Doctoral studies at LTH can include:
- Formally admitted to a doctoral programme at LTH
- As an exchange student as part of a doctoral programme at the student's home university
- Within a "sandwich-programme” where a doctoral student divide their time between LTH and a partner university abroad.
For each of these modes different rules and procedures apply.
Doctoral studies at LTH require four years of studies (240 ECTS credits). During the studies, the candidate writes a doctoral thesis that is publically defended. Doctoral studies include both course work and active research at one of the LTH's 20 departments.