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Admission to the PhD program in Science


To be able to get a position as doctoral fellow at UiT The Arctic University of Tromsø, you must also be qualified for admittance to our PhD program. When you apply for such a position, you also apply for admittance to our program. If you get a doctoral fellow position, you are at the same time given preliminary admittance to a PhD program.


Within two months after starting in a PhD position, you must apply for final admittance to the PhD program in Science. For external PhD student, the application should be submitted as soon as possible after starting the position at the external employer.

The application must include the following:
The research project description should be 2-10 pages long and must include a work schedule for the different phases of the research work. The project description must be signed by the applicant, the supervisors and the Head of Department.

 Instruction component
Each PhD student must have an individual education plan (instruction component) including courses yielding a total of 30 credits.
Of these 30 credits 24‐27 credits must be within mathematical and/or subjects within of the field of natural science, and 3‐6 credits in the field of ethics and philosophy of science.
Please note that the recommended course in the field of ethics and philosophy of science is the course BIO-8603 “Philosophy of science and ethics” given by the BFE-faculty. Students wanting to attend this course have to apply directly to BFE faculty within the given deadlines: PhD courses BFE. But you can also attend HEL-8010 given by the Medical faculty. You sig up for this course in the StudentWeb.
For students at the PhD Training School in Arctic Marine Geology and Geophysics, the courses GEO‐8144 Marine Geology and Geophysics Cruise and GEO‐8145 Workshop in Arctic Marine Geology and Geophysics are compulsory.
The courses that are included in the instruction component should normally be ordinary PhD courses at the institution or specialized syllabus.
The application is to be submitted to 
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