Frequently Asked Questions - PhD Students and Guest Researchers

We are happy that you are interested in visiting the Centre for Gender Research. Every year we receive many questions regarding how to apply to be a PhD student or a Guest Researcher at the Centre. Below we have gathered the most common questions and answers. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us.

To make it easier to find what you are looking for we have divided the questions and answers into two sections, one for PhDs, and one for Guest Researchers.


PHD STUDENT

Does the Centre have a PhD programme?

Yes, we do. It is a 4-year full-time programme. The general syllabus for the programme is available here.

PhD students are fully salaried employees in Sweden; and because of the funding structure, the number of PhD positions are limited. All PhD positions are advertised.

Any positions that open for new PhDs are advertised on the Uppsala University website.


Can international students pursue the PhD programme at Uppsala?

Yes, if the advertised position is open to international applicants (this will be clear from the ad); or if an international student has their own full funding for a 4-year program from for example a state agency or a university in their home country.

Please note that anybody who wants to become a PhD student with external funding needs to be able to show that they have the amount of funding equivalent to what the salary for a PhD position in Sweden (approx. 650 000 SEK per year) and that these funds are secured for 4 years.

We receive a high number of requests each year; unfortunately we are not able to accept all applicants. Admissions are based on quality and feasibility of projects as well as on previous merit, but also on practical matters such as availability of supervision and office space.


Can the Centre for Gender Research provide funding?

No, unfortunately you will need to be fully financed through a PhD position, a grant or another form of funding. The Centre provides office facilities.


If I have secured such funding, how do I submit my application to the Centre for Gender Research?

You may send your application to the Centre at any time of the year; see the address in the contact information at the bottom of this page. Your application must be complete and it should contain the following:

  • Motivation letter
  • Research proposal (maximum of five pages)
  • Financial plan
  • CV
  • Recommendation letter from a professor/supervisor
  • Preferred dates of stay

Make sure that all your material is in English or Swedish.


Can I be a guest PhD student at the Centre for one year/part of my postgraduate studies?

Yes you can, provided that you have funding for that stay (government grant, salary, ERASMUS mundus grant, or the equivalent; see above). To apply, submit the same documents as enumerated above.


Which courses does the Centre offer at an advanced (Masters) level?

On the PhD level, several courses are organised yearly and themes vary. Upcoming courses are advertised on the website. For additional information about courses contact the Director of Study for the PhD level, Ulrika Dahl.

There are currently six different courses available at the advanced level, four of these courses are held in English. Starting from the fall of 2020, all Master’s courses will be in English. The courses are listed below. For more information contact the Director of Study for the MA level, Jacob Bull


Can the Centre help me find accommodation in Uppsala?

The Centre is not able to provide accommodation for you, but once accepted you will receive information from the University about different options of how you can find a place to stay. We recommend that you start looking for an apartment as soon as possible since Uppsala is a university town and it can be both difficult and expensive to find accommodation.


Other questions?

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Director of Studies for the PhD level, Ulrika Dahl

We hope to see you at the Centre for Gender Research!


GUEST RESEARCHER

Can the Centre for Gender Research provide funding for my research project?

No, unfortunately the Centre is not able to contribute with financial aid. If accepted, you will be provided with office facilities.


Who, what, when, where and how do I send my application?

You may send your application to the Centre at any time of the year; see the address in the contact information at the bottom of this page or you can email professor Gabriele Griffin. Your application must be complete and should contain the following:

  • Motivation letter
  • Research proposal (maximum two pages)
  • Planned finance
  • CV
  • Preferred dates of stay

Make sure that all of your material is in English or Swedish.


How many Guest Researchers are accepted to the Centre?

We receive a high number of requests each year; unfortunately we are not able to accept all applicants. There is no strict number of applicants accepted each year; the possibility to host a Guest Researcher varies depending on available office spaces and relevance of research project to the Centre for Gender research.


Can the Centre help me find accommodation in Uppsala?

The Centre is not able to provide accommodation for you but once accepted you will receive information about different options how to find a place to stay. We recommend that you start looking for an apartment as soon as possible since Uppsala is a University town and it can be both difficult and expensive to find a place to stay.


Other questions?

If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We are always trying to improve our site and we really appreciate your questions and comments.

We hope to see you at the Centre for Gender Research!