How to apply

Before applying for a research year, there are a few things you need to consider. Please see the page Before applying for more information.

When you are ready to apply, please follow these steps:

Step 1: check the deadlines

  • If you wish to start your research year 1 September, the deadline for the student's part of the application is 15 April.
    The full application must be submitted no later than 30 April
  • If you wish to start your research year 1 February, the deadline for the the studen'ts part of the application is 15 October.
    The full application must be submitted no later than 31 October

Step 2: Fill in your application online

  • The application link will be available on this page no later than one month before the application deadline.

Step 3: Wait for your supervisor’s confirmation

  • When you have completed the application, your supervisor will receive a link to an online supervisor's statement form
  • The link will be sent to the e-mail address provided by you in the application form
  • Deadline for supervisor's confirmation is also 30 April/31 October 

Step 4: Receive approval of you application

  • After the application deadline, the Graduate School will make a decision regarding your application for student research year and scholarship disbursement (where applicable)
  • You and your supervisor will be notified by e-mail as soon as a decision has been made
  • The Graduate School informs Student Service, and you will automatically be grated leave of absence


And if you have been granted faculty disbursement:

Step 5: Activate scholarship disbursement 

  • Active your scholarship disbursement by sending a confirmation of your leave of absence to the Graduate School


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