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
- EU/EEA/Swiss applicants: Application procedure
- Nordic citizens and applicants with a permanent or renewable residence permit in Norway: Application procedure
- Non-EU/EEA applicants: Application procedure
Admission to this master's degree programme / study option requires:
- country list. and a completed bachelor's degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor's degree. Applicants with foreign education, please refer to the
- 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.
The required specialization consists of 110 ECTS credits where the following, or equivalent, courses are included:
- 60 ECTS credits of chemistry courses with laboratory, including:
- KJM1101 - General chemistry or MENA1001 - Materials, energy and nanotechnology
- KJM1130 - Physical Chemistry I - thermodynamics and kinetics
- KJM2600 - Physical chemistry II - quantum chemistry and spectroscopy or FYS2140 - Quantum physics
- 20 ECTS credits within chemistry or material science at advanced undergraduate level (3000 level). If the course KJM-MENA3300 - Physical chemistry III - macromolecules, condensed phases and dynamics, or its equivalent, is not included in your bachelor's degree, the course KJM4300 - Physical chemistry III must be included in the theoretical curriculum for the master's degree.
- 10 ECTS credits of unspecified chemistry
- 30 ECTS credits within mathematics
- 10 ECTS credits within physics
- 10 ECTS credits within programming
A minimum grade average of C (Norwegian grading scale), or equivalent, is required for 80 ECTS credits of the following, or equivalent:
KJM1101 or MENA1001, KJM1130, KJM2600 or FYS2140, 30 ECTS credits of chemistry courses where 20 ECTS credits are on advanced bachelor's level (3000 level), 10 ECTS credits within mathematics and 10 ECTS credits within physics.
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.
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 of 80 ECTS credits in the required specialization. A list of the courses forming the grade average can be found under the header “Required specialization”. If an applicant has more than 80 ECTS credits in the required specialization, the 80 ECTS credits with the highest grades will form the grade average.
You normally cannot be admitted to a Master's degree programme or programme option within the same subject area as a previously completed Master's degree at the University of Oslo.