Individual study plan
The content of the individual study plan governs the specialisation that each postgraduate has in his/her education. The individual study plan is consequently a very important document. The individual study plan is to be approved by the head of department after processing by the Admission Board.
The individual study plan is to comply with an established template and include the following information:
The student's personal and contact details, appended with his/her CV.
Licentiate or PhD.
Project plan (including study schedule) for the postgraduate research project, comprising background, goals, methods, sub-projects and scientific value.
Improve people's health
A description of how the project can help to improve people's health.
A separate description of experiments that require ethical permits and information on existing ethical permits and those that will need to be applied for. Applications for ethical permits for animal or human experimentation must, when required for a thesis, always be obtained before the project can commence.
Qualifications, apart from the obligatory credit requirements
The qualifications needed to be able to pursue the education successfully (apart from the obligatory credit requirements) must be specified in terms of specialisation and credits, with information on how they are to be assessed.
A description of project-specific literature to be assimilated by the student during his/her postgraduate education.
Compulsory credit requirements
A description of how the compulsory credit requirements are to be met through postgraduate education programmes, courses or research schools, and the planned amount of conferences, laboratory visits, teaching or other credit-bearing course components.
A description of the supervision, including personal and contact details of the principal supervisor and co-supervisor(s), and of how the supervision is to be organised and how any necessary extra supervisors are to divide up their responsibilities.
A funding plan for the entire postgraduate period, including a clear maintenance plan for the student and details of the funding sources to be used.
A study schedule explaining if and (if so) how the student's education is to be combined with other activities (e.g. teaching or clinical practice), when the annual reviews are to be held, and an estimated completion date for the half-time control and the student's chosen degree (licentiate or PhD).
Personal and contact details of the external mentor.
Before an application is submitted, the individual study plan is to be approved in full and signed by the applicant and all prospective supervisors and external mentors. If there are plans for a third party to defray some of the student's costs, he/she should also sign the study plan. If the postgraduate education is to be pursued in parallel with clinical practice for the Stockholm regional health authorities, the signature of the clinical department director manager at the unit in question is also required. In signing the plan, the signatories confirm that they judge it to be realistic and that they have no objections regarding its structure.