Electronic Systems Design

– Admission requirements

Application deadlines

  • Non-EU/non-EEA students: 1 December 2017
  • EU / EEA / Norwegian students: 1 March 2018

Program Prerequisites

BSc/BEng degree in Electronics Engineering with average grade of 1st class division or 2nd class upper division. Candidates with a BSc/BEng in Physics may be considered for the programme option Nano Electronics and Photonics. Candidates with a BSc/BEng in Automation, Cybernetics or Electrical Engineering may also be considered.

Applicants who hold a Bachelor of Engineering must have passed the examination in subjects equivalent to Mathematical Methods I, II and III  + Statistics, a minimum of 30 ECTS-credits mathematics and statistics.
Applicants who hold a Bachelor of Science must have passed the examination in subjects equivalent to NTNUs subjects Mathematics 1-4, Statistics, Physics and Information Technology Introduction.

Application procedures

Admission requirements

  1. A first degree in a relevant field: Your first degree must be completed by semester start, August 2018
  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 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


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

Norwegian/Nordic applicants

  • If you have education from one of the specializations listed below with "Yes", you are eligible to apply.
  • For programs that are listed with "Electives", you may be eligible if the election topics covers electronics.
  • If you have Embedded Systems from Kongsberg must select Embedded Systems, or Design of Digital Systems.



Education Specialization Approved
Elektro Elektronikk Yes
Elkraft No
Fornybar energi   No


Education Specialization Approved
Automatiseringsteknikk   Yes



Education Specialization Approved
Elektro Automatiseringsteknikk Electives
Elektronikk Yes
Elkraftteknikk Electives
Industriell instrumentering Yes


HIB – Høgskolen i Bergen

Education Specialization Approved
Elektronikk   Yes
Kommunikasjonssystemer   Yes
Automatisering   Electives
Elkraftteknikk   Electives
Energiteknologi   No

HIOA – Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus

Education Specialization Approved
Elektronikk og informasjonsteknologi Automatisering Yes
Medisinsk teknologi Yes

HISF – Høgskolen i Sogn og Fjordane

Education Specialization Approved
Elektro Automatiseringsteknikk No
Energi, elkraft og miljø No

HSN – Høgskolen i Sørøst-Norge

Education Specialization Approved
Data/Kongsberg Embedded systems Embedded/DDS
Virtuelle systemer No
Elektroingeniør/Kongsberg Kybernetikk og mekatronikk Electives
Signalbehandling Yes
Elektronikk   Yes
Mikro- og nanosystemteknologi   No
Elkraftteknikk/Porsgrunn   No
Informatikk og automatisering/Porsgrunn   No

HIØ – Høgskolen i Østfold

Education Specialization Approved
Elektro/Fredrikstad Digital elektronikk Yes
Elkraftteknikk No

UIT – Norges arktiske universitet

Education Specialization Approved
Automasjon   No
Elektro/Narvik Elkraftteknikk No
Industriell elektronikk Yes
Satellitteknologi Yes

SKSK – Sjøkrigsskolen

Education Specialization Approved
Elektro og automasjon   Yes
Elektronikk og data   Yes

UIA – Universitetet i Agder

Education Specialization Approved
Elektronikk   Yes
Fornybar energi   No

UIO – Universitetet i Oslo

Education Specialization Approved
Informatikk: nanoelektronikk og robotikk (bachelor)   Yes
Elektronikk og datateknologi (bachelor)   Yes

UIS – Universitetet i Stavanger

Education Specialization Approved
Elektro   Yes

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