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

Available places


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

The applicants are required to have a specialization within health science or social science. If the specialization is not within health, the applicants are required to document some relevant work experience or other type of experience or training within health.


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

In addition to the required documents, you must upload:

  • A Statement of purpose letter 
    • Maximum 1 page. In this motivation letter you should write a little about your background and how it fits into this program, and indicate topics or areas of research you would like to get involved in and if there are any countries or regions you are most interested in, as well as other relevant information. The letter must be written in English. Please name the file: SOP-INTHE.
  • CV  
    • Maximum 2 pages. Please name the file: CV
  • Documentation of relevant work experience (if applicable)

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.

Admission to this programme is usually highly competitive. Please note that even if you fulfill the minimum grade requirement, this does not guarantee you a study place in the programme.

You normally cannot be admitted to a master's degree programme or study option within the same subject area as a previously completed master's degree at the University of Oslo.

All applications are evaluated by an admission's committee. Additional points may be given for:

  • Statement of purpose (up to 1 point)
  • Relevant work experience (up to 0,5 points)


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