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.

  1. Log on to the application portal with login method "ID-porten". 
  2. Choose the study option(s) you are applying for.
  3. Upload your documents.
  4. 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.

Admission requirements

General admission requirements

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

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty of Theology

Published June 17, 2022 11:20 AM - Last modified July 5, 2022 6:09 PM