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Admission to master's programmes for Nordic citizens and applicants residing in Norway

When to apply

Study programmes starting in August

  • The application portal opens 1 February.
  • The application deadline is 15 April (1 March if you qualify for an early result)

For applications to European Master in Health Economics and Management, different deadlines and admissions procedures must be followed.

Study programmes starting in January

  • The application portal opens 15 September.
  • The application deadline is 15 October.

1. Are you qualified for the programme you want to apply to?

Does your academic background meet the admission requirements? You should thoroughly research prospective programmes and their specific admission requirements.

You can apply to up to three prioritized programmes.

2. Do you meet our English language requirements?

Are you taking an English language test? Please be aware that:

  • IELTS and TOEFL test dates fill up quickly.
  • Be sure to schedule your test in time for the results to reach us within the application deadline:
    • 15 April for study programmes starting in August
    • 15 October for study programmes starting in January

See how to document your proficiency in English

3. Preparing your application

Make sure that you have all the required documents ready, and that they are in the correct format (pdf).

In the application portal you may agree to have your results imported from other Norwegian instiutions (not BI). If you agree to this you must check that your results are available under "external results" in the application portal.

4. Completing your degree/relevant courses in the application semester?

Within the application deadline 15 April/ 15 October you must upload:

  • a list of the courses you are registered for this semester with the expected date for completion

You can document that you are taking subjects this semester by uploading either a screenshot of your subject registrations for this semester from your student portal, your own statement of subjects you are taking this semester or a confirmation from your institution.​

Remember to upload your final transcripts by 7 December for studies starting in January, or 1 July for studies starting in August.

5. Registering your application

The application portal is now closed.

Apply in our application periods:

  • 1 February - 15 April for studies starting in August
  • 15 September - 15 October for studies starting in January
  • 1 February - 1 March for early reply for studies starting in August and for European Master in Health Economics and Management

All supporting documents must reach us within the application deadline. Your application will be considered invalid if you have not uploaded any supporting documents within the deadline. Invalid applications will not be processed.

6. Reprioritize your alternatives

You may reprioritize your three programmes until

  • 1 July for studies starting in August
  • 7 December for studies starting in January

If you are offered admission to your first priority you will not be offered admission to your second priority.

7. Getting your application results

You will receive your application results within

  • 5 July for studies starting in August
  • 14 December for studies starting in January.

When the admission results are ready you will be notified through your registered e-mail address. You will then be able to see the result of your application in UiO's application portal.

If you are offered admission to a study programme, you will be given a short deadline to respond.

8. Supplementary admission

On 17 July and 6 August, study programmes that have unfilled places will offer these places to applicants who are on the waiting list. You must reply to an eventual offer by respectively 24 July or 11 August.

Please note that if you are offered admission to a programme or study option with a higher priority in the supplementary admission round, you will automatically lose the place that you accepted in the main round of admission.

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