Doctoral Research Fellowship — Faculty of Law Arctic Program in Norway, 2017


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A position as a PhD research fellow is available to conduct research as part of theUniversity of Oslo Arctic Programs and the Faculty of Law Artic Program called Cold Pursuit. Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for this fellowship.

University offers a number of general and subject-specific funding schemes. The aim of the fellowship is to attract the best and most motivated people to Norway.

The University of Oslo is the oldest, largest and most prestigious university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. UiO attracts students and researchers from all over the world.

A good command of English is required of all students attending the University of Oslo. International students; Ph.D. research fellows and postdoctoral research fellows who are not native speakers of English, must document their proficiency in English.

Degree Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing Ph.D. research programme.

Available Subject: Fellowship is tenable in Law Arctic Program at the University of Oslo.

Scholarship Award: 

  • Salary NOK 432,700–489,300 per year (salary levels 50–57)
  • An inspiring and friendly working environment
  • A favorable pension arrangement
  • Attractive welfare arrangements

Scholarship can be taken in Norway


  • The PhD candidate must hold a Norwegian master’s degree in law or a law degree at the same level.
  • The candidate must have received excellent grades.
  • The project language is English, and candidates should have an excellent command of English, written and spoken. The PhD thesis must be written in English. A good command of a Scandinavian language, or alternatively a willingness to learn during the fellowship period, is an advantage for working at the Faculty in Oslo but is not a condition for this position.
  • The candidate’s grades, previous works in legal science, professional and personal qualifications, and in particular the project outline will be taken into consideration in the evaluation of the applications.

Nationality: Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for this fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: The PhD candidate must hold a Norwegian master’s degree in law or a law degree at the same level.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. The applicants should include:

  • A letter of application
  • Project outline (5–10 pages)
  • CV
  • Certified copies of certificates and diplomas with all grades. Foreign diplomas (master’s, bachelor’s, and the like) in languages other than English or a Scandinavian language must be provided in the original language as well as in an English or Scandinavian language translation.
  • An explanation of the foreign university’s grading system
  • A complete list of publications
  • A copy of the applicant’s master’s thesis, along with a maximum of 50 pages from other academic works that the applicant wishes to have considered by the evaluation committee. If the publications are written by more than one author, a declaration of authorship as well as the contribution(s) of the candidate should be submitted.

Online Application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15 September 2016.

Scholarship Link