Master of Design


  • Submit application: Søknadsweb
  • Søknadsweb opens: January 2020 (date TBA)
  • Deadline: March 1st 12:00 (Noon)
  • Result of admission: April 20th
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Students with a bachelor’s degree in design or equivalent undergraduate education of at least 3 years (180ECTS), may apply for Master of Design.

Application process

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.

All applications must be submitted digitally through AHO's online application service Søknadsweb. You can register your application in the start of January.

In Søknadsweb, you are asked to register as an international applicant. After registration you receive an email with the log in credentials. It is not possible to submit applications after deadline.

The following attachments must be uploaded in order to complete your application:

•    Digital portfolio with 5 -10 design projects accompanied by project descriptions
•    CV
•    Motivation letter (max 500 words)
•    Transcript of records and diploma from previous education, in Norwegian or English (certified translator)
•    Documentation of satisfactory knowledge of English

Applicants may be asked for an interview.

Incomplete applications and late applications received will not be considered

Please note that potential candidates from China will be invited to an interview/workshop in China, at Hunan University, Changsha City, Hunan Province. Details about time and location to be announced separately.


Your portfolio is evaluated by the AHO Assessment Committee. The portfolio should reflect your design background, educational or vocational, with 5-10 design projects accompanied by a description of each project. The description should show some of the process.  In group project you must specify your role and contribution.

Response to the application

You will receive the assessment results by April 20th. Log in to Søknadsweb and check the status of your application.

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.