Students at third-cycle level must have completed first and second-cycle degrees, either in Sweden or abroad, or have equivalent qualifications.
To meet the basic entry requirements for doctoral programmes applicants must have a second-cycle degree or have completed studies for at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or have completed a corresponding programme in some other country or have equivalent qualifications.
Transitional regulationsThose who met the basic entry requirements before 1 July 2007, i.e. had completed a programme of higher education for at least 120 credits or the equivalent, will continue to do so until 30 July 2015.
Specific entry requirements Higher education institutions can, in addition to general entry requirements, also require the student to meet certain specific entry requirements. Specific entry requirements vary from subject to subject as they are laid down by each faculty board. These requirements must be totally necessary for a student to be able to complete the programme. Often these requirements stipulate knowledge acquired in higher education but specific vocational experience, necessary language skills or other qualifications needed to successfully complete the programme may also be required.
Contact the Head of DepartmentGet in touch with the Head of Department or another member of staff responsible for doctoral programmes at the department you are interested in, if you wish to know more about specific entry requirements. This information should be available in the general syllabus for the subject in question.