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12 New PhD Positions at the Faculty of Arts, Umeå University in Sweden, 2018

The Faculty of Arts at Umeå University offers a wide variety of Ph.D. courses and programs, world-leading research, and excellent innovation and collaboration opportunities.

The Faculty of Arts at Umeå University develops the Humanities and invests in future Areas of Excellence. The Faculty offers a wide variety of Ph.D. courses and programs.

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A perfect choice to study Ph.D. research program.

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The Faculty particularly advances research within Digital Humanities and Global Challenges. Ph.D. students are affiliated with Umeå´s Faculty of Arts Doctoral College and will have access to funding for internationalization.

Sliperiet is a cross-disciplinary, collaborative and experimental platform at the Umeå Arts Campus. Sliperiet is a part of Umeå University, located at Umeå Arts Campus adjacent to the river. It is a place where researchers, businesses, students, entrepreneurs, and creatives meet to develop and realize ideas.

Brief Description

University or Organization: The Faculty of Arts at Umeå University
Department: NA
Course Level: Ph.D. research program
Award: Varies
Access Mode: Online
Number of Awards: NA
Nationality: Students of Sweden
The program can be taken in Sweden
Application Deadline: Closed


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • To be admitted to studies at the third-cycle level, the applicant must meet both general and specific eligibility requirements.
  • This scholarship is available to the students of Sweden.
  • General requirements: a Master’s or equivalent degree in a relevant field, having completed course requirements worth at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits must be at second-cycle level, or in some other way – either in Sweden or abroad – having acquired equivalent knowledge.

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How to apply

  • How to Apply: To apply, applicants need to apply an application must be registered in Umeå University’s e-recruitment system no later than 9 March 2018.
  • Supporting Documents: To apply, students must be ready to submit the CV, the transcript from the Ladok student registry, Copies of relevant BA and MA theses, Research plan, motivation letter.
  • Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.


  • Ph.D. students will mainly devote themselves to their own education at third-cycle level.
  • Employment as a Ph.D. student will be for the time deemed necessary for the completion of research studies at a normal rate of study, which corresponds to a full-time position for four years.
  • An initial contract of 12 months is extended with up to two years at a time provided that the individual study plan is followed.
  • A Ph.D. student may to a limited extent also work with teaching and administration up to a maximum of 20 percent of full-time.
  • The period of employment may thus be extended up to a maximum of five years. The entry-level salary is 26 500 SEK and rises in three steps to 31 000 SEK.

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