Urban Ecological Planning



Candidates with BSc / BEng / BA degree, preferably in Urban Planning, Architecture or Civil Engineering may apply. Relevant work experience is also considered important for selection and admission. Applicants with a BA degree in Social Sciences (e.g. Geography/Economics/Statistics) will be considered if the candidate has 2-5 years of relevant work experience in Urban Planning. Candidates with Bachelors degree are given priority over candidates with existing Masters degree during selection. Final year students of revelant Bachelors degree may apply.

Application deadlines

Admission to the program is open to both Norwegian and International students. The current round of admission has opened in autumn 2016, with the following application deadlines:
  • Non-EU/non-EEA students: 1 December 2017
  • EU / EEA / Norwegian students: 1 March 2018


Application procedures

Admission requirements

  1. A first degree (bachelor's) in a relevant field
    • The first degree must be completed by your August semester start at NTNU
  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 2018
Non-EU / non-EEA students

1 March 2019
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 End of March Around 25 May 25 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 October. 

  1. Go to the application portal Søknadsweb - the application portal will open for new applications in 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 financingOnly 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 transcripts:
    • 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. 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 admissions@sa.ntnu.no


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

Admission info for Norwegian / Nordic applicants

Norwegian and Nordic applicants are required to upload the following documentation:

1. Diploma of your Bachelor's degree including transcript of records (if you have graduated), or
2. Current transcript of records and overview of the remaining courses if you graduate in current semester. Bachelor's degree diploma must be uploaded no later than 1 July.

 We will notify you by e-mail if there is missing or insufficient documentation

More information



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

Practical information - Life and housing in Trondheim


Postal Contact:

Department of Architecture and Planning
Faculty of Architecture and Design
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

5th Floor, Sentralbygg - I, Alfred Getz vei 3
Gløshaugen, Trondheim 7491. Norway.
Phone: +47 73595030
Fax: +47 73595018