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Registration on doctoral thesis

As a doctoral student at KTH you need to register on your doctoral/licentiate thesis. You need to register at the start of your studies as well as at the start of every calendar half-year during your studies. 

Registration at the start of your doctoral studies 

At admission to doctoral studies at KTH and when the admission is registered in the study documentation system Ladok, you need to register on the first period of your doctoral/licentiate thesis. The registration means that you confirm your participation in your doctoral studies. The registration is open a week before the start of your studies until two months after the start of your studies. 

You will find the web registration function at Ladok for students. In order to log in and register, you need a KTH account.

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If you need assistance regarding registration, you are welcome to contact the research education administration at your school. 

Continous registration on your doctoral/licentiate thesis every half-year 

Continuous registration shows that you are conducting research studies during your research education and needs to be done every half-year. 

You will find the web registration function at Ladok for students , where you will register for your doctoral/licentiate thesis in the same way you register for courses. For information about course registration, see Course registration

If your doctoral studies started before January 1st 2022, you will se 0 hp stated for each half-year study period. KTH has decided not to specify the scope of the thesis, since the registration does not equal demands on achievement. You will also see the an amount of study periods, for example, 2 of 2. It means that there are in total two study periods entered in Ladok for you and that you are registering on the last of those periods. If you continue to study after this, new study periods will be added for the upcoming half-years. 

If you lack a study period to register on, or if you have questions about your studies in Ladok, you are welcome to contact the research education administration at your school. 

Registration periods for continuous registration on doctoral/licentiate thesis 

For autumn: 1 July-1 September 

For spring: 1 January-1 March 

Register on your doctoral/licentiate thesis every half-year

You will find the web registration function at Ladok for students , where you will register for your doctoral/licentiate thesis in the same way you register for courses. For information about course registration, see Course registration .

The registration on your thesis shows that you are conducting research studies also when you are not taking a course or are participating in e.g a conference. Registration on the thesis also makes it easier for statistical follow-ups on research studies atKTH.

The doctoral/licentiate thesis has 0 hp stated for each half-year study period. KTH has decided not to specify the scope of the thesis, since the registration does not equal demands on achievement. You will also see the study period, for example, 2 of 2. It means that there are in total two study periods entered in Ladok for you and that you are registering on the last of those periods. If you continue to study after this, new study periods will be added for the upcoming half-years.

If you lack a study period to register on, or if you have questions about your studies in Ladok, you are welcome to contact the research education administration at your school.

Registration periods for doctoral/licentiate thesis

For autumn: 1 July-1 September

For spring: 1 January-1 March

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