This study programme starts in August.
When to apply
- EU/EEA/Swiss applicants: from 1 February until 1 March
- Nordic citizens and applicants with a permanent or renewable residence permit in Norway: from 1 February until 15 April
- Non-EU/EEA applicants: from 1 October until 1 December
How to apply
- EU/EEA/Swiss applicants: Application procedure
- Nordic citizens and applicants with a permanent or renewable residence permit in Norway: Application procedure
- Non-EU/EEA applicants: Application procedure
The programme has two tracks, one at the University of Oslo and the other at The Western Norway University of Applied Sciences in Bergen. Only the University of Oslo can answer questions regarding admission, for both tracks.
No tuition fees if no studies abroad during the programme.
Admission to this programme requires:
- Higher Education Entrance Qualification and a completed bachelor's degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor's degree. Applicants with foreign education, please refer to the country list.
- a specialization defined by the programme
- a minimum grade average of C (in the Norwegian grading scale) or equivalent from the specialization in your degree.
University of Oslo track
- a language requirement documented by one of the tests/exams below:
a) 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 from second and/or third school year in Norwegian upper secondary school, or
b) An internationally recognised English language proficiency test.
This program has a lot of mandatory groupwork and group exams. Therefore being fluent in spoken English is a prerequisite for succesful communication with fellow students and lecturers. As part of the Master's programme students have internships in both start-up companies and more mature organizations. In these situations, knowledge of Norwegian language and an understanding of Norwegian culture, is beneficial.
Western Norway University of Applied Sciences track
- You must fulfil the requirements for Higher Education Entrance Qualification (generell studiekompetanse (in Norwegian)). This includes proficiency in Norwegian Language.
The required specialization consists of minimum of 80 ECTS credits within one of the following areas:
- Mathematics and Natural Sciences: Bioscience, Chemistry, Geosciences, Informatics, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Science, Physics
- Medical Sciences: Basic and clinical subjects within Medicine, Odontology and Veterinary Sciences
- Technology and Engineering: Civil, Electronics, Energy, Environmental, Information- and Communication, Marine, Material, Mechanical, Medical, Process
You have to upload all required documents in UiO's online application portal.
Applicants to this programme must also upload the following documentation:
- Motivation letter
Your motivation letter should be between ½ page – maximum 1 page, addressing the following:
- Why are you applying to this program and what are your expectations?
- What are you passionate about outside your work and studies? Describe an extracurricular activity you are particularly proud of and why it was important to you.
- What kind of experiences do you have from working in teams and how do you function in such settings?
- How do you see your ability to meet the full time requirement attending lectures and participate in group work throughout the program?
Ranking of applicants
Admission to this programme is usually highly competitive. Applicants are ranked according to their grade average in the required specialization. Please note that even if you fulfill the minimum grade requirement, this does not guarantee you a study place in the programme. If an applicant has more than 80 ECTS credits in the required specialization, the 80 ECTS credits with the highest grades will form the grade average.
You normally cannot be admitted to a Master's degree programme or Programme option within the same subject area as a previously completed Master's degree at the University of Oslo.
Additional points may be given for statement of purpose and commitment as expressed in the motivation letter.