Study programme learning outcomes

The basic aim of the study programme is to qualify the graduate for complete forest and forest space management. The aim of the emphasis on the practical implementation of the pedagogical process is to train the graduate for forest management and forest space. His knowledge of forest ecosystems and their management is based on the observance of three modern principles of forest management - the principles of sustainability, multifunctionality and sustainability. This requires the integration of knowledge from the socio-economic, ecological and technical fields and knowledge of modern methodological tools.


Mode of study

Available enrolment slots: 40 slots for full-time study, 2 slots for Slovenes without Slovene citizenship and foreigners and 2 slots for parallel studies. 


Official duration of the study programme in credits and years

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


Admission requirements

Access to the professional study programme Forestry is granted to candidates who have: 

- passed the general Matura, the vocational Matura, or the final examination in any four-year secondary school programme. 

- 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:
- overall average in the final examination, the vocational Matura or the general Matura: 60% of total points,
- overall average in the third and fourth years of secondary school: 40% of total points.


Advancement requirements

Conditions for progression to a higher year:
A student may enrol in Year 2 if he completes study requirements of Year 1 in the amount of at least 53 ECTS by the end of the academic year.

A student may enrol in Year 3 if he completes all study requirements of Year 1 (60 ECTS) and all study requirements of Year 2 in the amount of at least 53 ECTS; a total of at least 113 ECTS. 

The competent Studies Committee may exceptionally approve the progression to a higher year for a student who has gained at least 47 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 30 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 Bologna or pre-Bologna academic and professional study programmes and from long-cycle master’s study programmes in the field of biotechnical sciences, if the candidate meets the new programme admission requirements. Transfers are possible also from academic study programmes in the field of forestry from other faculties, if the candidate meets the new programme admission requirements. 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.