The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo (UiO) is offering CompSci, Doctoral Programme launched and managed. It is partly funded by the EU Horizon 2020 under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) – Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes (COFUND).

About the positions:
  • The CompSci Doctoral Program will recruit 32 PhDs in two calls.
  • In this Call, applications are open for the 1st cohort of 16 PhD fellowship positions that will join the PhD programme starting autumn 2021 at UiO.
  • The target groups of the program are highly talented aspiring researchers with backgrounds in physics, chemistry, bioscience, materials science, mathematics, astronomy or geoscience, who are finishing or have just finished their master degree or have less than four years of full-time equivalent (FTE) research experience.
  • As a CompSci fellow, candidates will go through a three-month intensive training in computational and data science with a team of doctoral students from across the natural sciences.
  • The selected candidate will then apply and develop those skills in a research project in your discipline of choice in an internationally leading research group.
  • All CompSci fellows will be enrolled as PhD students in one of the departments at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.


  • Applicant must hold master’s degree or equivalent with a specialization as described for each particular research project
  • A foreign completed degree (M.Sc. level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2021 to complete the final exam.
  • Good knowledge of the scientific field addressed by the project(s) of interest is desirable
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills are an advantage
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are necessary
  • Research experience: The candidate must at the date of the program call deadline be within the first four years (FTE-equivalent) of their research careers and not yet be awarded a doctoral degree.
  • Mobility requirement: The candidate may not have resided and/or carried out their main activity in Norway for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the program’s first possible recruitment date (1 August 2021).
  • Researchers with refugee status, as defined by the Geneva Convention, benefit from a less restrictive mobility rule: the refugee procedure (i.e. before refugee status is conferred) will not be counted as a period of residence/activity in Norway.

How to apply:

Apply online and the applicant must submit a complete set of documents via the portal, consisting of:

  • CV
  • Motivational letter with a prioritization of up to 3 research projects
  • Letter of recommendation (with ranking)
  • Bachelor’s and master’s grade transcripts with official translations
  • Documentation of English proficiency
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Oslo (UiO)
Country Norway
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Astronomy, Biosciences, Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematics and Physics
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 1st March 2021

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