Study funding for doctoral students
All doctoral students at KI receive financial support during their doctoral education. It is the responsibility of the Head of Department to assess whether a doctoral student, upon admission, can be ensured financial support during the entire period of their doctoral education.
Doctoral students employed by another employer
Many doctoral students at KI combine their doctoral studies with other types of employment, e.g. in the healthcare or in the industry. Approximately 35-40 % of the doctoral students at KI had an active affiliation to Stockholm County Council (which are responsible for all publicly–financed healthcare in Stockholm County). Some also conduct their doctoral studies in the context of an employment with a different employer than KI.
Employment as a doctoral student
Doctoral students employed by KI enjoy the same social benefits as other employees at the university.
The salary levels for employed doctoral students is regulated in a local collective agreement.
An external scholarship means that KI does not make payments to the doctoral student; instead, the student has funding in the form of scholarships from their home country, home university or a similar source.
KI believes that this type of financing can be a precondition of international collaboration with bodies outside the EU. However, cooperation agreements must also aim to set a reasonable level of funding. To ensure that the financial situation of doctoral students on scholarships is on the same level as other doctoral students, the Vice-Chancellor has established minimum income levels for doctoral students. If the scholarship does not reach the minimum level KI can top-up the scholarship.
Doctoral students that have questions regarding study funding and insurances during the doctoral educationcan can turn to the administrative officer for doctoral education or human resources manager at their departments. Administrative personnel at the departments can also turn to the HR office at the central administration.