All those admitted to the organized doctoral education must sign a written agreement.
Admission to the doctoral education at the faculty normally applies for three years, or four or five years if compulsory work is a part of the plan for funding. All those admitted must sign a written agreement. The agreement will be sent to the candidate with the letter of admission and must be returned to the faculty completed and signed within a month.
The agreement consists of three parts:
Part A. General part. Part A shall be signed by the candidate, head of department and the faculty (Dean).
Part B. Agreement concerning supervision for the doctoral education. Part B will be signed by the candidate, the supervisor or supervisors, the head of department and the faculty (Dean).
Part C. Agreement between an external institution and the university concerning completing the doctoral education. Part C is used only for candidates who either have external financing or whose place of work is not the University of Bergen. The agreement may also be used for candidates whose place of work is at another department/faculty/centre at the University of Bergen than that assigned in part A. Part C must be signed by the candidate, the external party and the faculty (Dean). Candidates who work at the Rokkan Centre must fill in part C.
The candidate must ensure the relevant parts of the agreement are signed by the supervisor/supervisors, the head of department and any external party if necessary before it is sent to the faculty. The Dean signs for the University of Bergen. The original version of the agreement is registered electronically at the faculty and is returned to the candidate. The other parties to the agreement keep a copy of the signed agreement.
Doctoral candidates employed at the University of Bergen shall also enter into a contract with the University of Bergen concerning financial rights to use the research results obtained while working at the University of Bergen. Entering into this agreement takes place on employment as a research fellow.