Admission to 1 1/2 and 2-year master's programmes

 
Please note that this information is for admission to Norwegian master's degree programmes, and for admission to international programmes for Nordic applicants only. Information for other applicant categories

Follow the links below to find more detailed information about how you can apply for admission to NTNU's master's degree programmes. The deadline for applying to Fall semester is  1. March. The deadline for Spring semester will be announced on the Study web page.

 


How to apply

 

1. Register your application in Søknadsweb. The application deadline for norwegian master's degree programmes is 15 April, or 1 March if you hold a bachelor's degree from a University/ University College outside the Nordic countries. The application deadline for NTNU's international master's programmes is 1 March (1 December for Non-EU/Non-EEA students).

2. Upload documentation of your education to "My Documents" in Søknadsweb within two weeks. Upload both front and back pages of your diplomas and transcripts.

3a. Response to application to Norwegian Master's programmes: approximately 13 July, and you have to register your acceptance via Søknadsweb within 20 July.

3b. Response to application to International Master's programmes: approximately 20 May if you are qualified and have documented your bachelor's degree within the application deadline. Else you will get response approximately 13 July.

 

Uploading documents

When you have registered an application you will receive a receipt via e-mail. You have to upload  all required documentation to Søknadsweb.

You can upload documents via My documents in Søknadsweb. Please upload different attachments separately, and name the attachments appropriately.

Upload both sides of two sided documents. Make sure that uploaded files are in a standard document or picture format and that scanned documents are of a good quality. 

If you have previously uploaded documents, the documents are visible on Søknadsweb. Please do not upload a document more than once.


Documentation of education

Document your bachelor's degree or corresponding degree with  your diploma and transcript of records. You can document additional education with transcripts of records.  If you complete your bachelor's degree in the spring semester, you have to upload transcript of records when you apply,  and upload  your diploma by 1 July. 

If you do not receive your bachelor's diploma before 1 July, you have to upload a complete transcript of records with a confirmation letter from your institution that documents completion of your degree. Upload your diploma when you receive it.

Insufficient documentation

You will receive notifications to the e-mail address you have registered in Søknadsweb. It is therefore important that you check your e-mail regularly, and that you make sure your e-mail address is correct. 


Document verification

NTNU will carry out verification of uploaded documents, and original documents must be submitted if requested. Applicants who are unable to submit adequate documentation will lose the right to study. 

 

Non-Norwegian degrees

If your education is from another country than Norway you have to upload diploma and transcript of records in the original language. If your original documentation is not in English or in a Nordic language you also have to upload an official translation. Both sides of two sided documents must be uploaded. 

Directly from your institution

From some countries, such as USA and Canada, we require that original documentation is sent directly to NTNU from your institution. See a complete list of countries here. If your education is from one of the listed contries you have to contact your institution as soon as possible and request that your diploma and transcript of records are sent directly to NTNU. 

Request documentation from your institution as early as possible. The original documents must be submitted to The Admissions Office by 1 July. Note that you also have to upload temporary documentation to Søknadsweb. 

Language requirements

Norwegian Master's degree programmes require both Norwegian and English. International Master's degree programmes only require English. If you have completed upper secondary school in Norway or another Nordic country you fulfil the language requirements. If you do not have Norwegian or Nordic education, the language requirements must be documented. See information here about the language requirements for admission to studies at NTNU.

Document verification

NTNU will carry out verfication of uploaded documents, and original documents must be submitted if requested. Applicants who are unable to submit adequate documentation will lose the right to study. 

Early admission

Early admission is not an option for admission to Spring Semester, and is only an option for NTNU's norwegian master's degree programmes.

You can apply for early admission if you need an early response to your application. The deadline for applying is 1 March. You have to be qualified for admission when you apply and all required documentation must be uploaded in Søknadsweb by 10 March. You can not apply for early admission if you complete your bachelor's degree in the spring semester 2017. 

To be considered for early admission you have to document one or more of the criteria below:

  • You have to resign from your job or apply for leave of absence to study
  • You are self-employed and have to close your enterprise to study
  • You have to move to a new location with family because of work, school change or child care
  • You require individual arrangements (reading and writing difficulties do not apply)


Documentation

You can document grounds for early admission in the following ways:

  • confirmation letter from employer about period of notice, or emplyment letter and copy of latest paycheck
  • confirmation letter of self-employment from tax office or business register
  • certificate of residence for applicant and children, or applicant and spouse/partner from the Population Register
  • certificate from an expert (e.g. doctor)

For your application to be considered for early admission you must have applied for early admission in Søknadsweb before the deadline 1 March. 


Result of early admission

The result of your application for early admission will be sent by e-mail approximately 20 May. If you receive an offer of admission, you have to accept the offer when the primary admission results are published 14 July. The deadline for accepting your offer is 20 July.

If your application for early admission is not approved, your application will be transferred to the regular admission process. 

Ranking

Your application is ranked on the basis of the grades from the education that qualifies you for admission. Courses that are graded with pass / fail are not included in the calculation of your average grade. If your average grade can be calculated in more than one way, the way that yields the highest score is used.

Average grades can not be calculated for education from other countries than Norway, and applicants are ranked based on individual assessments.


Calculation of average grade

To calculate average grades for Norwegian educations, replace each letter grade with the numerical equivalent, where A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2 og E=1. Multiply the numerical equivalent with the number of credits given for the course, and add the values for each of the relevant courses. Divide the sum by the total number of credits for the relevant courses. The number is calculated with one decimal.

Most Master's degree programs require an average grade of C or better in your basis for admission to qualify. When converting from numerical values to letters, the average grade is rounded off to the nearest integer. Applicants with an average grade of 2.5 or better (calculated as outlined above) fill the requirement for average grade of C or better.

Number grades from higher education are converted as shown in the tables below

From natural sciences:                     From other educations:

1.00 - 1.79 = A                                    1.0 - 2.2 = A
1.80 - 2.49 = B                                    2.3 - 2.5 = B
2.50 - 2.99 = C                                    2.6 - 2.7 = C
3.00 - 3.49 = D                                    2.8 - 3.0 = D
3.50 - 4.00 = E                                    3.1 - 4.0 = E


Appeal against grade

If you appeal against grades that are part of your basis for admission you have to inform the Admissions Office when new exam results are available. If you have education from another institution than NTNU you have to send new transcript of records. Note that new exam results after appeal are valid in the admissions process from the date new documentation has been presented.


Regulations

Regulations for ranking applicants in the admission to 2-year master's degree programmes is described  in Forskrift om opptak til studier ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet.
From 25/08/2016 new regulations has been adopted, but the applicants will be ranked according to the former regulations in the 2017/18 admission.
Average grade calculation is described in § 40 in Forskrift om studier ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet.

Ranking - 2-year master's programmes in technology (siv.ing)

Applicants are ranked as follows:

1. Average grades from your bachelor degree.

2. Age, in which elders are ranked first.

Although admission is granted, one can't expect to obtain the desired field of study, as there in some disciplines are more applicants than places. Further information can be obtained by contacting the faculty after the admission process is closed.

Please note that countries use grades differently. If your bachelor degree is from another country than Norway, you will be ranked based on an individual consideration.

Regulations
Regulations for ranking applicants in the admission to 2-year master's degree programmes is described  in Forskrift om opptak til studier ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet.
From 25/08/2016 new regulations has been adopted, but the applicants will be ranked according to the former regulations in the 2017/18 admission.
Average grade calculation is described in § 40 in Forskrift om studier ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet.

Basis of admission - 2-year master's programmes in Technology (siv.ing)

Education background

The basis for admission to the 2-year master's programmes in technology is a bachelor in engineering from a university or a university college.

To qualify for admission applicants must have a certain grade point average. Since grading is used differently in different countries, NTNU will assess applicants' grade level individually.

Applicants who hold a Bachelor of Engineering must have passed the examination in subjects equivalent to Mathematical Methods I, II and III  + Statistics, a minimum of 30 credits mathematics and statistics.

Applicants who hold a Bachelor of Science must have passed the examination in subjects equivalent to NTNUs subjects Mathematics 1-4, Statistics, Physics and Information Technology Introduction.

Documentation of your education must be uploaded to Søknadsweb. We may require original diploma, certificates and transcripts, and this  must be presented upon request. Applicants who can not provide adequate documentation can be denied admission.

In some cases it is required that diplomas and trancsripts be sent directly from the institution. This includes education from Cameroon, Canada, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Sudan, the Philipines and USA.

Language requirements

Norwegian Master's degree programmes require both Norwegian and English. International Master's degree programmes only require English. If you have completed upper secondary school in Norway or another Nordic country, you fulfil the language requirements. If you do not have Norwegian or Nordic education, the language requirements must be documented. See information here about the language requirements for admission to studies at NTNU.

Contact us

E-mail: opptak@adm.ntnu.no
Telephone: +47 73 59 77 00

Postal address:
    NTNU
    Student and Academic Division
    Admissions Office
    N-7491 Trondheim