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Application and admission - PhD

You can get admission to the PhD programme by applying for a doctoral research fellowship or by applying for external funding, i.e. your employment can be at UiO or elsewhere.

Please note that you must apply for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Medicine even though you are employed as a doctoral research fellow at UiO.

There are no application deadlines to the PhD programme.

Doctoral research fellowships at the Faculty of Medicine

Doctoral research fellowships related to subjects, research fields or projects are announced by the Institutes with application deadlines. Vacant positions at the faculty.

If you get a doctoral research fellowship you will be employed by the University while taking your PhD, and you will have the same rights and obligations as other employees. This is regardless of whether the source of funding is UiO, The Research Council of Norway or other funding sources.

Apply for admission to the PhD programme with a doctoral research fellowship 

External funding

You can apply for admission to the PhD programme and be employed by an institution other than UiO.  The project funding may for example come from:

  • a position at a college or another university,
  • a position at another scientific institution with time to do your own research,
  • a position at a university hospital with time to do your own research.

Apply for admission to the PhD programme with external funding

Industrial PhD and Public Sector PhD

Admission to the PhD programme requires a cooperation agreement and funding from the Research Council of Norway. 

Apply for admission to the PhD programme with a cooperation agreement