Fully Funded PhD Fellowship in Rural Studies at AHO in Norway

Deadline: 01 February 2018
Open to: citizens of all nationalities
Fellowship: fully funded


For the programme commencing in spring 2018, the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) is offering four-year Ph.D. Fellowship in Rural Studies.

The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) is a specialized university and a leading international architecture and design school that provides education within architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism and design.


  • Applicants must hold a master’s degree in architecture or landscape architecture;
  • Candidates that speak and master written Norwegian will be given priority, however, University also urges other candidates to apply.


  • The Ph.D. fellowship is fully funded and there is no tuition fee. The salary is around USD 54,762 for a full position, the extensive relevant experience can give a higher start salary. From the salary, there will be a mandatory deduction of 2% as a contribution to the State Pension fund (SPK). Standard employment conditions for state employees in Norway apply for the position;
  • An annual sum of around USD 2,467 for literature and other necessary academic activities;
  • Office space in a professionally stimulating working environment;
  • Attractive welfare benefits and generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities.

How to Apply?

The online application must include:

  • A letter of application describing why the applicant is qualified for this position (maximum two A4 pages.);
  • A project proposal (maximum 5 A4 pages) which must include the topic, relevant theory, methods or practise, and a timeline for the project. Applicants are expected to be able to complete the project during the appointment period. Special needs in terms of for instance technical equipment or association with national or international institutions or partners should be mentioned;
  • CV with a full summary of education, practice and academic employment, list of publications, projects and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee (Max 5 A4 pages);
  • Copies of educational certificates (foreign applicants must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system);
  • One example of written work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee, maximum 10 pages;
  • One presentation (where relevant) of practice-based work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee, maximum 5 pages.

For more information please visit the official website.