Applying to do an MA in Norway

The University of Bergen’s MA program in Digital Culture is accepting applications from international students until December 1. This is a tuition-free, two year Master’s degree taught in English in Norway, with one year of course work and one year for writing a research-based MA thesis.

You need a BA degree with at least a full year (60 ECTS if in Norway) of courses that can be seen as equivalent to digital culture, and courses equivalent to a half year that are relevant to the planned topic for your MA thesis. For European students, you can send in final grades after application, but for applicants outside Europe you do have to have completed your BA before Dec 1 to be considered. Sorry about that.

To get a residency permit, students from outside the EU/EEA/EFTA need to have about USD 12,500 in a bank account to show they can cover living expenses. There are no tuition fees.

Here is information about applying to do an MA in Norway as an international student, and about residency permits, health insurance and so on.

Here is information about the MA program and admission:

And here is general information about studying in Norway:

Please feel free to email me if you have questions about the program itself. If you have practical questions about how to apply to do a degree as an international student, you can email

Jill Walker Rettberg
Professor of Digital Culture
Dept of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies
University of Bergen
Postboks 7800
5020 Bergen