Master's degree programme, 2 years

Mathematical Sciences

Specific Programme Requirements

The special prerequisites for admission to the Master's Degree programme in Mathematical Sciences are described here. The general admission requirements are described further below, under Application procedures. There is one common admission system for the programme options in the Master's programme.

To be admitted to the Master's degree programme, both internal and external applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • have obtained a Bachelor's degree, cand.mag. degree or equivalent education.
  • Have an average grade og C (or higher) based on courses in the main profile of the bachelor programme. NB: starting fall 19, it will be required an average of grade C for the whole bachelor, and not only the specialization.  
  • satisfy the requirements for the main profile/specialisation (at least 80 credits in mathematical sciences) where courses corresponding to the following must be included:
    • MA1101 Basic Calculus I (7.5 credits)
    • MA1102 Basic Calculus II (7.5 credits)
    • MA1103 Vector Calculus (7.5 credits)
    • MA1201 Linear Algebra and Geometry (7.5 credits)
    • MA1202 Linear Algebra with Applications (7.5 credits)

Algebra, Analysis and Topology

For these specialisations, the following courses must also be included:

MA2105 Complex Function Theory with Differential Equations (7.5 credits) or equivalent, for example, TMA4120 Calculus 4K, MA2201 Algebra (7.5 credits), as well as 2 courses in pure mathematics, of which at least one is at an advanced level.

Applied Mathematics

For this specialisation the following courses must also be included:

MA2105 Complex Function Theory with Differential Equations (7.5 credits) or equivalent, for example, TMA4120 Calculus 4K. MA2501 Numerical Methods or TMA4215 Numerical Mathematics (the latter is an advantage for this specialisation). For this specialisation, some background in physics and informatics (programming) may be an advantage.


For this specialisation, at least 30 credits must be statistics courses, which must include the following courses:

ST1101 Probability and Statistics, ST1201 Statistical Methods, as well as at least one of the courses: TMA4267 Linear Statistical Models, TMA4265 Stochastic Processes or another statistics course at the equivalent level.

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Application procedures

Admission requirements

  1. A first degree in a relevant field
  2. English proficiency
  3. Proof of financing for non-EU / non-EEA citizens
  4. Excellent academic performance: Most master's degree programs require an average grade of C or better on the ECTS scale as a minimum requirement for admission. NTNU converts GPAs for education from other countries than Norway, and applicants are ranked based on this assessment. We do not have the capacity to assess your grade average before you apply.

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.


1 December 2017
Non-EU / non-EEA students

1 March 2018
EU / EEA / Nordic / Norwegian students: If you are from EU/EEA country and do not require a visa to study in Norway.


Non-EU applicants

EU/EEA applicants

Nordic applicants/Norwegian
Main application deadline 1 December 1 March 1 March
Deadline for uploading documentation 15 December 15 March 15 March
Documentation of English / HEC and CDGDC verification 1 February 1 April --
Publication of answer to application Around 1 March Around 15 May 15 May or 14 July*

* Norwegian/Nordic applicants who have not finished their bachelor degree at the time of applying will be notified 14 July. 

How to apply

The next application round opens in the middle of October. 

  1. Go to the application portal Søknadsweb (opens in the middle of October)
  2. Select language in the top right corner where it says "Norsk bokmål".
  3. Click on "International Applicant".
  4. Click on "Register new international applicant".
  5. Answer the question regarding your English qualifications.
  6. Answer the question regarding residence permit in Norway.
  7. Answer the question concerning financing.
  8. You have now reached the application form. Please register as an applicant, and you will receive your password by e-mail.
  9. Log on to Søknadsweb with your e-mail address and password, and fill in the application details.
  10. As the final step of the application process, you will be asked to submit the required documentation by uploading these.
  11. Please note that there is no "submit"-button.
  12. You can change your application as many times as you like up until the deadline.

Submitting multiple applications

Please do not register as an ‘international applicant' more than once. If you wish to submit more than one application (e.g. International Master's and Erasmus Mundus), log on to Søknadsweb with the email address and password you received the first time you registered. Then choose ‘New application'. If you have forgotten your password, please request a new one through Søknadsweb.

Required documentation

Documents to upload to the application portal Søknadsweb

  1. The pages of your passport showing your photo, your full name, your date of birth and your nationality
  2. If applicable, documentation of change of name (e.g. marriage certificate)
  3. Higher Secondary School grade transcript or diploma 
  4. Official transcripts and diplomas from all your college/ university education
  5. Copies of English language documentation such as TOEFL or IELTS test results
  6. A letter of motivation
  7. An updated CV
  8. Documentation of financing: Name of sponsor, amount per year (please note that the minimum amount required per year is NOK 103,950) confirmation of scholarship, bank guarantee etc. Only citizens from countries outside the EU/EEA need to document financing.
  9. Additional application form: Fill out the form, sign it and upload it to Søknadsweb

Documents which are not originally in Norwegian, Danish, Swedish or English, must be accompanied by an authorized translation of the original document in English.

Documents to be sent as hard copies by post

  1. Bachelor/undergraduate diplomas:
    • Applicants with degrees from Cameroon, Canada, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Ghana, Nigeria, the Philippines, Sudan, Uganda and USA must send their educational documents as hard copies directly from the college/university, in addition to uploading them online. 
  2. Verification reports of educational documents (bachelor/undergraduate diplomas):
    • Applicants who have a first degree from China must submit an application to the CDGDC. The verification report must be sent directly as a hard copy from CDGDC to NTNU.
    • Applicants who have a first degree from Pakistan must submit an application to HEC at Once the transcripts and diplomas have a HEC stamp, they must be uploaded to Søknadsweb or sent by post or email to NTNU. 
  3. To send hard copies to NTNU, please use the following address: 

"Your application number"
International Master's Programmes
O. S. Bragstads plass 3
NO-7491 Trondheim

Showing originals after arrival at NTNU

Students who are admitted must bring all the original documents to with them to NTNU. Students failing to present all relevant original documents upon request may be denied admission or later told to leave the university. 

FAQ and contact information


If you have questions, please consult our FAQ before contacting us. 


To email documents to NTNU after Søknadsweb has closed, use


To send hard copies to NTNU, please use the following address: 

"Your application number"
International Master's Programmes
O. S. Bragstads plass 3
NO-7491 Trondheim

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2017

EU/EEA/Norwegian students: 
1 March 2018

The application portal Søknadsweb opens in mid-October

Do you have questions about your application?

Team members from the Office of International Relations will answer your questions.

Contacts for this Programme

Academic questions

Petter Bergh

Administrative questions

Sølvi Sønvisen