Study PhD's in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana at a glance

Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, is a top European study abroad destination due to the academic excellence and high quality teaching, as well as to the low tuition and low living costs. The local public university focuses on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary study and that will widen students’ career prospects. Enjoy the multicultural environment and discover the true Slovenian culture in Ljubljana, enjoying tuition-free undergraduate studies.

Studying

Studying in Ljubljana

Within the university, courses are taught in Slovenian and English as well at all levels of study, so any student should have good language skills in either Slovenian or English.

Study programmes are available for all degree levels: Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD, and you can also find higher professional courses, Erasmus programmes, and research degrees.

Subject areas available in the university and colleges: design, agronomy, biotechnology, food science, economics, international business, management, architecture, social sciences, electrical engineering, pharmacy, computer science, medicine, law. The research degrees are mostly oriented towards field like: physics, chemistry, biotechnology, information technologies, energy and environment. Foreign students account for almost 10% of doctoral students, confirming the high PhD quality in Ljubljana.

You can follow university short courses in other globally relevant disciplines.

Career

Career opportunities in Ljubljana

Ljubljana has a local growing economy, with pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, food processing, banking, finance, transport, construction and tourism as major sectors.

Big companies with local offices in Ljubljana are: Mercator, oil company Petrol d.d., Telekom Slovenije, ComTrade, Cosylab, Sandoz, Unicredit Bank, Microsoft, Deloitte.

International students can partake in many internship and part-time work opportunities in local companies, especially since the local public university has close connections with Slovenian companies and foreign enterprises.

Life

Ljubljana city life

Ljubljana is a picturesque city boasting a wealth of attractions. The buildings have an interesting mix of architectural elements and many sights in the surrounding areas are worth seeing as well.

Major attractions in Ljubljana are:

  • The Ljubljana Castle (with Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance architectural elements)
  • The Franciscan Church of the Annunciation
  • The Town Hall
  • Ljubljana Cathedral
  • Neboticnik ("Skyscraper") – is a thirteen-story building combining elements of the Neoclassical and the Art-Deco architecture
  • Triple Bridge – is a group of three bridges, connecting two parts of Ljubljana's downtown (including the iconic Dragon Bridge)
  • The Ljubljana City Art Gallery
  • The Slovenian Museum of Natural History
  • Fountain of Three Carniolan Rivers

International atmosphere in Ljubljana

Most of the foreigners in Ljubljana are the international students coming from many European countries. Regarding the immigrant population, these come mostly from Bosnia, Serbia, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, and Macedonia. The great majority of students come from the republics of the former Yugoslavia.

Due to its geographical location, fenced by Italy, Austria and Croatia, this makes Slovenia and specifically Ljubljana, an interesting investment location or place for doing business.

Weather Ljubljana

In Ljubljana, you will experience warm summers and moderately cold winters. Precipitations are evenly distributed throughout the seasons, although winter and spring tend to be drier than summer and autumn. July and August are the warmest months with daily high temperatures between 25 and 30 °C (77 and 86 °F), and January is the coldest month with the temperatures mostly around 0 °C (32 °F). Snow occurs from December to February.

Universities in Ljubljana

The University of Ljubljana is the central and largest educational institution in Slovenia. It is also the central and largest research institution in Slovenia with 30 percent of all registered researchers (according to the data from the SICRIS database). 

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