Graduate school in Islamic studies

In December 2022, the Swedish Research Council granted SEK 24.8 million in partial funding of salaries for doctoral students within a new graduate school in Islamic studies (Islamologi). On this page you will find the latest information on the development of the graduate school.

General information

Even though it is only at Lund University that Islamic studies, or "Islamologi", is a research subject in its own right, the term “islamologist” has become established for researchers within religious studies who specialise on Islam. It is this broader understanding of Islamic studies that is applied at the graduate school.


Linnaeus University coordinates the graduate school in Islamic studies/Islamologi, in which also Lund University, University of Gothenburg, Stockholm University, Södertörn University, Uppsala University, and Umeå University take part as equal parties. Doctoral students within the graduate school will be admitted at one of these universities.

Depending on the university, the doctoral students will be admitted within one of the following research subjects: Religious Studies, History of Religions, Subject Didactics and Systematic Theology. The criteria for assessment of applications are determined by the higher education institutions. The doctoral students follow the general syllabus that applies for each respective subject at each respective higher education institution and take part in the established research environments at the higher education institution.

The objective of the graduate school is to provide an infrastructure for the admitted students in the form of collaboration between supervisors, joint courses, seminars, and other activities for the students.

Announcements of positions

11 students have been admitted autumn 2023 and one call remains, see below.