Admission

Admission

The application deadline for the main admission is 1 February.

Please be aware that the departments may announce vacant positions at our website other times during the year.

  • Requirements: Am I Qualified?

    Requirements: Am I Qualified?

    You are eligible to the PhD programme if you meet the following requirements:

    • Master of Science (MSc) or comparable degree relevant for your specialisation e.g. MSc in Economics and Business Administration, MSc in Social Sciences, MSc in Psychology, MSc in Philosophy, MSc in Mathematics, MSc in Engineering, MSc in Industry, MSc Management, MSc in Law.
    • Minimum B (4) in Grade Point Average (GPA), five-point scale (A=five, B=four, C=three, D=two, E=one).
    • Minimum B (4) on your master thesis.

    You may be asked for documentation of the following test scores by some of the PhD specialisations. This will be clearly stated in the specific advertisement:

    • TOEFL or IELTS test scores.
    • GMATor GRE test scores.

    You are waived from TOEFL/IELTS if you     

    • Are a native English speaker.
    • Have a qualifying Master’s degree from a Nordic school (Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish or Icelandic).
    • Have a qualifying Master’s degree where the language of tuition was English.

    TOEFL minimum scoreS

    • Written:  a minimum score of 575 points or.
    • Computer-based: a minimum score of 233 points/ Internet-based: a minimum score of 90 points.

    IELTS minimum score

    • 6.5 points.

    On your request, the TOEFL/IELTS test centre will submit your test scores directly to NHH. Your TOEFL/IELTS test scores are valid for two years. The NHH code number for TOEFL is 0686.  NHH handles your records confidentially. 

    GMAT/GRE test scores

    You are waived from the GMAT/GRE tests if you hold a qualifying master’s degree from a Nordic (Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish or Icelandic) school.

    GMAT minimum score

    • 600 points.

    The NHH code number for GMAT is 7KZ-2K-01.

    GRE minimum scoreS

    • Quantitative Reasoning: score of 152 points (corresponds to 660 points on the old scale).
    • Verbal Reasoning: a minimum score of 153 points (corresponds to 500 points on the old scale).

    The NHH code number for GRE is 0686. On your request, the GMAT/GRE test centre will submit your test scores directly to NHH.

    NHH handles your records confidentially.

     
  • Application: You are required to upload the following electronically with your application

    Application: You are required to upload the following electronically with your application

    • Certificate of a Master of science degree or equivalent (please include transcripts of grades).
    • Certificate of a Bachelor degree or equivalent (please include transcripts of grades).
    • Other relevant certificates or transcripts (e.g. courses completed at the PhD level).
    • Statement of purpose describing your motivation for applying this position (250-300 words).
    • Tentative research proposal (2000- 4000 words). Please submit a summary of your planned research project. Describe the aims, objectives, research questions, and elaborate on your motivation for pursuing the proposed area of research. Please note your research project is tentative and often needs adjustments after acceptance into the programme.
    • Curriculum vitae/resume.
    • A list of all publications and /or other documented research activities.
    • Contact details to two reference persons. Please provide us contact details to two reference persons.

    Letters of recommendation may strengthen your  application, but this is not mandatory. The referees should send their letter of recommendation to hr-phd@nhh.no by 15 February .

    • Test score documentation (GRE/GMAT and/ or TOEFL/ IELTS) if these requirements are specified in the specific advertisement.
    • If you only apply for admission to the PhD programme, and not for a position of employment as a PhD Research Scholar, you need to document external funding for your studies.

     

  • After you have submitted your application:

    After you have submitted your application:

    • You will receive an email confirming your submission shortly after the application deadline. 
    • Relevant candidates will be contacted by the specific department, and receive an invitation for an interview in-person or through Skype.
    • All of the applicants will receive an email from the Office of Human Resources (HR) when the admission is finalised.

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