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Admission to doctoral education at PHS

This page describes the admission process for doctoral education at the Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS).

Entry requirements for doctoral education

All prospective doctoral students must meet both the general and the specific entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education.

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The admission process begins with the establishment of a doctoral position (step 1), to which a prospective student is then recruited (step 2). The process ends with the head of department’s decision to accept the candidate into doctoral education (step 3), upon which an individual study plan (ISP) is adopted (step 4).

How to become a doctoral student at PHS

To become a doctoral student at the Department of Public Health Sciences, you start by applying for one or more of the advertised doctoral positions at the department. For questions regarding the doctoral education position you may contact the contact person in the advertisement.

If you have your own funding, in form of an external scholarship, you can still apply for any of the announced projects but you can also try to establish contact with a research group at the department.

If the scholarship has been earned in competition with others the project might not have to be announced like the other projects. Please be aware that the research group still might have to pay for you if the scholarship is not high enough. About external scholarships.

There are also other ways into doctoral education, for example for medical doctors employed at one of the hospitals.

Admission decision

The admission decision is taken by the Head of the Department, based on the recommendation of the Director of Doctoral Education.

After admission and employment

The student and supervisor should submit a proposed individual study plan (ISP) within a month of the start of studies.