The European Master in Health Economics and Management has a yearly intake of 60 students per cohort. The application and admission process for the European Master in Health Economics and Management is organised at the University of Oslo (UiO). The Erasmus University Rotterdam is the coordinating university, and is responsible for enrolment. A Consortium Board that consists of representatives of the four partner universities manages the program. Before you apply, you must be aware of the following:

  • The offered admission will indicate where you will begin you study.
  • If you are admitted and accept the offer you will receive an enrolment letter from Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Students will start their studies at one of the four partner universities. The Consortium Board will allocate the admitted students among the four universities for the first semester based on students’ preferences and their rank in the application process.
  • The first semester in Oslo starts in August, while the first semester in Bologna, Innsbruck, and Rotterdam starts in September.

When to apply

  • Non-EU/EEA applicants: from 1 October until 1 December ​
  • All other students: from 1 February until 1 March
    • Students with a nationality of a state that is part of the European Economic Area (European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) ; and
    • Students from non-EEA countries with a permanent or renewable residence permit in Norway.

How to apply

Please note that EU/EEA/Swiss applicants and Nordic citizens, as well as applicants with a permanent or renewable residence permit in Norway, follow the same admissions procedures and deadlines for this programme.

Available places



Participation Costs

  • In order to be enrolled to the European Master in Health Economics and Management, admitted students are to pay participation costs (not profit based) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. The participation costs for 2019-2020 are stated below.
  • EU/EEA students/Students with a nationality of a country that is part of the European Economic Area (European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) pay €2.078 per academic year.
  • Non-EU/EEA students
    • Students who are not nationals of one of the EU or EEA countries pay €6.000 per academic year.
  • The deadline for paying the participation cost is 1st August 2019.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Student Scholarship

The Eu-HEM is granted prestigious Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD). EMJMD awards well funded scholarship to the best student candidates. The Eu-HEM is granted 15 EMJMD student scholarships per intake and the selection for the scholarship is highly competitive. The selection of EMJMD student scholarship follows the same principals as the selection of students into the programme. The EMJMD student scholarships will include:

  • Full coverage of the participation costs.
  • Full insurance coverage.
  • Up to 6.000 Euro in travel expenses for Partner country** students and 2.000 Euro for Programme country* students.
  • 1.000 Euro in installation coverage for Partner country** students.
  • Subsistence contribution of 1.000 EUR per month for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme (24 months maximum).

Eligibility criteria for student scholarships:

  • A successful completion of a bachelor degree before the time of application.
  • A declaration of no previous EMJMD scholarship or Erasmus Mundus Master Course/Joint Doctorate scholarship.
  • EMJMD scholarship holders cannot benefit from another EU funded scholarship scheme to follow the same EMJMD course and this for the entire period of the course.
  • In case you are applying from a Partner country**, a declaration stating that you have not lived and carried out main activities (studies, work etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in a Programme country*.

Erasmus+ Scholarship eligibility rules (set by EACEA):

  • Minimum 75% of the grants must be allocated to Partner country** students.
  • Partner country** students who has lived or carried out their main activities in a Programme country* for more than 12 months in the past 5 years will be considered as a Programme country* student.
  • Maximum 2 grants will be allocated to students from the same country.
  • Students with more than one nationality must state with its application under which one are willing to apply.
  • Contribution to subsistence costs will not be given to the scholarship holders for the EMJMD periods (study/research/placement/thesis preparation) spent in their country of residence, nor to scholarship holders from a Partner country** for the EMJMD periods exceeding one trimester (i.e. 3 months or the equivalent of 15 ECTS credits) spent in any Partner country**.

* Programme countries: EU member countries plus former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey.

** Partner countries: Other countries which are not considered as Programme countries.

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 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) in Norwegian upper secondary school with a minimum grade of 4 (or an equivalent grade from a Nordic upper secondary school) or alternatively passed examination in English from second and/or third school year, or
    b) An internationally recognised English language proficiency test.


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

If you have completed studies outside the UiO, you must upload course descriptions that contain information about the completed courses (e.g. a document containing links to relevant websites).

In addition, all applicants must upload the following documents:

  • A motivation letter stating why the candidate is applying to the European Master in Health Economics and Management, and explaining how candidate’s earlier experiences will contribute to the successful attendance of the programme.
  • A priority list stating which of the four universities you wish to start at.
  • A Declaration form of your applicant status and that you understand the eligibility criteria for EMJMD student scholarship and the acceptance of the participation cost for self-financed students.
  • A Curriculum Vitae to present your qualifications, experience and skills effectively and clearly.
  • A copy of passport.

For Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree student scholarship applicants, following document must also be uploaded:

  • A residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate’s municipality normal registration rules (issued within 12 months before the application deadline).
  • A certificate from the candidate’s place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question (issued within 12 months before the application deadline).

Ranking of applicants

  • Applicants are ranked according to their grade average of their degree and their motivation letter.
  • The admission of applicants is based on decisions made by the Consortium Board.
  • The Consortium Board will allocate the students among the four universities for the first semester based on students’ preferences and their rank in the application process.

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.

The deadline for applying for recognition of previous education is on 1st of September and 10th of June. Your application has to specify which course(s) within your previous education you wish to implement in the masters degree. Further, you have to specify which course(s) within the master programme you wish to replace. Also a transcript of grades, a course description and a list of syllabus from your previous education shall be attached to the application.

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