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PhD education

PhD programmes at the University of Oslo

General information about application and admission

The organized research training at the university takes place within the faculties' PhD programmes. You apply directly to the programme you want to participate in.

The PhD training

  • Coursework
  • Thesis
  • Supervision

Completing the programme

  • Trial lecture
  • Disputation
  • Conferral of the degree

Facts about the PhD programmes

  • 3 years full-time studies and research
  • 30 credits coursework
  • A thesis, trial lecture and public disputation
  • 524 doctoral candidates graduated from UiO in 2013

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