Admission

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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.

Information for applicants with Norwegian higher education (in Norwegian)

You need to meet the following specialized academic admission requirements:

  • Mathematics - 10 ECTS
  • Statistics and Methods - 10 ECTS
  • Microeconomics - 20 ECTS
  • Macroeconomics - 20 ECTS
  • Additional economics - 30 ECTS

This amounts to a total of 90 ECTS credits.

Please note that accounting, auditing, business, marketing or management do not count as economics.

Test requirement – GRE/GMAT test

You must also submit a GRE or GMAT test. 

You are exempt from submitting a test if you have at least 30 ECTS in economics and/or mathematics from an institution within the EU/EEA.