PhD studies

IME offers six PhD programmes:

PhD positions are announced in the vacancies.

The studies are planned in co-operation with a subject supervisor. You are advised to get in touch with the supervisor whom you feel will be most relevant for your chosen area of study, or with the contact persons listed above at the departments and the faculty.

In general courses at doctoral level at another institution must be approved when they are to meet the academic requirements of the required coursework or other academic training under the provisions of Section 3-5 of the Act relating to Universities and University Colleges.

Complete information on these study programmes can be found in the PhD study handbook (in Norwegian).

PhD courses at Nordic Five Tech, N5T

Nordic Five Tech (N5T) is an exclusive, strategic alliance of the five leading technical universities in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden (DTU, Aalto, NTNU, Chalmers and KTH). A number of joint projects have been launched to support the vision of N5T as an extended campus. One of them is a joint PhD course database. The aim of this initiative is to increase mobility for our PhD students within the five universities and further strengthen the alliance by encouraging more research cooperation. If you are a PhD student at one of the five N5T universities you do not have to pay for participating in courses registered in this database. Please note that the database also includes nontechnical PhD courses.

Research courses for external candidates

Resarchers and research fellows who are not attending a ph.d. program at NTNU can apply for admission to research courses for external candidates. Information and application form

The deadline for applying is 15 September for the fall semester and 15 February for the spring semester.

NTNU Office of International Relations

Whether you're coming to NTNU as an international student or researcher, or want to leave NTNU to study abroad, the Office of International Relations may assist you.

You should also be acquainted with the education system in Norway.