When you have obtained your Swedish personal identification number (personnummer) it is your responsibility to inform KTH about this. Please send an e-mail to email@example.com to get your temporary personal identity number updated in the KTH database of student records; Ladok. This change will apply to all higher education institutions in Sweden that are affiliated with Ladok, including eventual accounts at other communications platforms connected to your studies, such as Mecenat, SSSB, and www.universityadmissions.se.
In the e-mail, please state:
Current interim personal identity number listed in Ladok
Your new 10-digit Swedish personal identification number
Your study programme
Find answers to other common questions about Ladok on the web page
Courses that have not been included in a completed degree programme that started prior to admission to doctoral studies and were not part of fulfilling admission criteria to doctoral studies are eligible for credit transfer. Such applications for credit transfer must be submitted within the first six months after admission to doctoral studies.
The Mecenat and SL discounts are dependent on your study activity, which is registered each semester based on the information provided in your ISP (section 2.1). Check your latest established ISP to make sure that the rate for the current semester is included, and revise it if it is missing. If it is already stated, please contact Doctoral Education Support and we will update your information in Ladok manually.
Yes. All supervisors must be decided by the Director of Third-Cycle Education (FA), either at the time of admission or later, using the form
application for change of supervisors
. Once the decision has been made, the principal supervisor should revise the individual study plan (ISP) to reflect the change. Read about requirements for supervisors and practical limitations concerning the right to change in the
Guideline on Third-Cycle Studies
, section 5.1.
There is no official template, but you can find more details on the layout and cover pages on the web page
No, a licentiate seminar and defence of doctoral thesis may only take place between 7 January - 15 June and 15 August - 20 December. This may be referred to as term time for third-cycle studies.
In addition, the public defence and licentiate seminar must stay as close as possible to normal office hours at KTH and cannot be held on non-working days.
Please send an email to
informing them that you would like to submit your doctoral thesis for printing at KTH and request to have an order form. Read more on their web page
You can make changes to the doctoral/licentiate thesis until the doctoral student has received a decision on the public defence/licentiate seminar and information to send the thesis for printing. Of course, the changes should be minor so as not to affect the advance reviewer's approval.
Doctoral students will only receive a digital version of their degree. Contact the Degree Office at
for assistance in exceptional circumstances. Alumni who previously received a physical original of their degree and need a copy of it may contact