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Master of Design

Students with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent undergraduate education in design studies are welcome to apply for admission to the International Master of Design at AHO.

Key information and dates

Submit application in Søknadsweb
Deadline: March 1st 12:00 (Noon)
Result of admission: April 25th
Questions? studieinfo@aho.no / +47 22 99 70 00

Requirements

You need to document the following:
 

1. That you have equivalent to 180 ECTS in design studies.

Click on each specialization to see the recommended skills.
Industrial design

- ability to use a computer aided design tool (CAD) on an advanced level
- ability to work with physical models, both as a process method and for presentation purposes.
- ability to use hand drawings, both conceptually and communicatively

Interaction design

Applicants should have demonstrable experience in designing for interactive experiences and digital services. This should be evident through project work in designing for digital interfaces, user-experience, communication and screen-based interactions. It would be an advantage for the applicant to be familiar with designing for digital interactions across Web and software applications, as well as other digital materials and formats (including tangible interactions and interactive products). The applicant should have experience from iterative, digital design processes and concept development, as well as skills in developing and testing interactive prototypes with users. 

Service Design

Expectations for students applying for masters in Service design at AHO:
Students should have demonstrable experience of designing for service. This should be evident through project work and the use of visualization and communication tools such as the customer journey, blueprint, story boarding, experience prototyping, evidencing, etc.

It would also be an advantage for the student to have some understanding of concepts relating to service design such as, the value network, time as a design material, actor networks, value in use, design for experience, etc.

  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) with a minimum score of 80 points. AHO TOEFL code: 5000
  • IELTS Academic version, International English Language. Testing Service, British Council, with a minimum score of 6.5 points
  • Certificate in Advanced English or Certificate of Proficiency in English from University of Cambridge

    The test results cannot be more than 2 years old, i.e. March 1st 2018.
    There are some exeptions from the English requirements. Click here

Application process

Apply
  • 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.
 

Portfolio

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.

 

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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.

You can register your application from January 15th.

The deadline is March 1st.
 


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Upload required documentation

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


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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 April 25th.

Log into Søknadsweb to check the satus of your application.
 

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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 April 25th.

Log into Søknadsweb to check the satus of your application.
 


 About the required documentation: 

Transcript of records from previous relevant education

Upload your transcript of records/diploma/diploma supplement from relevant, higher education (university level) (in English or a Scandinavian language). It is important that we can see which school your education is from, when you studied, what results you have and what courses you have done. If your school cannot issue a transcript of records or diploma supplement in English, you must provide an authorized translation. You cannot translate the documents yourself. Please do not upload your secondary school/high school diploma. If you have done relevant courses outside your undergraduate degree, you may of course upload these.
 
If you have not completed your bachelor degree by the application deadline, supply the information you have at the time of applying, such as grade transcripts and courses in progress. Submit your final grade transcript and diploma as soon as you have them. Your degree must be completed by semester start in August.

Documentation of satisfactory knowledge of English

International applicants from outside the Nordic countries must document satisfactory English skills. Documentation of satisfactory knowledge of English must be uploaded before March 1st. Make sure to plan to take the IELTS/TOEFL in time.

CV

List your education and relevant jobs, etc. It must be in English or a Scandinavian language. There is no particular format/layout.

Digital Portfolio

The AHO Assessment Committee evaluates your portfolio. It must contain a selection of your works/projects, from studies and work experience. Criteria’s for assessment are knowledge and sensibility towards various aspects of design studies, skills and variety of representation, and portfolio design: structure, length, clarity and conveying of concept rather than completed and fulfilled assignments.
 
Your portfolio must be uploaded as one single pdf. file of maximum 15 MB.

Motivation letter

Let us know why you want to be a student at this study programme at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.
Maximum 1 A4 page.