Guidelines and regulations

Last changed: 20 October 2023

Here you will find information and links to documents governing the graduate studies at the Faculty of Forest Sciences. These documents are primarily based on the ordinance of higher education.

SLU's common guidelines for PhD studies
(valid for PhD students admitted after 1 Jan 2013)*

Faculty of Forest Sciences' guidelines for PhD studies 
(valid for PhD students admitted before 1 Jan 2013)*

Comparing old and new guidlines (powerpoint)
(*PhD students admitted prior to 1 January 2013 can request to transfer to the new guidelines).

Provisional regulations for PhD students transferring to a new faculty.

The Ordinance of higher education and the Higher education act (links to government pages in Swedish)
The Ordinance of higher education (1993:100) supplements the Higher education act. The former is decided by the government and hence subordinate to the higher education act, decided by the parliament. The ordinance is only applicable to bodies controlled by the government. Most information relevant for PhD studies is found in the fifth chapter.