Application and admission
Vacancy announcements for doctoral positions financed by the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology are usually published once a year, on 15th January, with an application period of at least four weeks. The vacancy announcements can be found on our web page under Vacancies (see the information box to the right). Please note that we assess applications for doctoral studies only in relation to announced positions.
Vacancy announcements for doctoral positions financed by the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology are published once a year, usually on 15 January, with an application period of at least four weeks. The vacancy announcements are made in Swedish and English.
Doctoral positions within externally funded projects or graduate schools are usually announced at the same time, so that applicants can be evaluated in relation to one another. When necessary, externally funded doctoral studentships are announced on 15 September each year.
The entry requirements are available in the syllabus for each subject. All the syllabi are available here: https://www.ht.lu.se/en/education/doctoral-studies/general-syllabi/.
The entry requirements must have been met when the application is submitted. It is not possible to supplement the application with additional qualifications after the application deadline. Applicants may, however, be asked to submit proof of the qualifications cited in their application.
Decisions on admission to third-cycle studies and awarding of doctoral positions are first prepared by department for each respecive subject through the supervisory committee or equivalent body, then by the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology's Board of Third-cycle Studies.
The department's assessment of the applicants' capacity to benefit from third-cycle education is made on the basis of all the documents that applicants attach to their applications and is done based on the criteria of quality, quantity, development and relevance. The department can decide to supplement the evaluation through interviews with a shortlist of applicants.
Applicants without prior education in the third cycle are given priority over those with a completed third-cycle education leading to a doctoral degree in a related subject.
Once the department has established a ranking, it is shared with the applicants for objections. This means that all applicants have the opportunity to submit statements about the proposed ranking within two weeks.
The Board of Third-cycle Studies reviews the department's assessment and then makes a decision to recommend to the dean to decide on admission to third-cycle studies and awarding of doctoral position. The board also decides upon reserves for the doctoral position(s).
|6 December||The Board of Third-cycle Studies (Swedish acronym FUN) decides on vacancy announcements|
|15 January–15 February||Application period|
Departments’ preparations, including possible interviews and a two-week period for objections.
|27 April||Last day for departments to submit statements and documents to the faculty office.|
|9 May and 23 May||The Board of Third-cycle Studies decides on proposals.|
|13 May or 27 May||Decision by the dean and the distribution of the decision to the successful applicants and the departments.|
|27 May or 10 June||Last day for applicants to return the registration form confirming that they wish to take up their place.|
|1 September||First day of employment for all positions.|
Utlysning av doktorandanställningar sker normalt en gång per år, den 15 januari, med fyra veckors ansökningstid. Alla utlysningar hamnar på universitetes gemensamma sidor för lediga anställningar (se informationsrutan till höger).
Behörighetskraven återfinns i den allmänna studieplanen för respektive ämne. Samtliga allmänna studieplaner finns här: https://www.ht.lu.se/utbildning/forskarutbildning/allmanna-studieplaner/.
Behörighetskraven ska vara uppfyllda när ansökan lämnas in. Det är inte möjligt att komplettera ansökan med ytterligare meriter efter sista ansökningsdag. Sökande kan dock komma att bli tillfrågade att inkomma med bevis på de kvalifikationer som de nämner i ansökan.