The departmental PhD Study Committees comprise of 1-5 representatives of the academic staff from the department in question. It is possible to involve PhD students in the departmental PhD Study Committees' work when it does not concern individual personal cases. Members of the departmental PhD Study Committees are elected by the Faculty PhD Committee on the recommendation of the head of the individual department. The department's representative in the Faculty PhD Committee a born member of the departmental PhD Study Committee and acts as its chair.
The following PhD Study Committees have been appointed:
- The PhD Study Committee of the Department of Biology
- The PhD Study Committee of the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy
- The PhD Study Committee of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
- The PhD Study Committee of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The PhD Study Committees act as representatives of the scientific staff in the PhD Committee in evaluating candidates for admittance. Supervisors can in this context advise the PhD Study Committee.
The PhD Study Committees may be consulted on important academic issues, including individual cases, by the Faculty PhD Committee and the Head of the PhD School.