Admission procedure at CNS


1. Establishment

See also: Supervisor Competence

A PhD application should include the following documents:

1. 'Green Light' application including the following:

  • Certificate - Obligatory main supervisor training course (exception: those who has previously acted as a principal supervisor for at least one doctoral student who has gained a Swedish doctorate. In this case the number of  doctoral students who has gained a Swedish doctorate must appear on Green light application under ”Comments/other relevant information”)
  • Certificate - Obligatory web course for supervisors

Note: If you have been supervisor for a doctoral student who has gained a Swedish doctorate, please write the number of doctoral student and your role (main supervisor or co-supervisor) on your Green light application under ”Comments/other relevant information”. Also green light applications should be signed by the applicant and research group leader before submitting it to the department. Electronic signature is fine.

2. Form Establishment of doctoral position
3. Form Financial plan
4. Supervision plan CNS 
5. Research and training plan CNS - download
6. Copy of ethical application and approval, if appropriate
7. “Agreement on funding of doctoral education (external employment)” or “Samverkansavtal” is required for student who are funded by industry, private clinics or other regions than Stockholm region.

Deadlines for application: 1st of February, 1st of May, 1st of September, 1st of November each year (applies to all applications).
Send the following documents to (pdf or hard copy): Alexandre Beckman, Tomtebodavägen 18A floor 5, 171 77 Stockholm.

Revision time: up to 4 weeks after the deadline.

Current employment

If you already have an employment through Stockholm County Council or an industrial organisation, advertisement is not required as long as selection of the candidate is motivated.

E-mail your candidate's name and e-mail address for eligibility assessment to the Doctoral Administrator

2. Recruitment


Contact HR Unit for advertisement:
Administration time may vary (few weeks - few months) depending on employment situation.
All vacant doctoral student positions at KI must be advertised. Available positions

Eligibility assessment

If the PhD position will not be advertised (employment outside KI):
Send name and e-mail address of selected candidate to the Doctoral education Administrator
Entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education

3. Admission

After a candidate has been chosen and approved for a doctoral position, send the form Decision of admission to doctoral education together with the 'Eligibility statement' (utlåtande om behörighet till forskarutbildning) to the Doctoral education Administrator.

For questions regarding an employment contract - contact

After-admission checklist

Go to the web page After-admission


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Alexandre Beckman

Doctoral education Administrator
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Ingrid Skelton Kockum

Director of Doctoral Education
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Karin Wallin Blomberg

Head of Administration

Elin Johansson

HR Supervisor
08-524 830 44
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Ann Hagerborn

Assistant to the Head of Department

Mats J Olsson

Head of department

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CNS Central Administration, Tomtebodavägen 18A, floor 5 (Hiss 1)

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