Department of Petroleum and Energy Law, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law seeks applications for a position as a PhD research fellow within energy law (electricity).
The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The selected candidates will automatically be admitted to the faculty’s PhD program.
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 PhD candidate must hold a Norwegian master’s degree in law or a law degree at the same level. Fellowship is provided for PhD programme at the University of Oslo in Energy Law at the University of Oslo.
Worth of Award

  • Salary NOK 432,700 to 489,300 per year (salary levels 50 to 57)
  • An inspiring and friendly working environment
  • A favorable pension arrangement
  • Attractive welfare arrangements


  • The PhD candidate must hold a Norwegian master’s degree in law or a law degree at the same level.
  • The candidate must have received excellent grades. Please read about the requirements for admission to the PhD program.
  • Candidates should have an excellent command of English, written and spoken. The PhD thesis must be written in English or in one of the Scandinavian languages.  A good command of a Scandinavian language, or alternatively a willingness to learn during the fellowship period, is an advantage for working at the Faculty in Oslo but is not a condition for this position.
  • The candidate’s grades, previous works in legal science, professional and personal qualifications, and in particular the project outline will be taken into consideration in the evaluation of the applications.
  • Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview with the University of Oslo in person or through electronic means.

How to Apply
The mode of applying is online. The application must include:

  • A letter of application
  • Project outline (5–10 pages)
  • CV
  • Certified copies of certificates and diplomas with all grades. Foreign diplomas (master’s, bachelor’s, and the like) in languages other than English or a Scandinavian language must be provided in the original language as well as in an English or Scandinavian language translation.
  • An explanation of the foreign university’s grading system
  • A complete list of publications
  • A copy of the applicant’s master’s thesis, along with a maximum of 50 pages from other academic works that the applicant wishes to have considered by the evaluation committee. If the publications are written by more than one author, a declaration of authorship as well as the contribution(s) of the candidate should be submitted.

Deadline: The application deadline is 12 October 2016.
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