Doktorandkommittén – SFS-DK

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In September of 2021, we launched a comprehensive guide to doctoral studies in Sweden. It describes everything from the admissions process to your laws and rights as a doctoral student. Please visit and share it to anyone who might have a use for it.

During the spring of 2021, SFS-DK wrote a guide on how to create A world class doctoral education.

SFS-DK is a committee in SFS, Swedish National Union of Students, which works on issues that concern doctoral students. The aim of SFS-DK is to enable SFS to influence the development of education, research and the general conditions of doctoral students in Sweden.

  • One of our tasks is to give a doctoral student input on the governmental processes, laws and regulations that concern doctoral students.
  • To promote issues that regard doctoral students within SFS and at a national level.
  • SFS-DK also works towards securing a high level of representation of doctoral students in Sweden at both nation and international level, and together with the presidium of SFS, SFS-DK represents the doctoral students in Sweden at regional, national and international level.

The ordinary call for SFS-DK is in the spring and the official term is from 1st July to 30th June. The ordinary call is announced on this site, as well as through other channels. SFS-DK consists of 8-10 members, including a chair person.

In case of supplementary call for nomination, they are announced through the same channels. At the moment there is no open call for nomination, but if you are further interested in the work of SFS-DK, you are more than welcome to contact us on. If you want to learn more about SFS and SFS-DK you are more than welcome to contact us on [email protected]

To be nominated for SFS-DK, you have to be nominated by a member union of SFS, a group of at least 10 members from a member union, a member in the board of SFS,or a member in SFS-DK .

SFS-DK focus on question of interests for doctoral students, such focus includes for example the requirement of employment for all doctoral students, transparent admission processes, and continued strong doctoral student influence.

If you have any questions or ideas you are more than welcome to contact us by writing an email to [email protected]

To view the members of SFS-DK please see the corresponding page in the organisational registry.