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.
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
You are qualified for admission to this Master’s programme if you hold a Bachelor’s degree/Cand. Mag. degree or the equivalent in sciences (see details below), and have completed and passed examinations in the following courses (or the equivalent) with a grade point average of C or above:
• Minimum 50 ECTS credits in physics (FYS-courses), chemistry (KJM-courses) and material science (MENA-courses). Minimum 20 of these 50 must be in chemistry (KJM-courses) or material science (MENA-courses), and at least 20 credits must be in physics (FYS-courses) or material science (MENA-courses).
• Minimum 20 ECTS credits must be in mathematics (MAT-, MAT-INF- and INF-MAT-courses).
• The last 10 ECTS credits can be from the above or from other scientific areas that are relevant to the Master’s programme (For external applicants this can be 10 unspecified ECTS credits in sciences).
Only 10 of the 80 ECTS credits can be on introductory level (i.e. courses that are based on upper secondary school curriculum). At least 20 of the 80 ECTS credits must be on 2000- or 3000-level.
For applicants with an academic background from abroad or from another Norwegian university, admission may be granted after an individual evaluation of their background. The scientific basis for calculation of the grade will be the 80 most relevant credits from their academic background. The applicant may be asked to complete her/his background by taking additional, relevant courses as a requirement for admission.
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