No tuition fees.

Admission requirements

Admission to this master's degree programme / study option 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/study option
  • a minimum grade average of C (in the Norwegian grading 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) 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 (80-group)

Having completed a Bachelor's degree is a requirement for admission to the Master's programme. Those who do not hold a Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Astronomy and Meteorology, programme options Astronomy or Physics, but hold an alternative Bachelor’s degree in physics, e.g. from another Norwegian university, are evaluated as equal.

If you hold a Bachelor's degree in Physics, Astronomy and Meteorology, the following courses may be included in the 80-group
AST2210 - Observational Astronomy
AST3220 - Cosmology I
AST3310 - Astrophysical plasma and stellar interiors
FYS-MEK1110 - Mechanics
FYS1120 - Electromagnetism
FYS2140 - Quantum Physics
FYS2160 - Thermodynamics and statistical physics
• Optional 10 ECTS credit course in physics, informatics, mathematics, mechanics or statistics, with the exception of the courses MAT1100 - Calculus , MAT1110 - Calculus and Linear Algebra , MAT1120 - Linear Algebra , MEK1100 - Vector Calculus , INF1000 - Introduction to object-oriented programming and MAT-INF1100 - Modelling and Computations.

Applicants with other backgrounds are assessed individually by the Programme Council at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics.


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

If you have completed studies/courses outside the University of Oslo, you must also upload course descriptions. The course names and codes on the course descriptions must match the transcript of records.

Export control

This programme is covered by the regulations on export control. Export controls are applied to countries where there is suspicion about development and use of weapons of mass destruction. UiO will therefore conduct a specific evaluation of these applicants.

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.

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.