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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.

The required specialization consists of 80 ECTS credit informatics, mathematics/statistics, language/linguistics or cognitive science, including 30 ECTS credit of courses at the lowest level (1000 courses) and 20  ECTS credits on advanced level (2000- and 3000 courses), where the following are included:

  • 20 ECTS credits programming

  • 20 ECTS credits language technology, or machine learning

The required specialization is considered covered for applicants with a Bachelor's degree in Informatics: Language and communication, or Informatics: Language Technology, from the University of Oslo.

Applicants who fulfilled the admission requirements to the Master's Program Informatics: Language and Communication as described in the autumn of 2017, qualify for admission to this Programme Option until and including 2021.