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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. Either way, you can be employed at UiO or somewhere else.

Note that you must apply for admission to the faculty's PhD programme once your funding is in order.

How to apply

  • Admission requirements
  • Checklist for the application
  • Handing in your application

PhD polyclinic

The Team for Research Training’s polyclinic offers the following services:

  • We review and give feedback on applications for admission before you submit your application to the faculty
  • Answer questions regarding:
    • Supervision
    • Applications for extensions and leaves of absence
    • Educational component
  • We review documents and answer questions regarding submission of theses for evaluation and proposals for the evaluation committee.

Applications which are ready for submission must be sent by post or handed in at the faculty.

Time and place:

Due to the Coronavirus, the PhD polyclinics are cancelled as of Monday 16 March until further notice.

March:

  • Tuesday 10 March, 12.00 to 15.00, Ahus (Nye nord, 4th floor)
  • Tuesday 17 March, 12.00 to 15.00, Ullevål, Søsterhjemmet (reception desk, entry 2A, 2nd floor, right wing)
  • Tuesday 24 March, 12.00 to 15.00, Radiumhospitalet (Meeting room K03-004, Forskningsbygget)
  • Tuesday 31 March, 12.00 to 15.00, Rikshospitalet (reception desk, 3rd floor, room B1.3099)

April:

  • Tuesday 14 April, 12.00 to 15.00, Ahus (Nye nord, 4th floor)
  • Tuesday 21 April, 12.00 to 15.00, Ullevål, Søsterhjemmet (reception desk, entry 2A, 2nd floor, right wing)
  • Tuesday 28 April, 12.00 to 15.00, Radiumhospitalet (Meeting room K03-004, Forskningsbygget)

May:

  • Thursday 7 May, 12.00 to 15.00, Rikshospitalet (reception desk, 3rd floor, room B1.3099)
  • Tuesday 12 May, 12.00 to 15.00, Ahus (Nye nord, 4th floor)
  • Tuesday 19 May, 12.00 to 15.00, Ullevål, Søsterhjemmet (reception desk, entry 2A, 2nd floor, right wing)
  • Tuesday 26 May, 12.00 to 15.00, Radiumhospitalet (Meeting room K03-004, Forskningsbygget)

June:

  • Thursday 4 June, 12.00 to 15.00, Rikshospitalet (reception desk, 3rd floor, room B1.3099)
  • Tuesday 9 June, 12.00 to 15.00, Ahus (Nye nord, 4th floor)
  • Tuesday 16 June, 12.00 to 15.00, Ullevål, Søsterhjemmet (reception desk, entry 2A, 2nd floor, right wing)

Doctoral research fellowships at the Faculty

Doctoral research fellowships related to subjects, research fields, projects or basic units 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.

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.

Admission to the PhD programme with external funding

You can apply for admission to the 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.

There are no application deadlines.