Co-funding tuition fees in doctoral studies at the University of Primorska in the academic year 2023/2024

The University of Primorska (UP) has published on its webpage the criteria and conditions for co-financing doctoral studies at UP for the academic year 2023/2024.

Co-funding tuition fees of public doctoral programs are governed by the Decree on co-financing of doctoral studies (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 22/17 and 105/20; hereinafter: Decree) and the Act Amending the Higher Education Act.

In the academic year, 2023/2024 the tuition fees for co-funding of doctoral studies will be provided to all doctoral students meeting the requirements of the Decree and Criteria for the selection of candidates for co-funding tuition fees in doctoral studies at the University of Primorska. 

Doctoral students who are interested in co-funding of tuition fees of Ph.D. programmes and are meeting the requirements from Criteria UP will have to complete the Statement on the fulfillment of the conditions for co-funding tuition fees in doctoral studies for students of the University of Primorska and submit it upon the invitation to enroll the Doctoral degree programmes at the University of Primorska. Faculties conducting doctoral study programmes will publish the Statement on their websites upon enrollment.

Tuition fees for co-funding of doctoral studies may be granted to students meeting the following requirements:

  • they are enrolled in the 1st year of doctoral studies and the average grade of exams at the previous level of study is 8 or if they have a scientific publication. The relevance of the publication has to be approved by the Commission for Scientific Research and Development of the UP.
  • they are enrolled in the 2nd  3rd or 4th year of doctoral studies and have regularly advanced to the 2nd 3rd and 4th year of doctoral studies. Regular advancement to the higher year of doctoral studies is also considered in cases when the student has an extension of status for justified reasons in accordance with the Higher Education Act, the Statute of UP, and in accordance with Article 49 of the Act on Intervention Measures to Contain the COVID-19 Epidemic and Mitigate its Consequences for Citizens and the Economy.
  • they have not yet obtained a level of education matching the level of education obtained under third-cycle doctoral study programmes;
  • their studies under doctoral degree programmes to obtain a Ph.D., regardless of whether they have been completed, are not, or have not been co-funded from public funds.

All candidates who wish to receive co-financing must fill out and submit the  Statement on the fulfillment of the conditions for co-funding tuition fees in doctoral studies for students of the University of Primorska!

Students will be informed about the share of co-founded tuition fee after the Call for enrollment into the Doctoral degree programmes ends, by the end of November. The co-financing share will be the same for all doctoral students and will depend on the number of enrolled students meeting the Criteria and the funds received from the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, and Innovation.

Criteria and condition

Additional information can be obtained by interested candidates via e-mail:



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