Scholarship is given to support education or research and is tax-exempt. At Stockholm University there are scholarships at undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral level. Note the following:

  • Scholarship is not an employment and therefore a person with a scholarship is not entitled to social benefits such as sickness benefit, parental leave, pension or holiday.
  • Scholarship cannot be financed with state funds. For other financiers, their approval is required.
  • Scholarship cannot be given to a person who has been employed at Stockholm University two years preceding the start date of the scholarship.

A. Scholarship - undergraduate and graduate level

  • Only given to students who are formally admitted to education at undergraduate or graduate level at Stockholm University, or admitted to another university with which Stockholm University cooperates.
  • The student must be registered in LADOK.
  • The length of a scholarship is a maximum of 12 months.
  • Minimum amount SEK 12.000 per month during year 2020.

B. Scholarship – postdoctoral studies

  • To qualify for a postdoctoral scholarship, a PhD degree is required. Only candidates with a PhD degree from countries outside of Sweden can apply.
  • The scholarship period must start no later than three years after receiving the PhD degree.
  • The postdoctoral scholarship is allowed for a maximum of 24 months.
  • The scholarship amount should not be less than the maximum amount on the “salary ladder” for PhD students.

NOTE: The supervisor has a responsibility to inform the postdoctoral fellow about their legal position regarding insurance, leave, illness etc. And also to give information about private insurance and Swedish personal number.

 

Procedure for establishing and awarding scholarship

A. Undergraduate and graduate studies

  • Fill out the form ”Application for the establishment of a scholarship”.
  • Send the form to the HR officer no later than five weeks before the start date.

B. Postdoctoral studies

  • Fill out the form ”Application for the establishment of a scholarship”.
  • Send the form to the HR officer no later than five weeks before the intended start date.
  • The HR officer writes the announcement, which then can be found on the notice board at Biochemistry and Biophysics for at least three weeks.
  • The supervisor selects a candidate and informs the HR officer of the decision. Application documents and individual study plan must also be handed in. Note that for citizens from outside the EU/EEA, a copy of a valid residence permit is needed.
  • The HR officer then sends the “Decision on grant of scholarship” (länk) to the scholarship holder and to the supervisor.