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Doctoral degree: PhD in medicine and health sciences

  • Work with some of Europe's best researchers in medicine and health sciences
  • Take part in exciting research projects

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For All PhD candidates


For PhD candidates employed at UiO

If you are employed as a research fellow at the University of Oslo you will find information about topics such as salary, leaves of absence and extensions at the For employees pages.

You must also apply for extensions and leaves of absence on the PhD programme.

For PhD candidates not employed at UiO

If you are an employee at another institution than UiO, your employer will provide you with information about topics such as salary, leaves of absence and extensions

You must also apply for extensions and leaves of absence on the PhD programme.


About the PhD programme

  • 3 years full-time study
  • Educational component of 30 credits and a doctoral thesis
  • Trial lecture and public defence of the thesis (disputation)
  • More than 200 doctoral candidates publicly defend their thesis at the Faculty of Medicine a year

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A Meeting arena for all PhD candidates.

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