Masters Programmes

We offer excellent Computer and Information Science programmes building on the bachelors programmes and offering a wide selection of courses enabling students to chart their own professional career.

The programmes are founded on the research excellence achieved in our laboratories and by our faculty members, diverse international collaborations with our academic partners, and strong links with the industry. We are proud of the program’s interdisciplinary and problem-oriented study.

Our students often participate in international competitions and achieve excellent results. Upon joining our University they become members of the vivid research community in Ljubljana that offers diverse seminars, lectures, and local and international scientific and cultural events.

The Faculty of Computer and Informatiion Science takes part in the following master studies:

For further information please follow the links and contact us via email: studinfo@fri.uni-lj.si

The presentation of  the Masters program can be found here.


Call for Applications

The 2015/2016 Call for Applications has been published on the University of Ljubljana website.
The deadline for applications in Year 1 for both master's programmes:  Computer and Information Science and Computer Science Education is 31 August 2015. Candidates should submit their application online via the eVŠ portal as stated in the Call for Applications.
In case of limited enrolment, candidates will have a selection exam on 14 September 2015 at 5 p. m. in the PA lecture hall, at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science.
Please, note that courses are taught in Slovenian language!
To enrol in master's studies, candidates must complete all obligations of 1st cycle studies, together with the undergraduate thesis, by 20 September 2015.
Candidates can submit their applications for the study programme in two ways:
1) With a qualified digital certificate – candidates should not send the printed form by post, but submit the application form for registering in the eVŠ by the application deadline. Only the required accompanying documents should be sent to FRI via registered mail.
2) Without a qualified digital certificate (with a user name and password) – candidates should send the enrolment form electronically to the eVŠ, print it out, sign it and then send it by the application deadline by post to FRI, enclosed with the required documents as stated in the Call for Applications.
The following required accompanying documents should be sent to: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science (2nd cycle enrolment), Večna pot 113, 1000 Ljubljana:
-    A certified copy of your diploma and the diploma supplements, or a certificate issued by a higher education institution (diploma supplements are not required for FRI students);
-    A GPA certificate of exams and tutorials (not required for FRI students);
-    Cover letter with a short biography, and bibliography where applicable (briefly describe your professional path to date).
Valid applications include:
1) Applications that are completed and submitted with an electronic signature into the eVŠ by the deadline, and
2) Applications that are completed in the eVŠ, printed out in the same text as the text in the last submitted eVŠ form, signed and sent via registered mail to FRI by the deadline.
Technical support and queries regarding the filling out of the electronic applications should be addressed to: eVŠ Support at the Ministry of education, science and sport, email: evs-prijava.mizs@gov.si, tel.: 01 478 46 59 (during the application period on weekdays between 9.00 and 16.00). Technical support for difficulties with the digital certificate and electronic signatures: SIGEN-CA Support, email: podpora-ca@gov.si, tel.: 01 478 85 90 (on weekdays between 9.00 and 16.00).
For additional information on the study programme, you can direct your queries to the Vice Dean of Education. For information on enrolment, please contact Student Affairs.


Basic information on the master’s study programme of Computer and Information Science

Duration of studies: 2 years
Number of available places:
65 full-time positions for nationals of the Republic of Slovenia and EU nationals,
10 full-time positions for Slovenians without Slovenian nationality and non-EU students.
Admission criteria:
The following candidates can enrol into the master’s study programme:

Graduates of 1st cycle study programmes of computer and information science or study programmes related to natural or technological sciences (mathematics, physics, electrical engineering, chemistry and chemical technology, mechanical engineering, civil engineering);

Graduates of 1st cycle study programmes from fields other than those indicated above, who have completed the following 1st cycle Computer and Information Science courses prior to enrolment: Programming 1, Discrete Structures, Introduction to Digital Circuits, Computer Systems Architecture, Introduction to Information Systems; or who covered the subject matter of these courses in their undergraduate studies.

Criteria and procedure for selection of candidates in case of limited enrolment:
If a decision is issued on limited enrolment, candidates will be selected based to their:
• GPA achieved at undergraduate studies (40 % points),
• Results of the selection exam (60 % points).
The selection exam will cover chapters in mathematics, programming, algorithms and computer systems. It will take place in the first half of September, after the submission deadline for the study programme application.
In case of limited enrolment, candidates have to take the selection exam on 14 September 2015 at 5 p. m. in the PA lecture hall. The selection exam will consist of 12-16 questions from the above-mentioned areas. Applicants will be notified of taking the exam via email. We invite you to consult our catalogue of selected topics which will be covered in the exam. Ten foreign candidates with the highest results will be selected, according to the number of available places.


Basic information on the master’s study programme of Computer Science Education

Duration of studies: 2 years
Number of available places:
20 full-time positions for nationals of the Republic of Slovenia and EU nationals,
15 part-time positions for Slovenian nationals and EU nationals,
3 full-time positions for Slovenians without Slovenian nationality and non-EU students.
Admission criteria:
The following candidates can enrol into the master’s study programme:

a) Candidates who have completed a 1st cycle study programme in the scope of at least 180 ETCS. They can enrol without any additional requirements, if they completed studies in the following professional fields (Paragraph 1, Article 38a of ZViS): computer science, mathematics, science and engineering, if the programmes consist of 60 ETCS in computer and information science skills.
b) Candidates who have completed a 1st cycle study programme in other professional fields (Paragraph 2, Article 38a of ZViS) in the scope of at least 180 ETCS, if, prior to enrolment, they have completed all study requirements that are essential for the continuation of studies. These requirements are jointly determined by the FRI Committee for Student Affairs and the Faculty of Education Committee for Second Cycle Postgraduate Study by way of comparing the professional fields, and they range from 10 to 60 ETCS. Candidates can complete these study requirements during their 1st cycle studies, in training programmes or by completing exams prior to enrolment in the master's study programme.
c) Candidates who have completed a professional study programme, adopted under legal provisions in force prior to 11 June 2004, in a relevant professional field as defined under item a.
d) Candidates who have completed a professional study programme, adopted under legal provisions in force prior to 11 June 2004, in other professional fields, if, prior to enrolment, they have completed all study requirements that are essential for the continuation of studies. These requirements are jointly determined by the FRI Committee for Student Affairs and the Faculty of Education Committee for Second Cycle Postgraduate Study by comparing the professional fields, and range from 10 to 60 ETCS. Candidates can complete these study requirements during their 1st cycle studies, in training programmes or by completing exams prior to enrolment in the master's study programme.
e) The admission requirements are also met by candidates who have completed an equivalent study programme abroad and are enrolling under the same requirements as candidates who have completed their studies in Slovenia. Prior to enrolment in the study programme, they have to undergo the process of recognition of education for the purpose of continuation of studies.
The following required accompanying documents should be sent to: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science (2nd cycle enrolment), Večna pot 113, 1000 Ljubljana:
-    A certified copy of your diploma and the diploma supplements, or a certificate issued by a higher education institution (diploma supplements are not required for FRI students);
-    A GPA certificate of exams and tutorials (not required for FRI students);
-    Cover letter with a short biography, and bibliography where applicable (briefly describe your professional path to date).

Criteria and procedure for selection of candidates in case of limited enrolment:
If a decision is issued on limited enrolment, candidates will be selected based to their:
• GPA achieved at undergraduate studies (60 % points),
• Results of the selection exam (40 % points).
In case of limited enrolment, candidates have to take the selection exam on 14 September 2015 at 5 p. m. in the PA lecture hall. The selection exam will consist of 12-16 questions from the above-mentioned areas. Applicants will be notified of taking the exam via email. We invite you to consult our catalogue of selected topics which will be covered in the exam. Three foreign candidates with the highest results will be selected, according to the number of available places.


How to apply

Recognition of foreign education

Candidates with foreign higher education qualifications are required to have their education recognised in Slovenia prior to access to the graduate or postgraduate studies in Slovenia. The recognition procedure starts at the request of the candidate who submits the request with the prescribed form Application for the Recognition of Foreign Education for the Purpose of Continuing the Education. The process takes two month. We advise the candidates, abiding in a foreign country, to appoint and authorise a person in Slovenia, to help with the procedure.

An applicant has to

Selected research topics at UL FRIMore information on enrollment for foreign citizens (brochure).

The call for enrollment is expected to be published at website of University of Ljubljana.


Enrolment

The candidates must submit their application for enrolment into the Master’s study programmes of the University of Ljubljana online, namely via the eVŠ online portal which is accessible via the following eVŠ address: portal.evs.gov.si/prijava. Detailed instructions for filling out the form are also available on the above website.

All the information on access to higher education programmes is available in calls for enrolment. The calls are announced every year in June at the latest for second cycle Master’s study programmes.

The applications for enrolment should be submitted no later than 31 August 2015.

Application and admission procedures


Admission

In order to be admitted into the masters program, foreign citizens should:

There are many possibilities for obtaining financial support to cover your study expenses. Would you like to know what the tuition fee for the masters program is, and how to obtain financial support? Check out the available scholarships.

 

Admission requirements

The following candidates may enrol into the Masters Programme of Computer and Information Science:

a) graduates of 1st cycle study programmes of computer and information science or study programmes related to natural or technological sciences (mathematics, physics, electrical engineering, chemistry and chemical technology, mechanical engineering, civil engineering)

b) graduates of 1st cycle study programmes from fields other than those indicated above who completed the following courses from the 1st cycle study programme of Computer and Information Science prior to enrolment: Programming 1, Discrete Structures, Introduction to Digital Circuits, Computer Systems Architecture, Introduction to Information Systems, or who covered the subject matter of these courses in their undergraduate studies.

 

Criteria for selection

If a decision is issued on limited enrolment, the candidates will be selected based on their:

  • GPA achieved at undergraduate studies (40 % points),
  • Results of the selection exam (60 %).

The selection exam will cover chapters in mathematics, programming, algorithms and computer systems. It will take place in the first half of September, after the submission deadline for the study programme application.

 

Residence Permit

Students can find all information about obtaining a residence permit in the brochure on enrolment for foreign citizens at the University of Ljubljana.

 

Health Insurance

According to Slovenian law entering the mandatory health insurance program is required for both Slovenian and foreign citizens provided that they meet the requirements.

Students can find all information on health insurance in the brochure on enrolment for foreign citizens at the University of Ljubljana.

 

More information: 

Zavod za zdravstveno zavarovanje (Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia)
Oddelek za mednarodno zavarovanje (International Insurance Department)
Mala ulica 3,
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone: +386-1-307-77-00
Website

In case of medical problems, it is best to go to the student's health facility (Zdravstveni dom):

Aškerčeva cesta 4, 1000 Ljubljana
Rožna dolina, Student dormitories, blok VIII, Cesta 27. aprila 31, 1000 Ljubljana

24/7 emergency pharmacy (Pharmacy near Poliklinika)
Njegoševa cesta 6K,
1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 1 23-06-100
Working hours: every day 7am–12pm
Emergency: 12pm–7am


Tuition Fee

Tuition fee for a study year is published in the price list of the University of Ljubljana on their website.

Candidates from the EU, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, FYR Macedonia, and Serbia are exempt from tuition fees.

The tuition fee for the second-cycle Master's study is paid by the part-time study candidates, citizens of non-member countries and full-time study candidates (citizens of the RS and EU members) who have already obtained equivalent education (e.g. university education acquired in the RS based on previous university study programmes or equivalent obtained abroad).

Candidates with the first-cycle higher education (citizens of the RS and EU members) are exempt from full-time study tuition fee.


University of Ljubljana

The University of Ljubljana is the oldest and largest higher education and research institution in Slovenia. It is situated in the picturesque and vibrant city of Ljubljana, one of the smallest European capitals. The Faculty of Computer and Information Science is the leading teaching and research institution in the field of computer and information science in Slovenia. With its 20 laboratories it provides a large variety of research opportunities and an excellent academic environment for its students.


Living in Ljubljana

“I graduated from FRI (study programme: Software Development) under the previous »non-Bologna« study programme, when studies lasted 5 and a half years. Before I defended my Diploma Thesis I was already employed in a computer company. I combined my post-graduate studies with my work, which was the perfect combination, enabling me to successfully combine my real life experiences from the business environment with theory, which was an upgrade to graduate studies. The perception of problems in practice was thus brought to a higher level with methodology and research theory. To be honest, I preferred this type of combination to only studying for my postgraduate studies, because I was able to directly apply my acquired knowledge in practice and in this way satisfy my need for usefulness and effectiveness in my work.”