Becoming a PhD candidate

Are you interested in an international career? Are you eager to learn and are you highly motivated? Can you work independently?  Would you like to become part of a dynamic research environment? As a doctoral student in one of our doctoral programmes you will have the opportunity to be all of this and to become an international researcher.

Requirements for admission

Basic requirements for admission to doctoral studies (education at third level) at Jönköping International Business School, is a passed examination at advanced (masters/second) level and fulfilled course requirements of at least 240 credit points (ECTS credits), 60 of which should be at advanced level, or equivalent competences acquired in some other way within or outside of Sweden. Requirements also include a Bachelor degree, consisting of at least 90 credit points (ECTS credits, 3 terms) in a relevant subject area for the position.

The doctoral programmes at JIBS are conducted in English. The applicant must show proof of fluency in English, in writing as well as in speaking the language.

Admission to the programmes

Admission to doctoral studies at Jönköping International Business School is restricted. Applicants will be assessed and selected based on previous academic merits, experience, suitability, areas of research interest and the expected capability to successfully complete studies within the intended time.

The Research Faculty Board at Jönköping International Business School decides on admission.

Employment as a doctoral student can be held for the equivalence of four years (48 months) of full time studies. Doctoral students can also be admitted without holding a formal employment at JIBS. In this case, the rights and responsibilities are stipulated in separate contracts.

Doctoral students employed by JIBS

As a doctoral student employed at JIBS you are expected to combine teaching with your studies. The typical contract comprises 80% doctoral studies and 20% teaching including administrative tasks. The doctoral position will demand intensive study and a willingness to participate in other general activities within the organization. The employment contract for a doctoral student is for one year at a time and a prolongation depends on the progress of studies in accordance with the individual study plan.

You can only apply for an employed doctoral student position in competition, i.e. there have to be positions advertised under Job openings.

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