PhD Programme:  Southern Africa Region

Jaydi Charles 2020 Brian O’Connell Scholarship(BOC) recipient.

Jaydi Charles is a MTECH graduate of the University Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). In 2020 Jaydi was awarded the BOC Scholarship and had the opportunity to travel to Karstad University in Sweden.

SDG Conference Bergen 2022: Ways of knowing, modes of living

The challenges and existential threats that underlie the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) demand action.

9–11 February 2022

SANORD 2022 Conference at University of Limpopo

After a successful pitch that positioned the University of Limpopo (UL) as a research-oriented and destination of choice, the institution has been confirmed as the host of the 2022 Southern African-Nordic Centre (SANORD) Annual Scientific Conference.

SANORD-FAPI Special Interest Group on Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

The Southern African-Nordic Centre SANORD is a network of more than 50 higher education institutions in southern Africa and the Nordic countries, and a forum to advance academic collaboration between the Nordic and the southern African regions.

3MT Winners 2021

3MT Winners 2021 Annastasia Shipepe: A design study on the impact of educational robotics and sensor technology in Namibia Annastasia Shipepe is a Namibian doctoral […]

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.


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.

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.