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.
The objective of the PhD education is to give candidates knowledge, skills and expertise in line with the Norwegian qualifications framework.
- 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.
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
DisciplinesBiology Soil Science Botany View 4 other PhDs in Biology in Norway
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased 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.
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