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  1. New at OsloMet - Practical information

    Here, you will find information about what the PhD agreement is, what it contains and where it must be submitted.

    The agreement signed on admission to an organised doctoral degree programme (PhD) regulates your rights and obligations in the PhD programme within the framework of applicable laws and regulations. It is therefore important that you complete and sign the agreement as soon as the admission is in order. The agreement period is equal to the funding period and is extended automatically in the event of authorised leaves of absence and sickness absence.

    The agreement contains three parts:

    • Part A deals with the admission in general and must be signed by you, the head of the department/centre and the faculty.
    • Part B regulates academic supervision and must be signed by you, your supervisors and the department/centre.
    • Part C must be completed if an external party is involved in the admission, for example if you work for a company or an institution other than OsloMet. If applicable, part C must be signed by you, the department/centre and the external party. Part C can also be used if you work at another of OsloMet’s faculties/centres than the one where the PhD programme is based.

    The completed and signed agreement must be sent electronically to the person with administrative responsibility for the PhD programme.

  2. The PhD agreement

    Here, you will find information about what the PhD agreement is, what it contains and where it must be submitted.

    The agreement signed on admission to an organised doctoral degree programme (PhD) regulates your rights and obligations in the PhD programme within the framework of applicable laws and regulations. It is therefore important that you complete and sign the agreement as soon as the admission is in order. The agreement period is equal to the funding period and is extended automatically in the event of authorised leaves of absence and sickness absence.

    The agreement contains three parts:

    • Part A deals with the admission in general and must be signed by you, the head of the department/centre and the faculty.
    • Part B regulates academic supervision and must be signed by you, your supervisors and the department/centre.
    • Part C must be completed if an external party is involved in the admission, for example if you work for a company or an institution other than OsloMet. If applicable, part C must be signed by you, the department/centre and the external party. Part C can also be used if you work at another of OsloMet’s faculties/centres than the one where the PhD programme is based.

    The completed and signed agreement must be sent electronically to the person with administrative responsibility for the PhD programme.

  3. Operating funds

    If you have been employed by OsloMet as a research fellow, you will be allocated an annual sum (operating funds) for three years, regardless of whether you have been admitted for three or four years. The funds will normally cover the costs of e.g. data collection, field work, books, copy editing, conferences and other necessary travel. Please check the guidelines for the PhD programme you have been admitted to for more details. You must keep an overview of how this money is spent and  expenses must be documented in accordance with the faculty/centre’s guidelines.

    If you are going to receive funding from an external party, this party must allocate sufficient operating funds to the project to ensure it can be completed. This must be stated in part C, section 4 of the agreement.