Admission to international master's degree programmes

How to apply for international master's degree programmes.

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

  • Admission requirements

    Information about specific admission requirements is available on the webpage of each individual programme.

    To apply for any master's degree you need

    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 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.

    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. 

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

  • Required documents

    During the online application process, you upload all the documents that are required for your application. They have to be scans of the original documents, preferably PDF files. You have to submit all required documents within the deadline. The last date for submitting/receiving documents is 1 November.

  • Application deadlines

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

    • 1 November: Admission for applicants from countries outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. 
    • 1 March: Early admission for applicants from the EU, the EEA, Switzerland, and for non-EU/EEA citizens with a Norwegian national ID number residing in Norway. 
    • 1 March: Admission to the Master's Degree Programme in Product Design for applicants from the EU, the EEA, Switzerland, and for non-EU/EEA citizens with a Norwegian national ID number residing in Norway. 
    • 15 April: Admission for applicants from the EU, the EEA, Switzerland, and for non-EU/EEA citizens with a Norwegian national ID number residing in Norway. 

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

  • How to apply

    You apply and upload your documents via the application portal Søknadsweb (

    • Enter your name as written in your passport.
    • Use one e-mail address to avoid creating multiple user IDs and applications.
    • Use a valid postal address (street, street number, postal code, postal area and country).
    • You can apply to one study programme.
    • Your application will be considered invalid if you have not uploaded any supporting documents within the deadline. Invalid applications will not be processed. 
    • All applicants are sent a receipt via e-mail confirming that the application was received. A receipt can also be viewed in Søknadsweb under "My applications" in the menu at the top of the page.

    All correspondence from the Admissions Office regarding your application will be done via e-mail. Admission decisions are sent via e-mail and published in Søknadsweb.

  • Tuition fees and financing

    Tuition fees 

    Degree students from non-EU/EEA countries must pay an annual tuition fee to study in Norway. Please note that OsloMet does not offer any scholarships or loans. You can find more information here.

    This does not apply to exchange students from OsloMet's existing partner universities, or to students from the EU/EEA/EFTA. 

    Financing for non-EU/non-EEA citizens

    OsloMet does not offer any scholarships. Read more about how to finance your studies (

    International students from non-EU/EEA countries, staying in Norway for more than 3 months (90 days) must apply for a student residence permit ( The required amount to deposit can be found on UDIs Website (

    One of the documents necessary for your visa/residence permit application ( is a document proving you have sufficient money to cover your stay in Norway. 

  • Coronavirus situation

    The are no current restrictions in Norway.

Questions about admission

If you didn't find the answer you were looking for, check out our page  Frequently asked questions about master's admission

You can contact us by e-mail at

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

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