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Doctoral students with external employment

Published: 23 July 2020

Studies may be financed by employment at companies, authorities, county councils, municipalities or another higher education institution. Studies are carried out at the place of work and/or at the university. Luleå University of Technology is responsible for admission and thus responsible for the doctoral student´s education, while the external employer is the responsible employer for the doctoral student. All admitted doctoral students at Luleå University of Technology, regardless of funding form, follow the Higher Education Ordinance, as well as LTU:s local rules and guidelines regarding third-cycle studies.

The Vice-Chancellor has established guidelines that apply to the admission of a doctoral student with external employment and external financing. According to the gudelines, an agreement must be drawn up between the Head of Department and the doctoral student´s employer prior to admission. The university´s lawyers have created a template for drawing up the agreement.

In case of deviations from the template or for other issues that are not covered in the agreement, contact the lawyers via jurister@ltu.se