Call for Applications


University of Zagreb
Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering Applications invited for

admission of students to

Doctoral Programme Applied Geosciences, Mining and Petroleum Engineering

in the academic year 2020/21





Technical Sciences

Mining, Petroleum and 
Geological Engineering

Mining Engineering


Petroleum Engineering


Geological Engineering


Natural Sciences





The duration of the doctoral study programme is 6 semesters (180 ECTS credits), and upon the conclusion of the programme the candidate is awarded a doctoral degree in technical or natural sciences in the corresponding field and branch. The study consists of lectures during the first semester (30 ECTS credits), and scientific research (150 ECTS credits) during the following semesters.

Teaching and research assistants are full-time students who have a maximum of three years to complete the course, while candidates that are not employed at a university or a research institute can enrol as part-time students who have a maximum of five years to complete the course.

Admissions criteria and requirements:

  • Completion of the appropriate graduate study;
  • Average grade not lower than 3.5 or at least one scientific paper published in an international peer-reviewed journal covered in Web of Science, or two scientific papers in an international peer-reviewed scientific journal not covered in Web of Science;
  • Knowledge of one foreign language.

Application must contain:

  • Application for the enrolment into the programme;
  • Enrolment form for the first semester;
  • Research plan for a doctoral thesis;
  • Letters of recommendation by a teacher and a potential mentor;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • List of published papers.

Supporting documentation:

  • Graduate study diploma;
  • Transcript of graduate and undergraduate study records;
  • Proof of foreign language knowledge (B2 or the equivalent);
  • Copy of an ID or a passport;
  • A document showing who will finance the cost of study;
  • A statement that the available time is sufficient to meet obligations according to the plan of study (for part-time students);

For the application to the doctoral programme scanned documentation should be sent by e-mail. If a candidate is accepted, originals or notarized copies will be submitted for the enrolment.

Interview with the applicant is an obligatory part of the enrolment procedure.

The names of the accepted applicants are publicized on the study programme website.

Tuition fee:

A total of 60,000 HRK is paid in 10,000 HRK instalments per semester.

Classes begin in the winter semester of the academic year 2020/21.

Application should be sent by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 15 September 2020.

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