Most frequently asked questions
Research education at the Faculty of Medicine
What happens after you have submitted your application for admission
- The faculty checks the documents
- If any documents are missing from your application or there are any ambiguities, we will contact you
- The project description with approvals for medical and health research will be sent for assessment to the institute you are applying for admission
- In cases where the project has not been peer-reviewed externally, we will get in touch so that the project can be assessed
- After the project has been evaluated your application will be forwarded to the dean for final decision regarding admission
- The faculty will send you a reply letter
- If you are admitted to the PhD programme, the signed application and contract for admission will be enclosed with the reply letter. You will also be registered in our student system as a PhD candidate. This will give you a username and password. Normally you will receive your username by SMS
I have recently applied for admission to the PhD programme, but I have not been admitted yet. Can I apply for admission to MF9010E INTRO I and MF9010E INTRO II?
MF9010E INTRO I is restricted to candidates with formal admission to the PhD programme. You cannot, therefore, apply for admission to this course before you have received confirmation of admission to the PhD programme. See information about "Admission" in the course description: http://www.uio.no/studier/emner/medisin/med/MF9010E/
MF9030E Intro II is restricted to candidates who are in their 3rd semester or more of the PhD programme. You cannot apply for admission to INTRO II before you are in your 3rd semester. See information about "Admission" in the course description: http://www.uio.no/studier/emner/medisin/med/MF9030E/
I have recently applied for admission to the PhD programme, but I have not been admitted to the programme yet. Can I apply for admission to elective PhD courses?
You can apply for admission to elective PhD courses, but if you have not yet been admitted to the PhD programme you must apply for a right to study elective PhD courses in medicine and health sciences. See information about how to apply for a right to study: http://www.med.uio.no/english/research/phd/courses/elective/study-right-soknadsweb.html
I am an external PhD candidate / master student / postdoc candidate. Can I apply for admission to PhD courses at the Faculty of Medicine, UiO?
The compulsory courses MF9010E INTRO I and MF9030E INTRO II are restricted to PhD candidates at UiO. External applicants cannot apply for admission to the compulsory PhD courses at the Faculty of Medicine.
External PhD candidates / master students / post doc candidates can apply for admission to elective PhD courses at the Faculty of Medicine, UiO, but must first apply for a right to study elective PhD courses in medicine and health sciences. See information about admission requirements, how to apply for a right to study and how to apply for admission to our elective courses: http://www.med.uio.no/english/research/phd/courses/elective/study-right-soknadsweb.html
I have been on sick leave and / or parental leave. How can I get my leave of absence registered?
Statutory leaves of absence and sick leaves give you an automatic right for extension on the PhD programme. You must, however, register your leaves of absence by submitting documentation from NAV, your employer or any other relevant body that lists the duration of your leave. Send the confirmation by e-mail to email@example.com See information about extensions and leaves of absence: http://www.med.uio.no/english/research/phd/regulations/extensions-and-leaves-of-absence/index.html
I have changed my supervisors. How can I get this registered?
If you have changed supervisors, you must fill out an application form and submit the application to firstname.lastname@example.org Both you and the supervisor(s) who are affected by the change must sign the form. You can check which supervisors are registered in Studentweb. See information about supervision: https://www.med.uio.no/english/research/phd/supervision/index.html
I have many co-authors of a paper. Do all of them have to sign the co-author declaration and do they all have to sign on the same sheet of paper?
Only the five most important co-authors need to sign the co-author declaration. The co-authors do not need to sign on the same sheet of paper, but you yourself must sign all the declarations. Make sure that the declarations and signatures are on the same page.
One of the committee members we would like to propose has published with one of the supervisors. Can we propose him/her as a committee member?
As a rule committee members should not have had any publications with supervisors / candidate during the last five years. He/she may nevertheless be proposed, but it is the Dean who makes the final decision whether he/she can be appointed. Appointment depends, among other things, on how many co-authors there are in the said publication(s). It is important that you explain this relationship in the declaration of impartiality.
My thesis has been approved worthy of public defence. How can I get my thesis printed?
In order for you to get your thesis printed, you must fill out the requisition form you can find on the following webpage: https://www.med.uio.no/english/research/phd/thesis-evaluation/submission-and-printing/printing/index.html After you have filled in the fields about yourself and the thesis, you must submit the form to your administrative officer to sign before he/she returns it to you. The faculty will cover the costs of the obligatory 60 copies of the thesis including 5 colour images per copy. It is your administrative officer who fills in the Org. Unit ID and delivery address for the 60 copies, including the ISBN-number.
Send the completed and signed requisition form and thesis to Reprosentralen.
Is it possible to get the diploma before the date of conferral?
No, unfortunately, it is not possible to get the diploma before the conferral. For an overview of the dates of conferral at UiO, see: http://www.uio.no/english/research/phd/conferrals/
If you need a confirmation that the PhD examination has been approved before the conferral, please send a request by e-mail to email@example.com
How long do I have access to UiO's IT services and home area after my admission period has expired or I have terminated the PhD education?
You will have access to UiO's IT services and home area for a while after your admission period has expired, normally six months. You will be notified that your account will be blocked one month before it is blocked. One month after the account has been blocked, your account will be closed. Read more (in Norwegian): http://www.uio.no/tjenester/it/brukernavn-passord/endringer.html