Universitetet I Oslo
This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
Other names: University of Oslo.
First degree/qualification: Candidatus (3.5-5 years); after 2005 bachelor's (3 years), integrated master's (5-6 years), professional degrees (6 years).
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 2.6/6.0; after 2005 a "C" average (see equivalency scale below).
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 3 year bachelor's.
Documents required: Official transcript/record; official certification of degree and date awarded. All documents in Norwegian and English.
Description: Instituted in 1811. Until 2005 degree program based on series of comprehensive examinations taken at different levels of study: (1) preliminary examen philosophicum after first semester; (2) grunnfag (basic courses); (3) mellomfag (intermediate courses) and (4) hovedfag (main courses). In addition storfag (major course after a mellomfag) or semesteremne (a one semester course) were taken. Following Bologna agreement adopted new degree and grading system in 2005. Usual admission requirement is the secondary certificate (vitnemål from videregående skole) (13 years of education).
Level of study, units (vekttall) and grades earned are usually reported. Subjects examined may be from one to several semesters in duration.
After 2005, ECTS grading scale:
|A||Excellent||Excellent ... substantial degree of independent thinking|
|B||Very good||Very good ... some degree of independent thinking|
|C||Good||Average ... adequate in most areas|
|D||Satisfactory||Below average ... clear gaps in knowledge|
|E||Sufficient||Satisfies minimum ..., but no more|
|F||Fail||Does not satisfy requirements|
UW-Madison Graduate School's estimated equivalency scale: A 4.0, B 3.5, C 3.0, D, 2.0, E 1.0, F 0
Languages of instruction: Norwegian and English.
Following 3 types of degrees to be offered until 2007:
Higher Candidatus: 1.5-4 years beyond lower candidatus; by extension of mellomfag or hovedfag studies.
Licentiatus: 1.5-2 years beyond lower candidatus.
Magister Artium: 2.5-3 years beyond lower candidatus.
Master's: (after 2005) 1.5-2 years.
Doctorate: 3 years after master's or professional degree.
Last updated: Sep 16, 2005