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Economic conditions

Salaried PhD stipend according to the 5+3 Programme

The Faculty employs salaried PhD Fellows in accordance with the AC protocol and one is placed on step 4-8 on the common-academic scale by seniority.

The Protocol applies to all PhD Fellows who receive their salary from the University.

In accordance with the AC Protocol, the PhD student must meet the requirements set out in the PhD Order. Futhermore, the PhD student is required to carry out tasks equivalent to 840 hours. Tasks may consist of teaching, dissemination or other specialized tasks. In exceptional cases, reductions in the 840 hours may be granted with a corresponding reduction in salary, but never more then 1/6. Salaries, pensions and other employment conditions take place according the rules, agreements and organizational regulations in force at any given time.

SU (State educational support) PhD scholarship and paid scholarship under the 4+4 Programme

PhD students who are simultaneously enrolled in a master's programme and a PhD programme (the 4+4 programme) are eligible for the State educational support (SU) for the completion of the master's degree in accordance with the general conditions for SU for the duration of enrolment in the master's programme. 4+4 PhD students are urged to contact the SU Office about this.

At enrolment, the PhD student under the 4+4 programme is awarded a scholarship, which consists of a SU PhS scholarship for a maximum of two years followed by a salaried PhD scholarship for the last two years of the programme.

For the first two years or until the qualifying exam is passed and the master's degree is obtained, the student receives monthly two SU PhD installments (´grants´). The SU PhD scholarship totals a maximum of 48 grants. These grants are paid monthly in advance. In addition, the student may receive pay for 280 hours of work. Note that the salary is paid monthly backwards, whereas the grant is paid in the beginning of the month.

Throughout the course of the programme, PhD students are required to perform tasks equivalent to 840 hours. This assignment is divided with 280 hours during the SU PhD scholarship and 560 hours during the salaried PhD employment. The 280 hours during the SU-scholarship is an offer the PhD student may recline. When the student passes the qualifying exam, his/her status transfers to that of a salaried employee. In exceptional cases, reductions in the 560 hours may be granted with a corresponding reduction in salary.

The student has rights and obligations (in terms of leave, maternity leave, illness, study delays, ect.) according to the standard conditions for SU-recipients until the qualifying exam is passed.

Salaries, pensions and other employment conditions take place according to the rules, agreements and organizational regulations in force at any given time.

Questions concerning SU PhD grants should be addressed to the PhD School Secretariat.

External funding of the PhD Programme

In the case of funding of the PhD Programme in whole or in part from an external grant provider, the Dean, the Head of the PhD School, the Head of the Department, the grant provider and the PhD student enter into agreement concerning the funding of the programme.

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