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Application for third-cycle studies

How to apply

Before you hand in a formal application it is a good idea to get in touch with the director of third-cycle studies. This will give you the opportunity to gain insight into the way the programme operates at the department, the possible projects that exist, financing of studies and future prospects within the subject.

Third-cycle vacancies at the University of Gothenburg are advertised here
job opportunities

Special admission procedure for externally employed third-cycle students
Externally employed applicants, i.e. applicants whose third-cycle studies will be funded by an external source, can submit their applications at any time. For funding within the framework of an external position to be approved, the employer must allow for the student to devote at least 50 % of a full-time position to his/her third-cycle studies, so that he/she will be able to finish his/her licentiate degree within four years or doctoral degree within eight years. Private financing is not permitted.

Such an application must be made using a special application form.
Download the application form
Note! You have to save the form on your computer in order to complete and save it!

Please email the application to: registrator@gu.se

Type ‘special admission/enskild antagning’ and your name in the subject field and attach the following documents:

  • Application form
  • Thesis outline (max 5 pages)
  • CV, transcripts etc
    - List of qualifications
    - Transcript of records from Ladok or other study administration system
  •  Brief description of relevant background (max 1 page)
  •  Funding plan + some form of written certification supporting it
  • Scholarly works (max 2)


For further information, visit the departments

Page Manager: Evalise Johannisson|Last update: 11/21/2018

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