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About individual study plans (ISP) for doctoral students

According to the Higher Education Ordinance (HF, 6 chapter, section 29) an individual study plan (ISP) shall be drawn up for each doctoral student. This study plan shall contain the undertakings made by the doctoral student and the university. The ISP shall be adopted after consultation with the doctoral student and their supervisors. The ISP shall be reviewed regularly and amended to the extent required.

The ISP describes your scientific project as well as how the doctoral student – within the assigned research area and research project – can reach the outcomes for doctoral education. The ISP becomes a roadmap to follow during the doctoral studies. A well-considered ISP ease the supervision by building a clearer understanding of what is expected.

Read more about individual study plans in chapter 5 in Rules for doctoral education at Karolinska Institutet

Read more about the outcomes for doctoral education

The ISP-system, a digital tool for individual study plans for doctoral students will be implemented at KI shortly

Until further notice an individual study plan is established as a paper document. Here are the templates (form 3).