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.