Financing your research studies
Doctoral education at Lund university are usually financed through employment under a doctoral studentship. It is also possible to finance your doctoral education in a different way, but it is important that funding is ensured for the entire period of the doctoral programme.
Lund University does not set up scholarships for research studies. However, doctoral education can be funded by a scholarship from an external agent, such as a municipality or a research institute.
It is important to know that the various forms of finance offer different degrees of social security.
It is the university through the current faculty and the department that decides what research should be conducted and determines how this research will be funded.
- Higher Education Ordinance at the Council of Higher Education website
- Regulations for third-cycle education at Lund University I 2018 I (PDF 140 kB, new window)
- Admission rules for third-cycle education I 2017 I (PDF 92 kB, new window)
- Guidelines for prolongation of PhD study period following commissions of trust in student organisations and student representation at Lund University (Swe-PDF 93 kB, new window)