PhD Programme:  Southern Africa Region


SANORD Elections2022-2023

By now you should have received an automated email regarding the SANORD Elections and to cast the votes for your institutions.

Webinar on Innovations for Sustainable Development

On 24 August 2021 at 12:00-14:00 CAT/SAST, 13:00-15:00 EEST

University of Turku – Winner of 3MThesis Competition.

The 3MT Final at the University of Turku was held on 5 March 2020.

POPI Act

On 1 July 2021, the South African Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI Act) came into effect.

Neuro-Innovation PhD Programmes

The University of Eastern Finland invites applications for seven Early Stage Researcher (Doctoral Student) positions in the EU-funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Cofund DP project Neuro-Innovation: Research and innovation for brain health throughout life.

SANORD-SAFINET Webinar on Collaboration in Health and Well-being

Tampere University in Finland invites Southern African higher education institutions’ staff and students to participate in a webinar on collaboration in health and well-being on 17 June at 12:00-14:00 CAT/SAST 13:00-15:00 EEST. 

2021 THEME GROUP PROJECTS

SANORD is proud to announce the 2021 Call for Proposals for Seed Funding is now open to all our members.

2021 Brian O’Connell (BOC) Scholarship Programme

SANORD is proud to announce the 2021 Call for Applications for the BOC Scholarship Programme is now open to all our members.

SANORD 3MT- Competition 2021

Call open for SANORD universities to submit letter of interest.

SANORD 2021 – Updated

The conference registration is open and will close tomorrow, 3 September 2021. Registration is free hence we encourage and invite all interested stakeholders to register by tomorrow.
We look forward to a few days of fruitful engagements and interesting discussions.

PhD at University of Botswana


The School of Graduate Studies has been established in 1996 with the task to coordinate all aspects of graduate student programmes.

University of Malawi


Chancellor College offers PhDs in various fields.

The College of Medicine offers doctoral studies in various health related fields.

The Polytechnic offers doctoral studies in Applied Science, Commerce and Engineering.

Namibia University of Science and Technology


Namibia University of Science and Technology offers doctoral studies in Computer Science and Informatics.

University of Namibia offers PhD programmes in Business Administration and Nursing Science.

Doctoral studies at Cape Peninsula University of Technology


Cape Peninsula University of Technology offers various doctorates in technology.

Doctoral studies at Durban University of Technology


Durban University of Technology offers various doctorates in technology.

PhD at Rhodes University


Students are accepted depending on staff availability, the candidate’s academic record, and in relation to the topic.

PhD at University of Cape Town


The Doctoral Degrees Board is responsible for all supervised doctoral degrees as well as for the senior doctorates by published works.

PhD at University of Free State


The University of Free State believes that postgraduate education ought to focus on the holistic development of the postgraduate student as researcher, and that research education has to include more than disciplinary training.

PhD at University of Johannesburg


University of Johannesburg offers PhD studies in various faculties.

PhD at University of KwaZulu-Natal


University of KwaZulu-Natal offer PhDs i various faculties.

PhD at University of Pretoria


University of Pretoria offers PhD programmes at various departments.

PhD at University of the Western Cape


University of the Western Cape offers PhD programmes in various fields

PhD at University of Stellenbosch


University of Stellenbosch offers a comprehensive selection of PhDs across its departments.

Doctoral studies at Vaal University of Technology


Vaal University of Technology offers doctoral programmes in Applied and Computer Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Human Sciences, and Management Sciences.

Doctoral studies at University of Lusaka


Doctoral studies at University of Zambia


University of Zambia offers PhD studies at various departments.

Doctoral studies at University of Zimbabwe


PhD Programme:  Nordic Region


PhD at Aarhus University


By combining in-depth, cutting-edge research with interdisciplinary collaboration, Aarhus University maintains a strong focus on talent development and knowledge exchange with the business sector.

PhD at University of Southern Denmark


Throughout your PhD project you will take part in active research environments both in Denmark and abroad, and in doing so will achieve research results that are eligible for publication in recognised international scientific journals.

PhD at University of Jyväskylä


The doctoral programmes of the University of Eastern Finland invite applications for doctoral student positions on an annual basis. Approximately 150 doctoral students work with this funding as early stage researchers at the university every year.

PhD at University of Eastern Finland


The University of Jyväskylä supports doctoral training in its faculties and doctoral students’ international mobility, as well as offers doctoral students transferable skills studies, guidance and support services.

PhD at University of Tampere


Doctoral training at the University of Tampere takes place in the University’s Doctoral School consisting of the doctoral programmes of respective academic Schools.

Doctoral studies at University of Turku


The University of Turku Graduate School consists of 16 Doctoral Programmes which cover all disciplines and Doctoral Candidates of the University.

PhD at University of Iceland


University of Iceland offers various PhD programmes. It is organised into five academic schools, and 25 faculties.

PhD at Bergen University College


Bergen University College offers a PhD programme in Bildung and Pedagogical Practices.

PhD at Hedmark University of Applied Sciences


The strategic research areas of Hedmark UAS are Education and Diversity, Arena for Culture and Language Studies, Public Health, Applied Ecology, Biotechnology and Value Creation in Business and Public Management.

PhD at University of Bergen


The University of Bergen has an international profile and offer opportunities to conduct both traditional and cross-disciplinary research as a part of the doctoral education.

PhD at University of Nordland


University of Nordland has four doctoral programmes. Admission to the different programmes is by individual application.

PhD at Karlstad University


Karlstad University offers Master’s programmes taught in English in the following academic areas: Economy and Law, IT, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Arts, Technology and Engineering.

PhD at Linköping University


Linköping University offers Master’s programmes taught in English in the following academic areas: Engineering and Computer Sciences, Environmental Studies, Natural Sciences, Education, Social Sciences and Humanities.

PhD at Lund University


Lund University offers more than 90 Master’s degree programmes taught in English in the following academic areas: Architecture & Design, Economics & Management, Engineering & Technology, Environment & Sustainability, Fine & Performing Arts, Humanities, Languages, Film & Theology, International Studies, Development & Welfare Studies, Law, Medicine, Science, Sociology, Psychology & Media, Service Management & Strategic Communication.

PhD at Malmö University


Malmö University offers Master’s programmes taught in English that can be either one or two years of study.

PhD at University of Gothenburg


University of Gothenburg offers Master’s programmes taught in English in the following academic areas: Social and Behavioural Science; Natural Sciences; IT; Education, Teaching and Learning; Medicine, Odontology, Health and Care Science; Music, Drama, Film and Photography; Languages; Business, Economics, Law and Tourism; Culture, Religion and History; Fine Art, Design and Crafts.

PhD at University West


University West offers Master’s programmes taught in English in the following academic areas: Business Administration, Political Science, Informatics, Manufacturing Engineering, Science in Finance, Robotics.

PhD at Uppsala University 


The education offered in Uppsala University PhD programmes gives students the competence and skills to conduct research independently, enables a deep understanding of the subject area, fosters proficiency in disseminating knowledge and enables the learning of others.