GSST calls for applications four times a year. Applications are reviewed following the four annual closing dates for applications. The date of admission must be the 1st in a month, but is otherwise flexible and is agreed between the PhD student, supervisor, and GSST.
GSST reserves the right to evaluate applicants on the basis of the material available on the application deadline and will not necessarily request (or permit) further documentation.
The main criteria used in evaluating incoming applicants are their documented qualifications (composition of course programme, grades, publications, motivation, study periods abroad, time of study, recommendations, etc.).
Secondary criteria are the scientific quality of the prepared research project for the PhD degree programme, and the suitability of the research environment for such a study.
Additional aspects that can be taken into consideration include previous activities outside the university, plans for mobility during the PhD study period, plans for collaboration with external partners, plans for communication activities, etc.
When assessing applicants with a Master's degree, we place more weight on the secondary criteria and additional aspects than we do for applicants without a Master's degree.