Communication Technology

Master of Science Programme, 2 years

Communication Technology

– Admission



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
    • 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. Proof of financing for non-EU / non-EEA citizens
  4. 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

Nordic / Norwegian students 

  • 15 April the same year as the start of the programme in August

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

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.


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


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

Requirements for admission

Requirements for admission

Higher education institution background

Successful applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a higher education institution fulfilling the following requirements:

  • The institution must be an official and recognized part of the national education system.
  • The institution has to be found on an official list or in an international handbook that is completed by some international organization (e.g. UNESCO)

Student background

A BSc/ BEng in Engineering (Telematics, Communication Technology, Computer Science, Informatics, Telecommunications or similar) or equivalent studies, that is a degree consisting of at least three years of full-time studies, is required. 

Applicants must have solid knowledge of mathematics (incl. discrete mathematics) and statistics, data structures and algorithms, and basics of computer networks, and solid programming skills (preferably object-oriented programming). In addition, basic knowledge of the following subject areas will be an advantage: databases and database management, logic in computer science, software engineering, computer architecture and operating systems.

Language requirements

The language of instructions in the programme is English. The applicants must have a good command of English at an academic level and they must present an official language test report. Refer to  this page for more information about acceptable tests, minimum scores and possible exemption.

International applicants

International applicants are required to apply on-line through NTNU's Søknadsweb.

The application form opens in October and the application deadline is 1rd of December for non-EU/non-EEA students and 1st of March for EU/EEA students for admission in the fall semester. There are no winter/spring admissions.

You can find more information about how to apply and required documentation under these links.

We do not have the capacity to assess your academic background prior to the admission process. If you have questions about the admission process and/or how to apply, check the FAQ page maintained by the Office of International Relations.


There is no tuition fee, only a semester fee of approx. NOK 500 to be paid to the Student Welfare Organization in Trondheim (SiT). However, students do need to cover their own living expenses and international students who are not citizens of EU/EEA/EFTA countries must be able to document that they have enough money to cover their own living expenses in order to be granted a student visa. You can find more information about the minimum funding requirements for non-EU/EEA/EFTA citizens  under this link.

International students are allowed to work up to 20 hours a week during the study year and full-time during holidays. See UDI's website for more information.

Norwegian/Nordic applicants

Applicants with Norwegian or Nordic citizenship are required to apply through NTNU's Søknadsweb.

The application deadline is 15 April for admission in the fall semester. There are no winter/spring admissions.

Information in Norwegian: opptak til 2-årig master i teknologi

If you have questions about the admission process and/or how to apply, please contact the Admissions Office by telephone +47 73 59 77 00 or by e-mail

Admission requirements

MSc in Communication Technology is a 2-year master's in technology programme at NTNU. To be found eligible for admission, applicants must have at least a C-average and have passed at least 30 credits in mathematics and statistics during their bachelor's studies. For more information, see opptaksgrunnlag (in Norwegian).

Pre-approved bachelor's programmes

Below is a list of bachelor's programs that are pre-approved if you meet the admission requirements above. Applicants with a degree from one of these programmes do not need to apply for specific recognition.

  • NTNU Trondheim, Gjøvik, Ålesund [informatikk / ingeniørfag, data]
  • University of Bergen: Computer Technology [datateknologi] or in Information and Communication Technology [IKT]
  • University of Oslo: Informatics (Programming and Networks) [informatikk: programmering og nettverk]
  • University of Stavanger: Computer Science [data]
  • University of Tromsø: Informatics [informatikk]
  • University of Agder: Computer Science [ingeniørfag, data]
  • Bergen University College: Computer Science [ingeniørfag, data], Communication systems [ingeniørfag, kommunikasjonssystemer] or in Information Technology [ingeniørfag, informasjonsteknologi]
  • Buskerud and Vestfold University College: Computer Science [ingeniørfag, data / datateknikk]
  • Narvik University College: Computer Science [datateknikk, ingeniørfag] 
  • Norwegian Defence University College: Telematics [telematikk]
  • Oslo and Akershus University College: Software Engineering [ingeniørfag, data]


Krysspublisert! IKKE rør!Application deadlines

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2019

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2020

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2020

The application portal for International Master's degrees is now closed, Nordic and EU/EEA students can apply after 1 February 2020


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