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Financing & grants

Full-time studies

Lund University finances most PhD positions with PhD studentships, but external scholarships are also allowed. New rules apply for external scholarships, therefore contact respective department office for more information. 

A full-time PhD student can receive their funding from various grants or research councils, pharmaceutical companies or similar.

When PhD studentship holders have completed 50% (120 credits) of their studies, and again at 75% (180 credits), they are entitled to an incremental salary increase in accordance with the local agreement. The main supervisor and the PhD student fill in the form "etapplyftet" (etapplyftet). The completed and signed form is sent to the personnel staff at the department together with a copy of the signed certificate of completed half-time review.

Part-time studies

Students who intend to combine their studies with a professional occupation, such as clinical work, may be admitted to the PhD programe at any time during the year. The application must be accompanied by a  certificate from the employer confirming that it is possible for the the student to set aside enough time in order to complete their studies (including all compulsory courses) in 8 years or less.

Temporary PhD studentship grant

Twice a year, the Faculty of Medicine has a call for applications to a grant where PhD students and their supervisors can apply to receive 1-6 months of financing of the salary of the PhD student. The grant is aimed at PhD students in the last stage of their PhD programme.

Notice of the call for applications is sent to the teachers’, secretaries’ and PhD students’ email lists.

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