Places for doctoral students are advertised for three weeks. The minimum requirement is that the doctoral position is advertised on the university website. An exception is made from the requirement to notify if the position is intended for a lecturer employed at Luleå University of Technology, a doctoral student with external employment or a personal scholarship financed by another source than the university, or if the admission is for a later part of a doctoral degree. A prerequisite for starting recruitment is that the head of department judges that there is adequate supervisor competence and capacity, a good work and study environment, and financing during the planned study period. The head of department will appoint a recruitment group responsible for recruitment and selection.