PhD opportunities

Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated as PhD, is the highest obtainable postgraduate academic degree. A PhD candidate must be admitted to a specific PhD programme in order to earn a degree from NTNU, and must undertake both research and coursework.

NTNU offers degrees in a range of doctoral programmes. Read more below about our offerings and the practical aspects of applying to NTNU and moving to Norway.

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PhD programmes listing

Coursework and requirements

Doctoral regulations - PhD and dr. ph

Handbook for PhD education at NTNU (pdf)


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PhD courses at Nordic Five Tech

Nordic Five Tech (N5T) is an exclusive, strategic alliance of the five leading technical universities in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. If you are a PhD student at one of the five N5T universities, you can participate in courses at any of the five universities, free of charge. The course must be registered in the joint PhD course database.

Search for PhD courses at Nordic Five Tech universities