Admission to master’s programmes taught in English

Application procedures for Norwegian, Nordic, EU/EEA and Swiss citizens

The application portal opens 15 February.
The application deadline is 15 April.

Checklist for applicants

    • Applicants with a Norwegian national identity number (fødselsnummer) and a valid residence permit
    • Nordic citizens
    • EU/EEA and Swiss citizens

    EU/EEA and Swiss citizens who have completed their undergraduate degree are encouraged to apply in the admission process for international applicants.
    Applicants from other countries must apply in the admission process for international applicants.

  • All our master programmes requires a bachelor degree or equivalent degree of at least 180 ECTS in a relevant field, and a minimum grade of C. Please see the programme description for details on relevant background.
    The Nokut GSU list states the basic requirements for admission to higher education in Norway. 
    Admission to a Master's programme requires a three year degree in addition to the GSU requirements.

  • Applicants must document their proficiency in English with an internationally recognized test or education from certain countries. Please note that NMBU has a higher requirement of proficiency in English than the NOKUT GSU requirement.
    IELTS and TOEFL test dates fill up quickly. Be sure to schedule your test early.

  • NMBU does not offer scholarships for bachelor or master students.  All student must be self-financed. As a student you will need a minimum of approximately NOK 10,000 per month in order to cover basic expenses.
    Norwegian, Nordic, EU/EEA and Swiss citizens are exempt from paying tuition fees.

  • Make sure that you have all the required documents ready, and that they are in the correct format (.pdf) 

  • Apply in the application portal in the application period 15 February – 15 April.

    You may apply for up to three programmes in a prioritized order. You may reprioritize your three programmes until the application deadline.
    Please upload all documents when you register your application.
    If you are completing education or language test this spring, the deadline for uploading documentation is 1 July. Please upload all other required documentation, including your bachelor result to date, and a list of courses to be completed in the spring semester.

    Your application will be considered invalid if you have not uploaded all required supporting documents within the deadline. Invalid applications will not be processed.

  • When the admission results are ready you will be notified through your registered e-mail address.
    Early admission: Results will be available by 20 May.
    Regular admission: Results will be available by 12 July. 

    If you are offered admission to your first priority, you will not be offered admission to your second or third priority.
    If you are offered admission, you will have a short deadline to accept the offer.

    Questions regarding the admission process:
    Questions regarding the content of the study programme: Study coordinator of the programme (please find contact info on programme description)