Examination performance is graded as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).
- A completed second-cycle study programme; or
- a completed former study programme to obtain an academic higher education; or
- a completed former study programme leading to a specialisation, provided that candidates have already completed a professional higher education programme; for enrolment in a third-cycle doctoral study programme, the relevant body of the member institution defines course units totalling between 30 and 60 credits at the proposal of the area coordinator responsible for doctoral studies; or
- a completed former study programme leading to a research master's degree or specialisation following the completion of a study programme leading to an academic higher education qualification; for enrolment in a third-cycle doctoral study programme, course units totalling at least 60 credits are recognised by the relevant body of the member institution at the proposal of the area coordinator responsible for doctoral studies.
University of Ljubljana, Academy of music
In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units defined by the programme and successfully defend their doctoral dissertation. Doctoral candidates must publish at least one scholarly article in the field of their doctorate in a publication recognised as relevant by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Social Sciences. The doctoral candidate must be the lead author of the article. The scholarly article must be published or accepted for publication before the defence of the doctoral dissertation.