Deadline: 29th July, 2022 Providers: University of Stavanger
Funding Types: Fully Funded Scholarships Study in: Norway
Subjects: Subjects offered by the University Study Level: PhD  and Postgraduate

About the Scholarship

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

This International Scholarship from the University of Stavanger is open to anyone interested in pursuing a PhD in Subsurface Geosciences in Norway. This is a trainee post that will allow promising researchers to further their academic careers by pursuing a PhD degree.

The University of Stavanger, which was founded in 2015 and is based in Stavanger, Norway, is ranked 1068th among the Best Global Universities. The motto of the institution is to “question the known and explore the unknown.”

Benefits of the Scholarship

  • The University of Stavanger International Scholarship 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 2023

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Scholarship Eligibility

This University of Stavanger International Scholarship is open to people of all nationalities.

Courses and subjects that are eligible: PhD degree in Subsurface Geosciences in Energy Technology, geochemistry, geology, geomorphology, geophysics, and seismology, or a regional to field-scale appraisal of the Norwegian North Sea’s geothermal energy potential by the institution.

Eligibility Criteria: Candidates must meet all of the following requirements to be considered:

  • 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.
  • 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: To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this scholarship“. 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

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