Admission to international master's programmes

How to apply for international master's degrees.


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Admission requirements

Please read the admission requirements carefully before you submit your application.

Information about specific admission requirements is available on the webpage of each individual programme. Go to the master's homepage to find the programme you want to apply to.

Please note that it will not be possible for applicants from outside the EU/EEA to apply for admission to the Master's degree programme in Applied Computer and Information Technology (ACIT) starting autumn 2022. Students with deferred admission from autumn 2021 will receive information from the Admissions Office at OsloMet regarding their admission.

You are only qualified if you meet the admission requirements. If you are not qualified, your application will be rejected.

The minimum academic requirement for admission to any master's degree programme at OsloMet is the grade C in the ECTS system (or equivalent). The Norwegian grade C is described as a good grade, generally comparable to a B in the American system, or a Second Class Upper in the British system. 

Please note that eligible applicants who fulfill the minimum grade requirement will compete for a place on the programme. Meeting the minimum average grade requirement does not guarantee admission, since the admission process is highly competitive. Applicants are ranked based on the grade point average from the bachelor’s degree.  For some programmes you may get additional points for extra education/work experience. You will find further information on the master degree programme's homepage.

You must upload all the required documents for admission as a part of your application.

You also need to document your English proficiency.

Please note that bachelor’s degrees from some countries may not be recognised as equivalent to a Norwegian bachelor’s degree. Significant differences between education systems in Norway and the country of origin may result in that only parts of the foreign education will be recognised as equivalent to Norwegian higher education.

Application deadlines

There are different application deadlines based on which country you are from:

The application portal opens on 15 October for the December deadline and on 1 January for the March and April deadlines. 

How to apply

You apply via the application portal Søknadsweb (

Financing for non-EU/non-EEA citizens

OsloMet does not offer any scholarships.

In order to be granted a student residence permit in Norway, you must document your ability to finance your stay. The required amount to deposit is currently NOK 123 519 (for the full academic year 2021/2022).

You will find more information on documentation of finances for visa purposes ( on our student website.

There are no tuition fees for international master's programmes at OsloMet, however there is a semester registration fee of approximately 1000 NOK, and there may be additional material fees for some programmes.

Questions relating to admission


Postal address: 
Oslo Metropolitan University
Admissions Office
P.O. Box 4 St. Olavs plass
N-0130 Oslo, Norway