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Application and admission

According to the Education Act, education in all school forms must be grounded in scientific basis and proven experience. After having followed the doctoral program successfully you will have strengthened your eligibility for a position as lecturer in schools or as lecturer in higher education. CUL doctoral education is focused on educational sciences, which makes it very well suited for those active in the education system. The doctoral program gives you the right to apply for a lecturer position within the school as well as at a college or university.

The application for 2021 is now closed.


The application for 2021 is now closed.

The Graduate School of Educational Sciences follows the regulations that apply to education at the doctoral level nationally (see the Higher Education Ordinance). 

Eligible to be admitted to the Graduate School in Educational Sciences is the person who fulfils both the conditions for basic eligibility and the conditions for special eligibility. 

Basic qualifications are: 

1. graduated at advanced level, 

2. completed course requirements of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits at advanced level, or 

3. in any other way within or outside the country acquired substantially equivalent knowledge. 

For admission to doctoral programs within the framework of the graduate school CUL, a teacher's degree is required. 

For admission to a subject at the doctoral level, there may be additional requirements for special eligibility. 
See eligibility requirements under each postgraduate subject for further information