Doctoral (PhD) studies
Doctoral (PhD) studies in the department consists of four years full-time study, that can be extended via participation in departmental activities such as teaching. The Doctoral study program includes short courses and primary research work for your thesis. Students are trained to think critically and analytically and to carry out research that furthers the current scientific knowledge in their chosen field. During your PhD studies you will work both independently, collaboratively and within the department, providing you with suitable atributes for a University, industry, or public sector career.
The following information describes the requirements for Doctoral studies, from the application stage through to completion.
The menu to the left contains further detailed information for PhD-students, supervisors and examiners.
Residence permit for non EU/EUU and Swiss citizens
On the Migration Board (Migrationsverket) webbsite you can find an on-line application form for a residence permit. A certificate provided by the department must be enclosed with the application. "Welcome to Umeå university" will give you further information.