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Go for a PhD!
At Uppsala University, research is being conducted which helps us better understand our society, making the world better and life simpler for many people – research that provides new perspectives on fundamental scientific issues and contributes to sustainability, human health and the development of society.
PhD students make significant contributions to the University’s research. The education offered in our PhD programmes gives students the competence and skills to conduct research independently, enables a deep understanding of the subject area, fosters proficiency in disseminating knowledge and enables the learning of others.
Four years of study
Uppsala University's PhD programmes are comprised of courses and a dissertation in which students carry out a unique and significant individual research project.
A PhD degree is equivalent to four years of full-time study; however, after two years of studies students can graduate with a licentiate degree.
To be admitted as a doctoral student, candidates must:
- fulfil the entry requirements
- possess good English language skills
- have the ability to cope with the programme
Please note, in many subject areas at Uppsala University, particularly within the social sciences, humanities and languages, there is a shortage of available PhD positions. Therefore, competition is keen and very few positions become available.
Admission at PhD level is handled by the respective departments.
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Health and parental insurance for doctoral students with stipends
Uppsala University provides insurance cover for doctoral students whose studies are funded through a stipend through an agreement with the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency (Kammarkollegiet).
The insurance shall apply when the doctoral student's stipend is reduced due to absence from studies in the case of illness or parental leave. The insurance consists of three parts:
- Sickness benefit
- Parental benefit
- Temporary parental benefit
Please note that illness, parental benefit or withdrawal of temporary parental benefit must be reported to Kammarkollegiet at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the day after the first day of sick leave, of parental benefit or withdrawal of temporary parental benefit.
Please note that international Ph.D. students are also covered by Uppsala University's group and personal insurance (GIF) that provides accident insurance around the clock.
More information about terms and conditions regarding insurance is available on Kammarkollegiet's website www.kammarkollegiet.se.