Admission for refugees to master's degree programmes
UiO has a limited number of study places on our 1,5-2 year master's degree programmes for newly arrived refugees in Norway.
UiO have a wide selection of master's degree programmes in different fields. This admission process is aimed at newly arrived refugees who have already completed a bachelor's degree.
You can apply for up to two programmes or study options. It is not possible to add or change programmes after the application deadline. If you are offered admission to your first priority, you will not be offered admission to your second priority.
Please note that all information is correct at the time of publication, but may be subject to change in line with updated guidelines from the authorities.
How to apply
Apply in the application portal Søknadsweb. Please note that admission is only open for refugees currently in Norway, who can document this with a card for asylum seekers (asylsøkerbevis) or a residence card (oppholdskort) that states that you have a residence permit as an asylum seeker.
You need a National ID number and a MinID user in order to apply. See how to register a MinID user.
- Log on to the application portal with login method "ID-porten".
- Choose the study option(s) you are applying for.
- Upload your documents.
- Results of your application will be announced in August.
Application deadline: 4 July
If you are a newly arrived refugee and did not have the opportunity to apply within the deadline, please contact Knutepunktet - International Student Reception.
General admission requirements
- A degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor's degree AND
- Documentation of English language proficiency for courses on master's level.
This programme does not require Norwegian language proficiency.
Applicants who lack an English language test will be given the opportunity to take a test, funded by the University of Oslo, to document their language proficiency. We will contact you if this applies to you.
Required specialization and minimum grade requirement
Admission to master's degree programmes requires that you have the required specialization and meet the minimum grade requirement for the programme specified on each programme page. Please find information about the requirements on the programme page for the programme in which you are interested.
Ranking of applicants
The available master's degree programmes have a limited number of study places for refugees. We cannot guarantee that all qualified applicants will receive a study offer.
If there are more qualified applicants than the available number of study places, we will draw lots among the qualified applicants to decide who will receive a study offer.
Available master's degree programmes:
Faculty of Educational Sciences
Faculty of Humanities
- Ancient Philosophy
- Asia and Middle East Studies: Chinese Culture and Society
- Asia and Middle East Studies: Japanese Studies
- Asia and Middle East Studies: Middle East Studies
- English Language and Linguistics
- English Literature, American and British Studies
- Gender Studies
- Ibsen Studies
- Modern International and Transnational History
- Music, Communication and Technology
- Screen Cultures
- Viking and Medieval Studies
Faculty of Law
- LLM in Information and Communication Technology Law
- LLM in Maritime Law
- LLM in Public International Law
- The Theory and Practice of Human Rights
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
- Bioscience: Biodiversity and systematics
- Bioscience: Cell biology, physiology and neuroscience
- Bioscience: Ecology and evolution
- Bioscience: Genetics and developmental biology
- Bioscience: Marine biology and limnology
- Bioscience: Molecular biology and biochemistry
- Bioscience: Toxicology and environmental science
- Chemistry: Biomolecules and soft matter
- Chemistry: Environmental chemistry and nuclear chemistry
- Chemistry: Inorganic chemistry and materials chemistry
- Chemistry: Theoretical and physical chemistry
- Computational Science: Applied mathematics and risk analysis
- Computational Science: Bioinformatics
- Computational Science: Chemistry
- Computational Science: Imaging and biomedical computing
- Computational Science: Mechanics
- Data Science
- Digitalization in the Health Sector: Health
- Digitalization in the Health Sector: Informatics
- EIT: Microelectronics and sensor technology
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
- Finance, Insurance and Risk
- Fluid Mechanics: Biomechanics and medical mechanics
- Fluid Mechanics: Energy, environment and safety
- Geosciences: Environmental Geosciences
- Geosciences: Geomorphology and geomatics
- Geosciences: Geophysics, Geodynamics and Planetary Sciences
- Geosciences: Meteorology and Oceanography
- Geosciences: Mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry
- Geosciences: Petroleum geoscience
- Geosciences: Sedimentology, paleontology and stratigraphy
- Geosciences: Structural geology and tectonics
- Informatics: Design, Use, Interaction
- Informatics: Digital Economics and leadership
- Informatics: Information Security
- Informatics: Language Technology
- Informatics: Programming and systems architecture
- Informatics: Robotics and Intelligent Systems
- Materials science for energy and nanotechnology
- Mathematics for Applications
- Physics: Biological and Medical physics
- Physics: Nuclear and particle physics
- Renewable energy systems
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Social Sciences
- Human Geography
- Peace and Conflict Studies
- Psychology: Cognitive Neuroscience
- Social Anthropology