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Doctoral degree: PhD at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

  • Work with some of Europe's best researchers in Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • Take part in exciting research projects

Resources and tools

For PhD candidates employed at UiO

If you are employed as a research fellow at the University of Oslo you will find information about topics such as salary, leaves of absence and extensions at the For employees pages.

For PhD candidates with external funding

Events (UiO only)

22 Nov.
8:30 AM, Georg Sverdrups hus: Grupperom 4
05 Dec.
9:00 AM, Georg Sverdrups hus, undervisningsrom 2


  • (Reg. deadline 16.11.) PhD Breakfast Club: Three tools for making a successful poster Nov. 15, 2018 10:21 AM

    Time: Nov. 22, 2018 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Place: Georg Sverdrups hus: Grupperom 4

    Join us for a free breakfast and hear science writer Åsmund H. Eikenes present three hands-on exercises to clarify the main point, plan for a compelling story and create an engaging visual hierarchy in your next poster. Read more and register here.

  • Career options registration deadline: November 8 Nov. 7, 2018 8:47 AM

    Time: November 16 at 09:00-16:00 Place: Helga Engs hus

    The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences want to invite our PhD candidates, postdoctoral fellows and researchers to a full day seminar on Career options. With this seminar, we want to guide you in the academic and non-academic career opportunities. We also want to point out the value of a networking, the differences in a CV depending on where you apply for your next job and hear some personal stories on how to manage the work-life balance. There will be a free lunch and the opportunity for mingling and snacks after the seminar....

  • Pitch Training for Academics Nov. 6, 2018 7:53 AM

    Time: November 20 at 10:00-16:00 Place: Oslo Science Park

    How do you communicate and present your research? We invite you as PhD/PostDoc to a six-hour training session on verbal- and non-verbal presentation techniques, introduction to storytelling, and two training sessions to enhance your presentation skills. Read more and register here.

  • How to understand Norway's Working Culture? Nov. 5, 2018 11:50 AM

    Time: November 13 at 10:00-12:30 Place: Georg Sverdrups hus: stort møterom

    The aim of this workshop is to give the participants insight on the codes and social norms of the Norwegian working environment, as well as its basic values like equality, work-life balance and compromise. The target group is international researchers and staff at UiO who have recently arrived in Norway and Norwegian staff who works closely with international Staff.

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About the PhD programme

  • 3 years full time studies and research
  • 30 credits coursework
  • A thesis, trial lecture and public defence
  • 137 doctoral candidates graduated from the Faculty in 2017

Public defence

19 Nov.
1:15 PM, Auditorium 2, Helga Engs hus