Psychotherapeutic Propaedeutics

Psychotherapeutic Propaedeutics – (independent) part of the Psychosocial Support (BA) programme
Type of the programme:  (independent) part of the study programme Psychosocial Support (BA)
Duration: 1 year (60 ECTS)
Mode of study: Part-time study
Place of studies: Ljubljana

Do you want to gain basic knowledge or improve your knowledge of psychosocial support and counselling?
Do you need confirmation that the study of Psychosocial Support is really the right education for you?

Then enrol into the (independant) part of the study programme – Psychotherapeutic Propaedeutics. The programme is an introduction to Psychosocial Support studies. It is indended for individuals who want to improve their knowledge of psychosocial support and counseling or to confirm that this is the right area where they will continue to education and work.

The general objective of the Psychotherapeutic Propaedeutic program is to equipe candidates with basic knowledge in the field of psychosocial support that enables them to make meaningful decisions about possible further education in  this field. Students acquire fundamental knowledge and competences for continuing to study psychosocial support or other related programmes.



Enrolment into the Psychotherapeutic Propaedeutics

Pursuant to the Article 38 of the Higher Education Act, the following persons may enrol into the study programme Psychotherapeutical Propaedeutics:

The following individuals may enrol into Psychotherapeutic Propaedeutics study programme:

  • Anyone who has completed matura examination;
  • Anyone who has completed the vocational matura examination or final exam at any secondary school programme;
  • Anyone who has graduated from any 4-years secondary school programme before 01.06.1995.

Enrolment requirements are also fulfilled by those who have completed equivalent education abroad.

For all foreign students enrolled in this study program, a B2 level of knowledge of the Slovenian or English language is strongly recommended for inclusion in the study process. It is expected that the knowledge of Slovenian/English language is further improved during the course of study.


Enrollment information and application deadlines for the academic year 2024/25 are published on the link.

For more information contact Students office:
Phone: +38659073461

You can also visit our staff in person at the address Gregorčičeva ulica 19 in Nova Gorica, every Monday and Wednesday from 9.00 am to 11.00 am and every Tuesday and Thursday from 12.30 pm to 4.30 pm.


Price: EUR 3.399.00

Terms of payment: Tuition fee can be paid as a single payment or in instalments (from 1 to 5 instalments) with the following due dates: at the time of enrolment; at the latest on 30.11.; at the latest on 31.1.; at the latest on 31.3.; at the latest on 31.5. of the current academic year. In the case of payment of tuition fees in installments, an increased tuition fee is charged for each installment in the amount of the administrative cost of processing the installment payment, which amounts to EUR 30.00.

**Payment in installments is possible for citizens from Slovenia and other EU Member States and EEA members. Foreigners from non-EU and non-EEA countries must pay the whole tuition fee by the time of the enrollment. In case of payment of tuition fee in installments, the administrative costs of processing the installment payment in the amount of EUR 30.00 will be charged for each installment.


The independent part of the study programme Psychotherapeutic Propaedeutics is  implemented as part-time study. When implementing part-time studies, at least one third of the organized study work provided by the programme is guaranteed. Part-time students on average realize 10 hours of organized study work in one week. The number of hours of organized study work (lectures, seminars, etc.) is lower than in the full-time study, therefore,  this mode of studies requires more independent work. A study year is generally implemented in one academic year, and it is divided into two semesters. During the semesters, students attend lectures, seminars and other forms of organized activities. Exams are implemented during (three) examination periods (– the winter, summer and autumn examination period with possible pre-date for exams.

Part-time study will be implemented in the form of consultations, if less than 5 students are enrolled in the year.

* In exceptional cases (medical emergencies, illness, etc.) we reserve the right to make minor changes.
**In case there are not enough first-time enrolled students at the part-time study location, as specified in the enrollment notice, the faculty may decide to conduct the study in the form of consultations or not to conduct the study.

Lecture schedule: Lectures and seminars are organized in the afternoon during the week or on weekends. Access to the schedule and materials is available via Web office (spletni referat) or online classroom after the candidate is registered.


By purchasing the STUDY+ package, in addition to the friendly staff at the faculty who are always ready to support you in your studies, you will receive the following benefits or services that will be of great help to you: the possibility of direct participation in most lectures and tutorials via ICT resources (Zoom); the possibility of viewing recordings of most lectures and tutorials throughout the year; the possibility of taking exams via ICT tools (Zoom or Moodle online classroom). The package costs 399eur* (*per academic year) and is ordered and paid in a one-time amount upon enrollment or at any time during the year.

You can obtain the list of subjects that require obligatory physical presence despite purchasing the Study+ package on the following email address:


The study of Psychotherapeutic Propaedeutic contains selected subjects from the higher education programme Psychosocial Support.

1.Theories and Models of Personality6
2.Mental Health and Personal Growth6
3.Interpersonal Communication Techniques8
4.Working with a Group and Group Dynamics6
5.Developmental Psychology6
6.General Psychology 27
7.Non-directive Counselling6
9. Supervison and Intervision6

ECTS – European Credit Transfer SystemLegend:

The (new) curriculum includes changes to the study programme adopted at the Senate session that took place on the 28th of January 2023. The new curriculum is valid from the academic year 2023/24 onwards. (Link to the previous curriculum)

NOTIFICATION: On 10th of September 2021 and 28th of January 2023, the FUDŠ Senate adopted updates to some curricula. All current curricula are published on the website.


Knowledge assessment is part of the study process of teaching and learning, and it takes place during the course of the study process and after the completion of the individual courses of the study programme. At the same time, students are expected to pass ongoing activities. The intention and objective of knowledge assessment is to acquire regular and quality information about how students are achieving the planned general and course-specific competences, and obtain information on the achievement of the goals of the study programme.

The method of knowledge assessment and grading is determined for each individual course and specified in its syllabus. They are adjusted to verify the achieved objectives at individual courses, anticipated achievements of the study, and development of general and subject-specific competencies. Methods of knowledge assessment and grading vary because of different teaching methods, which ensure criteria of validity, reliability and objectivity, but also take into account the quality of the structure and organization of knowledge.

  • Assess knowledge and skills of students,
  • Assess output produced in the course of the study work,
  • Offer quality feedback on the progress and achieved results, aiming to motivate students to acquire additional knowledge and skills,
  • Enable integration into continuing education, and
  • Obtain data for the evaluation of conducted pedagogical work.

Criteria for knowledge assessment is based on the objectives of the study programme and anticipated achievements of students, identified in individual syllabuses. Students are informed about elements of knowledge assessment and grading criteria in written form, as part of curriculum, and at the start of each course (at the beginning of each semester). Moreover, higher education lecturer informs students on the syllabus of the course, study obligations, shares of individual components of knowledge assessment that contribute to the final grade at the course, and relevant literature.

  • Colloquiums,
  • Oral exams,
  • Written exams,
  • Seminar papers or essays,
  • Oral presentations,
  • Practical assignments or portfolio, journals,
  • Solving real problems (case studies),
  • Projects, peer reviews,
  • A written report on professional practice.


  • The knowledge and understanding of basic concepts and methods, acquaintance  with innovations in the field of study;
  • Acquaintance with research methods, procedures and processes, the ability to collect and interpret data, to develop critical and self-critical assessment;
  • The ability to apply knowledge in practice and to solve problems;
  • Development of communication skills and abilities, especially communication in an international environment;
  • Cooperation, group work (in international environment);
  • The knowledge and understanding of basic concepts and methods within the scope of  psychosocial support relevant fields including psychology, medicine and psychiatry, as well as statistics and scientific methodologies;
  • The ability to use knowledge and methods of psychosocial counselling in concrete situations of direct work with clients;
  • The ability of argumentative and respectful discussion and problem-solving;
  • The ability to autonomously use resources for learning specific contents;
  • The ability to recognize and take into account the context of a counselling situation, its limitations, and the capability to adapt to the right approach.


In order to complete the studies, candidate has to acquire 60 ECTS provided by the programme. The candidate receives a certificate, which is a public document, and an Appendix with the described competences and completed contents of the programme.


Students who complete the independent part of the study programme Psychotherapeutic Propaedeutic do not acquire an academic title or any other title. The diploma, however, allows them to continue their study on the Bachelor of Arts (BA) programme Psychosocial Support or other related programmes.

Students gain knowledge that is useful for working on the field of social protection, rehabilitation, programmes of psychosocial counselling, palliative care, especially in the fast-growing service sector, in public and private non-profit organizations, international institutions (e.g. charity organizations).