Ph.D. On Campus


University of Maribor

48 months
2600 EUR/year
2600 EUR/year
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The 3rd-cycle study programme in Geography leads to "doktorat znanosti" (PhD degree). It is implemented by the Faculty of Arts and enables students to acquire knowledge from a wide range of geographical disciplines, giving doctoral students a wide diapason of knowledge as well as extensive opportunities for employability. 



A special emphasis is given on the didactics of geography, environmental geography, urban geography, and rural geography, which are the core courses of the study programme. When learning about spirituality, the habitat has at least the same weight as the time. 

The mission of geographical sciences is to get to know the landscape in order to determine the spatial dimension of the human (nation) existence and to contribute to the cultural, social and economic development of the area by obtaining proper knowledge. With the increased environmental and habitual awareness, the importance of geography has gradually increased. 

With the development of theoretical thinking and original methods, geography has been successfully integrated into applicative projects in the fields of environmental protection, spatial planning, exploration of cultural, social and economic aspects of the societal structure, but also in the education of pupils and adults.


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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Selected Topics from Physical Geography (6)
  • Selected Topics in Human Geography (6)
  • Selected Topics in Regional Geography (6)
  • Rural Geography (6)
  • Economic Geography and Regional Development (6)
  • Geography of Tourism (6)
  • Population Geography (6)
  • City Structure (6)

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


Slovenian, Partially taught in English


240 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2600 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2600 EUR per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Maribor

480 - 700 EUR /month
Living costs

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