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Required specialization

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.

Applicants must fulfill one of the following conditions:

  • a specialization of at least 80 ECTS credits with a minimum of 50 ETCS credits in either Hindi, Sanskrit or Bengali and a minimum of 30 ECTS credits of South Asia area studies, either as a part of the specialization or in addition to it.


  • a specialization corresponding to 80 ECTS credits in a relevant discipline, such as anthropology, history, political science, religion and literature. A minimum of 30 ECTS credits of South Asia area studies is required in addition to it.

Ranking of applicants

Selection is based on your academic performance in the required subjects for this programme.