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Visiting PhD student at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

The status as a visiting PhD student gives you the possibility to follow the education and take examination in one or several courses for one semester. International PhD students are welcome to apply as long as a connection with a professor/research group at the University of Oslo is established and can be documented.

You will only be considered for admission to courses on PhD-level (9000-level) at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, including the course MNSES9100. In order to succesfully complete your application for the Spring semester 2019 you must submit the following documents by 3 January 2019:

  1. Application form for visiting PhD students
  2. Official documentation of your admission to a PhD programme
  3. Confirmation from your supervisor/administration that the course/courses you wish to follow will be included as a part of the training component in your Phd programme

Please note that incomplete applications will be returned unprocessed.

International applicants are encouraged to also enclose a Letter of Recommendation from a professor/research group at the University of Oslo.

Finally, we would like to remind you that visiting PhD students are exempted from paying the semester fee and going through the registration.


For PhD students who are admitted to a PhD programme after 3 January 2019

Many of our 9000-level courses are also offered as a master version on 4/5000-level. It is your responsibility to make sure that you will be able to use master courses in your PhD programme.

You must apply for admission to individual science courses on master's level if the courses are approved by your faculty/university. In this case you are no longer concidered to be a visiting PhD student and you will have to register for the semester and pay the semester fee.

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Published Apr. 28, 2016 4:10 PM - Last modified Aug. 31, 2018 10:36 AM