Information for PhD students admitted between 1 July 2013 and 31 Dec 2017

◄ 7. Half-time review

► NEXT  Degree certificate and Diploma Supplement

General information: Time to defend your thesis

Deadlines and important dates - the Dissertation Committee


Dissertation should be advertised approximately 1 month before the disssertation.

Contact Åsa Malmquist and inform about: 

  • Day, time and place
  • Dissertation thesis title
  • Language - English or Swedish (Swedish is allowed if the opponent and all members of the Dissertation Committee can speak Swedish)
  • Main supervisor - name, title, university and institute
  • Co-supervisor(s) - name, title, university and institute
  • Opponent - name, title, university and institute
  • The Dissertation Committee members - name, title, university and institute

Opponent: Apply for SINK

Does the opponent have a Swedish social security number or coordination number (samordningsnummer)?

If not - you need to apply for SINK (special income tax for non-residents; särskild inkomstskatt för utlandsbosatta) at the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket).

You can do it via the link below: 

Note that you need to choose the right income year.

Send the application and a copy of the passport to:
Utlandsskattekontoret i Stockholm
Sektion 411, 106 61 Stockholm

Once you have received the SINK decision, the opponent's fee (10 000 SEK) can be paid, which is done directly to their bank account.

Send signed Renumeration form (arvodesblankett) in original to:
HR unit, Tomtebodavägen 18A, floor 5 

Then send the following information to HR@cns.ki.se:

  • SINK decision
  • TIN number (tax registration number in home country)
  • Bank details; IBAN, BIC/SWIFT, bank name
  • Copy of Decision of the examination board from Public defence, where it appears that the person was an opponent



Doctoral education Administrator

Educational administrator

Kseniya Hartvigsson

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

Prefect assistant, contact for announcements and archiving


Åsa Malmquist

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 832 92
Organizational unit: Central administration
E-mail: asa.malmquist@ki.se

HR supervisor, HR@cns.ki.se

HR supervisor

Elin Johansson

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 830 44
Organizational unit: HR unit
E-mail: elin.johansson.1@ki.se

Director of Doctoral education


Robert Harris

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


Head of department

Mats J Olsson

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 824 64
Organizational unit: Department of Clinical Neuroscience (CNS), K8
E-mail: mats.j.olsson@ki.se

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