During the PhD period
On this page you can read more about
- Registration for exams
- Progress report
- Leave of absence
- Who does what: The PhD Candidate, the supervisor and the Head of Department
Registration for exams
Doctoral candidates must register every semester for examination through Student Web. Candidates are recommended to check their registrations well ahead of the day of the examination.
Deadlines for registrations
- February 1 (spring semester)
- September 15 (autumn semester)
Note that you must be formally admitted to a PhD programme before you can register for courses.
Also note that an identity card is mandatory on the day of examination.
NTNU uses the e-learning system It's Learning, as a way for students and teachers to communicate.
Changes in the academic training planIf you need to make changes in your academic training plan:
PhD candidates are required to deliver an annual progress report to the Faculty, comparing progress to date with the PhD plan. The report will be treated confidentially. The supervisor does not have right to access the candidate's report. The candidate's supervisor delivers a similar report about the candidate's progress.
The candidates will receive an electronic form for the report by e-mail during the fall semester.
Leave of absence
Leave of absence may be granted for maternity/paternity leave, illness and for other reasons. Doctoral students must apply for both leave from their studies and leave from their employment. Relevant application forms
The PhD candidate, the supervisor and the Department
Roles, responsibilities and duties between the PhD candidate, the supervisor and the Head of Department.