Master's degree programs (1,5 - 2 years)

Master's degree programs (1,5 - 2 years)

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 here


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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.

Applicants with the same average grade are ranked on the basis of total number of credits earned (and documented), where applicants with the most credits are ranked first.

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.

Some Master's degree programs require an average grade of C of 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 (used before Kvalitetsreformen) 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 for ranking applicants in the admission to two year master's degree programs is described in § 7 in Forskrift om opptak til studier ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet. Average grade calculation is described in § 40 in Forskrift om studier ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet.

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