Univerza v Ljubljani
Sola za Arhitekturo
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Univerza v Ljubljani
Sola za Arhitekturo
Zoisova 12

N 46° 2' 44.92'', E 46° 2' 44.92''

Prof Tadej Glažar Vice dean for International cooperation

e: Tadej.Glazar@fa.uni-lj.si
t: +38631625641
Prof.dr. Matej Blenkuš
Dean of School
Degree programmes
Doctoral Programm
Graduate Programm
Faculty profile

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.

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.

1230 students (0 Bachelor, 1200 Master, 30 PhD), 9% of foreign students.

105 staff members (77 full-time and approx. 28 visiting lecturers and critics).

Student Activities

student board, ŠOFA, DAŠA. Workshops, lectures, study excoursions and students competitions are organized year-around.




Accomodation can be provided.

Admission Requirements

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).

Tuition fees

No fees for the EU students.

Application Deadline

- unified masters study programme: March

- doctoral programme: September

Doctoral Programm, Doctoral Programm [Architecture], 6 terms, Doctoral, 180,

The doctoral study programme in Architecture lasts 3 years and is comprised of a total of 180 ECTS-credits. The scientific title acquired by the doctoral student in the field of architecture is Doctor of Science. [Dr.]

Graduate Programm, Graduate Programm [Architecture + Town planning], 10 terms, Graduate, 300,

The unified masters study programme Architecture takes 5 years (10 semesters) and amounts to 300 credit points. The study programme includes elective modules A and B. The professional title bestowed on the graduate is: Master engineer of architecture (abb. mag. eng. arch.)

The faculty offers academic education and professional research in architecture, urbanism and design- graphic and product. At this moment programme consist of master 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 and in urbanism or in specialist course in architecture. Next to that Ph.D. course lasts three  years based on Bologna declaration.

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 fi eld of artistic creativity. The subject is organized as 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 specifi ed content and volume. Graduates are granted the title university diploma of engineer of architecture. Postgraduate programmes. The faculty provides a three-year PhD course.  The programme for achieving the academic 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. 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. 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.

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 – Socrates, Tempus, Ceepus, etc.). We are also introducing intensive international exchange of students on the graduate and post-graduate levels.