Admission

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

Available places

35

Admission requirements

Admission to master's degree studies 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.
  • 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.

Required specialization

Admission to the Master’s Degree Programme in Health Economics, Policy, and Management requires a Bachelor’s Degree in either Health Management and Health Economics, Social Sciences, Economics, Public Administration or Health Sciences.

Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences must have at least 60 ECTS credits within Social Sciences or Economics.

Documentation

You have to upload all required documents in UiO's online application portal.

If you have completed studies outside the UiO, you must upload course descriptions that contain information about the completed courses (e.g. a document containing links to relevant websites).

Ranking of applicants

Applicants are ranked according to their grade average in the specialization of their degree. Applicants who cannot be ranked according to their grade average, will be ranked on the basis of an individual assessment.

Admission to this programme is usually highly competitive. Please note that even if you fulfill the minimum grade requirement, this does not guarantee you a study place in the programme.

You normally cannot be admitted to a master's degree programme or study option within the same subject area as a previously completed master's degree at the University of Oslo.

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.

The deadline for applying for recognition of previous education is on 1st of September. Your application has to specify which course(s) within your previous education you wish to implement in the masters degree. Further, you have to specify which course(s) within the master programme you wish to replace. Also a transcript of grades, a course description and a list of syllabus from your previous education shall be attached to the application.

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