FAQ - Master's Degrees

FAQ - Master's Degrees

General information for prospective master's degree students at NTNU. Not the information you were looking for? Consult our other FAQs here.

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Master's programmes taught in Norwegian

Master's programmes taught in Norwegian

International students who fulfill the Norwegian language requirements may attend bachelor's or master's degree programmes taught in Norwegian.

Master's programmes taught in English

Master's programmes taught in English

NTNU offers over 50 master's programmes in English. There are three types of English master's degrees offered at NTNU: International Master's programmes, Erasmus Mundus and Joint Nordic degrees.  As these are three separate types of programmes, the admission criteria and procedures differ. It is therefore important that you read the information specifically tailored to your programme of interest.

   International Master's Programmes

Erasmus+ Programmes and Joint Nordic Degrees

  • Erasmus+ and Joint Nordic Master's degrees are programmes where the student takes part of his studies at NTNU and part of his studies at other partner institutions, receiving a joint or double degree at the completion of the programme
  • NTNU charges no tuition fees, but some of the partner universities might
  • Taught in English
  • Application deadline Joint Nordic: 15 January
  • Application deadline Erasmus Mundus: Varies, please consult the relevant programme website

Eligibility/academic requirements

Eligibility and academic 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 consult the academic requirements of the study programme of your interest. 

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Language requirements

We require all international students to have a good command of English at an academic level and you may need to provide TOEFL/IELTS test scores. Students taking courses in English are not required to have any Norwegian language knowledge.

Financing and financial deposit

Financing and financial deposit

There are no tuition fees at NTNU. There are a very limited number of scholarships available for specific student groups (E.g. Erasmus Mundus scholarship).

All international students who are not citizens of EU/EEA/EFTA countries must be able to document that they have enough funding to live in Norway while attending university.

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Please visit the Life and housing section for more information.

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Useful links

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Contact information

Please contact us at international@st.ntnu.no if you cannot find the information you are looking for in the FAQ section or on our website. You can also contact us on our Facebook page. However, please note that we do not have the capacity to respond to questions that are already answered in the FAQ section.

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COVID-19 and arrival in Norway: Information directed at students moving to Norway

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2020

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2021

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2021

Admission August 2021: The application portal will open in October for non-EU students

Please see our FAQ
Facebookgroup for EU applicants
Facebookgroup for non-EU applicants

Joint Nordic Master's Application

Joint Nordic Master's Application

Nordic Five Tech
15 January

How to apply
Please consult your study programme


Contact the Office of International Relations


International House, O. S. Bragstads plass 3, 7491 Trondheim, Norway

Student drop-in: Due to Corona-measures, drop-in is currently not available. 

Exchange students: exchange@st.ntnu.no

Master's degree students: admissions@st.ntnu.no


Visiting address: Office G104, Teknologivegen 22, 2815 Gjøvik, Norway
Postal address: P.O. box 191, 2802 Gjøvik, Norway

Exchange students: international@gjovik.ntnu.no 
Master’s degree students: opptak@ntnu.no


Visiting address: K-building, office numbers KP-245 and KP-246, Larsgårdsvegen 2, 6009 Ålesund
Postal address: P.O. Box 1517, 6025 Ålesund, Norway

Exchange students: Anne Ulla au@ntnu.no / Kristian Severeide kristian.severeide@ntnu.no
Master’s degree students: opptak@ntnu.no

Social media: Facebook
Web: ntnu.edu/international
FAQs: ntnu.edu/studies/faq