This programme no longer admits students


This programme no longer admits students. Please see other Master's degree programmes in Informatics.

Admission requirements 2017

Admission requirements

Admission to master's degree studies 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
  • a minimum grade average of C (in the Norwegian grading scale) or equivalent from the specialization in your degree.
  • a language requirement documented by one of the tests/exams 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

Applicants without a degree in Informatics must have at least 80 ECTS credits within Informatics (of which 10 credits can be mathematics).

It is necessary for applicants to document insight in the following areas of expertise:

  • Basic Mathematics (minimum 10 ECTS) Applicants should have one or more basic mathematics courses. Relevant areas are simple differentiation, integration, linear algebra and discrete mathematics.
  • Operating systems (10-ECTS) A standard course in basic operating system concepts.
  • At least 20 ECTS programming courses covering basic programming principles.


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.

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