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Prospective PhD students

How to obtain a PhD student position

There are two ways of becoming a PhD student at Lund University's medical faculty. First, and most commonly, by applying for a pre-defined PhD project, which is a fully funded project. An alternative is if you have an externally funded scholarship. Lund University does not have any individual grants available, but if you have obtained a scholarship from an external foundation, it is possible to apply to our PhD programme.  Below you find more information about these two trajectories, and the eligibility criteria that apply to all prospective PhD students. 

The research departments at the Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine at Lund University consists of six departments that pursue research and education in Lund and Malmö. A department is an organisational unit within a Faculty that engages in education and research.

Research groups of the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University are located in four specialized research centers. The Biomedical Centre (BMC) is a research and education centre in Lund. The Clinical Research Centre (CRC) is located in Malmö. Both BMC and CRC are affiliated with Skåne University Hospital. Research and teaching in nursing, occupational therapy and physical therapy is conducted in the Health Sciences Centre, in the vicinity of the Skåne University Hospital in Lund. Most of the research on ​​cancer, is conducted at Medicon Village in Lund, which is a venue for research, innovation and business development in the field of life sciences. For more information about each of the research centers and the research conducted there, please visit the site below: 

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