Visiting address: University of Ljubljana Faculty of architecture, Zoisova 12, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Addmissions contact: Dean office
Application deadline - unified masters study programme: March; - doctoral programme: August
Unified masters study programme in architecture: graduation of high school education (graduation certificate-matriculation from high school, professional graduation certificate or final examination), positive result from entrance exam at Faculty of Architecture.
Doctoral programme: general requirements (details: see full programme description below): MSc. or equivalent (recognition applications deadline to continue in the doctoral programme: May).
Tel: 00 386 1 2000762
Fax: 00 386 1 4257414
Tuition and fees ...link
prof.mag.Peter Gabrijelčič, univ. dipl. ing. arch.
prof. mag Tadej Glažar, univ. dipl. ing. arch. - prodekan
doc.mag. Tomaž Krušec, univ. dipl. ing. arch - prodekan
prof. dr. Tadeja Zupančič, univ. dipl. ing. arch. - prodekanja
prof. dr. Aleš Vodopivec, univ. dipl. ing. arch.
prof. dr. Lučka Ažman Momirski, univ. dipl. ing. arch.
doc. dr. Alenka Fikfak, univ. dipl. ing. arch.
prof. Maruša Zorec, univ. dipl. ing. arch.
doc. Jurij Sadar, univ. dipl. ing. arch.
prof. Miloš Florijančič, univ. dipl. ing. arch.
prof. dr. Vojko Kilar, univ. dipl. ing. civil eng.
asist. dr. Matevž Juvančič, univ. dipl. ing. arch.
Accomodation: Accomodation can be provided.
Setting of school: The faculty is situated in the city centre of Ljubljana, capital city of Slovenia. Ljubljana is known for its Roman remains, barok architecture and Jože Plečnik numerous buildings and public spaces in the structure of the city. Map ...link
Student population: 992 students, 59% female, 4% foreign-exchange students.
Faculty: 80 full time and 30 part time scientific staff. In addition, many visiting lecturers and professors are contracted.
Student services/activities: student board, ŠOFA, DAŠA. Workshops, lectures, study excoursions and students competitions are organized year-around.
Facilities: Study centre, library with 22.000 titles and subscriptions to numerous periodicals, internet acsess, model workshop, numerous students workplaces.
Languages spoken in the various degree courses: The language during lectures in the programmes is Slovene; the new doctoral programme is available in English as well. Teaching materials is in Slovene and/or English.
Profile of the faculty
The faculty of architecture in Ljubljana is generally considered one of the best Central European schools of architecture. Confirmation of its quality comes from numerous successful students and graduates, often achieving enviable results domestically and abroad. Our graduates are known for their general and professionally profiled knowledge and systematic project approach enabling successful employment in various fields of artistic and architectural endeavors.
Structure of the curriculum
The faculty offers academic education and professional research in architecture, urbanism and design- graphic and product. At this moment programme consist of graduate courses that last nine semesters plus one year for diploma. Graduate courses are in architecture, urbanism or design. Postgraduate courses last two years in master course in architecture or in urbanism or in specialist course in architecture. Next to that Ph.D. course lasts four years. In academic year 2007/2008 faculty will introduce new Bachelors and Master courses based on Bologna declaration.The new doctoral programme in architecture starts in 2009/2010.
The faculty is already today part of the international university and research network. At the faculty we are pursuing increased co-operation between faculties with ties between the best foreign universities, to increase or maintain the high level of domestic excellence in research and teaching assignments. We are present in European integration processes through various programmes (Erasmus, Tempus, Ceepus, etc.). We are also introducing intensive international exchange of students on the graduate and post-graduate levels.
Graduate programme - until 2006/2007
The graduate course lasts nine semesters. A student has to pass some 40 exams before graduation. The first three years of the course are intended for education on general professional knowledge and skills needed by a practicing architect, while the fourth year and ninth semester are oriented into in-depth knowledge in architecture, urbanism and design. The backbone of the programmed is the Studio, in which the students test knowledge gained from theoretical and methodological subjects on practical examples. The Studio is led by a teacher with publicly acknowledged work and experience in the field of artistic creativity. The subject is organized as a tutored seminar, with students from various years working together. Students have allocated workspaces at the faculty and can choose their tutor independently. The graduate course is completed with a diploma thesis with specified content and volume. Graduates are granted the title university diploma of engineer of architecture.
Postgraduate programme – until 2008/2009
The faculty provides a two-year specialist and master’s course and a four-year PhD course. Postgraduate masters course in architecture
The programme for achieving the master’s title is the genuine place and method for developing the research segment of the profession. It is aligned to in-depth theoretical discourse on the present and future role of architecture and quest for methods of conscious, controlled and rational development of the built domestic and global environment.
Specialist course in architecture
The specialist course programme represents in-depth development of the artistic segments of the profession. It is directed towards new planning methods and design of all spatial elements – from regions to buildings and details following the traditional method of work at the Faculty of architecture in Ljubljana – the studio, involving team work and permanent contacts with the tutor.
Postgraduate specialist course in urban planning
The basic goal of the post-graduate specialist study programme in urban planning is oriented towards in-depth interdisciplinary education in the field of urban planning, the intention being general growth of the professional education level of urban planning professionals, while at the same time providing practitioners (in conjunction with the new spatial legislature) with an adequate number of specialists: architects-urbanists, capable of fulfilling legally classified duties of town planners.
The profession of architect – urbanist requires complex knowledge, therefore the course programme is based on providing students with in-depth recognition of the whole structure of necessary interdisciplinary knowledge, which the students can widen and build on with practical experience or academic and research involvement. The course programme includes three modules (three semesters, together 305 hours), where the subjects evolve from general to detailed knowledge – applicative treatment, and are completed with seminars (workshops), whereby students are trained to use real methods and techniques in execution of planning, urban design or development documentation, as well as receive necessary experience in composition.
Candidates who have fulfilled all their obligations during their Master’s course, and have achieved excellent results (high exam marks, notable results in research, publication in recognized scientific magazines etc.) can be accepted, by the committee for Ph. D. courses on the basis of the proposal of the senate of the member which runs the Master’s course.
Graduate and postgraduate programmes - since 2007/2008
Unified masters study programme in architecture ...link (the document is from the year 2010, please inquire with the student affairs office for the latest version)
Postgraduate programme - starting 2009/2010!
Doctoral study programme in architecture ...link