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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.

Required specialization:

A specialization in any discipline amounting to 80 ECTS credits, of which 30 of the 80 ECTS credits must be in gender studies.


A specialization in any discipline amounting to 80 ECTS credits and additionally 30 ECTS credits in gender studies.

Gender studies can include courses with a gendered perspective, such as:

  • basic concepts, discussions and current issues in gender studies or women studies
  • history of feminism
  • feminist theory
  • masculinity studies
  • queer studies
  • gender and health, gender and development, gender and environmental studies
  • gender equality
  • KFL1010KLF1020 and KFL2010, for students with a bachelor's degree from UiO