Revised scholarship regulations
KI’s scholarship rules have been revised and will come into effect on 1 July 2018.
The rules have been revised to ensure that KI uses scholarships in a correct and uniform manner, and to give the departments/units guidance on how scholarships are to be handled. For reasons of taxation and labour law, the revised rules will also help to improve internal controls of how scholarships are set up and used.
Severe restrictions in the ability to finance doctoral education with external scholarships: The government decided last autumn on amendments to the Higher Education Ordinance that severely restrict the ability to finance doctoral education with external scholarships, and that have thus necessitated a revision of KI’s own scholarship rules. The amendments to the ordinance mean that doctoral students may not receive scholarship funding for longer than one year; after that they must be employed. This applies to all students in Sweden entering doctoral education on or after 1 July 2018. Exceptions will be made for scholarships awarded under an aid or capacity-building programme or an EU-financed programme or the equivalent.
- formalised doctoral education collaborations (based on a general cooperation agreement with KI) in which scholarships are a customary form of financing (often leading to a double or joint degree) and in which doctoral students from a non-Swedish home university participate.
- financing from international scholarship organisations approved by the Board of Doctoral Education. According to the preliminary plan, the board is to decide which organisations are to be given such an exemption at its meeting on 7 May.
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