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Routine for admittance of Doctoral students at SCI valid from 2019-04-01

Application for doctoral studies (third cycle studies) (pdf 176 kB)

Application for licentiate studies (third cycle studies) (pdf 107 kB)

All available Doctoral students positions must be publicly advertised. Exceptions from this rules are for persons with their own financing, personal scholarships or industrial Doctoral students, for which the financing is already specified for a particular person. The advertisement shall be organised via KTH. The advertisement shall be done on KTH’s web link for “available positions” and links to more detailed information can be done to the departments own home-pages.

The financing of the positions, supervision and other necessary resources must be guaranteed for the entire duration towards the target exam.

Eligible candidates for a Doctoral student position are candidates who satisfy the admittance requirements for the research subject. The relevant criteria shall/should be given in the study plan for the research subject.

If candidates with non-Swedish (or other nordic countries) degree are applying, the qualifications of the applicant must be reviewed separately. The principal supervisor writes a statement Exempel underlag inför behörighetsprövning (pdf 265 kB)  that the candidate has sufficient background skills and competence to qualify for research studies within the specific subject. This letter shall then be enclosed with the admittance form together with certified copies of exam papers from the home university.

If a different official title than Tekn.Dr./Tekn.Lic. is desired (e.g. Phil.Dr.), this must be applied for already at admittance. This is done on a special form (FO-FORL), which is also signed by both the school dean and the director of Doctoral studies.

The school dean admits research students. At SCI, this must also be approved by the head of the department in charge. Thus, the admittance form is forwarded to the head of department who signs the form. All the forms are then forwarded to the PA of the Doctoral program into which the student is to be admitted.

The PA then forwards all the papers to utbildningskansli SCI (Att: Kerstin Gustafsson), along with any necessary enclosures, so that FA can designate supervisors.

For more detailed information, see Antagningsordning för utbildning på forskarnivå vid KTH. Papers are to be sent via PA. Application only via papers, not e-mail.

When the Doctoral student is admitted at KTH the supervisor will get an e-mail fron Doctoral Student officers when it's possible to start the eISP work. Non KTH supervisor, main supervisor needs to apply for access in the eISP system .

Observe especially the rules regarding courses to be given credit for. These are courses that are completed prior to admittance to Ph.D.-studies. Credits can only be given for courses that are not part of the prerequisites requirements. As an example, a student who is admitted to Ph.D. studies in a subject that requires a exam (M.Sc.) or equivalent, who has 280 hp in his/hers exam may be given credit for a maximum of 10 hp.
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