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
No tuition fees.
Non-EU/EAA students must note: Before traveling to Louvain for the second year, you will be asked by Belgian immigration authorities to document your ability to finance your stay.
Admission to master's degree studies 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
- 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.
Admission to the programme requires at least 80 credits major in English, French or German. 20 of the 80 credits must be in English, French or German linguistics courses at an advanced level (comparable to 2000-level from the University of Oslo). The average mark for the 80 credits must be at least C.
Students that have English, French or German intermediate subject (mellomfag), with a grade of minimum 2,7, are also qualified to apply.
You must submit the following documents:
- A detailed curriculum vitae
- Motivation letter (maximum two A4-pages) with description of your academic interest within linguistics, specify the type of language analysis you would like to carry on
Recommended language skills:
If your major is English, and you intend to follow courses in French or German, we recommend that you have language skills in French or German
- comparable to level II of French or German from Norwegian upper secondary school and at least 10 credits of the language at 1000-level from the University of Oslo, or
- comparable to B2 level (description of language levels from Council of Europe).
Applicants with a major in English do not need to send in documentation of their language level in French or German, but documentation will be required when they apply for admission to the French and German courses.
You have to upload all required documents in UiO's online application portal.
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.
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.
Furthermore, applicants will be ranked based on their curriculum vitae and motivation letter.
Admission to this 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.
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.