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Academic requirements for MSc in Mathematics and Physics

In order to be eligible for master's programmes in Norway, you need to document a bachelor's degree of minimum three years. Depending on where you completed upper secondary education, you may be required to have more than three years of university education. Please check the GSU-list for detailed information and requirements for each country. 

A Bachelor´s degree within one of the following disciplines is required:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Applicants with another Bachelor’s degree may also be considered if they document at least 120 ECTS credits in mathematics and physics.


The minimum GPA (grade point average) for admission to this Master’s programme is 60% or 3 on the ECTS grading scale. However, admission to this programme is highly competitive and applicants must demonstrate good academic standards and top grades. Applicants with a grade level equivalent to Second Class Lower Division or lower will not be considered for admission.


How much is 120 ECTS?