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.
This programme/study option is also offered to eligible candidates under the Norwegian Quota Scheme.
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
The academic requirements for admission to the Master's programme in Chemistry are at least 50 ECTS credits chemistry, 30 ECTS credits chemistry related courses, 10 ECTS credits mathematics and 5 ECTS credits physics. Please contact the study coordinator at the Department of Chemistry if you have questions regarding academic requirements.
Grade point average
The grade point average (GPA) is derived from the eight courses KJM1100, KJM1110, KJM1120, KJM1130, two of KJM2200/KJM2400/KJM2600, MAT1001/MAT1100 and FYS1000/FYS-MEK1110 (at least 80 ECTS credits), or equivalent courses from UiO or other institutions in Norway and abroad. If an applicant wishes to be granted conditional admission (see below) and lacks some of the courses mentioned above, the GPA of completed courses must be of such that whatever the result of the missing examinations, a GPA of C is upheld.
Applicants with an education from UiO
If you started studying Autumn 2003 or later, you qualify for admission to the Master’s study in chemistry, providing you hold one of the following:
• A Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry (Bachelor’s)
• A Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (Bachelor’s) – programme option Chemistry (discontinued in 2007)
• A Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (Bachelor’s) - Biochemistry (programme option)
• A Bachelor’s degree in Materials, Energy and Nanotechnology (Bachelor’s) containing KJM1040/KJM1130 and further 20 ECTS credits chemistry (not KJM1001).
Applicants from institutions outside UiO are assessed based on specific application.
The scientific foundation in chemistry consists of KJM1100, KJM1110, KJM1120, KJM1130, two of KJM2200/KJM2400/KJM2600 and 20 ECTS credits in other chemistry or MENA courses at a 3000-level (including KJM2010, KJM2020 og MBV1030). At a minimum MAT1001 and FYS1000 must have been completed and passed.
Applicants with a degree from Oslo Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (OAUC – formerly Oslo University College – OUC)
You must take at least 5 ECTS credits in physics to qualify for admission if you hold a Bachelor i ingeniørfag - bioteknologi og kjemi from OAUC/OUC. The courses that can be taken at UiO are either FYS1000 - Physics- the foundation of natural sciences and medicine or FYS-MEK1110 - Mechanics .
Applicants from OAUC/OUC must apply for academic evaluation. Please see information on evaluation of external education from Norway and abroad.
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