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School of Medical Sciences

I want to apply for doctoral education

Welcome to apply for doctoral education at the School of Medical Sciences! Here you will find information about the admission process and the doctoral education programme.

Doctoral education ending with a doctorate degree (Ph.D) comprises 240 higher education credits, equivalent to four years of full-time study. Doctoral education ending with a licentiate degree comprises 120 credits, equivalent of two years full-time study. At the School of Medical Sciences it is common that doctoral students conduct their studies with a lower degree of study activity in combination with employment, for instance clinical duties.

The aim is that after you have completed the education, you have the in-depth knowledge and skills required to conduct independent research.

How to apply for doctoral education

The subject Medical Science have set both general and specific entry requirements for admission. You can read more about the requirements in the general syllabus for Medical Science.

There are two ways to apply for doctoral education at the School of Medical Sciences:

You can apply for a doctoral studentship, which is a tailor-made employment to facilitate doctoral studies. You can apply for a doctoral studentship when such a vacancy is advertised, by following the instructions given in the advertisement.

You can read more about this in the Regulations handbook and the Örebro University admissions regulations.

You can apply to doctoral education with external/other types of funding, for example from your current employer. The University makes an assessment regarding the security of the funding for the entire duration of the studies, as well as the applicant's ability to be able to complete the studies with a study rate not lower than 50 %.

You can read more about this in the Regulations handbook and in the Örebro University admissions regulations.

Application dates

Admission of doctoral students with external/other types of financing usually takes place four times per semester.

Last day for application for each admission meeting in 2020:

  • January 12 for the admission meeting on February 11
  • February 12 for the admission meeting on March 10
  • March 14 for the admission meeting on April 14
  • April 8 for the admission meeting on May 12
  • August 15 for the admission meeting on September 15
  • September 20 for the admission meeting on October 20
  • October 17 for the admission meeting on November 17
  • November 15 for the admission meeting on December 15

When the last day for application for the upcoming admission meeting has passed, the next period for application will immediately open. 

Application and appendices

The following documents are required for your application:

We recommend that your proposed principal supervisor contacts the head of subject and/or the specialisation coordinator (see contact information at the bottom of this page) when your application is submitted.

Applying via subject area/specialisation

Apply by clicking the link for the relevant subject area (please note that this feature is not available on mobile phones or tablet computers). Read more about the subject areas/specialisations here.

Note! If you are English-speaking, please see information on how to register your account here.

Processing of personal data

In connection with the admission to doctoral studies at Örebro University the research administration will store your personal data for the purpose of administering your studies. The data will be processed until graduation.

More information on how Örebro University processes personal data can be found on the webpage Processing of personal data at Örebro University.

Contact

Here you find contact information for people involved in doctoral education at the School of Medical Sciences. If you have general questions or are unsure of whom to address, please contact the study and research administration.

Head of subject: Hans Hjelmqvist
Programme coordinator: Ignacio Rangel
Specialisations coordinator Biomedicine: Allan Sirsjö
Specialisations coordinator Medicine: Hans Hjelmqvist (acting 2020)
Specialisations coordinator Surgical sciences: Hans Hjelmqvist
Director of studies: Johnny Karlsson