Special Needs Education

University of Oslo

Master On Campus
24 months
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The international Special Needs Education programme of the University of Oslo is among the most innovative and complete international Master's programmes in the area of special needs and inclusive education.


Who is the programme aimed at?

The students of the Special Needs Education programme of the University of Oslo have different backgrounds. They are international as well as Norwegian students with Bachelor diplomas in different fields, including psychology, education, habilitation/rehabilitation and also social science. Yet they share the same commitment to social inclusion; the passionate care for all people; the passion for learning new things and exploring unfamiliar territories; and the intellectual curiosity of working in an international team. If you recognize yourself in this picture, the Special Needs Education programme might be the right choice for you!

The study environment

The Master’s programme in Special Needs Education is a full-time programme run in English. The teaching is a combination of plenary and small group sessions with a problem-based learning approach. The classes are not very numerous, so the atmosphere is friendly and cosy. UiO provides excellent study facilities. Students and staff have the very best technical tools at their disposal and access to excellent facilities.

The Department of Special Needs Education is part of an extended international network, providing students with the opportunity of encountering high-level international scholars and institutions.

The students can also have access to the Oslo Special Education and Learning Lab.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Education for All
  • Historical and Sociocultural Perspectives on Learning and Development
  • Towards Inclusive Education
  • Education for Learners with Special Needs
  • Counselling and Innovation
  • Research Methodology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

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

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Special Needs Education
University of Oslo


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