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Entry requirements

For admission to our PhD programme applicants must meet both the basic and special eligibility requirements;

Basic eligibility

To meet the requirements for basic eligibility, applicants must have

  • a second-cycle qualification (master level), or
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, including at least 60 higher education credits at second cycle, or
  • acquired essentially corresponding knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Special eligibility

To meet the requirements for special eligibility, applicants must have

  • at least 60 higher education credits within the subject area of third-cycle studies (i.e. the five subject areas of the PhD programme)

Proof of English proficiency

A proof of English proficiency consists of one of the following:

  • English as your native language
  • a first degree from a Nordic country
  • a passing grade equivalent to a Swedish 3-year upper secondary course
  • a TOEFL score of at least 550, with no less than 213 points on the computer based test and no less than 79 on the internet-based one.
  • An IELTS test, in which the "Academic Module" must be completed with at least 6.5 as a result and with no section scoring less than 5.0.