1. ADMISSION

Information for PhD students admitted after January 2018

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Admission procedure at CNS

Information seminars 2018

March 5th at 16.00, 6th at 10.00 and 13.00
May 28th at 16.00, 29th at 10.00 and 14.00
October 1st at 16.00, 2nd at 10.00
November End of November, not scheduled yet

1. Complete your ISP

Form 3.1. Individual study plan

The Individual Study Plan must be signed by the applicant, main supervisor and co-supervisor(s). The perceived economy must be sufficient to guarantee the entire 4-year period. Send signed ISP to the Doctoral education Administrator. 

SUPERVISOR DESCRIPTION
Explain in detail what responsibility you will take for your student with respect to monitoring their development, how and how often you will communicate with each other, how you will deal with activity/annual reports, what sort of environment (e.g. lab meetings, JCs) you provide etc.

Research and training plan

2. Attend an information seminar

Why: The purpose is to ensure that all aspects of the planned research and personal development plan, including supervision and research environment, are optimal and understood by all.

Who must attend the seminar: Applicant and main supervisor; co-supervisors and mentor are invited to participate in the seminar even though their attendance is not mandatory. 

You should be prepared to: make a brief presentation of the project in English (max.10 minutes, no PowerPoint presentation) and discuss all aspects of the proposed individual study plan, research and training plan, individualised learning objectives, including any revisions requested by the board. 

When: 4 times per year (check the schedule above). The Doctoral Administrator will send you an invitation so you can choose one of suggested dates. You can also contact the administrator in order to book one of them.

Where: Widerströmska huset, Tomtebodavägen 18A, floor 5 (Hiss 1) - CNS conference room. The seminar takes approximately 1 hour.


Who holds the seminar: the Director of Studies and the Doctoral Administrator as they are jointly responsible for the formal administrative aspects of Doctoral Training. 

What to expect at the seminar: In addition to an overview of doctoral training including description of mandatory administrative reporting tasks, you will have the chance to meet the Director of Studies and the Doctoral Administrator in person. Additional supervisor/PhD students might attend the same information seminar, so might be presenting your training plan to several scientists.

3. Identify a mentor

Must be identified within the first year - send an email to the Doctoral Administrator.

Who can be a Mentor?

A person who:

  • Can advise you in any aspect of your personal and professional development
  • Is not directly involved in your research project
  • Is not your family member 

So choose someone you trust to give you honest and constructive advice.   

4. Take the introduction course

Must be completed within the first year.

Doctoral education begins with a compulsory centrally-arranged introduction course.

We strongly recommend you sign up as soon as possible, as the earlier you do it, the more you’ll get out of it.

  1. Apply for the introduction course
  2. Complete two web courses before you participate in the oral lecture
  3. Participate in the oral lecture
  4. Your participation is registered in Ladok

No higher education credits are awarded for the Introduction course.  

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Contact

Doctoral education Administrator

Educational administrator

Kseniya Hartvigsson

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 832 37
Organizational unit: Central administration
E-mail: kseniya.hartvigsson@ki.se

Director of Doctoral education

Professor

Robert Harris

Phone: +46-(0)8-517 765 61
Organizational unit: Neuro Harris
E-mail: Robert.Harris@ki.se

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