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. These doctoral students are referred to as self-financed doctoral students.

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.

Self financed doctoral students, not employed by JIBS
Self financed doctoral students can be divided into the following categories:

  • externally financed doctoral students enrolled at JIBS but working at other universities that do not have examination rights for a doctoral degree (both domestic and international)
  • executive doctoral students, employed by a company, organization or similar (both domestic and international)

The students are typically financed by a scholarship, a university, a company or an organization. The pace of doctoral studies is flexible with no teaching, but all doctoral students must devote at least 50 % of full time studies to the doctoral programme. This means that the doctoral student has a maximum of eight years to finish his or her doctoral education.