Higher Education Ordinance Ch 7, 36 §
A higher education institution may only admit applicants to third-cycle courses and study programmes who have been appointed to doctoral studentships or awarded doctoral grants. The higher education institution may, however, admit applicants who have some other form of funding for their studies if it considers that the funding can be guaranteed during the entire period of study and that the applicants can devote enough time to their studies to enable their completion within four years in the case of a licentiate degree or a licentiate degree in the fine, applied and performing arts or eight years in the case of a PhD or a doctorate in the fine, applied and performing arts. Ordinance (2010:1064).
There are different forms of financial support possible for doctoral students. A supervisor can e.g. in certain cases use external grants to pay the doctoral grant (swe: utbildningsbidrag) or doctoral studentship (swe: doktorandtjänst), or the doctoral student might have a position outside or at KI that allows research training.
The supervisors can apply for so called KID-funding. Those funds are announced by the Board of doctoral/third level education once every term for partial funding of new doctoral students.
The Personnel Department at the KI Administrations Office can also provide information on the regulations for different types of financial support during doctoral/third level education.
It is always extremely important to plan your financial support in good time before the start of doctoral/third level education. The form of financial support for all students is reviewed twice every year and reported to Statistics Sweden (SCB), and this in turn will have impact on funding from the Swedish government for doctoral/third level education. education.