School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)


The eISP-system and Ladok will not synchronize data during the period 14 June-28 July. Doctoral students who are admitted to third cycle education during this period will need to wait until 29 July before receiving an eISP-account. Once the account has been created, the main supervisor can initiate the doctoral student's first ISP.

Since 1 April 2019, the first ISP should be created after admission, not before.

Third cycle education at EECS

1. Recruitment (if employed at KTH)

Follow the instructions found on the web page for recruitment of doctoral students .

2. Admission

When a candidate has been selected, the main supervisor starts the admission process by submitting the following documents to Doctoral Education Support:

☐ One of the following two forms, signed by the prospective doctoral student:

☐ Copies of the applicant's Degree of Master, transcripts or diplomas proving that the general and special entry requirements  have been met. The special entry requirements are specified in the third cycle subject's study plan .

☐ Documents depending on type of funding:

  • Employed by the industry: Contact the school's agreement officer  to draw up an industrial doctoral student agreement, which must be signed by the Head of School and the employer. Send a copy of the finalized agreement to Doctoral Education Support before admission (required).
  • Scholarships or other collaborations between universities: Contact us  for more information.

​☐ Within one month after admission, the main supervisor must create an ISP  for the doctoral student.

☐ If the doctoral student will have an assistant supervisor not employed at KTH, the main supervisor also needs to fill out this web form: Application for eISP user account for supervisors .

3. Employment (if employed at KTH)

HR will contact the main supervisor to set up an employment contract. For more information, contact HR at your devision .

Guest doctoral students

For guest doctoral students visiting KTH (no admission), the hosting faculty member should contact the Service Center well in advance, using this form: Guest Form - for all guests/visitors to KTH EECS .


Admission requirements

How to become a doctoral (PhD) student at KTH

Guideline on Third-Cycle Studies

Order of decisions related to the admission process  (in Swedish)