As a PhD student you have the opportunity to cultivate your interest in a particular area of research.
Uppsala University's doctoral programmes are comprised of courses and a dissertation in which students carry out a unique and significant individual research project. The aim of the research project is to generate new knowledge on a subject of academic interest.
Doctoral studies are also designed to provide students with deeper knowledge on the given subject, train their critical thinking skills, and give them the ability to identify important research issues. A doctoral 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:
- fulfill 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 doctoral positions. Therefore, competition is keen and very few positions become available.
Admission at doctoral level is handled by the respective departments.
Disciplinary Domains and Faculties at Uppsala University
Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Theology
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Arts
- Faculty of Languages
- Faculty of Social Sciences
- Faculty of Educational Sciences
Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy
Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology
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.