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Instructions for applicants

The application is to be made by means of the electronic form in The University of Gothenburg’s net-based Job Application Portal, which you will find on the page http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/announcements-in-the-job-application-portal/ under doktorand/assistent/amanuens. You will find the Job application portal on the right. It is possible to register before you enter the application itself. Support is found at rekrytering@gu.se

The application is to be supplemented with various attachments for inspection by the referees appointed to assess your postgraduate application and those of others. These attachments correspond to the four rubrics presented in the instructions below. Attachments A to C are to be uploaded via the tab 9 Attachments in the Job Application Portal while the text for D is to be submitted via tab 3 Cover Letter.

The applicant is responsible for the inclusion of all the documentation described below in the application. An incomplete application will not be assessed.

A. Educational certificate 

(name of file: ”Anderson education”)

You must enclose an attested educational certificate that lists the courses you have completed. The certificate must demonstrate that you meet the general entrance requirements for postgraduate study as well as the specific entrance requirements specified in the general study plan for the postgraduate subject to which you are applying. If you do not meet the requirements specified in the primary formulations of the study plan under the rubric ”Behörighetskrav och förkunskapskrav” (”Entrance requirements”), then you must submit a separate document (”Anderson entrance requirements”) where you clearly state on what grounds your knowledge can be said to correspond to the primary formulations.

B. Texts

(name of file: ”Anderson text 1”, ”Anderson text 2” etc.)

Submit your advanced-level degree projects and any relevant publications. You may submit up to five texts; any additional texts can be added in a separate list.

C. Project description

(name of file: ”Anderson project”)


You must attach a description of your intended thesis project. Your project description must be developed independently, not in cooperation with potential supervisors or equivalent parties. You are however free to discuss your project plans with others before formulating them. Before you write it you should study any detailed instructions listed in the general study plan for your postgraduate subject. The description may be no more than 10,000 characters (incl. blank spaces), which corresponds to around three to four pages of text with normal density, and may be written in Swedish or English.


D. Self-reflection

(submitted under the tab ”3 Cover Letter”)

You must enclose a brief essay where you reflect on your motives for applying to the postgraduate programme and on the line of development that you feel can be traced in your degree projects. If it is evident from the educational certificates that a very long time has elapsed before the completion of said degree projects then you may wish to comment on this fact. This text may be no more than 3,000 characters (incl. blank spaces), which corresponds to around one page of text with normal density, and may be written in Swedish or English.

Applicants compete on equal terms, and there is no guarantee for a position in a particular subject. Applicants must also be aware that the Department’s principle of announcing full postgraduate positions rather than stipends carries with it the expectation that the postgraduate as employee will be physically present at the workplace, interacting actively with the research environment in order to benefit from the education provided there.

You can apply in the following subjects:

  • African Languages
  • Arabic
  • English
  • German
  • Greek
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Romance Languages
  • Slavic Languages
  • Spanish


Contact Information

Malin Petzell, Associate Head of department for Doctoral studies

Box 200, 405 30 Göteborg

Visiting Address:
Lundgrensgatan 7

031-786 1947

Page Manager: Annika Andersson|Last update: 1/17/2017

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