Study programme learning outcomes

The basic aim of the study programme is to provide complete undergraduate education in the field of biotechnology. Basic knowledge of natural science, together with its application in specialized biotechnological contexts, provide the education required to meet the demands of the most up-to-date technologies and the skills needed in various professions, and enable the graduate to continue his studies in master study programmes.


Mode of study

Available enrolment slots: 50 slots for full-time study, 3 slots for Slovenes without Slovene citizenship and foreigners and 3 slots for parallel studies. 


Official duration of the study programme in credits and years

The first cycle academic study programme BIOTECHNOLOGY lasts 3 years (6 semesters) and has a workload of 180 ECTS. Students are required to complete 60 ECTS each year. 


Name of qualification and title conferred

  • diplomirani biotehnolog (UN) or
  • diplomirana biotehnologinja (UN)
  • dipl. bioteh. (UN)

Admission requirements

Access to the academic study programme Biotechnology is granted to candidates who have:

a) completed the general Matura.

b) completed the vocational Matura at at any secondary school and an examination in the Matura subject Biotechnology or Biology; if the candidate has completed this examination within the vocational Matura, then he shall pass one examination from the Matura subjects; the chosen subject must not be a subject already completed within the vocational Matura.

c) completed a four-year secondary school programme prior to 1 June 1995.

Admission to the programme is also granted to candidates who have completed equivalent education abroad, and who enrol under the same requirements which apply for candidates who completed their education in Slovenia. Prior to enrolment in the study programme they must complete the procedure for recognition of education for the purpose of further study.

In case of limited enrolment the following selection criteria apply:
a) for candidates referred to in point a)
- overall average in general Matura or final examination subjects: 60% of total points,
- overall average in the third and fourth years of secondary school: 40% of total points.
b) for candidates referred to in point b):
- overall average in Vocational matura subjects: 20% of total points,
- overall average in the third and fourth years of secondary school: 40% of total points,
- grade in the general Matura subject: 40% of total points.
c) for candidates referred to in point c):
- overall average in final examination subjects: 20% of total points,
- overall average in the third and fourth years of secondary school: 40% of total points,
- grade in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics in the final examination or in the final year of secondary school when such a subject was taught: 40% of total point


Advancement requirements

Conditions for progression to a higher year:
A student may enrol in a higher year if he completes all study requirements in the amount of at 60 ECTS by the end of the academic year. The competent Studies Committee may exceptionally approve the progression to a higher year for a student who has gained at least 45 ECTS in the previous year, if the student can provide justifiable reasons in accordance with the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana.

Conditions for repeating a year:
Students can repeat a year provided that they complete study requirements in a total amount of at least 36 ECTS. The competent Studies Committee may exceptionally approve the repetition of a year for a student who does not meet this requirement, if the student can provide justifiable reasons in accordance with the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana.

During their course of study students may only once repeat a year or change their study programme owing to non-fulfilment of requirements.


Transfer between study programmes

A transfer between study programmes means termination of education in the first study programme and continuation of studies in another study programme. A transfer is possible only if the the candidates meet the requirements for enrolment in the new study programme. Tansfers between various study programmes for obtaining the same level of education is possible if at least 50% of ECTS of the first study programme can be recognised (i.e. if at least 30 ECTS can be recognised in the first year of the new study programme).

Transfers are possible from all study programmes of the Biotechnical faculty UL, and also from other first cycle study programmes or long-cycle master’s study programmes in the field of life sciences. Transfers are possible, if the previous study programme contains a minimum of 40-50 % of biological and biotechnological contents, 15-20 % of chemical and biochemical contents and 10 % of mathematical contents. In approving the transfer and determining additional requirements, the competent Studies Committee will set which courses and study requirements and to what extent will be recognised, and the year in which the student may enrol.