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 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

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.


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

Ranking of applicants

Applicants are ranked according to their grade average in the required specialization. If an applicant has more than 80 ECTS credits in the required specialization, the 80 ECTS credits with the highest grades will form the grade average.

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

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