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PhD Program at the Department of Biosciences

These pages contain information specific for PhD students at the Department of Biosciences (IBV).

Also remember to check out the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MN)'s web pages for PhD students! Their pages will give you more information about the PhD program, which is run at the Faculty level, and has additional resources and tools for you that are useful for all PhD students at MN.

Important information for starting up

Important information during your PhD

Important information after your PhD

External resources:

ForVei - Broader and more personal guidance for PhD students at UiO

PhD on Track - Lots of practical information for PhD students

Ten Simple Rules from PLOS - a quick, concentrated guide for mastering some of the professional challenges research scientists face in their careers

Karriereplanleggeren - An online career planning tool from (only in Norwegian)

PhD events

A list of all the events for PhD students organized by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MN).

MN PhD on social media


Information about being a UiO employee

For PhD candidates employed by UiO:

If you are employed in a PhD position at UiO, you can find out information on many different things such as your salary, leaves of absence, sick leave, and other important information on the For-Employees pages. Check the PhD Welcome Brochure (pdf) for more detailed information and links to the most important pages.

For PhD candidates with external funding:

Information about extensions, sick leave and other leaves of absence.

Contact Us

Do you have questions about the PhD program at the Department of Biosciences?

Facts about the PhD program at IBV

  • 3 years full time
  • 30 credits of coursework and a scientific thesis
  • Finishes with a Trial Lecture and Defense
  • 26 PhD candidates defended at IBV in 2018