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Required academic background (visible to UiO employees only)
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.
Applicants should have a bachelor's degree with a specialization within, or equivalent to:
- religious studies
- classical philology
- Semitic languages
- classical archaeology
- ancient history
Applicants also need documented proficiency (minimum 15 ECTS) in at least one of the following "classical" languages