Doctoral education

Last changed: 19 December 2017

A doctoral education at the faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science aims at giving the doctoral student a scientific way of working, subject knowledge and training in pedagogics and leadership.

Even though courses and other educational activities are included, the doctoral education is similar to a project work where the largest part consists of research.

Admission process

Admission of new doctoral students is performed by  a decision by the faculty board, but at the VH-faculty this is in practice carried out by the Board of Doctoral Education (FUN). Almost all doctoral student positions are advertised at the SLU web. After the advertisement is finished the department prioritizes among the applicants and sends a recommendation of admission for a specific candidate to FUN. After a review of the funding, performed by the faculty, a decision on admission is taken and the doctoral student is admitted.

Free doctoral student positions

Read more about the admission process

Doctoral education subjects

The following doctoral education subjects are offered at the VH-faculty:

  • Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Science
  • Veterinary Nursing Science
  • Animal Science
  • Technology
  • Veterinary Science

Here you will find a list of all doctoral education subjects at SLU and links to their respective general study plan. 

Doctoral education committee

The doctoral education committee (Swedish abbreviation: FUN) at the VH-faculty handles issues regarding the doctoral education, such as admissions, half time revisions, changes of supervisor groups and applications for dissertations. FUN-VH consists of the chair and six members.


Lena Lidfors, professor
Division of Ethology and Animal Welfare, SLU, +46(0)511-67215

Doctoral education officer

Submit applications and documents to:

Fredrik Granberg, research coordinator
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, SLU, +46 (0)18 67 27 86

Director of doctoral studies

Jan Hultgren, senior lecturer Department of Animal Environment and Health/Division of Environment, Care and Herd Health, SLU, +46 (0)511 671 03