- Diploma from second-cycle study programmes in the field of biomedicine, biotechnology and mathematical sciences or
- diploma from study programmes intended to provide education for professions regulated by European Union directives (93/16/EEC for doctors, 78/1027/EEC for veterinarians, 78/687/EEC for dentists and 85/432/EEC for pharmacists) and which require at least 300 credits or
- diploma from study programmes leading to a specialisation with previous completion of a first-cycle professional education programme in biomedicine, biotechnology and mathematical sciences; additional study requirements for individual fields totalling 30 to 60 credits determined for candidates by the Biomedicine Programme Council or
- diploma from study programmes leading to a Master of Science or specialisation following the completion of study programmes leading to a university qualification in biomedicine, biotechnology and mathematical sciences; study requirements totalling 60 credits are recognised for candidates or
- diploma from study programmes leading to university qualification in related disciplines in biomedicine, biotechnology and mathematical sciences.
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, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).
University of Ljubljana Biotechnical Faculty, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Veterinary Faculty; Jožef Štefan Institute; National Institute of Chemistry; National Institute of Biology.
The condition for completion of the study programme and acquiring the scientific title of Doctor of Science is the successful completion of all of the study requirements from the programme and a successful oral presentation of their doctoral thesis. Doctoral candidates must publish at least one scientific article in the field of their doctorate in a journal indexed by the SCI or SSCI. The doctoral candidate must be the lead author of the article. The scientific article must be published or accepted for publication before the oral presentation of the doctoral dissertation.