Doctoral student position in Migration Law at the Faculty of Law in Sweden

Deadline: 1 March 2019
Open to: applicants who have completed a Master of Laws degree or completed a law programme
Benefits: local guidelines are established for setting the salary


Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Their mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

An employed doctoral student must primarily devote his or her time to his or her own doctoral research. Other duties at the faculty may be included, such as teaching students, working in teaching teams, and administration (no more than 20% of the position). A requirement for employment as a doctoral candidate is that the applicant must have been admitted to doctoral studies. The regulations governing the employment of doctoral candidates and admittance to doctoral studies are found in Chapter 5, Sections 1-7, and Chapter 7, Sections 34-41, of the Higher Education Ordinance, and in the general study plan for doctoral studies at the Faculty of Law, Uppsala University.


In order to be admitted to doctoral studies, the applicant is required to meet the following qualifications.

To qualify as an applicant with the Faculty of Law, the applicant must either

1) in Sweden, have completed a Master of Laws degree or completed a law programme, or

2) in Sweden or abroad, have acquired knowledge equivalent to the degrees mentioned in 1). In evaluating whether the knowledge is sufficient, consideration must be given to what is required to successfully benefit from the doctoral programme in the specific subject area.

Applicants must have adequate knowledge of Swedish or English.


Local guidelines are established for setting the salary.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please click here: Application for admission to third-cycle studies and here: Application for employment as doctoral student

For further information, please visit the official webpage.