Plant Sciences, Ph.D. | Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) | Ås, Norway
36 months
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The Plant Sciences programme of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) is offered at the Faculty of Biosciences.


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The Plant Sciences programme of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) shall qualify students for research of international standard and for other work in society where there are high demands on scientific insight and analytical thinking, in accordance with recognised principles of academic and research ethics.

Learning outcomes

The objective of the PhD education is to give candidates knowledge, skills and expertise in line with the Norwegian qualifications framework.

Programme Structure

  • The required coursework must be seen in the context of the research plan, so that the PhD study as a whole gives the student adequate academic breadth, depth, and coherent scientific competence. The education plan must be approved by the research committee at IPV in order to ensure that the courses are relevant and as a whole offer a cohesive education at an adequate level.
  • The required coursework is specific to each subject area, and consists of a combination of different courses in this field. The required coursework will be adapted to the PhD student's individual specialisation in the subject area, based on his/her master's-level competence. Students are free to take the courses in the order that best suits their timeline of activities.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

An application for admission must contain:

  • Documentation of the education on which admission will be based
  • Documentation of written and oral English skills
  • A simplified project description (as an appendix)
  • A description of the necessary infrastructure
  • A request to use a language other than English or Norwegian in the thesis, if relevant
  • A proposal for a principal supervisor and co-supervisor(s)
  • A list of sources of funding

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.

Since NMBU is a publicly funded state university, there are no tuition fees. However, most students must pay a small semester fee.

Living costs for Ås

9420 - 15000 NOK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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Scholarships Information

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