Employment as a doctoral student at KI
Employment on a doctoral studentship is the most common sort of support for doctoral students at KI. On this webpage you find important information about salaries, vacation, parental leave etc. for doctoral students employed at KI. Employment as a doctoral student (i.e., “doctoral studentship”) is regulated in Chapter 5, Sections 1-7 of the Higher Education Ordinance.
The salary levels for employed doctoral students are regulated in a local collective agreement.
Local collective agreement (in Swedish)
Social benefits for doctoral students
Doctoral students employed by KI enjoy the same social benefits as other employees at the university.
Parental leave is regulated through general agreements and Swedish law. KI also has a local agreement on parental benefits.
If you get ill
If you are sick you should report this to your workplace the same day. KI pays your salary for the first 14 days of a sick leave. As of the 15th day, the National Insurance Office (Försäkringskassan) pays out sickness benefits.
Doctoral students employed at KI have a pensionable income.
Teaching and department duties
Within the scope of a doctoral studentship, the student may participate in teaching and other department duties up to 20 per cent.
Time spent on teaching and other department duties during the doctoral studentship must be compensated by an equivalent extension of the period of doctoral education, if this is necessary to obtain a degree.
Additional information for employees at KI
Doctoral students employed at KI and supervisors that have questions about employment or employment conditions should contact the human resources manager at their departments.
Doctoral students with questions regarding their education should contact the supervisor, study director ("studierektor") or administrator for doctoral education at their home department.