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PhD Fellowships in Subsurface Geosciences for International Students, Norway

PhD Fellowships in Subsurface Geosciences for International Students, Norway

The University of Stavanger is inviting applicants for the PhD Fellowships in Subsurface Geosciences at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Energy Resources for the academic year 2022-2023.

This scholarship is available for students that want to undertake a PhD degree in Subsurface Geosciences in Norway. This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development through a PhD education leading to a doctoral degree

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Nice offer for international students to receive 491 200 gross per year with salary in Norway. Hurry up! Apply soon.

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Established in 2015, the University of Stavanger is located in Stavanger, Norway, ranking 1068th among Best Global Universities. The university’s motto is to challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

Why choose to study at the University of Stavanger? The University of Stavanger has an innovative and international profile and constitutes a driving force in developing knowledge and change processes in society. Stavanger aims to bring higher education, research, and artistic development work, dissemination, and innovation in a package to its students.

Application Deadline:  Applicants must submit all required application materials until 29 July 2022.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of Stavanger
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: NOK 491 200 gross per year
  • Number of Awards: N/A
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: Domestic and International
  • The award can be taken in Norway

PhD Fellowships in Subsurface Geosciences for International Students, Norway


  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: PhD degree in Subsurface Geosciences in Energy Technology, geochemistry, geology, geomorphology, geophysics, and seismology or Geothermal energy potential of the Norwegian North Sea, a regional to field-scale evaluation by the university.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • The applicants must have knowledge in the interpretation of seismic and well logs.
  • The applicants must have an experience in basin modeling, structural restoration, reservoir modeling, and geothermal exploration.
  • The applicants must have knowledge of software such as DecisionSpace, Petrel, Move, Petro MOd, and Eclipse.
  • Applicants with one year of completed university studies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA
  • Applicants with an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
  • Applicants with completed bachelor’s and master’s degrees taught in English in an EU/EEA country.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply:To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job“. Your application letter, relevant education and work experience as well as language skills must be registered here. In your application letter, you must state your research interests and motivation for the position.
  • Supporting Documents: The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application:
  • CV with a full summary of your education and experience
  • References, certificates/diplomas, and other documentation that you consider relevant
  • Diploma Supplement or similar and a confirmed conversion scale if this is required
  • Documentation on competence in English, if this is required.
  • Publications or other relevant research work
  • Admission Requirements: Applicants must have a strong academic background and have completed a five-year master’s degree (3+2) within geosciences, preferably relatively recent or equivalent education that will provide the basis for undertaking organized research training.
  • To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programs at the University of Stavanger, both the grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade. If you finish your education (master’s degree) in 2022, you are also welcome to apply.
  • Language Requirement: A good proficiency in English is required for anyone attending the PhD program. International applicants must document this by taking one of the following tests with the following results:
  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-Based Test (IBT). Minimum result: 90
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing Service. Minimum result: 6.5
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge
  • PTE Academic – Pearson Test of English Academic. Minimum result: 62


The University of Stavanger will provide 491 200 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position. A higher salary may be considered in exceptional cases. 2% is deducted from the salary as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • and favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at the campus.
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organization which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-Jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to optimal health services, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced

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