PhD Scholarship in Political Science at Stockholm University

A fully-funded PhD fellowship in political science is available at Stockholm University. The funding allows successful candidate to work for 4 years. The deadline for applying is June 02, 2019.

The department now announces vacant positions in the doctoral programme with a general orientation in Political Science. All Ph.D. positions are fully funded for 4 years and positioned at the Department of Political Science. Planned entry date is August 30, 2019.

About the doctoral programme

The aim of the doctoral programme is to give the student specialised knowledge within the field of political science, a thorough training in research methods, -and a good understanding of the problems occurring in research and in the practical application of results. The programme familiarises the student with different structures of society and ideas, and gives a broad orientation of the research development within the subject, with the purpose of making the student a critical and independent researcher with the ability to plan and develop scientific projects. There are two main blocks in the programme: course work (75 credits) and work in connection with the Ph.D. dissertation (165 credits). For further information about the structure of the programme, please see the department's website.

Qualification requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

Understanding Swedish is not a requirement at the time of admission. The applicant should, however, be prepared within a couple of years to carry out teaching and administrative tasks that require knowledge and usage of the Swedish language.

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.


The selection is based on the applicant's ability to successfully pursue the research education.

Selection criteria and admission regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: and are specified further in the General Syllabus for Ph.D. Studies in Political Science, available at the department's website.

Terms of study funding

During the first6 to 12 months, the admitted PhD-student will normally be funded by a tax-free scholarship. After that period of time, we provide taxable scholarships.

Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.


For further information or details concerning the application procedure, please contact application administrator at,


Apply for the PhD student position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

and, in addition, please include the following documents


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