Published Nov. 18, 2019 6:03 PM

Dear student,

the semester schedule for spring 2020 courses will be published on 25th November, and you can start applying for spring courses from 3rd December in Studentweb. 


Sincerely yours, 
Student administration 
Department of Geosciences

Published Nov. 15, 2019 12:45 PM

The following information applies to master students in Geosciences who started autumn 2019. 

The upcoming deadline for submitting the application for approval of master contract is 1st December 2019. Given the date is a Sunday, you are expected to submit the contract (to my office, room 111) within Friday 29 November.

Also, please be aware that I, Karl Johan will be out of office in week 48 (25-29 Nov), so if you have any questions regarding your master contract, please drop by my office within Friday, 22 November.

Contracts submitted during week 48 can be submitted to one of my colleagues, Vanja or Marie, in the next-door room, 110 (student advisors for the Bachelor programme). 

If you have any questions, or issues with submitting the contract within time, please drop by my office (room 111) or send an email to...

Published Nov. 14, 2019 11:34 AM

Please scroll down for English. 

Den nasjonale undersøkinga «Studiebarometeret» vart sendt ut 22. oktober til alle 2. og 5. årsstudenter.

Svarprosenten for masterprogrammet endte slik:

  • Geofag - master:       48% (n=30/62)

Snittet på MN-fakultetet er 32%.

Vi takker deg for at du tok deg tid til å svare!

Resultatet vert offentleggjort (www.studiebarometeret.no) i begynnelsen av februar 2020.

Med vennleg helsing, 
Institutt for geofag


The national survey "Studentbarometeret" was sent to 2nd and 5th-year students on 22 October. 

The response rate at the master programme: 

  • Geosciences - master: 48% (n=30/62)

The average for the MN faculty is 32%.&nb...

Published Oct. 31, 2019 5:31 PM

Students in their 2nd and 5th year on the bachelor- and master programme, respectively, received an email for a time ago with an invitation to answer a questionnaire - Studiebarometeret.
For those of us working with student administration, this questionnaire is quite important and we urge you to use this questionnaire to give us feedback on your student life.

It is also used to rank the GEO-education at the University of Oslo and compare it with other academic institutions in Norway. 

The questionnaire is national and this is your opportunity to raise the quality of your education. 

Studiebarometeret is conducted by the NOKUT on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Research. The questionnaire is anonymous. 

Your answers are an important part of ensuring and enhancing educational quality. By answering you can win one of 30 gift certificates valued up to 5000 NOK (administered by NOKUT).

See also:...

Published Oct. 14, 2019 1:33 PM

The Geosciences Master Seminar 3 is for 3rd semesters students at the master programme in Geosciences, who started autumn 2018. 

The aims of the seminars are to:

i) develop your professional competencies

ii) support you in achieving your goals with your master studies iii) inspire and support you in carrying out your research and

iv) to meet your peers.

The seminars will include hands-on practices, discussions, invited lecturers, social activities, help desks and more.

Subjects such as literature search, scientific writing and research data management - just to name a few - will be part of these seminars.

The deadline for registration is Thursday 17 October. 

For more information about the programme, and registration form, please click here: ...

Published Oct. 4, 2019 1:53 PM

The Geosciences Master Seminar 1 is for 1st semesters students at the master programme in Geosciences, starting autumn 2019. 

The aims of the seminars are to:

  1. develop your professional competencies
  2. support you in achieving your goals with your master studies
  3. inspire and support you in carrying out your research and
  4. to meet your peers. The seminars will include hands-on practices, discussions, invited lecturers, social activities, help desks and more. Subjects such as literature search,...
Published Aug. 30, 2019 3:26 PM

Aker Scholarship er en stipendordning for studenter som ønsker å ta en master eller ph.d i utlandet. De er veldig interessert i studenter fra MN og holder derfor et infomøte mandag 9. september kl 12:15-13:30 i undervisningsrom 1 i Georg Sverdrups hus

MN-fakultetet vurderer Aker Scholarship som et verdifullt og attraktivt tilbud til studentene, og samarbeider med å arrangere informasjonsmøte og rekruttering av aktuelle kandidater.

For informasjon om infomøtet og påmelding se: 

Les mer om Aker Scholarship på:

As you have to be Norw...

Published Aug. 14, 2019 7:33 PM


the presentastions from today's mandatory information meeting for new master students in Geosciences starting from autumn 2019 can be found here: 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to take contact with us!


Published Aug. 14, 2019 11:48 AM
Published May 13, 2019 4:10 PM

If you have requirements for taking some Health, safety and the environment (HSE) courses that you have not yet completed yet, it is important that you take these by 25th of May, especially if you are scheduled to complete a degree in spring 2019. The courses are:

If you have not taken the HMS0507 - Fire Safety course, the next opportunity is in August / September 2019.

Yours sincerely, 
Student a...

Published Apr. 10, 2019 3:16 PM
Happy Easter 2019. Photo: colourbox.com

Dear student

The Student administration, Department of Geosciences will be closed in the Easter (week 16). We will be closed from Monday 15th of April to and including Monday 22th of April. 

We will be present as normal in the following week after Easter from Tuesday 23thApril. See you then! 

We wish you a Happy Easter!

Regards Student administration/GEO

Published Mar. 28, 2019 6:04 PM

Dear master student in Geosciences!

The Programme Board at the Department of Geosciences has decided to make some changes in the teaching semesters for the following courses:

Master students who were admitted in the autumn semester 2018, will not be affected as both GEO4250 and GEO4260 will be taught in autumn 2019 (3. semester for students starting in 2018). In your 4th semester (spring 2020), you are working at your thesis and should be complete with...

Published Mar. 22, 2019 3:50 PM

Dear masterstudents,

Through our UiO-project Geosource we offer 10 students a chance to stay for one month in Belém in Brazil to learn Portuguese at the Federal University of Pará (UFPA).

When: from 5-30 August 2019

Who: bachelor and masterstudents at UiO (max. 10 students).

How do you apply?
Your application and a motivation letter can be submitted via  this online form.

Application deadline: 10 April 2019

You will find more information here:
Read more about the language course, how to...

Published Mar. 15, 2019 10:43 AM

We'd like to invite the autumn 2018 master students to this semester's master seminar. 

This is the second of a seminar series for Geoscience master students given by the Department of Geosciences and the Science Library. The series run parallel with your master studies over the course of four semesters.

For more information and program click below: 

Programme and registration

Yours sincerely; 
Michael Heeremans, Edina Pózer and the Student administration
Department of Geosciences and the Science Library

Published Mar. 13, 2019 3:21 PM

Unfortunately, due to ongoing admission process and other deadlines, the administrative procedure (NO: saksbehandling) time is longer than usual right now.

The following applications are currently affected:

  • application for approval of master contract
  • applications for field support

We work continuously to take away, and estimate that we'll be finished within next week (within 22 March). 

We apologize for this!

Kind regards, 
Student administration 
Department of Geosciences

Published Feb. 12, 2019 11:27 AM

The University Center in Svalbard (UNIS) offers exciting study opportunities in Arctic biology, Arctic geology, Arctic geophysics and Arctic technology in the summer of 2019. There are courses both at the Bachelor's, Master's and PhD levels. The application deadline for summer 2019 is February 15th.

See summer courses 2019 and how to apply

Are you wondering how it is to be a student in Svalbard? See the films from various disciplines.

Also visit the UNIS Facebook.

Published Jan. 30, 2019 10:49 AM

Are you finishing your MSc studies at the Department of Geosciences, in the spring 2019?

We have the honour of inviting those of you that finish your MSc studies in the spring semester 2019 to a ceremony to mark the completed master programme. Also, students that are finishing later in the autumn semester are welcome to participate.

Due to limited capacity, we ask you to register at the web scheme, no later than 1 June 2019. For programme and more information, and also the registration form, follow:

Yours sincerely,
Student administration
Department of Geosciences

Published Jan. 11, 2019 2:31 PM

Master seminar, Geosciences, Help desk;

Do you need help with your master study plan or with your data management plan?

Come by our help desk and we will help you the best we can!

  • Place Room 111. The Geology building
  • Time Friday, 18 January 2019, 09:00 - 14:00

Regards Student administration/GEO

Published Jan. 9, 2019 1:18 PM

Please notice that the mandatory course HMS0507 - Fire Safety which is being taught as a 2 hour block in the beginning of each semester, starts next week. The course is mandatory in the master programme. 

Remember to sign up for the course in Studentweb. 

The teaching schedule for the physical teaching can be accessed here (select spring 2019): 

For questions, please contact the MN Student Information centre (studieinfo@mn.uio.no). 

Yours sincerely, 
Student administration 
Department of Geosciences

Published Jan. 4, 2019 2:07 PM

The Student administration, Department of Geosciences will be closed Thursday 10 and Friday 11 January (week 2).  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for you.

The staff will be present as normal in the following week 3, and you can drop by if you have something of concern.

Regards Student administration/GEO