenia as well as persons granted international protection under the International Protection Act (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 11/11 – official consolidated text, 98/11 – decision of the Constitutional Court, 83/12, 111/13,114/13 – decision of the Constitutional Court and 82/15 – decision of the Constitutional Court) and who completed their graduate degree abroad may apply for places available for Slovene citizens and EU nationals (see section 4 – "Available Places").

 

Candidates who have already obtained a decision on the recognition of foreign academic qualifications must follow the instructions for the submission of supporting documents demonstrating fulfilment of admission requirements. Along with the required supporting documents, the decision on the recognition of foreign academic qualifications must be submitted to the faculty implementing the programme the candidate is applying for. For candidates who have not yet obtained a decision on the recognition of foreign academic qualifications, the online application form for enrolment in postgraduate programmes submitted via eVŠ (available at: http://portal.evs.gov.si/prijava/) is considered also the application for recognition of foreign academic qualifications. Candidates who submit an incomplete application will be informed by regular mail or email and invited to complete their application.

 

Documents required for the recognition procedure:

1.        Original public document (or duplicate or another document replacing the original document under the laws of the country of issue) attesting the candidate's academic qualifications on the basis of which the candidate is applying for postgraduate training and for which he/she is requesting acceptance of the right of access, application and consideration in application and enrolment procedures.  

Foreign public documents must be legalized in accordance with:

  • 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (with the court of territorial jurisdiction that issued the public document); the APOSTILLE stamp must be filled in correctly;
  • Act on Verification of Documents in International Traffic. 

2.        Uncertified copy of the public document attesting academic qualifications referred to under point 1.

3.        Certified translation of the public document attesting academic qualifications – at the request of an authorized official.

4.        Uncertified copy of supporting documents concerning the content and duration of graduate training and study obligations fulfilled during the course of studies.

5.        Brief chronological description of the entire training. 

The list of required documents may differ according the state from which the document emanates. Candidates are therefore advised to contact the authorised official at the University of Maribor (contact: University of Maribor, Slomškov trg 15, 2000 Maribor, phone: +386 (2) 23 55 263, email: priznavanjeizobrazevanja@um.si, website: http://www.um.si/studij/priznavanje, skype: HE Application and Information Service University of Maribor, office hours: Monday through Friday from 9.00−11.00 a.m. and 13.00−14.00 p.m.) in order to obtain more detailed information concerning the list of required documents or additional information on the recognition procedure. 

Under the Recognition and Evaluation of Education Act (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 87/2011, No. 97/2011 – amended and No. 109/2012), the deadline for issuing the decision on the recognition of foreign academic qualifications is two months from the receipt of the complete application. If a candidate submitted the application in due time, but it is nonetheless unreasonable to expected that the decision will be issued by 30 September 2016, the candidate is advised to file a request for an extension of the deadline for enrolment for legitimate reasons with the relevant faculty. 


 

11.          STUDENTS WITH QUALIFICATIONS CORRESPONDING TO THE SECOND BOLOGNA CYCLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE KLASIUS CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

 

In accordance with the Decree on Budgetary Financing of Higher Education and Other University Member Institutions, candidates who already acquired qualifications corresponding to at least the second Bologna cycle under the Klasius classification system cannot have their master's (second-cycle) training financed from public funds. These candidates may apply for enrolment in the first year either under the full-time or part-time mode of study, but they have to pay the full tuition fee.

 

 

12.          DOCTORAL PROGRAMMES

 

In accordance with Article 136a of the Statute of the University of Maribor, candidates are advised to contact potential supervisors and prepare a topic proposal or chose a narrow field of expertise for their dissertation.

 

Upon enrolment, doctoral candidates must conclude a training and supervision agreement under the programme. The agreement represents an umbrella document stipulating that the candidate, supervisor and dean of the relevant faculty are committed to participating in the implementation of doctoral training in accordance with the accredited study programme, content-related plan and time schedule. In addition, the agreement lays down the payment method for costs related to doctoral training.

 

 

13.          ALREADY ENROLLED STUDENTS, PARALLEL STUDIES

 

Already enrolled students are students enrolled in postgraduate programmes of the University of Maribor and other higher education institutions.

 

If already enrolled students wish to switch programmes for various reasons, they may apply for enrolment in postgraduate programmes of the University of Maribor as:

–             candidates wishing to switch programmes (enrolment in first year),

–             candidates wishing to apply for enrolment in a similar programme in accordance with the transfer criteria (see section 7).

Candidates referred to in the first indent may apply for enrolment in the first year, whereas candidates referred to in the second indent may apply for enrolment in accordance with the transfer criteria.

 

Students who wish to switch programmes and have not yet exercised this right or the right to repeat a year under a second-cycle full-time programme must apply in the same manner as all other candidates.

 

Academic affairs committees of faculty senates may allow successful students who meet the requirements for advancement to the next year and have an average grade of at least 8 in the first year of studies to take up parallel studies under two or more programmes conducted by one or more faculties of the University of Maribor. In exceptional cases, the committee may allow candidates with an outstanding academic record, which is one of the admission requirements, to simultaneously enrol in the first year of two study programmes. Candidates must apply for places available for parallel studies, which are published in a separate table.

 

 

14.          ENROLMENT DEADLINE

 

Enrolment in postgraduate programmes shall be conducted after the closing date for applications, but no later than 12 September 2016 for the first application period and 30 September 2016 for the second application period. If candidates file a request for an extension of the deadline for enrolment for legitimate reasons (relevant bodies of university members decide on such requests), the deadline for enrolment may be extended to 30 October 2016 at the latest.

 

If students who are enrolled in the first year of a postgraduate programme for the first time exmatriculate by 15 October 2016 at the latest, it is considered they were never enrolled in this programme.


 

15.          TUITION FEES AND PAYMENTS OF COSTS RELATED TO POSTDOCTORAL EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR

 

Tuition fees under postgraduate programmes must be paid for:

  • part-time second-cycle (master's) programmes;
  • full-time second-cycle (master's) programmes for candidates who have already acquired qualifications corresponding to the second Bologna cycle under the Klasius classification system;
  • doctoral programmes;
  • ​full-time second-cycle (master's) programmes for the implementation part exceeding the standards laid down in the National Higher Education Programme.

Students paying the tuition fee conclude a training agreement with the relevant faculty. Taking into account specific features of their study programmes, faculties formulate the content of the agreement in greater detail, inter alia also the payment method (single payment or payment by instalments), a lower fee or exemption from fees, method of recovery in accordance with these instructions, interest rates and repayment of the tuition fee in the event of exmatriculation. 


If a doctoral candidate decides to conduct experimental research, the costs of which exceed certain standards and cannot be financed from the tuition fee, an annex to the training agreement for the conduct of individual research work is concluded. 


Students are obliged to pay a part of the tuition fee in the event of irrevocable exmatriculation from the University:

  • 20 % of the tuition fee if they exmatriculate by 31 October of the current academic year,
  • 50 % of the tuition fee if they exmatriculate by 31 December of the current academic year,
  • ​100 % of the tuition fee if they exmatriculate after 1 January of the current academic year. 

Students are obliged to pay all financial obligations related to their doctoral training, from the date of completion of the programme to the receipt of the leaving certificate from the University of Maribor.
 
EU nationals are eligible for funding in the same manner as Slovene citizens. Nationals of countries with which the Republic of Slovenia has concluded bilateral agreements are also eligible for the same funding. The Republic of Slovenia has concluded bilateral agreements with the following non-member states: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia. A bilateral agreement, which is currently in the ratification proceeding, has also been concluded with Kosovo. If the agreement is ratified in due time, citizens of Kosovo will be enable to apply for postgraduate programmes in the academic year 2016/2017. Candidates will be informed on the website of the University.
 
In accordance with the Rules on Tuition Fee and Accommodation in Student Dormitories for Slovenes Not Holding Slovene Citizenship and Foreign Nationals in the Republic of Slovenia, citizens of non-member states must pay the tuition fee in accordance with the valid tariff list. The amount of the tuition fee for Slovenes not holding Slovene citizenship and foreign nationals is determined by the amount of the tuition fee for Slovene citizens for part-time programmes.
 
Additional information concerning the funding of postgraduate training: http://www.um.si/studij/financiranje/Strani/default.aspx



​16.          DETAILED INFORMATION ON POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

 

Detailed information concerning postgraduate programmes, enrolment, admission requirements and tuition fees can be found on the website of the University of Maribor: http://www.um.si/studij/podiplomski-studij/Strani/2--stopnja.aspx, or obtained from postgraduate offices of faculties and the FQA section: http://www.um.si/studij/splosno/Strani/FAQ.aspx 

 

Contact: 

E: poststudy@um.si

T: +386 (2) 23  55 262, +386 (2) 23 55 258 

 

 

 

Maribor, 9. 5. 2016                                                               Rector of the University of Maribor:

                                                                                                                               Prof. dr. Igor Tičar



 

AS FOLLOWS, WE ARE PUBLISHING THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS OF THE STUDY PROGRAMMES, OFFERED BY THE FACULTIES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/17:

 

Faculty of Economics and business

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Faculty of Energy Technology

Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation​ Engineering and Architecture

Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
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