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Αμειβόμενες θέσεις για PhD στο τμήμα Μαθηματικών του Stockholm University (Σουηδία)


PhD students in Mathematics (3) at the Department of Mathematics. Closing date: 23 April 2018.

The Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University has with its long tradition of excellent research a prominent place in Scandinavian mathematics. The department consists of two divisions: Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. Researchers at the Division of Mathematics have competence that ranges over many different areas of mathematics, from algebra, geometry and analysis to mathematical logic.

For further information about PhD studies at the Department of Mathematics, please see: PhD handbook.

Project description
Information about potential PhD advisors and suggestions for possible PhD theses topics in mathematics can be found at the department’s website: possible topics.

You may suggest a project of your own. In this case, we recommend that you contact a suitable advisor at the department before submitting the application.

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.

For information on special eligibility requirements, please see: eligibility and selection.

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

The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. The following criteria will be used to assess this capacity: the earlier studies, grades, quality of theses, references, the written application and, for a smaller group of selected candidates, interviews (the preliminary date for the interviews is May 7).

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at:

Terms of employment 
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 more information, please contact Alexander Berglund (director of PhD studies),

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), (SEKO), and PhD student representative,

Apply for the PhD student position at Stockholm University's recruitment system by clicking the "Apply" button. 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

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references
    • Note! Referees should have been contacted in advance by the applicant and will be expected to provide a statement if asked.

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter (at most 2 pages) describing:
    – why you are applying and what makes you suitable for doctoral studies
    – what research you want to engage in and what your expectations are
    – please also name at least one potential advisor
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files)
  • Any additional documents you would like to submit (at most 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

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