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Computer and Information Science, Doctorate

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #369 (BCR) Ljubljana, Slovenia
This study programme is designed to be very attractive and inviting for young people, especially students who envisage pursuing research and scientific work in computer science and information technology. 
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Computer and Information Science is one of the leading breakthrough areas that have been shaping today’s economy, education, culture, administration and other disciplines. The striking rise of computer technology in developed countries dictates the need for highly qualified human resources capable of developing new computer and information technology and implementing it in innovative environments

The main focus of the doctoral study is on research, enabling students to receive training in both independent and team work, which encourages an interdisciplinary approach and also offers students the opportunity to cooperate with internationally recognized domestic and foreign experts. Special emphasis is placed on combining scientific and professional areas, elective courses, and on an academic mentor programme to encourage students throughout the course of their study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Limitations of the serial computing
  • Basic types of parallelism and algorithms for its exploitation
  • Superscalar computers
  • Taxonomy of parallelism: Flynn's classification
  • Vector computers
  • SIMD and MIMD computers
  • GPU computing
  • Interprocessor communication and interconnection networks
  • Programming parallel computers
  • Survey of the most powerful parallel computers (supercomputers)
  • Energy efficiency problem
  • Architectures that are tailored to specific algorithms
  • Distributed computing
  • Non-Von Neumann computers

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Documents needed:
  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Original or the duplicate of the final certificate, representing general requirement for access to higher education in the country of issue
  • Photocopy of the original certificate(s) referred to in No 4
  • Certified Slovene translation of the certificate(s) referred to in No 4
  • Annual report cards, transcripts, a diploma supplement or some other evidence on the contents and duration of education.
  • Certified Slovene translation of the certificate(s) referred to in No 7
  • Short chronological description of the entire education prepared by the applicant.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Ljubljana

  • 620 - 950 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Collaborative Doctoral Programme between UL FRI and JRC Ispra, Italy, where students will conduct their research both in Slovenia and in Italy, covering tuition fees and a competitive salary. The deadline for applications is June, 1st 2018.

Candidates can apply for the Young researcher positions. This position offers a full time employment and work on the Doctoral research under supervisor at our faculty.

Doctoral candidates can also seek employment within specific laboratories/projects. For such conditions, at least 50% of the tuition fee is covered by UL FRI.

Slovenian private company Gorenje offers a scholarship under the following topic - Artificial Inteligence Driven Test Automation of Embedded Software.

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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