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Reduced progression of studies

If you have special needs and need to spend more time on the study programme, you can apply for reduced progression of studies. You do not normally need to apply if you take at least 30 credits per academic year.

Who can apply?

If you have special needs and do not meet the requirements for study progression, you can apply for reduced progression of studies. Special needs can be, for example, long-term illness or large care tasks.

You can apply for reduced progression of studies for one or two semesters at a time. It is possible to be granted reduced progression of studies for several semesters, but then you must apply again.

Programme students must take at least 30 credits per academic year to retain the right to study. You do not normally need to apply for reduced progression of studies if you study less than full-time, but take at least 30 credits per academic year.

UiO's ordinary progression requirement

The ordinary progression requirement is laid down in the regulations governing studies and examinations at UiO. If you have been granted a reduced progression of studies, the individual decision applies instead. 

A programme student may keep admission to a study programme in the event of a delay to the nominal length of study if the programme student has passed courses of at least:

  • 30 credits after 1 year of a one year or longer study programme
  • 60 credits after 2 years of a one year or longer study programme
  • 90 credits after 3 years of a programme lasting several years
  • 120 credits after 4 years of a programme lasting several years
  • 150 credits after 5 years of a programme lasting several years
  • 180 credits after 6 years of a programme lasting several years

The provision shall apply accordingly for 5 and 6-year study programmes and for study programmes containing courses greater than 30 credits.

For the study programme in medicine, a separate progression requirement applies: A programme student who is delayed by more than four semesters in the study programme in medicine, shall normally lose admission to the study programme.

Leave that has been granted and other approved extensions of the period of studies shall be taken into consideration when calculating delays.

Ask for guidance first

First, you should turn to your programme's contact point to clarify your need and get more information on how to apply. The contact point is listed on the programme page. In the application, you must normally outline how you wish to complete your study programme.

In some study programmes, the programme's structure or special rules may be an obstacle to reduced progression of studies. The student information centre can provide more information about this.

Application deadline

  • 1 February for the spring semester
  • 1 September for the autumn semester

If the need for reduced progression of studies arises after the application deadline, you can send an application after the deadline. In such cases, you can also be granted reduced study progression with retroactive effect.

How to apply?

Find application information and documentation requirements for your faculty:

    The Faculty of Dentistry

    Send or deliver the application and documentation to the faculty.

    • In the application, you should explain why you need reduced progression of studies.
    • The documentation must confirm the need for reduced study progression for the entire or large parts of the application period and may, for example, be a medical certificate or equivalent.

    The Faculty of Educational Sciences

    Send or deliver the application and documentation to the faculty information centre.

    • In the application, you should explain why you need reduced progression of studies.
    • The documentation must confirm the need for reduced study progression for the entire or large parts of the application period and may, for example, be a medical certificate or equivalent.

    The Faculty of Humanities

    You apply through an online form:

    Application for reduced progression of studies

    This application form is for students at Master’s programmes in English at the Faculty of Humanities. Please notice that the Master’s programmes at the Faculty of Humanities have their own rules regarding reduced progression of studies. Please find more information on the following webpage.

    The Faculty of Law

    Send or deliver the application and documentation to the faculty information centre.

    • In the application, you should explain why you need reduced progression of studies.
    • The documentation must confirm the need for reduced study progression for the entire or large parts of the application period and may, for example, be a medical certificate or equivalent.

    The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

    Send or deliver the application and documentation to the faculty information centre.

    • In the application, you should explain why you need reduced progression of studies.
    • The documentation must confirm the need for reduced study progression for the entire or large parts of the application period and may, for example, be a medical certificate or equivalent.

    The Faculty of Medicine

    Send the application to:

    Det medisinske fakultet
    Studieseksjonen
    Postboks 1078 Blindern
    0316 Oslo

    or deliver it at Sogn Arena, Klaus Torgårds vei 3, Det medisinske fakultet, 2. floor.

    • In the application, you should explain why you need reduced progression of studies.
    • The documentation must confirm the need for reduced study progression for the entire or large parts of the application period and may, for example, be a medical certificate or equivalent.

    The Faculty of Social Sciences

    You apply through an online form:

    The Faculty of Theology

    Send or deliver the application and documentation to the faculty information centre.

    • In the application, you should explain why you need reduced progression of studies.
    • The documentation must confirm the need for reduced study progression for the entire or large parts of the application period and may, for example, be a medical certificate or equivalent.

    Questions?

    Contact the faculty's information centre.

     

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    Published Sep. 30, 2020 3:44 PM - Last modified Apr. 20, 2022 10:39 AM