International master's

How to apply

Admission requirements

Unfortunately we do not have the capacity to assess your academic background prior to the application process. To see if you are eligible, please read the academic requirements on the study programme of your interest.

Questions about the application process? Check out this FAQ.


Application procedures vary

The application procedure depends mainly upon your source of funding and whether or not you have a Nordic citizenship and/or degree.


Application procedures for international students

  1. Apply using Søknadsweb. Please note that for admission in 2015 there is no preliminary application. There is only one application, and all relevant documentation must be uploaded by the deadline 15 January.

  2. Upload all the required documentation to Søknadsweb. Please do not send us hard copies of your documentation, unless it is stated that you should do so.

  3. When you have completed your application you will receive a email with a link to an additional application form. Fill out the application form and upload it to Søknadsweb. Note that the document must be signed before you upload it.

  4. You must provide hard copies of your English language certificate (TOEFL, etc.). This documentation should be sent by post directly from the test centre or as certified copy to NTNU.

  5. Applicants from Cameroon, Canada, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Ghana, Nigeria, the Philippines, Sudan, Uganda and USA must supply hard copies of their university grade transcripts and diplomas, in addition to uploading them. This must be sent directly from all your college/university in a sealed envelope to NTNU. Applicants from other countries may also be asked to provide hard copies.

  6. Applicants from China and Pakistan must have verified their educational documents through China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC) and The Higher Education Commission (HEC), respectively. The verification report must be sent as a hard copy to NTNU by post.

  7. You must have completed the application, uploaded all the required documentation, and posted the required hard copies by 15 January. Exemptions are the following documentation, which can be sent up until 1 March:

    1. English language documentation (by post)
    2. Recommendation letters (by post or email - please state your application number in the subject line. You do not need to do this if you have uploaded the recommendation letter online by 15 January)
    3. CDGDC and HEC verfication reports (by post)
  8. If you are granted admission to NTNU you will be required to present hard copies of your original documents when you arrive in Norway. Students failing to present all relevant original documents upon request may be denied admission or later told to leave the university.

  9. If you are required to submit hard copies, please send them to the following postal address (please state your application number on the documents):
    International House
    Gløshaugen campus
    O. S. Bragstads plass 3
    NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway

FAQ for international applicants

Questions about the application process? Check out this FAQ.


Application Deadlines


15 JANUARY: International applicants
The online application is now open for self-financed and Quota Scheme applicants.

1 MARCH: Nordic applicants
The 1 March deadline may apply if you have a bachelor's degree from a Nordic country or are a Nordic citizen. See
 admission procedures.

15 APRIL: Norwegian applicants
If you are a Norwegian citizen and hold a bachelor's degree from Norway. See admission procedures.