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Informatics - Language Technology

24 months
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The Informatics - Language Technology programme of the University of Oslo gives you the opportunity to study how computers can make sense of human language and how humans communicate through language. It will provide you with advanced training in the discipline called human language technology, combining skills from computer science, artificial intelligence and linguistics.


Why choose this programme?

You will learn which technologies are behind services like, for example, Google Translate, Apple's Siri og the IBM Watson system, and explore methods for automatic analysis of language data. You will also learn how the communicative system of human language can be formalized for efficient computational processing, as well as how advanced statistical models can enable computers to handle and model how people communicate through language.

The Informatics - Language Technology programme of the University of Oslo consists of course work and a thesis, with in-depth supervision by a multi-national group of experienced scientists. The language of instruction is English. Some courses are obligatory elements of the programme, others can be selected freely in consultation with your supervisor. The thesis is normally performed at the Department of Informatics, but you also have the opportunity to perform it somewhere else, eg. at another research institution or in cooperation with a local company.

Study environment

Before the class starts in August, you are welcome to three days of compulsory education and various social events. Use the opportunity to get acquainted with fellow students professionally and socially, get more information about your study program, topics, research and how to choose a master thesis. The master's students have the opportunity to sit on the floor where the supervisors and researchers in language technology have their offices.

The student association PI:SK is working for a good academic and social environment around the program Informatics: language technology.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Problem solving with high level languages
  • Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence for Intelligent Systems
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Semantic Technologies
  • Machine Learning for Image Analysis
  • Natural Language Processing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a bachelor’s degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor’s degree.
  • 4-year bachelor's degree or Licence.
  • You must have a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C in the required specialization. A Norwegian C is described as a good grade, generally comparable to an American B and a Second Class Upper in the British system.
  • Documentation of English language proficiency.
  • Scan and upload your official transcripts documenting that you have completed your upper secondary education.
  • You must scan and upload your official bachelor's degree certificate and academic transcript.
  • Documentation of financing.
  • Passport or ID card.

Tuition Fee

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  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Oslo

11682 - 19230 NOK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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