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How to apply for PhD Courses

Faculty of social sciences

How to apply

Please discuss the courses with your supervisor before completing the form. The last day to apply for courses beginning in Spring 2019 is two weeks before the courses starts, though a place will not be guarenteed.

Click here to fill out 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

Course fee for students from other universities

Applicants from other universities are required to pay a fee. The current fee is 8500 SEK for each PhD course offered by the Faculty. In the sign-up form you will be asked to provide a billing address as well as a reference number for billing purposes.

Special permission for students from other universities

If you are not registered as a PhD student at Lund University, please complete the form found in the link below, including a signature from your supervisor or head of department, and send it to frank [dot] schreier [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se. This is necessary in order for us to register the course in Ladok.

What happens next?

An email will be sent out to those who signed up and are eligible for the course approximately 6 weeks before the course begins, asking you to confirm your participation. A welcome letter including schedule, reading list, syllabus as well as any other information or tasks that the teacher wishes to include will then be sent to students accepted to the course 4 weeks before the course begins in most cases in most cases. Please inform us as soon as possible if you are no longer planning on taking the course as there might be other students on the reserve list.


Page Manager:


Frank Schreier
Programme Coordinator
Graduate School
+46 46 222 49 83
frank [dot] schreier [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se