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Required academic background (visible to UiO employees only)

Bachelor's degree

You must have a bachelor’s degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor’s degree.

Required specialization and minimum grade requirement

You must have a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C in the required specialization. A Norwegian C is described as a good grade, generally comparable to an American B and a Second Class Upper in the British system. We do not use conversion tables for foreign grades. All foreign education is individually evaluated during the admission process.

Please note that eligible applicants who fulfill the minimum grade requirement will compete for a study place. Please see the section on ranking for more information on selection criteria.

Required specialization:

  • An in-depth study of at least 80 ECTS credits within Arabic, Persian or Turkish at BA-level.

  • 30 ECTS credits within Middle East area studies.

Students who do not have a bachelor's degree with a specialisation within a Middle Eastern language may also apply on the following two conditions:

  • They possess near-native fluency in spoken and written Arabic, Persian, Turkish or Hebrew, and can document this with transcripts from national secondary school.
  • They hold a bachelor's degree with a specialisation corresponding to 80 ECTS credits in a relevant discipline, such as anthropology, history, political science, religion or language or literature studies pertaining to the region.