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.

Deadlines

Please see an overview of the various deadlines you must meet in order for your application to be considered.

Questions about the application process? Check out this FAQ.


Application procedures


The application deadlines for master's degrees starting August 2016 have passed. The next round of admission will open autumn 2016. Please note that the information on this page may be subject to change. 

There are different deadlines and slightly different application procedures depending on whether you are from an EU/EEA country or not:

1 December 2016
Non-EU / non-EEA students 

1 March 2017
EU / EEA / Nordic / Norwegian students:  If you are from EU/EEA country and do not require a visa to study in Norway.


Application procedures for non-EU/non-EEA students


The application deadline is 1 December

  1. Upload all the required documentation to Søknadsweb (the application form will open autumn 2016). Please do not send us hard copies of your documentation, unless it is stated that you should do so.
  2. When you have completed your application you will receive a email with a link to an additional application form (you can also access the additional application form here). Fill out the form, sign it and upload it to Søknadsweb. Your application will not be processed unless you upload this form by the deadline.

  3. You must upload a copy of your English language certificate (TOEFL, etc). 

  4. 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 online. 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.

  5. 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 from the CDGDC must be sent as a hard copy to NTNU by post, while transcripts from Pakistani universities must have a HEC-stamp.

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

    1. English language documentation (by post or email)
    2. CDGDC and HEC verfication reports (by post)
  7. 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.
  8. 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, NTNU
    "International Master's Programmes"
    Gløshaugen campus
    O. S. Bragstads plass 3
    NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway


Application procedures for Norwegian, Nordic and EU/EEA students

  1. Go to Søknadsweb to start the application. The application form will open autumn 2016. 
  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  (you can also access the application form here). Fill out the form, sign it and upload it to Søknadsweb.
  4. You must upload copies of your English language certificate (TOEFL, grade transcript, etc.). 

  5. You must have completed the application, uploaded all the required documentation, and posted the required hard copies by 1 March. However, English language documentation and bachelor's diplomas (if you complete your bachelor's degree in the spring semester) can be uploaded at a later date:
    1. EU/EEA applicants: 1 April
    2. Norwegian and Nordic applicants: 1 July
  6. 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.
  7. If you are required to submit hard copies, send them to the following postal address(please state your application number on the documents):
    International House, NTNU
    "International Master's Programmes"
    Gløshaugen campus
    O. S. Bragstads plass 3
    NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway


Application deadlines

The application deadlines for master's degrees starting August 2016 have passed.

The next round of admission will open in autumn 2016, with the following application deadlines:

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2016

EU / EEA / Norwegian students: 
1 March 2017

How to apply