Prerequisites for entering a PhD programme
- Full funding of the program period: It is not possible to apply for the PhD education without being able to secure and document full funding for the entire period of admission. Therefore, most applicants to a PhD programme at NMBU, first apply for a position as a research fellow (within a relevant discipline/field). The best option is to look for vacant research fellow positions at: http://www.nmbu.no/en/about-nmbu/positions
- Supervisor at NMBU: It is not possible to apply for the PhD education without having a supervisor employed at NMBU.
In order to be admitted as a candidate to the PhD programmes at NMBU, applicants must have an academically relevant education corresponding to a five-year Norwegian degree programme. A master’s degree that awards at least 120 credits is required, or a cand.med.vet. degree or another relevant five-year programme of professional study in which at least 120 credits are at master’s degree level.
As described above, admission to a PhD programme is also dependent on the candidate being able to document full funding for the entire period of admission. Funding can be arranged by employment as a doctoral research fellow at NMBU, by employment at NMBU-cooperating research institutions, by funding from the Research Council of Norway, from public or private organisations, or from the corporate sector.