Admission

Info: 

Online application

Deadline: February 1st  (Applicants with Norwegian and Nordic citizenship: June 1st). 

Application fee: NOK 500 (equals approx 60 USD). Payment method: VISA/Mastercard

No applications will be processed before the deadline (you will get an answer before March 1st).

Admission for non-degree and Exchange students

Admission requirements

ALL ENGLISH PROGRAMMES

All applicants for English programmes must document proficiency in English through one of the following:

- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Your official TOEFL score report must be sent directly from ETS to the admissions office at MF. MF’s TOEFL code (DI code) is 7308.
- IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)
- Cambridge ESOL Examinations. You must submit your Candidate ID-number and Candidate Secret Number for verification purposes
- First Certificate in English
- Certificate in Advanced English
- Certificate of Proficiency in English
- English (140 hours) from Norwegian upper secondary school: written and oral exam

You can also meet the English language requirement if you have either

- completed a university degree in English language and literature or
- completed a minimum of one year of university studies taught in English, in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Great Britain or the US

See specific details under each programme.

Note! Applicants who do not pay the application fee by Feb 1st will not be considered. The fee will in no circumstances be refunded.This also applies to applicants who are not offered admission.

Ministry, Ministry and Media

General admission requirements
Applicants have to meet the general admission requirements (except proficiency in Norwegian) in order to be eligible for admission. See general and language requirements on the GSU-list.

English proficiency
Applicants who meet the minimum admission requirements will be ranked according to their level of written English proficiency. The English language proficiency must be documented by all applicants, this also include applicants from countries which are exempted from the tests. Your chances to be admitted will depend on your level of English proficiency.

NB! Applicants who do not pay the application fee by Feb 1st will not be considered. The fee will in no circumstances be refunded.This also applies to applicants who are not offered admission.

Master of Theology

General admission requirements
- General admission requirements (except proficiency in Norwegian). See general and language requirements on the GSU-list
- A Bachelor’s degree or a period of study comparable with a Norwegian Bachelor's degree from a recognized Higher Education institution
Applicants who complete a bachelor degree before July 1st can apply, but the application will not be considered before the completed degree is documented with a diploma and transcript of records. All other necessary documentation must be received by the application deadline, including the required English language test results

Specific requirements
The Bachelor degree must be in Theology or Religious Studies, with an average grade equivalent to Norwegian C level (British Second class, upper division).

English proficiency
Minimum scores:

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language (no older than two years at the time of application​) with a minimum score of 550 paper-based tests (PBT) or 80 internet-based tests (IBT). Official test report forms should be made available online. The TOEFL code number is 7308.
IELTS - International English Language Testing System (academic) test with a minimum score of 6.0.
English from Norwegian upper secondary school with minimum grade 4.

NB! Applicants who do not pay the application fee by Feb 1st will not be considered. The fee will in no circumstances be refunded.This also applies to applicants who are not offered admission.

Religion, Society and Global Issues

General admission requirements
- General admission requirements (except proficiency in Norwegian). See general and language requirements on the GSU-list
- A Bachelor’s degree or a period of study comparable with a Norwegian Bachelor's degree from a recognized Higher Education institution
Applicants who complete a bachelor degree before July 1st can apply, but the application will not be considered before the completed degree is documented with diploma and transcript of records. All other necessary documentation must be received by the application deadline, including the required English language test results

Specific requirements
Bachelor degree consisting of Social Sciences and Theology/Religious Education, with an average grade equivalent to Norwegian C level (British Second class, upper division).  All applicants must have a combination of at least 80 ECTS in one of the disciplines and at least 20 ECTS in the other discipline.​

English proficiency
Minimum scores:

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language (no older than two years at the time of application​) with a minimum score of 550 paper-based tests (PBT) or 80 internet-based tests (IBT). Official test report forms should be made available online. The TOEFL code number is 7308.
IELTS - International English Language Testing System (academic) test with a minimum score of 6.0.
English from Norwegian upper secondary school with minimum grade 4.

NB! Applicants who do not pay the application fee by Feb 1st will not be considered. The fee will in no circumstances be refunded.This also applies to applicants who are not offered admission.

Master in History of Religion

General admission requirements
- General admission requirements (except proficiency in Norwegian). See general and language requirements on the GSU-list
- A Bachelor’s degree or a period of study comparable with a Norwegian Bachelor's degree from a recognized Higher Education institution
Applicants who complete a bachelor degree before July 1st can apply, but the application will not be considered before the completed degree is documented with diploma and transcript of records. All other necessary documentation must be received by the application deadline, including the required English language test results

Specific requirements
Bachelor degree in related disciplines to the master programme (history, religious studies, theology, archaeology, art history, etc) with an average grade equivalent to Norwegian C level (British Second class, upper division).

English proficiency
Minimum scores:
TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language (no older than two years at the time of application​) with a minimum score of 550 paper-based tests (PBT) or 80 internet-based tests (IBT). Official test report forms should be made available online. The TOEFL code number is 7308.
IELTS - International English Language Testing System (academic) test with a minimum score of 6.0.
English from Norwegian upper secondary school with minimum grade 4.

NB! Applicants who do not pay the application fee by Feb 1st will not be considered. The fee will in no circumstances be refunded.This also applies to applicants who are not offered admission.

Guide to online application

Use the online application for all English programmes.

If you don't have a Norwegian ID-number:

- Click the link for online application
- Change language into English (left menu)
- If you don't have a Norwegian ID number - Enter the link at the bottom of the page which reads "Register/Login International Applicant"
- Click on the button "Login for Users without Norwegian National Identification Number."  
- Click on the button "Register International Applicant," then register your name, e-mail, etc. A password will be sent to your e-mail.
- Follow further instructions

If you have a Norwegian ID-number
- Click the link for online application
- Change language into English (left menu)
- If you do have a Norwegian ID-number, please use the link at the top: "Logon using your 11-digit ID and PIN".
- Follow further instructions.
- Create PIN code for use in Application Web
 

Applicants who have applied earlier will have a user account in the MF database already. Order a new password by entering the email address you used in your previous application, and click "send password to email". Those who have received a Norwegian 11-digit ID number MUST use this.
 

Documentation
To be considered you must document a relevant academic background with diploma and transcript of records, and English language proficiency documentation. No other documentation is necessary for the admission process. Upload all documentation at the online application site as scan files in .pdf or .jpg file format. Email attachments as scanned files, email attachments, or hard copies will not be accepted. You might be asked to present originals after admission.
​Applicants who complete a bachelor degree before July 1st can apply, but the application will not be considered before the completed degree is documented with diploma and transcript of records. All other necessary documentation must be received by the application deadline, including the required English language test results
 
 

Deadlines

Please note that all English study programmes start in August.

Application deadlines for masters’ degrees (Admission once per year):
February 1st: Applicants without Norwegian citizenship.
June 1st: Applicants with a Norwegian ID-number and citizenship.
Applicants who complete a bachelor degree before July 1st can apply, but the application will not be considered before the completed degree is documented with diploma and transcript of records. All other necessary documentation must be received by the application deadline, including the required English language test results

Application deadline for the Ministry, Mission and Media programme: 
February 1st.

Application deadline for non-degree studies and exchange programmes: 
April 1st (Bilateral, Erasmus+, Nordplus, and EEA exchange programmes)

Applicants with a Norwegian ID-number and citizenship: We refer you to our Norwegian websites.

Financial Support

MF does not offer any kind of financial support (scholarship) for international students. Applicants who are not EU/EEA or Swiss nationals must document that they can finance their stay in Norway. Please see more information about Self-Funding students in Norway.

If you are Norwegian citizens or have studied in Norway for more than 3 years, you may apply for funding at Lånekassen.

Exchange programmes and non-degree studies

Bilateral, Erasmus+, Nordplus, and EEA exchange programmes:

Admission for Fall Semester (August-December)
Deadline: April 1st 

Admission for Spring Semester (January-June)
Deadline: November 1st 

NOTE! There is no admission for programme studies (Masters' and Bachelors' degrees) in January.