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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


22 Jan.
8:45 AM, Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups house
25 Jan.
9:00 AM, Realfagsbiblioteket, NHA undervisningsrom 209
28 Jan.
11:44 AM, Medisinsk bibliotek, Rikshospitalet


  • NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION: Young talents – career opportunities beyond academia Jan. 15, 2019 8:07 AM

    Read more and register here.

    Welcome to Young talents 2019. At this seminar, PhD candidates, postdocs and Master´s students in life sciences at UiO and NMBU have the opportunity to create networks outside academia.

    The event was organized for the first time in 2018. The response was overwhelming and it was fully booked in a short time.

    Make sure you get place in 2019!

    See the programme:

    The registration form opens on this web page Tuesday 15 January at 8.00 AM.

    Then the event will also be published on Facebook:

    The seminar consists of three parts:

    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM: An inspirational talk and short in...

  • Shut up and write your PhD! Jan. 10, 2019 11:01 AM

    Time: Friday January 11 at 9-11 Place: Niels Henrik Abels hus, room 209

    Is writing on your to-do-list? The Science Library now hosts a writing lab after the model "Shut up and write". Get together with other PhD-candidates from the MN-faculty and get started with 45-minutes work sessions times two.

    Bring your own laptop.

    Coffee and something sweet will be served.

  • Research Bazaar 2019: Get smart with research data Dec. 3, 2018 3:26 PM

    Time: January 8-11 Place: University Library of Oslo

    The Research Bazaar is a worldwide festival for researchers, by researchers, aimed to help make research faster, smarter and better. The focus is on digital skills and tools important for modern-day research. The target audience is PhD candidates, young researchers and students but the event will be open for anyone interested. See the full programme here.

  • Visiting PhD candidate (hospitant) at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Nov. 21, 2018 8:29 AM

    Application deadline: Janaury 3 2019

    The status as a visiting PhD candidate gives you the possibility to follow the education and take examination in one or several courses for one semester. Read more and apply here.

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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