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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.
At least one and a half years (90 ECTS-credits) of your bachelor's studies must be in law, a social science (i.e., political science, anthropology or sociology), philosophy, history or a related field as long as the study in question includes courses that are relevant for the study of human rights. A combination of these subjects is also possible.
Further documentation for this program
- CV (Curriculum vitae)
- Motivation letter (maximum one page stating why you are applying for this programme).
- Documentation of professional experience. Letters documenting relevant work/trainee experience are important if you want the Admission Committee to consider this experience as part of the assessment basis for your application.
Note! You can be asked to send in or upload further documentation like course descriptions which contain information about the courses you have completed (e.g. a document containing links to relevant websites) at a later stage in the application process.
Ranking of applicants
Selection is based on your academic performance in the required subjects for this programme.
Admission to this programme is usually highly competitive. Please note that even if you fulfill the minimum grade requirement, you are not guaranteed a study place in the programme.
Relevant professional experience/practice and motivation for the study will also come into consideration when assessing the applicants. The additional ranking is done after the applicants have had their ordinary ranking point total calculated.