Research courses/PhD courses for external candidates

Research courses/PhD courses for external candidates

If you are a researcher or a research fellow who is not attending a PhD programme at NTNU you can apply for admission to research courses through NTNU's Søknadsweb (choose "Single courses" → "PhD courses for external candidates"). 

PhD candidates at NTNU who want to register for courses that are not included in their education plan must choose this same application option on Søknadsweb.

Admission information

Admission information

  • If you are attending a PhD programme, you have to upload a confirmation of admission from your institution.  You do not have to document that you fulfill the English language requirement. 
  • If you are not attending a PhD programme, you have to upload documentation of your master's degree.
    • If you have education from a country outside Norway/the Nordic countries, you also have to upload documentation showing that you cover the English language requirement.
  • If you apply for courses with previous knowledge requirements, you have to upload documentation showing that you fulfill these requirements. You can find information about previous knowledge requirements on the course web pages.

All documentation must be uploaded to "My Documents" in Søknadsweb

If you have completed a master's degree at NTNU, you can apply for an active student status via Søknadsweb instead.

You are exempted from paying the semester fee when you document admission to a PhD programme. 

Other applicants have to pay the semester fee, which you can do on Studentweb after having received admission. 

You can send questions about payment of the semester fee to kontakt@sa.ntnu.no.

External candidates from educational institutions outside the EU/EEA who are on research stays at NTNU can apply for PhD courses if they document their research stay/cooperation with NTNU (e.g. with a confirmation from a department at NTNU).

Other applicants from countries and educational institutions outside the EU/EEA are referred to PhD exchange agreements, and should contact the Office of International Relations at NTNU.

Useful links

Useful links


Important dates

Important dates

Autumn semester

  • You can start applying from 15 June.
  • 15 September: Application deadline

Spring semester

  • You can start applying from 1 October.
  • 1 February: Application deadline

We will send you the admission result once your application has been processed. 

Contact Admissions Office

Contact Admissions Office

Email: opptak@ntnu.no

Telephone:
Monday to Friday
09:00 to 11:30 (Norwegian time)

Trondheim: +47 73 59 77 00
Gjøvik: +47 61 13 54 00
Ålesund: +47 70 16 12 00