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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


today Dec.
12:15 PM, SiO kursrom, Frederikkebygningen (andre etasje)
today Dec.
1:00 PM, Realfagsbiblioteket, NHA undervisningsrom 209
20 Dec.
1:00 PM, Realfagsbiblioteket, NHA undervisningsrom 209


  • 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.

  • (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....

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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

14 Dec.
12:15 PM, Auditorium 3, The "Kristine Bonnevies hus" building