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Writing Scientific Articles

This course aims to develop doctoral students' proficiency in writing up science in English. This page presents basic course information, schedule and information on how to apply.

Course information

There is still room on the Spring course 2024. Apply via the link further down on this page.

The course focuses on clear, correct and reader-friendly writing. The sessions include analysis of typical research articles from the participants’ own fields and peer reviews of drafts.

Students need to have reached a point at which they have results and are able to work on a research paper during the course. The course is therefore not suitable for first-year doctoral students.

Please apply using the forms further down on this page. Make sure the course is in your eISP. We will then handle the admission and registration procedure.

Course syllabus ('kursplan') 

FDS3102 Writing Scientific Articles

Schedule Spring 2024

10 meetings: weeks 5–9 + 12, 13, 15, 17, 19

The sessions take place on KTH main campus.

Two groups: Tuesdays and Thursdays. Participants belong to one of these groups. Attendance requirement: 75%. It is possible to make up for missed sessions occasionally on the other day of the week.

Are you taking FLH3000 as well?

Please note that the classes may clash with FLH3000, Basic Communication and Teaching. If you plan to take both courses, make sure that you take the classes on two different days.


Apply here.  Apply as early as possible, since there is a limited number of spaces. If the maximum number of 48 applicants is reached, you will be placed on a waiting list. A letter of enrolment will be sent out after the closing date.

Before you start filling in the form: please make sure you have the correct invoice reference to your supervisor.

Course fee

SEK 9,900

You might be eligible for the Karl Engver’s grant, which can cover course fees for both this course and others. Read more and apply for the grant here.  Please note: the course fee must still be paid by your department at the start of the course, since the grant is transferred after the course.

Cancellation charges

If you withdraw your application, the following charges apply:

  • 3–4 weeks before the course: 25% of the fee
  • 2–3 weeks before the course: 50% of the fee
  • less than 2 weeks before the course: 100% of the fee. 

Introduction to Scientific Writing, FDS3103

Registration for course FDS3103, Introduction to Scientific Writing, is administered by the EECS School since it is limited to doctoral students in electrical and systems engineering. Eligible students will be contacted by the EECS administration with information about the course schedule and how to apply. The course normally runs in periods 2 and 4.