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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.
The required specialization consists of 90 ECTS credits where the following, or equivalent, courses are included:
- MAT1100 – Calculus
- MAT1110 – Calculus and linear algebra
- MAT1120 – Linear algebra
- STK1100 – Probability and statistical modelling
- STK1110 – Statistical methods and data analysis
- STK2130 – Modelling by Stochastic Processes
- One of the following combinations:
- MAT-INF1100 – Modelling and computations and another course with course code MAT,MAT-IN, or INF-MAT, on 2000-level or higher.
- ECON3200 – Microeconomics and Game Theory and MAT-IN1105 – Programming, Modelling and Computations
- One of the following courses:
- STK-MAT3700 – An Introduction to mathematical finance/MAT2700 – Introduction to mathematical finance and investment theory (continued)
- STK3505 – Problems and methods in Actuarial science (for specialization in insurance)
- STK3405 – Introduction to risk and reliability analysis (for specialization in risk)
We recommend STK-MAT3700 – An Introduction to mathematical finance/MAT2700 – Introduction to mathematical finance and investment theory (continued) for specialisation in finance, STK3505 – Problems and methods in Actuarial science for specialisation in insurance and STK3405 – Introduction to risk and reliability analysis for specialisation in risk.
If you have completed studies/courses outside the University of Oslo, you must upload course descriptions. The course names and codes on the course descriptions must match the transcript of records.