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

When you apply for admission you can choose between a

  • Fulltime option
  • Part-time option (only open to EU/EEA/Swiss applicants, Nordic citizens and applicants residing in Norway)


No tuition fees.

Admission requirements

Admission to master's degree studies requires:

  • Higher Education Entrance Qualification and a completed bachelor's degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor's degree. Applicants with foreign education, please refer to the country list.
  • 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.

Required specialization

  •  A specialization on Bachelor's level  within Social Sciences, the Humanities, or Natural Sciences equivalent to 80 ECTS credits (approximately 1 1/2 year of study) A degree in Business Studies does not qualify.
  • The minimum requirement for admission is at least a good second class honours degree (or equivalent) with in these fields .
  • Prior education in areas related to assessment and evaluation is not required for admission


You have to upload all required documents in UiO's online application portal.

In addition

Upload a one page letter of motivation explaining your interest in the programme, potential relevant prior education or experience related to test development, and reasons for applying to the programme.  

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.

Admission 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.

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.

The admission committee may give you additional points for your letter of motivation.

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 education.

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