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 grounds for admission to the Master’s programme in Mathematics is a Bachelor’s degree which includes the following courses (or the equivalent):

MAT1100 - Calculus
MAT1110 - Calculus and Linear Algebra
MAT1120 - Linear Algebra
MAT2200 - Groups, Rings and Fields
MAT2400 - Analysis 1 (or MAT1300 - Analysis 1 )
MAT2410 - Analysis 2 (or MAT2300 - Analysis 2 )
MAT-INF1100 - Modelling and Computations
• And one additional course with a MAT-, MAT-INF- or INF-MAT-code on 2000-level or higher.


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 the average grade in the special admission requirements.

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