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Information for SeSE teachers

This information is intended for teachers of SeSE-courses. If you are interested in offering a course within the SeSE-programme, please contact the SeSE director of studies.

Course format

Most SeSE-courses correspond to five credits and have a particular format.

  • One week of preparatory work, e.g., literature studies, carried out at the university where the student is enrolled (home university)
  • One week on site, typically at the university of the teacher. Ideally the course starts Monday at lunch and end Friday at lunch.
  • One  week of work after the course is completed, typically project work and examination

See also the format description in the SeSE mission statement.

Who can attend?

SeSE-courses are open for any PhD student enrolled in a PhD programme at a Swedish university as well as other nordic countries. The courses are given free of charge for the students (with the exception of some courses).

If you (as a teacher) receive registrations from people who are not PhD students enrolled in a PhD programme at a nordic university, e.g., post-docs or PhD students from non-nordic countries, we recommend that you allow this person to attend if there is still space available in the course.

We cannot offer travel and accommodation support for people who are not PhD students at nordic universities.


SeSE supports the execution and development of courses. You as a teacher, or more precisely, the department/institution where you are employed, can be paid for executing and possibly developing the course (with some exceptions). The amount is specified in the agreement you have made with SeSE. The easiest payment procedure is by a university-to-university transfer with a “requisition” (“rekvisition” in swedish), i.e., a particular type of bill, which is sent from your university to SeSE. It is very important for SeSE that the requisition is sent shortly after the course is completed. More precisely, in order to guarantee payment

SeSE must receive the requisition not later than four weeks after the completion of the course.

Please instruct the administration at your university to send a requisition (for instance following this example of kursrekvisition.pdf) to

Uppsala Universitet
737 84 Fagersta
Referens: 139SKE
Kontaktperson: Pavlin Mitev

Course page and registration

Your course will have a course web page on www.sese.nu, which can either provide the essential information for the course or link to a separate web page. You have the possibility to change the contents of this page by sending the new contents to the the SeSE-staff, or by directly modifying the page. In order to modify the page directly, you need modification rights, which you need to request from the sese-staff.

SeSE can also assist you in the student registration process. On the SeSE-page for your course there is a registration form, where the students sign up. You will be sent an email every time a student registers. At any point in time you can be given the list of registrations, either by contacting us, or you can be given access right to the web administration interface.

Number of participants

We have the following rule-of-thumb. A course only takes place (and only gets financing) if at least 10 students have registered to the course. This is only a rule-of-thumb and exceptions can be made, in particular it is not required to have 10 registered participants the first time the course is given. Please contact SeSE director of studies, if you notice that the course has less than 10 registered students two weeks before the course starts.

After the course is completed

We ask that you provide some information to SeSE after the course is completed:

  • List of students: We request that you send a list of names of students (and personnummer where applicable) who passed the course.
  • Course evaluation/analysis: We request that you send SeSE feedback regarding the course. We ask that you do this with either a course analysis or a course evaluation, preferably both, i.e., we recommend that you

Please send a course analysis and/or the result of the anonymous course evaluation, as well as the list of students who passed to the SeSE director of studies not later than four weeks after the course is completed.

A course is considered completed on the date of the last deadline of the course, usually the deadline for the final project. If you need more time to send the requisition and course evaluation, please contact SeSE director of studies.

The course analysis and evaluation is intended to be used internally, and we will not make it publicly available on the web page without the teachers permission.


When a student passes a SeSE-course, he/she is entitled to ECTS credits. The swedish/nordic universities unfortunately have no standardized procedure to transfer graduate level course credits. We recommend that you create a course entry, e.g. LADOK-entry, at your (the teachers) university, and in those cases where it is possible, you register and pass the PhD student in the course. In order for the student to get accreditation for the course at the students home university, you may be required to generate and sign a certificate stating that the student passed (“examensbevis”). The certificate should be signed by someone who has the title of “docent” or professor, e.g., one of the teachers of the course. You may want to follow or use this template sese_certificate_of_attendance.pdf, sese_certificate_of_attendance.odt.

Student travel support

SeSE has reserved funding to support some travel expenses for students attending SeSE courses. This should normally not require any action from you as a teacher. However, the reimbursement for the student can only take place once the teacher has reported that he/she passed the course (via the SeSE director of studies as described above). The procedure the student should follow to get travel support is described on the page with information for students.


Thanks for teaching within the SeSE graduate programme!