How to apply

All applications to our English study programs must go through our online application form. Please read all the information carefully before you apply. 

You can contact the Admission Office at if you have questions. 


The deadline for all Non-EU citizenship is February 1st. You will get an answer after March 15th. 

The deadline for non-EU citizen applicants who hold a Bachelor's diploma from a Norwegian higher education institution or are expected to receive such a diploma at the end of the semester, is extended to June 1st. You will get an answer after June 15th.

The deadline for applicants with citizenship from EU/EEA/Swiss/Nordic/Norwegian/English speaking Visa exempted countries (UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia) is June 1st. You will get an answer after June 15th. 

No applications will be processed before the deadline.
MF's English study programmes start early in August and it is mandatory to participate in orientation week. 

Application form
You can find the online application form here. 

Application fee for Non-EU Citizenship
Applicants for the February 1st deadline and non-EU applicants for the June 1st deadline must pay an admission fee to be considered. The application fee is NOK 500, which is approx. 60 USD. The fee must be paid before February 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. You can pay the application fee here.

Guide to the online application form 

If you do not 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.


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 are not necessary for the admission process, but you might be asked to present originals after admission (see further information below). Emails with attachment will not be considered nor replied to. 

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.

Information regarding verification of original documents
Applicants with completed education from the following countries below must be prepared, on request, to submit a statement of results/confirmation sent directly to the Office of Admission by the awarding institution/authority. In addition, these applicants must upload a scanned copy of their statement of results/confirmation. However, if requested to send original documentation, only applications with documentation that is sent directly to the Office of Admission will be considered. This applies to the following countries:

  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
  • Cameroon
  • Uganda
  • Ethiopia

Furthermore, as a preventive measure, MF will require a random selection of applicants to have their issuing institutions/authorities send original documents for control and verification. If you are selected to submit your documents, you will receive an email within two weeks after the application deadline of February 1st with information about when and how to deliver your documents. Please do not submit your original hard copies of documents before you receive an email about this. 

Ranking of applicants
Only applicants who meet the admission requirements are qualified, and can be considered for admission. When the number of qualified applicants surpass the number of available places, applicants will be ranked. 
MF prioritises applicants according to

  • grades and academic relevance of previous studies at a lower level
  • level of proficency in English
  • geographical balance

Applicants for master's programmes who are already master students or have completed a master's programme in Norway will normally not be prioritised.