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MF Norwegian School of Theology

MF strives to continually grow as a leading school of theology through research in line with the highest standards of international excellence, the application and dissemination of knowledge, and the pursuit of quality education in an environment of freedom, credibility, and ecumenical cooperation, devoted to the personal growth and formation of students.

Master's Programmes

Humanities (3)
Social Sciences (1)



MF Norwegian School of Theology (1908) is an accredited Specialized University focusing on Theology, Religion, and Social Studies, located in Oslo.


With three departments (the Department of Theology, the Department of Religious Education and Pedagogical Studies, and the Department of Religion and Society), MF educates scholars, teachers, ministers, and other professionals at the undergraduate and graduate level for leadership and service both nationally and internationally.


Since October 2012, MF has moderated a project within the Lifelong Learning Programme (Grundtvig) called “Religion and Multiculturality: Educational Pathways for Local Church Leaders” (CULTA). The overall goal of the project is to contribute through lifelong learning to the development of advanced knowledge and skills of church representatives to respond adequately to the changing society. In the first phase of the project, several research projects were accomplished and presented on the project website. In the second phase, the project has developed a training handbook with a specific teaching methodology for local church leaders, based on peer-to-peer knowledge.

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Student services

The Quality Assurance System (or QAS) is designed to ensure that MF provides education of high international quality, and that the education of students who graduate from MF is well adapted to the workplace they will be stepping into. It relies on students’ perspectives on MF’s recruitment, learning and teaching environment, exam procedures, and additional preparations for professional life. The system encompasses all of MF’s undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs.

Library services

TThe library is a part of MF’s Learning centre, where, in addition to library services, you’ll find IT-services and courses. The library uses Oriaa search engine that allows you to browse the library's resources, books, articles, journals, music, films, and electronic resources etc. Oria users can sign into My Account and renew their borrowed books.

ICT services

Information throughout the semester will primarily be provided on Fronter, which is the faculty’s online learning tool. All students must frequently log on to Fronter in order to get access to the online "rooms" and respective courses. Remember to register at Student Web and pay the semester fee

Medical services

Students from EU/EEA countries must have health insurance coverage from their home country. The European Health Insurance Card documents that you are entitled to necessary medical treatment during temporary stays in other EEA countries or in Switzerland. You are entitled to treatment on a par with the citizens of the country where you are staying.

Student Life

Campus life

MF students are engaged and committed to making student life as fulfilling as possible. Everybody has a chance to help improve the school because students are democratically represented in every governing body within MF, as well as bodies that represent students nationally in Norway. The NAUTILUS Survey confirms that MF students are more satisfied overall than students from other institutions, both in social environment and academics.

Student clubs

  • The Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions
  • The Norwegian Network for Private Higher Education Institutions
  • IRefo500.

Student Reviews

I am Aliakim maeta from Kenya.l finished my Bachelor's degree in Theology and l am looking forward for a master degree in Oslo Norway.l grew up on a family where my mother was the only one who took care of us.we are eight in my family and l am the last bo
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I am looking forward to be among the students of this university

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My study at MF Norwegian school of Theology in Oslo, Norway from August 2015 to April 2017 was a remarkable one. Making new friends which exposed me to cross-cultural experiences. New teachers who kept me very busy with my lesson and helped me to make a better research. My academic support was excellence as I was well taken of. However, my stay at MF in Oslo was very...