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PhD Research Fellowships in Economics at the University of Oslo

Deadline : February 1, 2020 .  

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

2-3 PhD Research Fellow positions (SKO 1017) for the PhD programme are available at the Department of Economics:

The appointments are for a period of 3 years without teaching duties. However, the period of appointment may be prolonged for up to 1 year conditional on the candidate taking on teaching duties. PhD Research Fellows will automatically be admitted to the Faculty of Social Sciences’ PhD programme and benefit from the Faculty’s organized research training.

The positions are not linked to specific topics or research projects. Applications from candidates in all fields of economics are encouraged and in particular in fields where the department has a strong research base and supervision capacity.


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  • Salary NOK 479 600 – 504 700 per annum depending on qualifications
  • A comprehensive course curriculum
  • Supervision by one or two academic supervisors
  • Academically stimulating working environment
  • Favourable pension benefits
  • Attractive employee benefits (e.g. parental leave)
  • Fellows will be provided with their own office space and will have access to all the facilities of the department


  • Proven academic record: The PhD candidate must hold a 2-year Master’s degree (including master’s dissertation) or an equivalent qualification in economics (120 ECTS). Candidates completing their Master’s degrees (or equivalent) in the spring semester 2020 before August 1, 2020, may apply.
  • Candidates who have already completed economics courses at the postgraduate level in econometrics, microeconomics and/or macroeconomics will have a distinct advantage in the ranking of candidates, but strong candidates who lack this background can also be accepted, and will be required to take such courses as part of the PhD programme. Candidates with a degree from another institution than the University of Oslo will need to document qualifications based on detailed course descriptions and syllabuses.
  • Candidates who have completed a PhD program in Economics, will not be accepted.
  • Candidates who have already been accepted to a PhD program in Economics must inform about this.
  • GRE test: For candidates with education from an institution outside the European Economic Area/the European Union or Switzerland a recent score from the general GRE test is required as part of the documentation of qualifications. Please add UiO as a recipient of your GRE test using our institutional code 0756. In addition you must scan and upload a copy of your test result to the application portal. The Department of Economics does not accept the GMAT tests to substitute the GRE.
  • Proof of proficiency in English: A good command of English is required of all applicants. International students must document their proficiency in English by taking either TOEFL- or IELTS-tes


Required Documents

  • Application letter
  • Project proposal of 5-10 pages
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • Copies of (both) transcripts and diplomas, and letters of recommandation (if any)
  • List of relevant publications and academic works
  • Research papers, including master`s dissertation. Where research work is co-authered, the contribution of the candidate should be indicated

To apply Click Here

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For more information, visit University of Oslo PhD Fellows

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