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Application and admission

There are several paths to the PhD programme. You can apply for an advertised doctoral position or you can apply for external funding. In both cases you can either be employed by UiO or elsewhere.

Once your funding is in place, you must apply for admission to the faculty's PhD programme.

Admission to the PhD programme in natural sciences takes place continuously throughout the year. The faculty is the formal admission authority, but the initial assessment of the application is performed by the department that hosts the academic community you want to take your PhD at.

Doctoral research fellowships at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Doctoral research fellowships linked to subjects, fields, projects or units are advertised by the relevant department with different application deadlines.

If you are hired in a doctoral research fellowship at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, you must apply for admission to the PhD programme within two months. You will be an employee of UiO while you complete the organized research training, and you will receive the same rights and benefits as other employees.

External funding

You can apply for admission to the programme and be an employee of an institution other than UiO. You must be affiliated with a research community at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.