Individual study plan
Individual Study Plan
The individual study plan (ISP) is an agreement between you as the student, all your supervisors, and your examiner on the content of your doctoral education.
An important part of the beginning of your doctoral education is, along with your principal supervisor, drawing up an individual study plan. The individual plan should be drawn up within two months after your admission and should be reviewed at least once a year.
The purpose of the study plan is to be a document that systematises your education activities and follows your progression through the programme. The progression must be linked to learning outcomes in the General Syllabus for subject as well as the goals in the Higher Education Ordinance System of Qualification.
The study plan includes information about which courses you plan to take. The plan also contains information about your research work and possibly other points in order to achieve the objectives of the licentiate or doctoral degree.
The ISP must be signed by you and your supervisor and your examiner as well as a senior reviewer outside your department. The ISP is formally established by the Dean after every revision.
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Process for ISP
Each doctoral student must have an individual study plan (ISP). How an ISP is handled is described below.
1. Register Study Plan
Before the Study Plan can be signed and submitted for decision by the Dean, each Study Plan must be registered. The doctoral student should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org asking for a registration number. Enter your name, doctoral education subject and department. The registration number is written on the front page of the Study Plan and applies to this particular Study Plan.
2. Create or revise Study Plan
2a. Upon admission
Upon admission, a Study Plan must be created by the doctoral student together with the supervisor and examiner.
2b. Annual revision
The Study Plan shall be revised and updated annually by the doctoral student together with the examiner, supervisor and senior reviewer. Meetings for follow-up of the individual study plan must be completed no later than 15/2 annually.
2c. Revision if necessary
The Study Plan shall be revised and updated if necessary by the doctoral student together with the examiner, supervisor and the senior reviewer.
3. Submit ISP
3a. Upon admission
No later than two months after the start of the doctoral studies, a completed Study Plan must be sent to the email@example.com by the doctoral student. This version of Study Plan is enough for the doctoral student and main supervisor to sign. Study Plan is reviewed by education and research administrators.
3b. Annual revision
A revised Study Plan must be submitted by the doctoral student to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 28/2. This version of the Study Plan is enough for the doctoral student and main supervisors to sign. Study Plan is reviewed by education and research administrators.
3c. Revision if necessary
The Study Plan shall be revised and updated if necessary by the doctoral student together with the supervisor and examiner and sent by the doctoral student to email@example.com. This version of Study Plan is enough for the doctoral student and main supervisor to sign. The Study Plan is reviewed by education and research administrators.
4. Sign Study Plan
After review, the doctoral student is contacted by the education and research administrators and ask to oversee that the Study Plan must be signed by all concerned. The Study Plan is preferably digitally signed via https://edusign.sunet.se/. After the Study Plan is digitally signed, no changes can be made to the document. The signed Study Plan is sent by the doctoral student to firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Decide Study Plan
The Dean responsible for the subject decides on the respective Study Plan. The Dean may decide to establish the Study Plan directly without amendment or decide to establish an amended version if necessary.