PhD student in Mathematics (3)

PhD student in Mathematics (3)

Ref. No. SU FV-0584-20

at the Department of Mathematics. Closing date: 23 April 2020.

The Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University has with its long tradition of excellent research a prominent place in Scandinavian mathematics. The department consists of two divisions: Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. Researchers at the Division of Mathematics have competence that ranges over many different areas of mathematics, from algebra, geometry and analysis to mathematical logic.

Project description
Information about potential PhD advisors and suggestions for possible PhD theses topics in mathematics can be found at the department’s website: possible topics.
You may suggest a project of your own. In this case, we recommend that you contact a suitable advisor at the department before submitting the application.

Qualification requirements
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

For information on special eligibility requirements, please see: eligibility and selection.

The primary assessment criteria in appointing a PhD student is the capacity to complete the research training. The selection of candidates is based upon the earlier studies, grades, quality of theses, references, the written application and, for a smaller group of selected candidates, interviews. Tentatively, interviews will be held on May 18-19. Please note that applicants may be called to an interview on a relatively short notice.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: and regulations.

Terms of employment
Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

For more information, please contact the director of PhD studies, Alexander Berglund,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, (SEKO), and PhD student representative,

Apply for the PhD student position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters no later than April 23, 2020, via e-mail to: and state in the subject line: SU FV-0584-20 + name of the applicant.

  • Names of 1-3 potential supervisors 

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Letter of intent (at most 2 pages) describing: 
    – why you are applying and what makes you suitable for doctoral studies
    – what research you want to engage in and what your expectations are
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 3 files).
  • Any additional documents you would like to submit (at most 3 files). 

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 23/04/2020

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