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Doctoral degree: PhD in Educational Sciences

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The Faculty of Educational Sciences is one of Europe's largest research institutions in educational sciences. Join us and work with leading international researchers in exciting research projects. PhD candidate can also stay abroad at universities around the world.

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For all PhD candidates


For PhD candidates employed at UiO

If you are employed as a research fellow at the University of Oslo you will find information about topics such as salary, leaves of absence and extensions at the For employees pages

For PhD candidates with external funding

About the PhD programme

  • 3 years full-time studies and research
  • Funding and admission are required.
  • 30 credits coursework and a scientific thesis.
  • Concludes with a trial lecture and public defence.
  • The Faculty has about 110 PhD candidates, 62 of which are employed as doctoral research fellows.

International applicants are required to have a good command in English for attending the PhD programme. You do not need to master the Norwegian language.

Contact us

Do you have any questions about the organized research training at the Faculty of Educational Sciences?

Public defence

26 Aug.
12:00 PM, Lecture Hall 3, Helga Engs hus

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