A PhD fellowship in Norway is normally a 3-year full time doctoral degree training, and the CompSci fellowships will be of three years duration to comply with this requirement. As a PhD you will be employed and entered into the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences' doctoral programme.

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After the departments’ Appointment Committees officially have agreed to the final decision and the selection of candidates, you will be contacted. The faculty’s HR section will start the process of issuing a 3-year full time employment contract including full social security and benefits, and a salary in line with the position code and the MSCA requirements. The employment contract will specify the requirement to establish a plan for the doctoral training, and registration to a doctoral program.

Foreseen start date for the CompSci program is:

  • Call 1: 1st September 2021 or at the latest 1st October 2021.
  • Call 2: 1st September 2022 or at the latest 1st October 2022.
  • Call 2b: 1st December 2022 or at the lates 6th January 2023.

You will start your PhD program with an intensive common training period with focus on bringing you and your fellow CompSci PhDs up on a similar level needed for completing the full programme. 

Furthermore, you will be part of the Faculty’s PhD introduction program. This program will create a mutual platform of trust, and understanding of the needed competences and insight to the expected work. You and your supervisor will together, within the first two months, set up an individual Doctoral Training Plan and the Career Development Plan (CDP).

Employment conditions

  3-year full time employment contract

  Full social security and benefits

  Attractive salary according to your qualifications and in a position as PhD Research fellow (position code 1017)


Employment conditions also include

  • Attractive welfare benefits such as paid sick leave, parental leave and the right to 5 weeks holiday, and a generous pension agreement
  • Access to special career development programmes, and research schools
  • Health, safety and environment policies, procedures and tools that safeguard your workplace
  • Co-determination at work place through trade unions and safety representatives
  • Excellent research environments with highly competent and motivated researchers
  • Good working conditions and high standard facilities and offices


Read more about employment and working conditions at UiO.

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Moving to Oslo

The UiOs International staff mobility office (ISMO), the hosting department, research group and the CompSci administrative program manager will support you with relocation to UiO.

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Visit ISMO's website

The UiOs International staff mobility office (ISMO) assists incoming international staff, PhD candidates, guest researchers and their families prior to their arrival, upon their arrival and during their stay.

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