Regulations and guidelines - doctoral degrees NMBU

Please note that the English translations are for information purposes only. For all legal purposes, the original documents in Norwegian are the authoritative versions.


The Philosophiae Doctor degree (PhD)

Regulations for the PhD degree at NMBU (link to

Adopted by the NMBU Board 30 January 2020. In force from 1 July 2020.
Minor amendments adopted  by the Board 17 September 2020 (in force from 1 October 2020).

Supplementary provisions to the PhD regulations, set by the NMBU Faculties:

Faculty:Supplementary provisions for the PhD programme:
Biosciences (BIOVIT)Animal and Aquacultural Sciences
Biosciences (BIOVIT)Plant Sciences
School of Economics and Business (HH)Economics and Business
Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Sciences (KBM)Life and Food Sciences
Landscape and Society (LANDSAM)International Environment and Development Studies
Landscape and Society (LANDSAM)Society, Development and Planning
Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA)Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management, Environmental Sciences and Ecology and Management of Natural Resources
Sciences and Technology (REALTEK)Science and Technology
School of Veterinary Medicine (VET)Veterinary Science

The Doctor Philosophiae degree (Dr. Philos.)

The degree Dr. Philos. is awarded to academics that have qualified for the doctoral degree by own means, without being admitted into a doctoral degree programme and receiving supervision.

Regulations for the Dr. Philos. degree at NMBU (Pdf)

These regulations came into force from 1st of March 2017.

Previous versions of doctoral degree regulations

Questions regarding previous versions can be sent to:


Guidelines for assessment of the PhD thesis (for the evaluation committee):

The PhD guides on how to write the introductory chapter ("Kappe")

The faculties have developed guides on how to write the introductory chapter (“Kappe”). Open your faculty’s guide in the list below:

Useful links:

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