Master of Science Programme, 2 years

Communication Technology

– 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 programmes that are pre-approved. 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]


Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2018

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2019

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2019

The application portal is now open


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