Your application needs to clearly state your credentials and show that you would benefit most from the programme. A well thought out, practical and interesting dissertation plan is important to the overall impression.

Admission requirements

The specific entry requirement for admission to PhD studies at Stockholm University is a completed Magister or Master's Degree in one of our fields of study or equivalent at the time of application.

For general entrance requirement for PhD programmes at Stockholm University, please see here.

Applications are made using the Stockholm University central portal for applications.

See currently available PhD positions

For instructions and technical support, find information here


In order to enter the PhD programme, you must have secured funding for the whole duration of the programme. Usually, a position in the PhD programme is tied to a PhD employment at the department. The duration of a PhD employment is four years including three years of research and at one year of course work. The holder of a PhD employment qualifies for the standard Swedish social benefits. It is also possible to enter the PhD programme with external funding, like a scholarship.

For further information about PhD Studies at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, please contact:

Director of Graduate Studies

Victoria Fareld
Room: A 458

Research Secretary of Graduate Studies

Sonya Petersson