To learn more about individual supervisors, see Research.

To qualify for a doctoral position in Psychology at Uppsala University, the applicant must have a master´s degree either including or in addition a minimum of 90 Swedish study credits in psychology. Applicants who have obtained qualifications equivalent of or comparable to the criteria described above abroad are also eligible to apply.

The application must consist of:


The selection will be based on an assessment of the applicant’s aptitude for successful completion of graduate studies, made by the professors at the department. The assessment follows this procedure.


Our department has limited resources to finance graduate students. Only applicants from whom a plan for financing of 4 years of full-time studies is secured can be accepted into the program. Financial means come from Uppsala University, from external grants, and from the applicant’s personal sources. Personal sources must be clearly specified and certified.

Further information can be obtained from the Director of PhD studies, Håkan Nilsson.