University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Social Sciences
- a completed study programme to obtain an Academic Bachelor Degree adopted before 11 June 2004; or
- a completed former study programme leading to a specialisation, provided that candidates have already completed a Professional Bachelor Degree programme adopted before 11 June 2004; 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 study programme leading to a master's degree or specialisation following the completion of a study programme leading to an Academic Bachelor Degree qualification adopted before 11 June 2004; 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; or
- a completed study programme leading to professions regulated by EU directives, or another integrated master's degree programme consisting of 300 credits.
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).
Candidates must successfully complete all study requirements prescribed by the programme and successfully defend their doctoral dissertation. Doctoral candidates must publish at least one scientific 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.