As a PhD student you can acquire high-level expertise in a specific area. A doctor’s degree is the most advanced academic studies qualification in Sweden.
The doctoral programme normally entails four years of full time studies and is concluded with a doctoral degree. It is also possible to enroll for a licentiate degree – which normally corresponds to two years of full-time studies.
There are two possible forms of study finance: employment under a doctoral studentship or external funding. External funding can consist of employment outside the University or a scholarship from an external source. In Sweden, all recruitment has to take place in open competition. Hence, all PhD positions need to be publicly advertised. Neither self-financed PhD studies nor personal sponsors are allowed.
There is no set application period for PhD positions at our department, vacancies are advertised as and when a position arises. Check our website on a regular basis to be sure not to miss any announcements! All vacancies are also announced on the Lund University website. Stipends, when available, are announced here.
You will find more detailed information on the PhD programme and how to apply to the right.
After an application deadline, the applicants are reviewed and ranked by qualified reviewers. On the basis of this evaluation a candidate is suggested to the director of research and PhD programme, who then presents the suggestion to the Research Studies Board (FFUN). If the Research Studies Board accepts the suggested candidate, the Head of Department makes the formal decision to accept the applicant to the PhD programme.