CourseworkCourseworkNTNU offers a range of courses at the doctoral level. In addition to the doctoral thesis, a PhD education consists of a coursework component of at least 30 ECTS.

Most PhD-programmes have a combination of compulsory and elective courses. As part of your application process, you must develop a plan for your coursework component.

For more information on which courses are available for you, look at the web pages of the specific PhD-programme. Doctoral courses through Nordic universitiesNordic Five Tech (N5T) is an exclusive, strategic alliance of the five leading technical universities in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

As a PhD-candidate at one of these universities, you may attend PhD-courses at all five universities at no extra cost. External candidatesGraduate researcher schoolsA graduate researcher school consists of a network of universities, university colleges and research institutes and complements the regular PhD-programmes.

By participating in a graduate researcher school you gain access to a larger research group, a greater variety of PhD-courses, joint seminars and so on. Once you have been admitted to a PhD-programme, you may join a graduate researcher school in your field of study.