The University of Stavanger is actively offering PhD Fellowships in Computer Science at the Faculty of Science and Technology,  Department of Electrical Engineering for the academic year 2022-2023.

The scholarship is available for international applicants to pursue a PhD program in computer science. This trainee position will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development through a PhD education leading to a doctoral degree.


Wonderful opportunity for international applicants in Norway.

The University of Stavanger is a university located in Stavanger, Norway. It had about 11,000 students and 1,370 employees, including academics, administrative and service staff, in 2017. The university’s motto is to challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

Why choose to study at the University of Stavanger? At the University of Stavanger, crossing national, linguistic, and cultural borders is highly valued and appreciated. At the University of Stavanger, crossing national, linguistic, and cultural borders is highly valued and appreciated. 12% of all their students come from outside of Norway, and they offer a total of 23 study programs in English in a wide range of fields. Stavanger aims to bring higher education, research, and artistic development work, dissemination, and innovation in a package to its students.

Application Deadline:  Applications must be received by 31st July 2022.

Brief Description
  • University or Organization: University of Stavanger
  • Department: Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: NOK 491 200
  • Number of Awards: N/A
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: EU, EEA or International
  • The award can be taken in Norway

  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: PhD degree in computer science offered by the university.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • one or more programming languages and collaborative software development tools (e.g. C/C++, Python, git)
  • C-ITS and CCAM concepts, protocols, standards, and applications
  • risk assessment and modelling, decision support system and vehicular networking
How to Apply
  • How to Apply: To apply for this position, please follow the link “Apply for this job.” Your application letter, relevant education, work experience, and language skills must be registered here.
  • Supporting Documents: The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application:
  • Cover letter explaining your interest in the project and the relevance of your background and experience to the position. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
  • CV with a full summary of your education and experience
  • References, academic 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 a relevant field (e.g., Computer Science, ICT, telecom, C-ITS, transportation), preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for completing a doctorate.
  • 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

The University of Stavanger will provide NOK 491 200 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position. A higher salary may be considered in special cases. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.