Admission

Applicants must document proficiency in English, in addition to fulfilling the admission requirements.

Info: 

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 after March 1st.

Please note that MFs study programmes start early in August.

Admission for non-degree and Exchange students
Deadline October/April 15th

Online application and admission requirements for each programme are listed below.

Apply for BA Theology, Religion, and Society

Admission requireme​nts
General admission requirements are described on the GSU-list. Applicants have to meet the general admission requirements (except proficiency in Norwegian) in order to be eligible for admission.​

English proficiency
Applicants who meet the minimum admission requirements will be ranked according to their level of written English proficiency. Your chances to be admitted will depend on your level of English proficiency. Hence, ALL applicants must document their proficiency in English. 

Proficiency in English must be documented through one of the following:
1) TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language. Minimum total score 80. Minimum writing score 17. In order for your test result to be included in your application, 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
2) IELTS - International English Language Testing System (academic) test. Minimum overall band score: 6.0, minimum writing score 5.0. Documentation of this test type must be uploaded to the application web
3) PTE Academic. Pearson Test of English Academic. Minimum overall score: 51. Minimum writing score: 51. Documentation of this test type must be uploaded to the application web
4) English from Norwegian upper secondary school with minimum grade 4

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

Application Fee
Applicants for the Feb 1st deadline who do not pay the application fee before Feb 1st will not be considered. 

ONLINE APPLICATION

All necessary documentation must be received by the application deadline, including the required English language test results.

Apply for MPhil History of Religions

Admission requirements
A bachelor's degree or a period of study comparable with a Norwegian Bachelor's degree from a recognized Higher Education institution: The degree must be in disciplines related to the master's programme (history, religious studies, theology, archaeology, art history, etc) with an average grade equivalent to Norwegian C level (British Second class, upper division).
General admission requirements (except proficiency in Norwegian). See general and language requirements on the GSU-list.

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. 

English proficiency
Proficiency in English must be documented through one of the following:

1) TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language. Minimum total score 80. Minimum writing score: 17. In order for your test result to be included in your application, 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
2) IELTS - International English Language Testing System (academic) test. Minimum overall band score: 6.0, minimum writing score 5.0. Documentation of this test type must be uploaded to the application web
3) PTE Academic. Pearson Test of English Academic. Minimum overall score: 51. Minimum writing score:51. Documentation of this test type must be uploaded to the application web
4) English from Norwegian upper secondary school with minimum grade 4

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

Application Fee
Applicants for the Feb 1st deadline who do not pay the application fee before Feb 1st will not be considered. 

ONLINE APPLICATION

All necessary documentation must be received by the application deadline, including the required English language test results.

Apply for MPhil Religion, Society and Global Issues

Admission requireme​nts
A Bachelor’s degree or a period of study comparable with a Norwegian Bachelor's degree from a recognized Higher Education institution.
The degree must consist 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.​​

General admission requirements (except proficiency in Norwegian). See general and language requirements on the GSU-list.

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. 

English proficiency
Proficiency in English must be documented through one of the following:

1) TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language. Minimum total score 80. Minimum writing score: 17. In order for your test result to be included in your application, 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.
2) IELTS - International English Language Testing System (academic) test. Minimum overall band score: 6.0, minimum writing score 5.0. Documentation of this test type must be uploaded to the application web.
3) PTE Academic. Pearson Test of English Academic. Minimum overall score: 51. Minimum writing score:51. Documentation of this test type must be uploaded to the application web
4) English from Norwegian upper secondary school with minimum grade 4

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

Application Fee
Applicants for the Feb 1st deadline who do not pay the application fee before Feb 1st will not be considered. 

ONLINE APPLICATION

All necessary documentation must be received by the application deadline, including the required English language test results.

Apply for MPhil Theology

Admission requireme​nts
A Bachelor's degree (or a period of study comparable with a Norwegian Bachelor's degree from a recognized Higher Education institution) in Theology or Religious Studies, with an average grade equivalent to Norwegian C level (British Second class, upper division). A minimum of 80 ECTS must be in Christian theology or religious studies.
General admission requirements (except proficiency in Norwegian). See general and language requirements on the GSU-list.

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.

English proficiency
Proficiency in English must be documented through one of the following:
1) TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language. Minimum total score 80. Minimum writing score: 17. In order for your test result to be included in your application, 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
2) IELTS - International English Language Testing System (academic) test. Minimum overall band score: 6.0, minimum writing score 5.0. Documentation of this test type must be uploaded to the application web
3) PTE Academic. Pearson Test of English Academic. Minimum overall score: 51. Minimum writing score: 51. Documentation of this test type must be uploaded to the application web
4) English from Norwegian upper secondary school with minimum grade 4

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

Application Fee
Applicants for the Feb 1st deadline who do not pay the application fee before Feb 1st will not be considered. 

ONLINE APPLICATION

All necessary documentation must be received by the application deadline, including the required English language test results.

Application fee

Applicants for the Feb 1st deadline must pay an admission fee to be considered.

The application fee for is NOK 500, which is approx. 60 USD. The fee must be paid before Feb 1st, using a VISA- or Mastercard.
Applicants who have not paid the fee 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

You find the link to online application listed per programme above.

If you don't have a Norwegian ID-number

- Click the link for online application
- Change language from "Norsk bokmål" into English (top menu)
- Enter the link/tag at the right hand side which reads "International Applicant"  
If you have applied for studies at MF earlier: You MUST use the email address and password used the first time. (Use "Send me a new password" if you don't remember your original password)
If you have not applied before: Use the "Register new international applicant" button. After completing the form, you will receive an email with your username and password. Check your spam filter!  

- Click on the button "Login for Users without Norwegian National Identification Number." 
- Follow further instructions to register your application

If you have a Norwegian ID-number
 
- Click the link for online application
- Change language from "Norsk bokmål" into English (top menu)
- If you have not applied before: Click the button "Register new user". Here you will be asked to create your own PIN code
- If you have applied for studies at MF earlier: You MUST use the same user account. Click "Send PIN code by email" if you don't remember your pin. It will be sent to your previously registered email address. Check your spam filter!  
 
- Use the link at the top: "Logon using your 11-digit ID and PIN"
- Follow further instructions to register your application
 
You can apply to up to two prioritized study programmes.
 

Documentation

Applicants for BA and MPhil programmes
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. Hard copies will not be accepted. Emails with documentation will not be considered nor answered. 
You might be asked to present originals after admission.

Applicants for MPhil programmes
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.

 

Ranking of applicants

Only applicants who meet the admission requirements are qualified, and can be offered admission. When the number of qualified applicants surpass the number of available places, applicants will be ranked. 

MF prioritises applicants according to
- level of proficency in English
- grades from previous studies at a lower level

Applicants who cannot be ranked according to these factors, will be ranked on the basis of an individual assessment.​
Applicants for master's programmes who are already master students or have completed a master's programme in Norway will normally not be prioritised.

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.

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 a Norwegian citizen or have studied in Norway for more than 3 years, you may apply for funding at Lånekassen.

Contact

Please contact our admissions office at admission@mf.no if you have further questions.