24 Nov Study in Norway, Scholarships, A Complete Guide to PhD in Norway
Dr. Jayachandra Naidu Sakamuri, founder of Guidance for Graduates, is a PhD in wind energy engineering from Department of Wind Energy, Technical University of Denmark (DTU). He was awarded the “Excellent Young Wind Doctor” Award for his significant research by European Academy of Wind Energy at Cranfield University,U.K. He was awarded scholarship by European Union Marie Curie Fellowship for his PhD at DTU, Denmark. He has pursued masters from IIT Kanpur and did masters internship as an exchange student at TU Berlin, Germany with DAAD Scholarship. He has more than 10 years of research experience and worked at different universities and industries in Europe. In 2016, he initiated “Guidance for Graduates”, an online platform to help students pursue education/research at foreign Universities. The primary objective of “Guidance for Graduates” is to provide guidance and support to students about University admission requirements, application procedure, scholarships, and other guidelines for Bachelor, Master, and PhD programs around the world.
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This video presents the overview of the application procedure for PhD in Norway. It also highlights teh funding possibilities.
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This video presents the complete guide for Ph.D. admission in Norway for international students.
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As you all know, Norway has opened its doors to international students. Norway has 7 universities and 22 university colleges. All the universities and several university colleges are offering Ph.D. programs.
Therefore, in this video, I will give an overview of PhD application procedure and funding options for international students.
Second Slide: Duration of PhD programme
The minimum duration of a PhD program is 3 years on a full-time basis.
The duration of few PhD programs is over four years. In 4 year PhD programs, 25% of the time is reserved for teaching on courses for master or bachelor students.
I think this is a good opportunity to gain formal training and experience in university teaching along with PhD.
Third Slide: Requirements for a PhD in Norway
1. The student must have completed a Master’s degree with a strong academic record is required. Usually, a two year Masters with a thesis from a recognized institution is mandatory.
2. A Funding Plan: In order to be admitted to a PhD programme, the applicant may need to secure your funding in advance or apply for it alongside your main application.
Financing is an essential requirement for acceptance to a PhD-programme in Norway.
PhD-candidates are usually considered as employees of the admission university/institute in Norway. Most of the applicants receive funding from the University itself.
Fourth Slide: Application Procedure for PhD in Norway
Each institute/university has its own application procedure for doctoral candidates.
Therefore it is recommended to contact them directly for information on how to apply.
I will try to give general procedure followed by most of the Universities.
1. Fill the online application form at the respective University.
2. Submit a Project description, either complete version or preliminary one. If you are allowed to hand in a preliminary project description, a complete version must be made available within six months of admission.
3. Documentation of funding must be provided (If University funds you as a research fellow, mention that). Show the proof, if you have any other form of external funding.
Fifth Slide: Required Documents
Applications must be submitted electronically at the program website.