from March 25, 2024 to April 30, 2024
Published on March 25, 2024 Updated on March 25, 2024

Become a Young Researcher at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia

University of Ljubljana is a world-renowned research university that is committed to attracting and retaining the best and brightest minds from around the globe. We offer a vibrant and intellectually stimulating environment where researchers can thrive and make a real difference in the world.

Ljubljana, the capital city, is a vibrant city that seamlessly blends nature, history, culture, and modern life. It is home to the University of Ljubljana, the oldest and largest university in Slovenia. The University ranks among the top 9% of universities worldwide and comprises 23 faculties and 3 academies of art, fostering a community of 40,000 students.

Slovenia, a small yet diverse European country with a strong research tradition, is recognized among the top 10 safest countries globally by the Institute for Economics and Peace.

Why choose University of Ljubljana?


World-class research facilities: We offer a stimulating research environment with state-of-the-art research facilities that support cutting-edge research in a variety of fields.

Collaborative environment: We foster a collaborative environment where researchers from different disciplines can come together to solve complex problems.

International community: We are a diverse and inclusive community

Excellent career opportunities: We offer opportunities for professional development and advancement.

Each year, the University of Ljubljana offers around 100 positions for young researchers pursuing doctoral degrees.

Tuition fee: fully funded 

Monthly salary

Duration of employment: 4 years

Language: English

Application deadline: 9th April 2024

We are currently seeking talented young researchers to join our university under supervision of mentors listed on the University's website: . In case of available positions after the completed selection process, the University will publish a new call to tender.

To apply:

  1. Choose a mentor: Find a mentor whose research interests align with yours. A list of mentors, along with their research areas, is available on the University's website:
  2. Apply for a research position: Once you have chosen a mentor, apply for the corresponding research position. The website also provides information on available positions and application details.
  3. Apply for a doctoral program: In addition to applying for a research position, you must also apply for a doctoral program. We cover all research areas within the framework of 22 doctoral study programmes. The call for enrolment and description of programmes is available at .

Don't miss this opportunity to pursue your research interests in a safe, supportive, and stimulating environment!