Admission decision for a doctoral position at GPH

The admission decision for a doctoral position is made by the Head of the Department, based on the recommendation of the Director of Doctoral Education.

Submit the decision form together with the mandatory attachments

When the main supervisor has decided on a candidate for the doctoral position, the supervisor and candidate should complete the form: decision - admission to doctoral education, together with the mandatory attachments:

  • Financing plan including (if relevant) testimony from other employer and details of scholarship provider
  • Description of the selection process and how suitability has been assessed
  • Copy of the eligibility statement
  • CV of applicant
  • Certificate of supervisor training
  • Documents proving participation in collaboration programme with double degree, if any

Find the form for the admission decision as well as the financing plan at the page listing all forms and documents for doctoral education.

Submit the documents, printed single-sided, in original to the administrative officer for doctoral education, who will forward the documents to the Director of Doctoral Education and the Head of the Department.

Please note that before the admission decision can be finalised, the prospective doctoral student must show their ID to the administrative officer at the Department of Global Public Health.

Administrative officer - doctoral education

Visiting address:

Floor 3, Widerström building (Use Elevator 1, left side of the building),  Tomtebodavägen 18A, Campus Solna Post box available on floor 3

Postal address:

Department of Global Public Health Doctoral educational administration Karolinska Institutet SE-171 77 Stockholm Sweden

Decision of admission

The Director of Doctoral Education makes a recommendation, based on the completed form and the attachments.

The final decision is made by the Head of the Department.

Note that the date of decision is not necessarily the date when the studies start, for example if the student has not arrived to Sweden when the decision is made.

After admission

After admission, a decision is also taken on employment for those doctoral positions that has been advertised.


Next step of the admission process: individual study plan (ISP) and ISP seminar

The Higher Education Ordinance (UKÄ) states that each doctoral student at KI must have an individual study plan (ISP).

Within one month of the commencements of studies, the supervisor and doctoral student must submit a proposed individual study plan (ISP) to the doctoral educational administration at GPH. The ISP will be reviewed by the Director of Doctoral Education.

Marie Hasselberg

Head of Department
K9 Department of Global Public Health

Emilie Agardh

Director of Doctoral Education
K9 Department of Global Public Health