Dissertation defence at FyFa

FyFa follows the general rules for dissertation defence at Karolinska Institutet.

General information

It is imporant that you go through the information 'Time to defend your thesis' on KI's Staff portal.

FyFa timeframe for public defence application

Contact the FyFa educational administrator for doctoral studies to get the LADOK extracts you need for your application.

Book an appointment with the Director of Doctoral Studies at the department to have your application and attached documents reviewed and signed.

Book an appointment with the Head of Department at FyFa to have your application and attached documents reviewed and signed at least one week before the last submission date of the application to the Dissertation Committee at KI.

Transcript of public defence

The completed and signed transcription of your public defence (including attachements) should then be sent to the Dissertation Committee at KI.

Download Application Public defence (revised 2017-12-08)

Contact information to the Dissertation Committee

Opponent's fee and reimbursement

After the dissertation defence, your opponent is entitled to receive an opponent's fee of SEK 10 000 (minus taxes). Opponents are also reimbursed for expenses they have had in connection to the dissertation defence.

Ask your opponent for the following information:

  • Full name
  • Birth data
  • Address
  • A photo copy of his/her passport detail page
  • Bank account number (for foreign bank accounts, please include the IBAN and SWIFT numbers)
  • Tax registration number (TIN) in his/her country of origin (foreign opponents only)
  • Receipts in original (flight tickets, taxi ...)

Submit the information to FyFa HR administrator Sofia Schilken: 

HR supervisor

Sofia Schilken

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 868 78
Organizational unit: Administration
E-mail: sofia.schilken@ki.se

Announcement of your thesis defence

Your thesis defence will be announced in the KI calendar when the electronic version of your thesis has been uploaded to the KI Open Archive database

Communications officer - Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

Charlotte Brandt

Phone: +46 (0)8 524 86732
Cell phone: +46 73 248 3046
E-mail: communication@fyfa.ki.se
Address: Karolinska Institutet
171 77 Stockholm
Visiting address: Solnavägen 9
171 65 Solna