Higher Education

University of Oslo

Master On Campus
24 months
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Do you want to influence higher education policy? Have a career in an international organisation? Be taught by the leaders within the field? The Higher Education programme of the University of Oslo is for you.


State of the art and internationally well known

The Higher Education programme of the University of Oslo is the first ever European Master’s programme on higher education. It is unique in three specific ways:

  • It is the only programme covering a broader range of disciplinary perspectives on higher education throughout the world.
  • The programme is based on a multi-faceted mode of teaching which is supported by a state-of-the-art e-learning platform, such as podcasts, student blog, online resources.
  • It builds upon the involvement of a variety of leading research centers and partner universities from Europe, Asia, Africa and North America bringing together a variety of leading experts in the field. These experts are directly involved in your teaching and supervision throughout the programme.

International student environment and fieldwork abroad

Over the years, the programme has attracted students from more than 40 countries from the four corners of the globe, from Asia to Southern and Northern Europe, to Africa and the Americas. The diverse student group allows for sharing of experiences and knowledge of the higher education systems from various countries. You get to learn from each other's experience and go beyond the textbooks.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History and Primary Processes of Higher Education
  • Organisation, Governance and Management of Higher Education
  • The Economic and International/Global Dimension of Higher Education

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.


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Higher Education
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