The application

Within two months after start-up date:

Fill in FORM 1.1.1/1.1.3 in collaboration with your supervisors and send the completed form electronically to the Head of your Department at NMBU. After Head of your Department has checked and signed the application form, please forward the application with supporting documents to the PhD advisors:

You will find guidelines/template for the project plan here.


The PhD committee evaluates your application. This committee meets seven times a year, and you must submit your application within one of the following deadlines to be evaluated in a committee meeting:

  • 1 January
  • 1 March
  • 1 May
  • 1 June
  • 15 August (due to summer holidays)
  • 1 October
  • 1 December

The committee meets mid-month and you will hear from the Faculty at the end of the month you submitted your application.

Education plan:

As part of the application, you must also complete an individual education plan, that is, a plan for the progress of the project and the educational component (courses). The plan must contain subjects at the PhD or Master's level, which make up a total of 30 ECTS credits. The courses VET400 Introduction to ethical and philosophical perspectives in biomedical research (5 credits), VET420 Midterm course (2 credits) and VET421 Midterm evaluation (3 credits) are mandatory.

Courses which have been taken previously, that you wish to include as part of your education section, must not be more than two years old at the date of admission to the PhD program, and it must not be part of another degree. The education section must be such that, together with the dissertation work, it provides the necessary professional breadth and depth.

Supporting documents/ enclosures:

The following documents must be attached to the application:

  • Certified copy of original diploma for master's degree, diploma or equivalent
  • Project plan for research work (approximately 1-3 pages), please see here
  • Documentation of English proficiency, cf. Section 5.2 of the PhD Regulations

Infrastructure: For candidates who receive external funding or are employed outside NMBU a contract is entered between the institution and the external party for the individual research project. This contract must exist at the time when the decision to admit the candidate in question is taken (cf. Section 5.4)

The following documents should be attached to the application where necessary:

  • For foreign education: assessment of education from NOKUT
  • For foreign education: official description of the grade system from the institution where the education has been completed
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