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I would like to study at AHO. Am I qualified and how is the admission process?

You can find information about the Master studies and admission process here:
General information
Master of Architecture
Master of Design
Master of Landscape

Can I apply for admission to the Master programme before I have completed my bachelor degree?

Students who apply for admission to our Master’s degree before their bachelor’s degree is completed can send their application including transcripts of records within the application deadline February 1st.  It is important to complete the application by sending the Bachelor diploma as soon as you receive it.

What are the requirements for the undergraduate level of the 5 and 5,5 integrated Master programme’s?

Applicants have to meet the general admission requirements and document proficiency in the Norwegian language in order to be eligible for admission. You can find general admission requirements on the GSU-list.
Read more about this here

How much does it cost to study at AHO? 

There is no tuition fee for applicants from EU/EEA or Switzerland, exchange students or existing students at AHO.  

In January 2023, the Norwegian Government introduced mandatory tuition fees for all students with citizenship outside of EU/EEA/EFTA. 

The tuition fee at AHO is set to 363 550 NOK per academic year. (Autumn + Spring). 

More information about costs and living 

When will I get the result of admission to the Master programme?

Final offer of admission will be sent to you by email by mid – April the year you apply.

Admission, requirements and deadline for application for Exchange study at AHO

To apply for exchange to AHO you must be nominated by your home university. The application deadlines are April 1st for the fall and October 1st for the spring. Students from learning institutions which do not have any agreement with AHO have to apply as a visiting student.
Exchange studies
Visiting studies

Why did I not get admission to AHO?

Unfortunately, due to the high number of applicants, we do not give written explanations to applicants who are not admitted.  Admission is based on a complete application, and a portfolio review by an admission committee. 

When can I apply?

The admission portal for our master programs opens in December and the deadline is 1 February.

Do I need VISA to enter Norway?

As part of the preparation for your studies in Norway, you need to either 1) register with the Police or 2) apply for a student residence permit, depending on your nationality.
Read more here

How do I apply for housing?

You apply for housing through Student welfare organization of Oslo and Akershus (SiO). All international students under the age of 35 are guaranteed housing as long as they apply by the deadlines June 1st for the fall and November 1st for the spring. 

How to apply for a residence permit deposit account

If you are a student outside EU/EEA you have to apply for a residence permit/visa. There are several requirements.
Read here for a complete checklist.
Read here to see guide for residence permit deposit account

Semester fee

All regular students at AHO must pay the semester fee each semester. You find the invoice in Studentweb. Please note that it may take 3-5 days before the payment is registrered.
Exchange students are exempt from paying the semester fee.  

Do you offer a bachelor degree? Norwegian language requirements.

AHO does not offer any Bachelor’s degrees. In order to be admitted to the undergraduate level of our integrated Master’s degrees, you have to meet the Norwegian language requirements. Read more about this here.

If you obtain a relevant Bachelor's degree elsewhere, you are welcome to apply for our master programs, where the medium of instruction is English.

When does the semester start?

For the master studies: mid August
For the exchange studies: mid August and mid January

How does my local credits correspond with ECTS credits?

The credit system may vary from country to country and institution to institution. You need to inform us how your institution calculates credits and how that correlates to the ECTS system. One year of fulltime studies are 60 ECTS, a bachelor’s degree is 180.
You may try to contact the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education for recognition of your degree. 

Undergraduate diploma inspection  

All applicants admitted to AHO must present their original diploma with transcript of records from undergraduate studies for inspection upon arrival at AHO.