Master programme: Master study agreement and other applications

All master students at the Department of Geosciences must hand in a formal application for approval of master study agreement (study plan) in their second semester.

At this page you will find this master study agreement and also other applications and information relevant for your Master of Science study at the Department of Geosciences.

A group of students standing in front of Festningen at Svalbard, a small islet in Grønfjorden at Svalbard. Photo: Hans Arne Nakrem, Natural History Museum, University of Oslo

Students from the Department of Geosciences, UiO on a field trip at Festningen, Spitsbergen (Svalbard). Photo: Hans Arne Nakrem, NHM/UiO

The following applications are located here:

Master study agreement (study plan)

The master study agreement is an agreement between the master student, the contact person at the Department, the supervisor(s) and the programme board. The agreement concerns the mutual rights and duties for each part involved in the student’s master study. 

The study plan consists of an application and an attached summary of the proposed master thesis (project description).

The study plan must be submitted after admission to the master programme in the second semester at the programme. Deadline for handing in the study plan is 25 January (15 May for discipline Petroleum with short thesis). The admission can be redrawn if the study plan is not submitted in time. 

Submit the application to the Study administration in room 206. 

Application form:

Changing your study plan

If you want to change the content in your master study agreement, you have to submit an application to the programme board. The application form must be signed by you and your supervisor(s).

The application must be submitted to the Study administration before any changes are made, and no later than 3 months prior to handing in your master thesis. All changes to your master agreement must be approved by the Programme Board, and you are responsible for applying for changes.

Application form:

  • English: PDF
  • Norwegian: PDF

Special syllabus

If the special syllabus was not a part of your approved application for approval of master contract, you need to submit an application for change of study plan together with your application for special syllabus. Please do not submit this later than 1 month before the special syllabus examination and at least 3 months before your thesis submission deadline. You will be given the answer of the application after the dicision from the Programme Board. Please note that the special syllabus examination can't take place if the application is either not delivered or has been rejected.

The special syllabus must be a part of the approved master contract, and can not be taken as a single course.

For more information regarding the special syllabus content have a look at the local regulations issued by the Programme Board at the Department of Geosciences.

Application form:

Recognition of external education (for use in MSc programme)

If you are admitted to the master programme and have completed master courses from academic insitutions outside the University of Oslo, you may apply to have these courses recognised as part of your degree. Hand in the application to the Study administration.

This point is relevant only for MSc students at the Department of Geosciences. Bachelorstudents should relate to the recognition pages for the bachelor programmes.

Application form:

  • English: PDF
  • Norwegian: PDF 

Expense support related to the MSc thesis

Students at the master programme in Geosciences can apply to get expenses up to NOK 10.000,- for field work, lab work or similar activity, directly related to work with the master’s thesis, covered. Expenses related to equipment like compass, shovel, etc., and to cover expenses indirectly related to work with the master thesis (conference) are not covered.

All students who wish to apply for having their expences covered, must send an application prior to the field/lab work. Submit your application together with the master study agreement if possible (ref. point 9 in the contract), if not, as soon as possible and at least one month prior to the field/lab work.

The application must state what kind of expenses you wish to get covered and their approximate amount (budget). You will have to pay for the expenses yourself and after your field trip/lab work, you submit an expense refund scheme (link under) together with the original receipts (copy is not accepted). The receipt must clearly show: the payment basis = the nature of the expense and the payment confirmation = the fact that the expense has been paid.

Both the application and the expense refund scheme should be submitted to the study administration, from where you'd also receive the answer.

1. Submit prior to field work/lab:

Application form:

2. Submit after field work/lab (requires approved application):

Refund scheme:


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Published Aug. 10, 2012 9:35 AM - Last modified Oct. 20, 2017 12:32 PM