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How to apply for admission to the PhD programme

Admission requirements

The PhD programme is regulated by the University of Oslo's Regulations for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) and the Faculty's Supplementary rules. To be admitted to the PhD programme, you must, among other things, meet the educational requirements, funding requirements and have an approved project description. You must enclose documentation that you meet the requirements with your application according to the rules and regulations. 

How to submit your application

Application for admission to the PhD programme (PHD-MED) at the Faculty of Medicine is made via Søknadsweb. Residents outside EU/EØS must be manually registered before they can submit their application, and must, therefore, make a request for this to The faculty's processing time for applications is currently delayed due to challenges with the new digital admission solution in Søknadsweb. Please, therefore, confirm that you have submitted your application for admission to so that we can register your application correctly.

Case processing time

Within 3 weeks, you will receive an e-mail confirming that your application has been received. Within 8 weeks you will be notified if you need to submit any more documents before your application can be processed. Only complete applications can be processed within the ordinary deadline of 8 weeks. 

After your application has been received and reviewed by the faculty, it will be academically assessed. The academic assessment is made by the Head of Postgraduate Studies at the institute you are applying for admission to. 

What happens to incomplete applications?

  1. You will receive an email if your application is incomplete.
  2. You must forward incomplete documentation within 6 weeks.
  3. Your application will be regarded as withdrawn if incomplete documentation is not submitted within 6 weeks.
  4. Applications that are not complete may be rejected.

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Published Feb. 13, 2018 10:42 AM - Last modified Sep. 23, 2021 1:18 PM