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Fully Funded Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD Fellowships in Natural Sciences - Norway

Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD Fellowships in Natural Sciences – Norway

  • University of Oslo
  • NOK 479,600 – 523,200 per annum
  • Norway
  • Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • International Students
  • March 01, 2021

Applications are invited for 16 Fully Funded Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD Fellowships in Natural Sciences at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway.


The CompSci doctoral program will train a new generation of natural science researchers with a foundation in computational methods – providing them with the knowledge, skills and vision to digitally transform the European education, research, government and industry sectors.

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 you will go through a three-month intensive training in computational and data science with a team of doctoral students from across the natural sciences. You 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.


Detailed descriptions of the projects offered in the CompSci programme can be found under Projects, sorted by the following categories:

  • Astronomy
  • Biosciences
  • Chemistry
  • Geosciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics


Successful applicant will receive the following benefits:

  • Excellent research environments with highly competent and motivated researchers
  • International collaboration and networking
  • Cross sectoral opportunities
  • Good working conditions
  • High standard facilities and offices
  • Access to research and transferable skills training
  • Access to special career development programmes, and research schools.
  • Salary NOK 479 600 – 523 200 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow (position code 1017).
  • Career development programmes
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s unique character of being both small and family friendly, but also urban and metropolitan with rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities.


Applicants from all nationalities who satisfy the following requirements can apply for Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD Fellowships in Natural Sciences:

  • Formal educational requirements:
    • A 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
    • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English. English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements. 
      Read more about the formal requirements
  • Research experience: as per Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action requirement, 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 at doctoral degree.
  • Mobility requirement: as per Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action 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 date of recruitment. 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. The secondment host country is exempt from the mobility rule.


Applicants for Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD Fellowships in Natural Sciences are required to submit:

  • CV (use supplied template (Word))
  • Motivational letter with a prioritization of up to 3 research projects (use supplied template (Word))
  • Letter of recommendation (with ranking)
  • Bachelor’s and master’s grade transcripts with official translations
  • Documentation of English proficiency