Doctoral education - Early stage
You will find information about important things to remember in the early stage of your PhD study here.
Applying for the PhD study
Each candidate must apply for admission to the Doctoral Programme of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. An application for admission to the PhD programme must normally be submitted within two (2) months after employment or the start of the research project that will lead to the PhD degree.
The practical procedures for enrolment takes place at the Department of Chemistry and the formal enrolment takes place at the Faculty.
Please be aware of the requirements for the PhD project description (found on the bottom of this page).
The application form with attachments is submitted to the PhD coordinator at the Department of Chemistry.
International candidates: Documentation of academic background
International candidates who do not have a Master’s degree from the University of Bergen must show original diplomas and transcripts in the original language and in English to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Please contact the PhD coordinator at the Department of Chemistry for more information.
Presentation of the PhD project to the Board for Doctoral Education
After application submission, the formal enrolment to the PhD study takes place after a meeting of the Board for Doctoral Education. Each candidate must present his/her PhD project for the Board in a 15 minutes presentation (max 15 minutes). After the presentation, the board members have the opportunity to ask questions. At least one of the members of the advisory committee must be present along with the candidate. The date for the board meeting is set by the Head of the Board and the candidate and supervisors will be notified in due time.
When the candidate is formally enrolled to the PhD study, the candidate and the principal supervisor will receive an admission letter from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
Student web - Study right and courses
Before formal enrolment, the candidate will be assigned a pre-PhD study right. When the formal enrolment to the PhD study is completed, the candidate will get a regular PhD study right. Each candidate will get an account in Studentweb which provides access to courses and other parts of the training component. The personal study plan will be updated along with the completion of the individual elements in the training component. Contact the PhD coordinator at the Department of Chemistry as soon as possible to obtain access to the student web.
Log on to studenweb: 11-digit Norwegian personal number + pin code. If you miss one or both of these, please contact the PhD coordinator at Department of Chemistry.
User account and e-mail address - How to create a SEBRA account
How to register for a UiB User Account in the Sebra System:
NB! Meny on the left-hand side: Create account as STAFF.
- Date of birth:
- Social sec no:
- Pincode: Of your choice according to the guidelines described in the form
- Workplace: 123100 Kjemisk institutt
- Title: Stipendiat
- Phone number:
Click on Register to enter page 2.
On page 2 - Important to note:
- Write down your personal ID-number
- Write down the register code
- Write down the Pin code
- You can also print out this information.
On page 2: It is important to confirm (Bekreft) the application for the account to finalize step 1. Only at this stage the message is sent to the Department for approving the application.
Step 2: After you have confirmed your application on page 2 in step 1, the Department of Chemistry approves your request. Please await this approval before you proceed to step 3.
Step 3: After the Department has approved you application, in most cases the next day, you complete the registration on this web page: Create your user account.