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Doctoral studies

Studies at the research level (Third cycle) lead to a Licentiate degree 120 HEC (4 terms) and/or a Doctoral degree 240 HEC (8 terms).

There are no tuition fees at Swedish universities, but students must show evidence of funding sufficient to meet the cost of living during the period of study. The Departments offers a limited number of studentships for doctoral students but does not offer any grants or scholarships to visiting students.


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Only students who have funding for the equivalent of four years full time study will be admitted into a doctoral programme; funding is normally obtained through a Department studentship. Department studentships in various subjects are normally announced once a year.

For information about possibilities and requirements in the different subjects, contact the vice-head of department for doctoral studies at the department to which your subject belongs:

Department of Cultural Sciences – Alf Björnberg,
e-mail: forskarutb@kultvet.gu.se

Department of Historical Studies – Lars Hermansson, e-mail:phd@history.gu.se

Department of Languages and Literatures – Gunhild Vidén,
e-mail: phd@sprak.gu.se

Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion – Arne Rasmusson, e-mail: forskarutbildning@lir.gu.se

Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science – Lena Eriksson,

Department of Swedish – Stina Ericsson,
e-mail: FU-antagning@svenska.gu.se

Doctoral studies

For information about doctoral studies in Sweden, go to:

Swedish Council for Higher Education

Doctoral studies

To further information about doctoral studies within the university:


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