Doctoral Research Fellowship in Music Cognition, 2017

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A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Music Cognition is available at the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo. Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for this fellowship.

offers a number of general and subject-specific funding schemes. 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.

Applicants must have master’s degree in musicology, music cognition, music technology, cognitive psychology, computer science, human movement science, or similar. The applicant is required to document that the degree matches the profile for the post.

Course Level: Fellowship is provided for pursuing postdoctoral programme at the University of Oslo in Norway.

Study Subject: Fellowship is tenable in Music Cognition at the University of Oslo in Norway.

Scholarship Award: 

  • An annual salary of NOK 432 700 – 489 300 (salary level 50-57), depending on level of expertise
  • A professionally stimulatinging working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits

Scholarship can be taken in Norway

Eligibility: 

  • A Master’s degree in musicology, music cognition, music technology, cognitive psychology, computer science, human movement science, or similar. The applicant is required to document that the degree matches the profile for the post.
  • The Master’s thesis must have been submitted by the time of application, and the Master’s Degree must have been obtained by the time of appointment.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • The applicant’s ability to complete research training
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities

Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

Nationality: Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for this fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: A Master’s degree in musicology, music cognition, music technology, cognitive psychology, computer science, human movement science, or similar. The applicant is required to document that the degree matches the profile for the post.

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 recognised 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 programme 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.

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How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (complete list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Transcript of records of your Master’s degree. Applicants with education from a foreign university are advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 – 5 pages, see Template for project descriptions)

Online Application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is February 1, 2017.

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