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How to apply for doctoral courses

Faculty of Social Sciences

How to apply


Application link:

Application for autumn 2024 courses

Application for spring 2024 courses


Please discuss the courses you want to apply for with your supervisor before completing the application form. 

If the number of applicants exceeds available places, applicants are prioritised as follows:

  1. Doctoral students from the Faculty of Social Sciences, Lund University
  2. Doctoral students from other faculties at Lund University
  3. External doctoral students

Applicants from other universities

Applicants from other universities, including other universities in Sweden, are required to pay a course fee. The current fee is 8 500 SEK for each doctoral course offered by the Faculty. 

If you are not a doctoral student at Lund University, you also need to fill out a Special Permission form and submit it with your application. 

Please download and complete this Special Permission form and submit it with your application.

What happens next?

Applications close around four weeks before each course starts. An email containing admissions result will be sent to you shortly after the application closes.

This email, if you are admitted to a course, will include a welcome letter with information about the introductory course meeting, schedule, reading list and syllabus, as well as any other information or tasks that the teacher wishes to include. 

If you are placed on a reserve list, you will be notified of this as well.

Please inform us as soon as possible if you are no longer planning on taking a course as there might be other students on the reserve list.


Marjaana Kinnunen
Programme Coordinator
Graduate School
marjaana [dot] kinnunen [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se