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Advanced Research Traineeship in Biology II

Advanced research traineeship in biology allows you to develop your ability to work independently and critically on a scientific hypothesis. By taking part in the day to day work you will gain deeper understanding for the work at a biological institution.

Information for admitted students Spring 2022

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on wether you have to reply to your offer or not.


Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.


Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

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On this page you will shortly find information on registration, learning platform, etc.

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Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

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Advanced research traineeship in biology II builds on the knowledge and experience gained in Advanced research traineeship I. The aim is that you should be able to explain how the work in the instituion is organised and describe the career paths. You should also be able to describe the work in the relevant research group and relate the work to the working environment and organisation goals. And not least you should be able to assess your own strengths and areas to develop and draw conclusions for your career plans.

  • Course structure

    Advanced Research traineeship in biology II is conducted in a research group at a biological institution. You choose if you want to do the traineeship in the same research group as for Research traineeship I or if you want to be in a different research group. Just as for the first course it is your interests and goals that steer the choice.

    Teaching format

    Research traineeship is tought through supervision. During the course you will take part in the day to day work in the research group, this can include labwork, field work, data analysis, reading of iterature, seminars and group meeting. As part of the course you are also expected to document the planning, doing and reflection of your work in a logbook. Just as for Advanced Research Traineeship in Biology I.


    Advanced research traineeship II is examined by a poster presentation, where you show that you have achieved the learning outcomes described above.


    Kenneth Ekvall
    Telephone: +46 (0)8-16 4071
    Meetings after booking by e-mail

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.

    Research traineeship 7,5 credits equates to 4.5 weeks of fulltime work.  The course does not have set start and end dates, but you should apply for the course the period that best fits when you plan to do the traineeship. Which weeks you will work and what workhours you should keep is an agreement you make with your supervisor, these are then specified in the work plan which must be approved by the examiner.

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    Research Traineeship in Biology does not have any official literature. Depending on your traineeship you may be expected to read different forms of literature, if so, this is something that you will discuss with your supervisor.

  • Course reports

    Collated answers for all of 2021 (not only spring term)

  • More information

    How to apply

    Before you start your internship, you must follow all these steps:

    • Apply as usual on Apply to the period that best matches your plans.
    • When the application has closed, you will receive a link to a form where you fill in the workplace and work plan (see more information below). The deadline for submission is normally about one month after the application closes.
    • When the workplace and work plan have been approved by the examiner, you will be admitted with conditions. The condition is that you submit a time plan before the start of the internship.
    • When the time plan is approved by the examiner, the condition is removed and you can register online.

    You can not start the traineeship until you have registered for the course! This is important because you are not insured by the university until you are registered.

  • Contact

    Student office
    Study counsellor (advanced level)