Thank you for your interest in studying with us. We have a vibrant environment of about fifteen PhD students at any one time. 
PhD positions are announced on a non-regular basis, subject to financing. Under normal circumstances, we have two dates for entry into PhD studies in International Relations: September 1 or February 1, with application deadlines roughly 4 months prior. Find current announcements for PhD positions here. Note that all applications are made through the university’s ReachMee recruitment system, not directly with the department.

For our international visitors, please bear in mind that, in Sweden, PhD students are paid employees of the university in most instances. We cannot accept any applicants on ‘own funding’, nor can we take any tuition payments.

Some PhD students are hired as part of large research projects, but those projects are led by senior staff members and all PhD positions therein must be publicly advertised.