Admission requirements

Admission to this master's degree programme / study option 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/study option
  • a minimum grade average of C (in the Norwegian grading scale) or equivalent from the specialization in your degree.
  • Norwegian and English language requirement OR special enhanced requirement in English specified 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

  • A minimum of 80 ECTS informatics credits including 30 credits on beginner level (1000-courses) and 20 credits on advanced level (2000- and 3000-courses).

These informatics credits must include:

  • 30 ECTS credits from programming courses, and these courses must include one in algorithms
  • 5 ECTS credits in computer networks
  • 5 ECTS credits in operating systems.

Note to local applicants: Taking the University of Oslo courses INF1000/INF1100, INF1010, INF1060 and INF2220 will fulfill these requirements.

Note to all applicants: Even though it is not a formal requirement, you should be aware that experience in using the Unix or Linux operating system and
programming in either C or C++, is highly recommended.

  • Grade level The applicants must have obtained an average grade of C or better (ECTS grades) for the scientific basis.


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

If you have completed studies/courses outside the University of Oslo, you must also upload course descriptions. The course names and codes on the course descriptions must match the transcript of records.

Export control

This programme is covered by the regulations on export control. Export controls are applied to countries where there is suspicion about development and use of weapons of mass destruction. UiO will therefore conduct a specific evaluation of these applicants.

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.

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.