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General rules for doctoral students

The fundamental law and regulations governing all third-cycle studies in Sweden can be found in the Higher Education Act (1992:1434) and the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100). You can read more about them at the Swedish Council for Higher Education's site.

Rules and Regulations for Third-Cycle (Doctoral) Studies

In addition to the above mentioned law and regulations there are specific rules for the University of Gothenburg, the so-called "Doktorandreglerna".

These rules and regulations Doktorandreglerna as well as all other documents that regulates the doctoral studies at the University of Gothenburg can be found at the Staff Portal.

Within this framework, each Faculty is allowed to adjust its provision of education in accordance with its specific conditions and demands. This means that the collective rules and regulations might not be exactly the same for all doctoral students at the University. With this in mind, do not forget to complement your knowledge about the general rules by finding out exactly which rules apply to you. More information about the different Faculties' specific regulations can be found on their respective web pages.

Notification of non-compliance with the rules and regulations for third-cycle studies

Procedure for Complaints from students about deviations from The University of Gothenburg's Rules and regulations for First-, Second- and Third-Cycle Studies and Examinations (at the Staff Portal).

Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ)

The Swedish Higher Education Authority is a government agency that deals with questions concerning universities and university colleges. The agency regularly follow-up that we provide education accordingly to the Act and the Ordinance as well as our own rules and regulations.

Page Manager: Educational Affairs|Last update: 2/25/2022

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