Urban Ecological Planning

Master's degree programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Urban Ecological Planning

– Admission

Specific programme requirements

Specific programme requirements
 

International Students (excluding students from Nordic countries): 

Students are required to have a B.Sc./ B.Eng/ BA university degree in an urban discipline, preferably in Urban Planning, Architecture or Civil Engineering

All other candidates with a BA degree in Social Sciences relevant to the field of Urban Planning and Design need to demonstrate additional practice/ work experience of at least 12 months in relation to key areas of Urban Ecological Planning to be considered for admission.

Relevant social sciences:

  • Social Work 
  • Political Science
  • Engineering 
  • Geography 
  • Sociology
  • Cultural Studies

 

Students from Nordic countries:

Equivalent to those for international students. Nordic students may also apply based on exams in relevant areas from the University Colleges (høyskolene).


Application procedures

Make sure you meet all the requirements listed below - follow the links

  1. A first degree (a bachelor's degree) in a relevant field
    • To be admitted to the programme of study, applicants must have a relevant bachelor’s degree with a grade point average of at least C.
    • See the study programme of your choice for specific academic requirements
    • The first degree must have been completed by the start of the semester at NTNU in August
  2. English proficiency
  3. Excellent academic performance: A minimum requirement for admission to all programmes is the grade C or better on the ECTS scale. Note that admission is highly competitive. 

    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, and requests to do so will not be obliged. 

Make sure you are applying before the deadline


Non-EU / non-EEA students

  • 1 December the year before the start of the programme in August
EU/EEA: If you are from an EU/EEA country and a visa to study in Norway is not required
  • 1 March the same year as the start of the programme in August
  • This deadline also applies to:
    • Applicants from a non-EU country who have a Norwegian personal ID number and for whom a visa to study in Norway is not required
    • Students with a Norwegian ID number (including Norwegian citizens) who are educated outside the Nordics
Nordic / Norwegian students
  • 15 April the same year as the start of the programme in August
Application deadlines
Deadlines Non-EU applicants EU/EEA applicants Norwegian applicants and applicants from other Nordic countries
Main application deadline 1 December 1 March 15 April
Deadline for uploading documentation 15 December 15 March 1 July
Documentation of English / HEC and CHESICC verification 1 February 1 April -----
Sending of answers to applications Around 5 April Around 25 May Around 15 July

Documents to be prepared for uploading to the application portal

You will need all the documents below to successfully apply for a master's degree

  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. Upper 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. If you are applying to two programmes you can choose if you want to submit one or two letters
  8. An updated CV
  9. Applicants with special needs: Applicants with any type of disability are treated on an equal basis with all other applicants. However, we need to know in advance if you require any additional support during your studies. Please upload a document with a short description of your disability to Søknadsweb.
  10. Documentation of fundingOnly citizens from countries outside the EU/EEA need to document funding. 
  11. Verification reports of educational documents (bachelor’s/undergraduate diplomas): 
    • Applicants who have a first degree from China must submit an application to CHESICC.  The document must be uploaded to Søknadsweb or sent by email to NTNU.  
    • Applicants who have a first degree from Pakistan must submit an application to HEC. Once the transcripts and diplomas have a HEC stamp, they must be uploaded to Søknadsweb or sent by email to NTNU.  
Documents which are not originally in Norwegian, Danish, Swedish or English, must be accompanied by an authorized translation of the original document into English.
All documents must be uploaded in the correct format (.pdf).

Documents to be sent as hard copies by post

  1. Transcripts of bachelor’s/undergraduate diplomas: 
    • Applicants with degrees from Cameroon, Canada, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Ghana, Nigeria, the Philippines, Sudan, Uganda and the USA must send their bachelor’s transcripts as hard copies directly from the relevant college/university, in addition to uploading them online.

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
Norway


Showing originals after arrival at NTNU

Students who are admitted must bring all the original documents 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. 

If you have successfully followed step 1 - 3, you can proceed to the application portal

  1. Go to the application portal Søknadsweb.
  2. Select language in the top right-hand 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 funding.
  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. If you are applying to one of NTNUs scholarship programmes, please state this in the "other information" box. 
  11. As the final step of the application process, you will be asked to submit the required documentation. Upload all the required documents and make sure they have the correct format (.pdf). 
  12. Please note that there is no "submit"-button.
  13. 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), you must 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.

FAQ

If you have questions, please consult our FAQ before contacting us. You can also join our Facebook group for international master's applicants. 


Email

To email documents to NTNU after Søknadsweb has closed, use admissions@st.ntnu.no


Address

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
Norway

Available scholarships for enrolled students in UEP

Available scholarships for enrolled students in UEP

In the period of 2017-2020, we have the pleasure to offer two kinds of scholarships to selected students enrolled in the programme:

  1. Scholarship for 12 weeks to attend a Summer School on Urban Sustainability at the Falk School of Sustainability at Chatham University, Pittsburgh (USA).
  2. Scholarships for fieldwork of 12 weeks with students of the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India as part of a Joint Studio on Smart Sustainable City Regions.

The scholarships will cover travel and stipend at rates equal to the State Education Loan Fund of Norway.

Please note that this scholarship will not cover your expenses for the entire two-year Master's programme. Universities in Norway do not charge tuition fees, but you will still have to document that you are able to finance your stay in Trondheim as part of the application procedure.


Living and costs

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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

Questions about your international master's application?

Questions about your international master's application?

Having trouble with your online application for our international Master's of Science programmes? Wondering when the deadlines are, or what kind of language requirements to be fulfilled? We have answered all these questions and more in our FAQs.