Ph.D. On Campus

Computer Science and Informatics

University of Maribor

36 months
3950 EUR/year
3950 EUR/year
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The 3rd-cycle study programme in Computer Science and Informatics educates professionals with in-depth theoretical knowledge for solving the most demanding problems. The focus is on individual research work with skilled mentors guiding the candidate into scientific research. 



Year 1: 1st Semester

•             Scientific Methods (3)

•             Transferable Knowledge (3)

•             Elective course 1 (9)

•             Elective course 2 (9)

•             Individual Research Work (with postgraduate seminar 1; 6)

Year 1: 2nd Semester

•             Elective course 3 (9)

•             Individual Research Work 1 (21)


•             Computational Methods for Protein Folding (9)

•             Bioinspired Algorithms (9)

•             Computer Security (9)

•             Special Topics in Evolutionary Computations (9)

•             Special Topics in Multiagent Systems (9)

•             Intelligent Data Analysis (9)

•             Efficiency in Software Engineering (9)

•             Advanced Data Protection (9)

•             Biomedical Signal Processing (9)

•             Distributed Data Storage Systems (9)

•             Mining Unstructured Data and Natural Language Processing (9)

•             Advanced Knowledge Exploration (9)

•             Experiments in Software Engineering (9)

•             Environmental Simulations Algorithms (9)

•             Special Topics in Domain Specific Languages (9)

•             Advance Approaches to Earth Observation Data Processing (9)

•             Selected Chapters from Semantic Web and Knowledge Discovery in Structured and Unstructured Sources (9)

•             Linear Algebra (9)

•             Graph Theory (9)

•             Intelligent Information Solutions (9)

•             Advanced Business Process Management (9)

•             Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (9)

•             Complex Networks (9)

•             Selected Topics in Artificial and Computational Intelligence (9)

•             User-Centred Software Engineering (9)

•             Digital Transformation with Blockchain Technologies (9)

•             Databases (9)

•             Operational Research of Logistic, Transport, and Economic Systems (9)

•             Selected Topics in Digital Signal Processing (9)

•             Hybrid Machine Learning Methods (9)

•             Multimedia Data Processing (9)

Year 2: 3rd Semester

•             Postgraduate Seminar 2 (10)

•             Individual Research Work 2 (20)

Year 2: 4th Semester

•             Postgraduate Seminar 3 (10)

•             Individual Research Work 3 (20)

Year 3: 5th Semester

•             Individual Research Work 4 (30)

Year 3: 6th Semester

•             Elaboration and defence of doctoral dissertation (30)


The study programme has been accredited by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (Slovenian abbreviation: NAKVIS; English abbreviation SQAA). 

Programme Structure

Detailed programme structure is available under "Overview".

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Candidates apply in 2 application periods. However, in the 2nd, they may apply only for programmes still having vacancies that the faculty decides to fill.


Slovenian, Partially taught in English


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Please find detailed admission requirements at the following link: (page 6).


The Call for Application into Postgraduate Study Programmes of the University of Maribor for the 2020/2021 Academic Year is available at 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3950 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 3950 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3950 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3950 EUR per year during 36 months.

The enrolment fee and contributions for compulsory health insurance are not included within the tuition fee.

Living costs for Maribor

480 - 700 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


You may find the Public Call for Applications for the Co-Funding of Doctoral Study Programmes for Students of the University of Maribor – 2020/2021 Academic Year at

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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