Different types of funding
Doctoral education can be funded in different ways. The approval of a study grant (year 1) and doctoral studentship (year 2, 3 and 4) are the most common sorts of funding.
Study grants amount to SEK 15,500 per month (full-time studies) and are taxable. The Government determines the size of a study grant and they are the same for everyone.
Students with a doctoral studentship enjoy the same social benefits as other employees at the university.
Doctoral student receiving study grants must be offered employment on doctoral studentships when no more than three years remain before completion of their studies according to their individual study plans.
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).