PhD Scholarships at Stockholm University

2 PhD students in Asian Languages and Cultures, specialization Korean

at Stockholm University, Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies


Ref. No. SU FV-2687-15

Closing date: 15/10/2015

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. In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of Asian Languages and Cultures stipulates that applicants must have received a passing grade on course work in the second cycle of which 30 credits in any of the languages Japanese, Korean or Chinese, including a degree thesis of at least 15 credits or have corresponding qualifications.

Terms of employment
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.

Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system by clicking the “Apply” button. 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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter*
  • CV* – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Research proposal* (according to the document Local admission procedures) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements* (no more than 6 files)
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 3 files).

Items marked with an asterisk (*) are obligatory.

For more information, please contact Director of Studies, Irmy Schweiger,

Please visit the Stockholm University website for details: