Admission to PhD programmes

Before you can apply for admission to one of the PhD programmes at the University of Stavanger, certain requirements must be fulfilled.

In order to be admitted to one of our PhD programmes, you need to secure your funding in advance or apply for this along with the application for admission. 

The most common source of funding is research fellow positions at UiS. These are advertised under Vacant positions on this web site. 

You may also apply for scholarships from external sources of funding, such as the Research Council of Norway or relevant commercial or industry companies.

You also need to fulfil the set requirements for previous education (in order to be admitted to a PhD programme applicants typically need to have a five year Master’s degree with an average grade weighted at B or better).

Applicants must also write a good project description that falls within the subject area of one of our programmes.

Only applications signed by the applicant’s main supervisor will be considered in full. Applicants who have not found a supervisor at the time of application, but fulfil the remaining requirements for admission, may submit their application form as a preliminary application.

Continous admission
If your project description falls within the subject area of one of our programmes, the research training secretariat will be happy to put you in contact with a relevant supervisor.

Applications without enclosed project description, certified documentation of previous relevant studies or a complete plan for funding, will normally be rejected.

There is no deadline for applications to the doctoral programmes. Applicants are admitted continuously.

Application form for admission to PhD programmes at UiS
Application guidelines

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