Doctoral Student Positions in Law at Uppsala University for International Students

Doctoral student positions

Course(s) Offered: Law
Course Level: Graduate (doctoral)
Provider: Uppsala University
Country to Study in: Sweden

Scholarship Description
Uppsala University herewith announces vacant positions for doctoral students at its Law School for the academic year 2011/2012. Qualified applicants who fulfill required criteria are encouraged to apply.

Uppsala University is a research university in Uppsala, Sweden, and is the oldest university in Sweden, founded in 1477. It ranks among the best universities in Northern Europe in international rankings.

Uppsala University hereby invites applications for Four doctoral student positions at the Department of Law from 1 September 2011.

A requirement for employment as doctoral student is that the applicant must be admitted to postgraduate studies. To this extent, the applicant’s ability to successfully complete the doctoral studies will be decisive.

The regulations governing the employment of doctoral students may be found in Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY nationality

Participating Institutions
Law Department, Faculty of Law (Juridiska fakulteten), Uppsala University, Sweden

Fields of study
The law program is the oldest in Sweden and Uppsala University is the oldest university in the Nordic countries.

An employed doctoral student shall, foremost, be devoted to his or her own postgraduate research.

Other duties at the faculty which relate to teaching and administrative work may be included within the scope of the employment (to a maximum of 20%).

Number of awards
Four (4) student positions will be given out

Sponsorship duration
A person may be employed as a doctoral student for a maximum of eight years, but no longer than the equivalent of four years of full-time postgraduate research study.

Scholarship benefits
Local guidelines are established for setting the salary.

Method of Application
All applications must be in writing and should include the following:
  • completed application forms for admission to postgraduate studies, and employment as doctoral student (forms available on the faculty website (see active link to official website below) under “Research education”),
  • a signed and witnessed curriculum vitae,
  • certified copies of degrees obtained and other relevant documents,
  • a description of the doctoral project with a time schedule for the entire period of study, and
  • a substantial piece of written work e.g. undergraduate degree final essay (or similar),
  • all documents attached to the application should be translated into English or Swedish.
The application should be sent, preferably by e-mail to:,

Or, by fax + 46 18 471 2000,

Or, by mail to: Registrar´s Office, Uppsala University, Box 256, SE-751 05 UPPSALA, Sweden.

In any correspondence, please use the reference number UFV-PA 2010/2817.

The application must reach the school on or before 1 March 2011

Uppsala University is the oldest Nordic university, founded in 1477. Today’s research and education originate from a tradition of knowledge with deep historical roots.

At Juridicum you encounter a high intensity rate of study, but also modern and much appreciated teaching, in an historical environment, dating back to centuries.

Further information can be obtained from:

Torbjörn Ingvarsson, Director of Studies,
phone: +46 18-471 2019, e-mail:

Christina Andersson,
phone: +46 18-471 2054, e-mail:

Union representatives are:
Anders Grundström, Saco Council, phone: +46 18-471 5380,
Carin Söderhäll, TCO/ST, phone: +46 18-471 1996, and
Stefan Djurström +46 18-471 3315.

Application Deadline: 1 March 2011
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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