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PhD Studies

In Sweden, doctoral programmes imply four years of full-time studies before a doctoral degree can be obtained.

All doctoral studentships financed fully or partly by the University are advertised among the vacant positions listed at the following website:
Announcements in the job application portal

Are you interested in becoming a doctoral student at the University of Gothenburg?

Before you apply for doctoral studies at the University of Gothenburg, you should find out as much as possible about it. For example, you may want to browse the Faculties’ own websites (see links to the right).

It might also be a good idea to contact some current doctoral students. In addition, if you already know what Department you are interested in, you are encouraged to contact some of its researchers and doctoral supervisors. Doing so is not only a good way to learn the more practical aspects of third-cycle studies, it is also a way to find out which projects are available and what opportunities you may come across after completing your studies.

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Read more at the Faculties’ websites

All Faculties at the University of Gothenburg offer third-cycle studies. However, as the Faculties may differ in many ways, it is important that you learn as much as possible about your particular Faculty of interest.



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PhD Studies

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