How to apply?
Application process and deadlines are different for international and Nordic applicants.
- 1 December: International applicants*
- 15 April: Extended deadline for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens*
- 15 April and 15 October: Nordic citizens and applicants with a permanent residence in Norway**.
* Admission is once a year, start of studies in the autumn semester.
** Admission is twice a year, start of studies both in the autumn and spring semester.
International applicants except nordic citizens and applicants with a permanent or renewable residence in Norway.
Nordic citizens and applicants with a permanent or renewable residence
permit in Norway.
Formal admission requirements
Admission to this master's degree programme/study option requires:
- country list. and a completed bachelor's degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor's degree. Applicants with foreign education, please refer to the
- a specialization defined by the programme/study option (Special admission requirements - see below)
- a minimum grade point average (GPA) of C (in Norwegian scale) or equivalent from the specialization in your degree.
- Norwegian and English language requirement OR special enhanced requirement in English specified below:
a) Passed examination in English foundation course (140 hours/5 periods per week) in Norwegian upper secondary school with a minimum grade of 4 (or an equivalent grade from a Nordic upper secondary school) or alternatively passed examination in English from second and/or third school year, or
b) An internationally recognised English language proficiency test.
Special admission requirements
Having completed a Bachelor's degree is a requirement for admission to the Master's programme. Those who do not hold a Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Astronomy and Meteorology, programme options Astronomy or Physics, but hold an alternative Bachelor’s degree in physics, e.g. from another Norwegian university, are evaluated as equal. Applicants with other backgrounds are assessed individually by the Programme Council.
The following courses may be included in the 80-group
- AST2120 - The Stars
- AST2210 - Observational Astronomy
- AST3210 - Radiation I
- AST3220 - Cosmology I
- AST3310 - Astrophysical plasma and stellar interiors
- FYS-MEK1110 - Mechanics
- FYS1120 - Electromagnetism
- FYS2140 - Quantum Physics
- FYS2160 - Thermodynamics and statistical physics
+ an optional 10 ECTS credit course in physics, informatics, mathematics, mechanics or statistics, with the exception of the courses MAT1100 - Calculus , MAT1110 - Calculus and Linear Algebra , MAT1120 - Linear Algebra , MEK1100 - Vector Calculus , INF1000 - Introduction to object-oriented programming and MAT-INF1100 - Modelling and Computations .
Fromt the Autumn of 2011 there will be changes in the study plans for the programme option Astronomy in the Bachelor’s programme in Physics, Astronomy and Meteorology (FAM-programme). The courses AST2120 - The Stars and AST3210 - Radiation I will be replaced with the courses AST3310 - Astrophysical plasma and stellar interiors og AST3220 - Cosmology I . Please find the new study plans here .
Ranking of applicants
Applicants are ranked according to their grade point average (GPA). Applicants who can not be estimated according to their grade point average, will be ranked based on individual assessment.
Recognition of prior education
If you have previous higher education, you may apply for specific recognition of this education as part of your degree. Education from both Norwegian and non-Norwegian higher education institutions may be recognised. Recognition depends upon whether the education meets the specific requirements of your degree. Read more about recognition of prior education at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences