2019 University of Oslo PhD Fellowships in Law at The Faculty of Law

Deadline: September 1, 2019.

The Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo is the largest academic research community in the field of law in Norway.

The objective of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The candidate must be qualified for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Law.

The fellowship period may be up to 4 years, with 25 % compulsory teaching duties. Alternatively, the candidate may apply for a 3-year fellowship without any teaching duties. The successful candidates with a 4-year fellowship period are expected to offer teaching in subjects as needed by the faculty. The fellowship period may be reduced if the PhD candidate has previously been employed in a research fellowship position.



1. The PhD candidate must hold a 5 year’s Norwegian master’s degree in law or its equivalent. Other qualifications at the same level may be accepted, based on individual assessment, if the qualification in question is relevant to the completion of a project in law.

2. Normally, the applicant should have a result of a high standard. The same applies to the master’s thesis.

3. Applicants are required to submit a 5-10 page PhD project description outlining the research topic, choice of theory and research method, and a progress plan. The importance and relevance of the project to Norwegian legal scholarship should also be described.
4. The candidate is expected to complete the project by the end of the fellowship period.



  • Salary NOK 479 600,- to 523 200,- per annum
  • An inspiring and friendly working environment
  • A favourable pension plan
  • Attractive welfare benefits



  • A letter of application
  • Project description (5-10 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae with documentation of education, professional work experience, and academic work.
  • Certified copies of certificates, diplomas with all grades, and a complete list of publications. Foreign diplomas (Master, Bachelor, and the like) must be provided in the original language as well as in an English or Scandinavian translation.
  • Applicants holding a degree from a non Norwegian institution must include an explanation of their university’s grading system.
  •  Up to 3 scholarly publications. If the publications are written by more than one author, a declaration of authorship and the applicant’s contribution to the publication should be submitted.

All documents must be submitted in English or a Scandinavian language.



Professor and Dean of research Alf Petter Høgberg tlf: +47-22859487

Regarding question about the recruitment system og process : HR officer Marianne Gjerstad, tlf:  +47-22856606




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