A student admitted to doctoral education at KI may also transfer credits from an approved doctoral course at another university or higher education institution. Knowledge and skills acquired through professional activities may also be considered for credit transfers.
What is required for credit transfer?
1. The course may not be included in the general eligibility that was valid at the time of your admission.
2. The course must be stated in the general- and individual study plan.
3. The course must have a syllabus and some kind of examination should be passed. "Courses" with no syllabus may alternatively be counted as seminarseries or journal club.
4. The course must be at doctoral or advanced level. Exceptions can be made if the course is appropriate and identified in the general and/or individual study plan.
5. The course must have been given at a higher education institution or university. Exceptions may be made after receiving the course certificate, schedule and other information that describes the course and examination form.
6. The examination should have taken place during the last 5-year period.
Courses not included in the general- or individual study plan, but which the student would like to be attached to the degree certificate, may be entered as a credit transfer, provided that paragraphs 1, 3, 4 and 5 above are met.
Credit transfer of real competence
Knowledge and skills acquired through professional activities that one wants to get credit transfer for should be indicated in the individual study plan.
Instructions for the application
A separate application has to be filled out for every course/ credit giving activity one desires to get credit transfer for. This means that every application can be for only one course/ credit giving activity.
Documents that proves the information of the application. Those copies should be attested.
Example of documents:
- Course certificate
- Other information that describes the course and the examination form
- Extent of teaching on BSc/first level or MSc/second level
- Admittance, abstracts, kind of presentation
- Certicates from employers
If the doctoral student has attended a course arranged abroad, it is the doctoral student's responsibility to provide information on the credit (and if needed the syllabus) system from the country (or university) in question (as an appendix to the application).
When real competence should be assessed the doctoral student describes the competences and certifies this information with a certificate of e.g. the employer.
When should the credit transfer be done?
Knowledge acquired or courses passed before admission
It is recommended to apply for a credit transfer for courses or knowledge acquired before admission in connection with applying for admission to doctoral education. These credit transfers should be reported i the Ladok before the first yearly follow up is carried out.
Knowledge acquired or courses passed during the doctoral education
Please contact the study administration at the department for information about time and routines for credit transfers at your department. Check also the department's homepage.
Who decides about credit transfers?
The department's Director of Doctoral Education will decide whether the transfer of credits may take place.
Courses passed at KI
Courses at third level/doctoral courses are registered in Ladok by the department responsible for the course. Courses taken before admission should not be transfered. The study administrator at the department responsible for the course should report the result when the student informs about the admission to doctoral education.