Positions at the PhD programme are announced on the university's main page here as well as on the department website twice a year, insofar as there are any vacancies. Below is some general information about the programme. Specific details for application are given in the announcements.

Admission requirements

Admission for PhD studies at Stockholm University is highly competitive and a Masters Degree in Philosophy or equivalent at the time of application is a specific entry requirement for a successful application. For general entrance requirement for PhD programmes at Stockholm University, see here.


In order to enter the PhD programme, you must have secured funding for the whole duration of the programme. Usually, a position in the PhD programme is tied to a PhD employment at the department. The duration of a PhD employment is four years including at least three years of research and at most one year of course work. The employment may be extended up to one year if up to 20% teaching assistance or administration is included in the contract. The holder of a PhD employment qualifies for the standard Swedish social benefits.

It is also possible to enter the PhD programme with external funding, like a scholarship. If you have secured external funding, but not enough to cover the whole duration of the programme, the department may provide additional funding.

Fees for non-EU/EEA students?

The government has recently started a process to change the rules concerning fees for non-EU/EEA students. Information will be posted soon.

Visiting research students

We also welcome visiting PhD students. If you are studying towards a PhD elsewhere and are interested in spending some time at our department, send an e-mail to the relevant director of graduate studies (see the box on the right) specifying your research interests and we will put you in touch with the relevant people at the department. If you already know who you would like to work with, you can contact them directly.

Contact details for faculty members can be found here.