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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.
In order to be qualified for admission, you must fulfill the following two requirements:
- A bachelor’s degree with a specialization of at least 80 ECTS credits in linguistics, applied linguistics, modern languages, psychology, education, anthropology, sociology, language technology, media studies or similar specializations in humanities, social sciences or education.
At least 10 ECTS credits must be courses that address linguistic, social, and/or cultural diversity. These credits may be part of the BA degree or additional credits. Examples of courses from the University of Oslo that meet the 10 ECTS criterion (International applicants may take this as a reference point): LING1107 – Språktilegnelse, LING1109 – Fleirspråklegheit, LING1113 – Psykolingvistikk og sosiolingvistikk, KULH1492 – Kultur- og religionsmøter i Europa, KULH1005 – Kulturell identitet, NOAS1100 – Innføring i norsk som andrespråk, NOAS2105 – Skriftkyndighet i et andrespråksperspektiv: lesing og skriving, PSY2500 – Språk, kommunikasjon og samfunn, PSY2503 – Kultur- og samfunnspsykologi, PSYC1201 – Sosialpsykologi, SOS2100 – Ulikhet, klasse og lagdeling, SOSANT2210 – Multiculturalism and the politics of identity, SOSGEO2800 – Migration, diversity, and integration, PED2102 – Språk, flerspråklighet og tekstforståelse, SNE3110 – Education for All
Further documentation for this program
You must upload a letter of motivation (maximum 1 page) where you elaborate on your interest in enrolling in the MA in Multilingualism. The letter of motivation should address the following questions:
- What motivates you to study in the MA programme in Multilingualism?
- What aspects of your academic, professional, or personal background prepare you for this course of study?
- What aspect(s) of multilingualism are you especially interested in learning more about and potentially researching?
Ranking of applicants
Selection is based on your academic performance in the required subjects for this programme.
Applicants are ranked according to their grade average in the specialization of their degree.
For applicants with 10 ECTS credits in diversity in addition to their specialization, the best grades in diversity courses will replace courses in the specialization, amounting to maximum 40 ECTS credits, in the case it will improve the grade average in the required acceptance criteria.
Applicants who cannot be ranked according to their grade average, will be ranked on the basis of an individual assessment.
Applicants will be ranked first on the basis of their academic performance, and secondly on the basis of their letter of motivation, with consideration of academic/professional motivation and relevance of the applicant’s background to the program.