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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 major or specialization constituting at least 80 ECTS credits in Human Geography or Urban and Regional Studies.
    • Up to 20 of these 80 ECTS credits may be replaced by a bachelor's thesis in development studies, constituting at least 20 ECTS credits.

For students who have completed their bachelor's degree at the University of Oslo, the following forms the basis for admission:

  • 90-group in Human Geography OR
  • A completed bachelor's programme in Development Studies (UTV) with a specialization in Human Geography.
    • For applicants who have completed the interdisciplinary Bachelor's programme in Development Studies, the basis for admission is: SGO1001, SGO1900, SOSGEO2301, SGO2400, SGO2500, SGO3300 and UTV3091 (bachelor's thesis). If you were admitted to the programme before 2012, previous versions of these courses will form the basis for admission.