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International PhD Student Positions in Chemistry at Umea University, Sweden

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The scholarship application can be made by all interested international and domestic students who have experience in research related to biogeochemistry or analytical chemistry and must be creative and have a focus on high-quality research to be considered for this position. The selected applicants will be offered the PhD position with full-time employment and a salary in accordance.

The university was founded in 1965 and is the fifth oldest within Sweden’s present borders. Umea University is a public research university located in Umea, in the mid-northern region of Sweden. The country is nationally ranked 7th among the universities in the country and ranked 369th in QS World University Rankings 2023.

Why choose to study at Umea University? Umea University aspires to be in the future and is anchored in three guiding principles: Responsibility for the future, Collaborative development of knowledge, and Competitive edge and pride. UM offers a high-quality learning environment that encourages analytical, critical, and independent thinking and provides a dynamic research environment of a high international standard within USBE’s academic disciplines.

Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted before 30th November, 2022.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Umea University
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Salary
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International and Domestic
  • The award can be taken in Sweden.


  • Eligible Countries: Students from Sweden, as well as other international countries, are eligible to apply.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: Students can apply for the PhD degree at Umea University.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must have experience in research related to biogeochemistry or analytical chemistry.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Admission applications must be submitted via the universityadmissions portal. Applications for this particular PhD position must be submitted here.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • A cover letter including a description of your research interests and motivation for applying
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • Verified copies of degree certificates or equivalent, including documentation of completed academic courses and obtained grades
  • Name and contact information of at least two reference persons
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants must have completed a second-cycle level degree or completed course requirements of at least 240 ECTS credits, of which at least 60 ECTS credits are at the second-cycle level, or have an equivalent education from abroad or equivalent qualifications.
  • Language Requirement: The candidates must have a very good command of written and spoken English


Umea University will provide the selected students with a position in the PhD study along with full-time employment and a satisfactory corresponding salary for up to 5 years of study.

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