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

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 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
  • KFL1010, KLF1020 and KFL2010, for students with a bachelor's degree from UiO


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

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.

For applicants with 30 ECTS credits in gender studies in addition to their specialization, the ranking will be based on 50 ECTS credits from their specialization and 30 ECTS credits in gender studies.

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 prior education.

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