PhD Research Fellowships within Internet Governance in Norway, 2016

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Scholarship Description:

PhD Research Fellowships within Internet Governance in Norway, 2016 is open for . The scholarship allows level programm(s) in the field of taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is .

Norwegian Research Council PhD Scholarship 2016



Two positions as doctoral research fellows in the field of Internet Governance are available at the Faculty of Law, Department of Private Law. The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council and UNINETT Norid AS. The period for each fellowship may be extended up to four (4) years, with teaching,

The aim of the fellowship is to attract the best and most motivated people to Norway.

The University of Oslo is the oldest, largest and most prestigious university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. UiO attracts students and researchers from all over the world.

The project language is English and the applicants should, therefore, have an excellent command of the English language, written and spoken. A good command of a Scandinavian language is also an advantage, though not a condition.

Course Level: Fellowships are provided for pursuing Ph.D. program.

Study Subject: Fellowships are tenable in the field of Internet Governance are available at the Faculty of Law, Department of Private Law.

Scholarship Award: They offer


  • Salary based on salary level 50 to 57 (NOK 430 500 to 483 700 – gross per year)

  • An inspiring, friendly and inclusive working environment

  • Favorable pension arrangement

  • Attractive welfare arrangements



Scholarship can be taken in Norway

Eligibility: Fellows should meet the following criteria in order to be eligible


  • Applicants must hold a Norwegian master degree in law or its equivalent. Other education at the same level may be accepted, based on an assessment in each case, if the education is highly relevant to the subject matter and remit of the SIGNAL project. Admission to the Ph.D. program requires the candidate to have excellent grades.

  • As the project leader will define more precisely the research agendas of the doctoral research fellows, applicants do not need to submit an extensive project proposal. However, applicants are requested to submit a short proposal (maximum 5 pages) sketching how they would tackle the prongs of the research project as outlined above, in light of the methodological challenges they envisage the research will present.

  • In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the applicants’ assume academic and personal ability to complete their parts of the project within the given time frame, taking particular account of the interdisciplinary and inter-jurisdictional requirements of the SIGNAL project.

  • The project language is English and the applicants should, therefore, have an excellent command of the English language, written and spoken. A good command of a Scandinavian language is also an advantage, though not a condition.



Nationality: Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for these fellowships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must hold a Norwegian master degree in law or its equivalent.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: A good command of English is required for all students attending the University of Oslo. International students; Ph.D. research fellows and post-doctoral research fellows who are not native speakers of English, must document their proficiency in English by taking one of the following internationally recognized tests


  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language

  • IELTS – International English Language Testing Service

  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) and Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge

  • Applicants to the program for the Ph.D. degree in Science must obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 80 (internet-based) on the TOEFL test or a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS (academic) test. The same applies to applicants for postdoctoral research fellow positions.



How to Apply:  The applicants should include


  • A letter of application (English)

  • Research proposal (maximum 5 pages)

  • Curriculum vitae with documentation of education, former positions, and academic work (English)

  • Certified copies of certificates, diplomas with all grades, and a complete list of publications. Foreign diplomas (Master, Bachelor, and the like) must be provided in the original language as well as in an English or Scandinavian translation.

  • An explanation of foreign university grading systems.

  • A full publication list (in English).

  • Up to three scholarly publications, with an overview indicating their relevance for this application. The submitted publications must be in English or in a Scandinavian language unless otherwise specifically agreed upon beforehand. If the publications are written by more than one author, a declaration of authorship and of the contribution of the applicant should be submitted.



Online Application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15 August 2016.

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Degree Level:

PhD Research Fellowships within Internet Governance in Norway, 2016 is available to undertake level programs at .

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

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