NMBU PhD Scholarship at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences for International Students

Have you always dreamed of pursuing a degree in Norway? If financial obligations hinder you then worry no more for you can now apply for the NMBU PhD scholarship at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences for International Students. Anyone who wishes to pursue their doctoral degree within robotic grasping and manipulation is welcome to apply. Read below to find out the information!




The Norwegian University of Life Sciences is located in Oslo, the capital of Norway. Matter of fact, this university merged with the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science in January 1, 2014 and became NMBU. The NMBU PhD scholarship at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences for International Students is now offering a 3 year PhD scholarship for qualified candidate and the successful candidate will study on Campus Ås which is located 30 km from Oslo. Furthermore, she/he will work in close cooperation with many other students in the Robotics and Control Group as well as contribute to the daily group activities such as courses, seminars, etc. this scholarship is actually part of the project called “Robotized cells to obtain efficient meat production for the Norwegian meat industry (MeaTable)” and is funded by Norway Research Council for the duration of April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2021.

The award information is as follows: The offer is placed in government pay scale position code 1017 PhD. Fellow, wage framework 20 (salary grade 36 to 62). PhD. Usually, Fellows are put in pay grade 51 which is NOK 443.900 on the Norwegian Government salary scale on employment as well as follow ordinary meriting regulations. Furthermore, employment is conducted following the rules of national guidelines for University and Technical College PhD scholars.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Must meet the terms defined for admission to a PhD program at NMBU
  • Possess an academically relevant education corresponding to a 5 year Norwegian degree program (120 credits are a master’s degree level)
  • Possess a documented strong academic background from previous studies and able to document proficiency in oral and written English
  • Must document interest and expertise in the research subject

See the PhD Regulations as well as the relevant PhD program description for more details

Academic qualifications:

  • Proficiency in control and robotics
  • A relevant Master degree in Control, Robotics, Engineering Cybernetics or Computer Science with an average grade B or better according to ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) grades
  • Hands-on experience from implementing algorithms on real systems
  • Proficiency in statistical methods and mathematical modeling
  • Good programming skills

Desired academic qualifications:

  • Experience with cobots, HMI, ROS, phythons/C++, etc
  • Artificial intelligence, machine learning
  • Hands-on experience in building robotic system, construction of robots

Furthermore, here are required personal skills you need to have:

  • Ability to collaborate
  • High work capacity
  • Result-oriented as well as highly motivated
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

Meanwhile, here are the desired personal skills:

  • Ability to work independently under various conditions
  • Ability to establish research networks
  • Ability to create a good atmosphere in the research group

How to Apply

Anyone interested in applying for the NMBU PhD scholarship at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences for International Students is encouraged to complete their online application no later than June 5, 2018. Visit the following link  to apply for this scholarship and it will bring you to the University’s web recruitment system where you have to register an account and log in. Then, complete the online application form.

Include (electronically) a CV, letter of intent, full publication list (include them electronically within the application deadline), a list of two referees with e-mail addresses and phone numbers, certified copies of transcripts of academic records and degree certificates. Proof of English proficiency may be required from the relevant NMBU Department.

Visit the official website for more information here




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