Registration, admission and qualification requirements
If you are interested in doctoral studies, you should start by contacting the faculty or the subject that conducts teaching and research within your area of interest.
Most of those who wish to study at postgraduate level apply for a doctoral studentship. Vacant doctoral positions are advertised in newspapers and on the university’s website. Funding determines when we are able to offer new doctoral studentships.
Which documents to include with the application vary between different subjects. Instructions on what to include can be found in the advertisement in question.
There is no general admission period for doctoral studies at Karlstad University, instead admission is open throughout the year. Admission decisions are made at faculty level and are based on current research activities and funding in the third-cycle subject area in question.
Doctoral students must meet both the general and the specific entry requirements of the subject in question. Students must also be considered to have the ability required to benefit from the studies.
To meet the general entry requirements for doctoral studies, students must have completed a degree at Master’s level or at least four years of full-time studies, of which at least one year at Master’s level. Students also need to meet the specific qualification requirements of the subject in question. The specific requirements are included in the subject syllabus. You can also contact the head of department or other member of staff responsible for postgraduate education in the subject in which you want to conduct research, and they will provide more information about the specific admission requirements.