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Instructions for Letters of Recommendation

If you proceed to the next step in the admission process, we will contact you during week 12-13 (16-27 March) and ask you to submit two (2) letters of recommendation. Applicants are not required to submit letters of recommendation in connection to submitting their online application.

Please get in touch with two persons who may write recommendation letters already now, and ask them to prepare for submitting the letters according to the instructions below if we contact you.

Letters of recommendation should be from a person who is able to assess the applicant’s potential for success in a rigorous doctoral programme in political science.
The letters of recommendation should be e-mailed directly by the writer (not by the applicant) to the department. The letters should be sent by e-mail to lena.caspers@gu.se.


The Letter should be printed on professional letterhead and be signed by the writer.
The letter of recommendation should contain the following:

• The letter writer’s full name, title, place of work (university, department, for example), post address, telephone number and email address.

• Information about how long the writer has known the applicant and in what capacity.

• Information about the applicant’s skills in and knowledge of the field of study as well as the applicant’s ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing about his/hers own research.

• Information about the applicant’s industry and self-discipline.

• An assessment of the applicant’s potential for success in a rigorous doctoral programme, including a description of qualities that make the applicant a good candidate for the programme – preferably from a comparative perspective based on, for example, the letter writer’s previous experience of former students or employee.



Research Administrator
Lena Caspers

Director of Graduate Studies
Mikael Persson

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