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International Master of Landscape Architecture

Students with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent three years undergraduate education (180 ECTS) in landscape architecture or architecture are welcome to apply for admission to the International Master of Landscape Architecture. 

Through your portfolio you need to show ability to design on an advanced level with a focus on landscape.
An eligible applicant has also the
  • ability to use a computer aided design tool (CAD, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop) on an advanced level and basic knowledge in GIS
  • ability to work with physical models, both as a process method and for presentation purposes
  • ability to use hand drawings, both conceptually and communicatively.

Key information and dates

  • 1 December 2022: The application portal Søknadsweb opens
  • 1 February 2023: Deadline to upload all documentation in Søknadsweb
  • 1 April 2023: Result of admission 
Questions? Please contact studieinfo@aho.no or call us at +47 22997000


You need to document the following:
  1. That you meet the general requirements stated above
  2. That you have satisfactory English skills: 
Document your English skills through one of the following options:
  • TOEFL iBT: (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition with a minimum score of 80 points. AHO TOEFL code: 5000
  • IELTS Academic version, International English Language. Testing Service, British Council or IDP, with a minimum score of 6.5 points
  • Certificate in Advanced English or Certificate of Proficiency in English from University of Cambridge
  • Pearson PTE Academic: Pearson test of English Academic or Pearson Academic online test. Minimum overall score of 74 with at least 65 in each component (listening, reading, speaking and writing).
The test results cannot be more than 2 years old, i.e. 1 February 2021.
There are some exeptions from the English requirements. Click here.

  • Submit application: Søknadsweb
  • Søknadsweb opens: January 2020 (TBA)
  • Deadline: March 1st, 12:00 (Noon)
  • Response: April 20th in Søknadsweb
  • Questions? opptak@aho.no / +47 22 99 70 00

Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree or equivalent undergraduate education in landscape architecture, architecture or other related spatial design studies are welcome to apply for admission to the International Master of Landscape Architecture at AHO.
International applicants from outside the Nordic countries must document satisfactory English skills. NB! Documentation of satisfactory knowledge of English must be uploaded before March 1st. Make sure to plan to take the IELTS/TOEFL in time.

Application process

All applications must be submitted digitally through our online application service Søknadsweb. You can register your application between January 7th and March 1st , 12:00 (Noon).

In Søknadsweb you will first be asked to register as an international applicant. After registration you will receive an email with the logon credentials. It will not be possible to submit applications after 12:00 (Noon) (GMT +1) March 1st.). 
The following attachments must be uploaded to Søknadsweb in order to complete the application:

Documents must be uploaded in pdf or jpeg format. Maximum file size per document is 15 MB
If you complete your bachelor's degree later in the spring or summer, you must submit transcripts of records from the semesters you have completed by the application deadline.

Application guidelines

If the AHO Assessment Committee should find it necessary, applicants may be called for a video interview.


Your portfolio should be uploaded in a one-file pdf-format (max 15 MB) and will be evaluated by a jury (AHO Assessment Committee). Your portfolio should contain a selection of your works/projects and can be from both studies and work experience. The jury will look for knowledge and sensibility towards various aspects of landscape architecture/architecture studies, they will see if you manage to show skills and variety of representation, and also asses the layout of the portfolio: structure, length, clarity and conveying of concept rather than completed and fulfilled assignments. Absolute requirement is that the works must be your own.

Incomplete or late applications

Please note that it will not be possible to submit applications after 12.00 on March 1st. 
Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline (by e-mail/regular mail) will not be taken into consideration.

Response to the application

The results will be ready by April 20th. From this date you can log on to Søknadsweb to check the status of your application.

Undergraduate diploma inspection

All applicants that get admitted to AHO must present original diploma with transcript of records from undergraduate studies for inspection upon arrival at AHO. Deadline: the first week of school

Applicants who hand in falsified documents will be reported to the police.



Login to Søknadsweb

Log on to Søknadsweb to register as an applicant and apply to AHO.

After registration you will receive an email with the log in credentials. Choose International Master in Landscape architecture.

You can register your application from 15 December.

The deadline is 1 February.



Upload required documentation

  • Transcript of records from previous relevant education (certified translator)
  • Documentation of satisfactory knowledge in English
  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • Digital portfolio


After the deadline

Your portfolio will be assessed by an Assessment Committee and you may be asked to do a video interview.

Response to the application will be given by 1st April.

Due to the high number of applicants, refusal of application will not be justified.

Log into Søknadsweb to check the status of your application.