Frequently asked questions about master's admission

If you are applying to one of our international master's degrees, you might find answers to some of your questions in our frequently asked questions.

You will find most information about admission on our page  Admission to international master's degree programmes

  • Do I meet the GPA requirement at OsloMet?

    We do not have the capacity to assess your grade point average before you apply. All foreign education is individually evaluated during the admission process. Please note that meeting the minimum average grade requirement does not guarantee admission, since the admission process is highly competitive. 

    Please make sure to upload information regarding your university's grading system, if you have any. 

  • Could you check my documents and consider if I am eligible for admission for this master’s degree programme?

    To consider whether you are qualified for admission or not, you will need to apply. We will then consider the relevance of your educational background based on the documents you enclose together with your application. We do not have the capacity to consider this before you apply.     

  • My previous education was in English. Is this sufficient proof of my English proficiency?

    English language proficiency must be documented with one of the recognised tests, unless you are exempted from taking a test according to the list of exemptions. 

  • I will complete my bachelor's degree in June next year. Can I get a conditional offer of admission?

    Since you have not yet graduated with a bachelor's degree, you are not eligible for admission to this year's  international master's degree programmes. Due to study permit/visa issues, applicants must have graduated with a degree by the time of admission. Admission to the international master's degree programmes finish in December/January. 
    However, if you are completing your current degree after the application deadline and do not need a visa to come to Norway, you may submit your final diploma and transcripts within 1 July.  

  • Do I need to submit a Motivation Letter?

    Only applicants to Product design - Design in Complexity need to submit motivation letter (and portfolio). For the other programmes these documents will not be taken into consideration in the admission process. 

  • Do I need to submit a Letter of Recommendation

    No, these documents will not be taken into consideration in the admission process. 

  • Do all my documents have to be uploaded by the application deadline?

    Yes, all your documents must be uploaded by the application deadline. The deadline to submit documents is 1 November. Documents submitted after the deadline will most likely not be assessed. 

  • Can you check if I have submitted all required documents?

    You can check the status of your submitted documents on the receipt page in the Application Portal (“Søknadsweb”). 

  • When will I receive the admission result?

    For applicants from countries outside EU/EEA:  The admission result will be published at the end of February/beginning of March. 

    For applicants from countries inside the European Union / the European Economic Area (EEA) / Switzerland:  The admission result will be published 1 May (early admission) and 10 July (ordinary admission).

    An email with the result will be sent to the email address you registered in the application. The result will also be published in the Application Portal (Søknadsweb). 

  • Could you explain how my ranking points will be calculated?

    You will be ranked based on the grade point average from your bachelor's degree. 
    You may get additional points, depending on what programme you apply for. For more information about ranking, please check the admission requirements on the homepage of each master’s programme.

  • I meet the requirements and my grades are good. Why am I on the waiting list?

    We do not have the capacity to grant admission to all applicants. The admission process is highly competitive and there are a limited number of places on each programme. 
    Applicants on the waiting list are only considered for admission if other applicants reject their offer of admission. You will be notified if you are on the waiting list and the status of your application changes. However, these are exceptional cases. 

  • How do I receive the official Letter of Admission (for applicants outside EU/EEA)?

    The Letter of Admission is sent to you via the Application portal (SøknadsWeb). Once you receive a notification via email, you can download the official Letter of Admission and also the letter to the The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI), under “My Documents” in SøknadsWeb.

  • How can I finance my studies? Can I apply for a scholarship?

    International degree students from countries outside the EU/EEA/EFTA must pay a tuition fee to study in Norway ( 

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

    OsloMet does not offer any scholarships. 

    How to finance your studies (

    In order to be granted a student residence permit in Norway, you must document your ability to finance for each academic year. The required amount to deposit can be found under "requirements relating to renewal" (  

    Documentation of finances for visa purposes (