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Travel, hotels and fees

Information to members of evaluation committees regarding travel and subsistence claims.

The Institute covers the expenses of their opponents in connection with PhD examinations. Expenses are covered according to the government travel allowance scale for domestic and foreign travel.

Fees, travel and subsistence claims

As member of an evaluation committee please note that:

  • Original receipts and/or other documentation must be submitted when claiming reimbursement.
  • Payment of fees and reimbursement of expenses are made after the trial lecture and public defence.
  • Information about where to submit original receipts and/or other documentation will be given to you in connection with the PhD examination.

As member of a committee you have to make your own travel arrangements, including hotel bookings. Your expenses will be reimbursed.

After the public defence you will also get your fees.

Evaluation fees

The Faculty's rates for evaluation of PhD:

Task 1st opponent 2nd opponent Committee Chair - external Committee Chair - emeritus
Evaluation work NOK 9 885,00 NOK  9 885,00 - NOK     2.865,00
Opposition NOK 4 942,50 NOK  3 295,00 -   -
Total NOK 14 827,50 NOK 13 180,00

NOK     4 942,50

NOK      3270,00

Evaluation of thesis is credited 30 hours. Acting as 1st opponent is credited 15 hours and acting as 2nd opponent is credited 10 hours. External committee chair or emeritus are credited 15 hours.

Chair of the defence

A chair of the defence who is employed at UiO will not receive a fee. An external chair of the defence and emeritus are credited 5 hours:   


Chair of the defence,  externally employed

Chair of the defence, emeritus

Management of public defence, including preparation

NOK 1 647,50

NOK 1090,00


Flights on 1st class/business class are only reimbursed when other ticket options are unavailable.


We recommend that you stay at a hotel in the centre of Oslo. The public defence is normally held in one of the University Hospitals, and the hotels in the city centre offer the best transportation options to hospitals and airport. The Institute covers the expenses of a single room for two nights. Additional costs of travelling with a companion are not covered.

Car, taxi and airport express train

Expenses in connection with the use of private cars are only reimbursed upon prior approval. Approval is only granted on condition that the use of public transportation is a considerable inconvenience.

When possible we ask visiting opponents to use public transportation. Taxi should only be used when public transportation complicates travel. The Oslo Airport Express Train is the best means of transportation to/from Oslo Airport Gardermoen. The Oslo Airport Express Train takes approx. 25 minutes to Oslo, and there is a departure from/to the Airport and Oslo Central Station every 10 minutes. Nationaltheatret Station is also located in the centre of Oslo not far from the hotels we recommend. Taxi may be used from Oslo Central station or Nationaltheatret station to/from the hotel.


The University has an agreement with Rica/Scandic and Choice hotels. Booking can be sent by email, online, or by phone. Payment must be made either by credit card or cash. Keep all original receipts.

Scandic hotel



Tel.: +47 23 15 50 00

Choice hotels



Tel.: +47 22 33 42 00

Recommended hotels 

Hotels with the University’s discount agreements:

Other hotels:

Airport hotels:

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Published Aug. 17, 2015 2:48 PM - Last modified Oct. 14, 2022 12:53 PM