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Available places


Required specialization

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.

Required specialization:

  • a specialization/major of at least 80 ECTS. The specialization must be in philosophy, ancient Greek, history of ideas, theology, political science, or the like

  • at least 40 ECTS in philosophy (of which at least 20 ECTS must be at advanced bachelor level/upper-level) taken either as part of or in addition to the specialization/major

Further documentation for this program

  • A letter of motivation (maximum two pages) explaining your motivation for applying for this study option.

You can be asked to send in or upload further documentation like course descriptions that contain information about courses you have completed (e.g. a document containing links to relevant websites) at a later stage in the application process.

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. In addition to your grade average, your motivation letter will be evaluated and taken into consideration when ranking your application for admission.