English proficiency required for master's degree admission

English language proficiency for programmes taught in English must be documented with a valid TOEFL ibt, IELTS Academic or PTE Academic test score.

Minimum scores for programmes with special English requirements

European Languages (master's two years): English Language (programme option)

Test results must be valid (not older than two years) on the date of the application deadline.

IELTS

IELTS academic - International English Language Testing System

  • Minimum overall band score: 7.5

TOEFL

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language, internet-based test (iBT)

  • Minimum total score: 108

Pearson

PTE Academic - Pearson Test of English Academic

  • Minimum overall score: 74

English Literature, American and British Studies

Test results must be valid (not older than two years) on the date of the application deadline.

IELTS

IELTS academic - International English Language Testing System

  • Minimum overall band score: 7.5

TOEFL

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language, internet-based test (iBT)

  • Minimum total score: 108

Pearson

PTE Academic - Pearson Test of English Academic

  • Minimum overall score: 74

Linguistics and its Applications for a Multilingual Society

Test results must be valid (not older than two years) on the date of the application deadline.

IELTS

IELTS academic - International English Language Testing System

  • Minimum overall band score: 7.0

TOEFL

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language, internet-based test (iBT)

  • Minimum total score: 100

Pearson

PTE Academic - Pearson Test of English Academic

  • Minimum overall score: 68

Minimum scores for all other master's degree programmes

Test results must be valid (not older than two years) on the date of the application deadline.

    TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language, internet-based test (iBT)

    • Minimum total score: 90

    IELTS academic - International English Language Testing System

    • Minimum overall band score: 6.5

    PTE Academic - Pearson Test of English Academic

    • Minimum overall score: 62

    How to document test results

    TOEFL

    Complete both of the following two steps:

    1. Add the University of Oslo as a recipient of your test result, using our institution code 0756. This will enable us to verify your test result online. Which department code you choose is not relevant.
    2. Upload a copy of your test result in Søknadsweb. Alternatively your email receipt stating that you have added UiO as a recipient of your test score.

    IELTS

    Upload the official copy of your test result with a legible TRF number in the bottom right corner.The University of Oslo will verify your test result online. It is currently not possible to submit test results with an IELTS institutional code.

    Pearson

    Send your score report to the University of Oslo through your Pearson account. In addition, upload a PDF of your score report.

    Are you exempt from submitting an English language test?

    The following applicants are exempt from submitting an English language test. 

    • Native speakers with completed upper secondary education from the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Malta, Singapore or Trinidad and Tobago.
    • Applicants who have completed a minimum of one year's university studies in academic subjects with English as the language of instruction in the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia. Please note that branch campus and distance learning students are not exempt.
    • Applicants who have completed a minimum of one year of master's degree studies with English as the language of instruction in one of the Nordic countries or the Netherlands, or completed a bachelor's degree with English as the language of instruction in one of the Nordic countries or the Netherlands.
    • Applicants who, in 2005 or later, have passed University of Cambridge exams, Proficiency (CPE) or Advanced (CAE), or First with the grade A. You must upload your Candidate ID and Secret Number (not your personal password!) from your Confirmation of Entry.
    • Applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme with English at Higher Level (HL) with the minimum score of 4.
    • Applicants who have passed examination in English foundation course (140 hours/5 periods per week) with a minimum grade of 4 in Norwegian upper secondary school (or an equivalent grade from a Nordic upper secondary school) or passed examination in English (140 hours/5 periods per week) from second and/or third school year in Norwegian upper secondary school.
    • Applicants who have completed both upper secondary school and a bachelor’s degree taught in English from Fiji, Mauritius, Samoa or South Africa.
    • Applicants with completed upper secondary school from Hong Kong with an AS-level examination in Use of English with grades A-C or HKDSE English Language Subject Level grade 5.
    • Applicants with completed upper secondary school within the British system in Macao.

     

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    Published Jan. 4, 2017 3:20 PM - Last modified Dec. 11, 2017 9:21 AM