After submission of the application you will receive a confirmation e-mail with an application ID, you should use for reference if needed. The e-mail will also include a link to the application – GSST urges you to check that all mandatory data, marked with an asterisk (*), is registered correctly and all attached files are readable. In case of significant errors, you should reply to the confirmation e-mail with the correct details before the application deadline.
Please note: The programme committee may request further information or invite you to attend an interview.
GSST reserves the right to verify the authenticity of your educational diploma and transcripts:
GSST assessment procedure
All incoming applications are considered collectively by the GSST admissions committee, which draws on the recommendations supplied by the 13 programme committees at the Faculty of Science and Technology. The head of the PhD school admits new PhD students based on the recommendation of the admissions committee.
The main criteria used in evaluating incoming applicants are their documented qualifications (composition of previous course programme, grades, publications, motivation, study periods abroad, duration 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 dissemination activities, etc.
When assessing applicants with a Master’s degree, more weight is placed on the secondary criteria and additional aspects than when it comes to applicants without a Master’s degree.
Informing the applicants on the decision
After all applications have been evaluated you will receive an e-mail from GSST with either an offer of admission or a rejection. If you approve of the offered admission, you will be contacted by GSST in regards to the actual start date, study- and residence permit if needed (international students), etc.
Under the section “Calls and deadlines” above you can find a timetable for the application process including when you can expect to receive the response from GSST.