Admission to the programme

All students having a BSc-degree or equivalent based on 180 ECTS in agriculture, horticulture, ecology, biology, economics, food sciences, rural sociology or other fields related to agriculture or the food sector may apply for this MSc.

In some particular case (country of education) and according to the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education this BSc requirement might be different. Extra years of higher education might be required to be qualified for this master program in Norway.


Applicants should have the required language skills to attend classes and carry out the required work in English. The academic board will decide on the students’ eligibility to take the course, thanks to their written application (certificates, marks, time spent in English-speaking countries)and/or English language test (TOEFL: 580 / IBT: 92, IELTS: 7).

Please double check on the NMBU website to make sure requirement hasn’t changed:
Language requirements for programmes taught in English for Master Programmes

Language courses in French and Norwegian are offered during the different semester of the MSc.