Admission to doctoral - research - studies
IF YOU WANT TO STUDY FOR A Doctoral Degree
Doctoral education require a great deal of prior knowledge. Find out below what general requirements apply and follow the links for information on the requirements specific to each faculty.
Requirements for admission to doctoral - research - studies include:
- prior knowledge relevant to the subject
- that the student is judged to have the potential to complete the programme
- available funding for the entire period of study
Entry requirements and prior knowledge
For admission to doctoral education, you must meet both the general and the specific entry requirements. The general entry requirements are a completed second cycle degree (Master of Arts or Science) or completed courses worth at least 240 credits (of which at least 60 credits in the second cycle) or equivalent knowledge acquired in some other way.
The specific entry requirements usually refer to specific subject knowledge. Information on the prior knowledge requirements for research studies within a subject is available from the relevant faculty.
The University has regulations on admission to research studies with rules which apply regardless of the intended doctoral project:
Lund University Admission Rules for Doctoral Programmes (PDF 60 kB, new window)
The University’s general regulations on admission are complemented by the specific admission rules for each faculty. Check the relevant faculty’s web pages on research studies for information on these rules:
- 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)
- PM extension of doctoral studentship on the grounds of Covid-19 (PDF 254 kB; new window)