- A second-cycle study programme in biomedicine and related disciplines, or
- an academic higher education programme in biomedicine and related disciplines adopted before 11 June 2004, or
- a professional higher education programme adopted before 11 June 2004 and a study programme leading to a specialist qualification (specialisation) in biomedicine and related disciplines. Before enrolment in the study programme, study requirements totalling 60 ECTS credits are defined for such candidates; or
- a study programme leading to a qualification for occupations regulated by EU directives, if comprising 300 credits, or other integrated master’s study programme comprising 300 ECTS credits.
University of Maribor, Faculty of Medicine
Examination performance is scored 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, the candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).
In order to complete their studies, candidates must write and successfully defend the doctoral dissertation and meet all other requirements defined by the study programme, in this way accumulating at least 180 ECTS credits. The candidate must submit an original paper on a topic from the field covered by the doctorate which has been published in an SCI or SSCI journal, together with an indication of the impact factor of the journal. The candidate defends the doctoral dissertation publicly before a committee.