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How to retain your admission to your bachelor's program

When you accept an offer of admission, you gain admission to a study programme. The admission to a study programme enables you to enroll into courses in the programme, but you need to comply to certain criteria in order to keep the admission to a study programme.

You retain your admission to the study programme until:

  1. you choose to withdraw from the study programme.
  2. you complete the study programme.
  3. your admission to the study programme is revoked.

The admission to a study programme may be revoked if:

1. you do not register the first semester in the study programme.

To retain your admission to a study programme you must do the following for the first semester:

  • pay the semester fee.
  • register as a student in StudentWeb.
  • enroll in at least one course in your study programme. 

The deadline to do this is September 1st if you commence your studies in the fall semester, and February 1st if you commence your studies in the spring semester.

If you are unable to commence your studies, you may apply for deferred admission.

2. you are absent one semester

To avoid being registered with absence for a semester, you need to:

  • pay the semester fee
  • register as a student in Studentweb.
  • enroll in at least one course in your study programme. 

Read more about registrations and deadlines.

If you plan to not study or are prevented from studying a semester, you must apply for leave of absence. You are not registered with an absence if you have been granted leave of absence.

3.  you have used the maximum number of examination attempts.

You may loose your admission to a study programme if you have used the maximum number of examination attempts without having passed a compulsory activity or passed the examination in a course which is compulsory for the study programme.

4. you do not meet the requirements regarding study progression.

The study programmes are designed as full-time studies: 60 ECTS per year. We recommend you to complete within the nominal length of study in accordance to the programme structure on the programme website.

To retain your admission to a study programme you must have passed a certain amount of credits after each year of study.

You may keep admission to a study programme in the event of a delay to the nominal length of study if you have passed at least:

  • 30 ECTS after one year
  • 60 ECTS after two years
  • 90 ECTS after three years
  • 120 ECTS after four years
  • 150 ECTS after five years
  • 180 ECTS after 6 years

On Master’s programmes where the Master’s thesis constitutes 60 ECTS the required progression requirement of 90 ECTS after three years is disregarded.

Only courses passed after you received the admission to a study programme are counted into the study progression. Any courses taken before admission to a study programme are not counted, even if they are included in the study programme.

Credits passed at other institutions than the University of Oslo are not counted toward your progression. If you plan to study at another academic institution, you must apply for leave of absence. The exception is if you are going on an exchange via the University of Oslo.

The semester where you are granted a leave of absence are not counted towards your study progression.

If you do not fulfill the study progression requirement, you may apply for reduced progression.

Planning the course of study

On each programme website under “Programme structure” you will find the recommended course of study. This is recommended in order to complete the study programme within the nominal length of study. When you follow the recommended course of study, the plenary sessions and time for examination in obligatory courses shall not collide.

If you do not follow the recommended course of study, you are yourself responsible for planning the course of study and to make sure that the teaching and time for examination do not collide. Please be aware that some courses are only being offered during fall/spring semester, or that courses may have prerequisites.You may receive advising from your study advisor/SV-info regarding planning your course of study.

If you are delayed and need more time to complete the study programme than the nominal length of study, there may be changes in the study programme preventing you from completing the course of study as planned when you were admitted. All changes will be announced well ahead.


Some study programmes have extensive prerequisites. This means that you need to pass a course/courses before you may proceed with another course or with your course of study.

This particularly applies to the following courses:

  • Courses with IN- and INF-codes, offered by Department of Informatics
  • Our project courses MAT2000, STK-MAT2011 and MEK3200

Please consult each of the programmes’ structure and the programme website for information about prerequisites.

How is the study privilege revoked?

  • Admissions to study programmes are mainly revoked twice per year: within mid-October and mid-March.
  • You will receive an advance notice if you risk to get your admission revoked. If your admission is revoked you will be notified by mail to the address registered in Studentweb or to your digital mailbox
  • Advance notice and mail are normally not sent if your admission is revoked because you did not register the first semester in the study programme.
  • If your admission to your study programme is revoked, this will not have any consequences for the courses you are enrolled in the semester of the revocation.
  • You may appeal the revocation of your admission to a study programme.
  • If your admission to a study programme is revoked, you may apply for renewed admission at the study programme using the same procedure as before.

Contact us

Study administration at Department of Mathematics


Regulations governing studies and examinations at the University of Oslo



Published June 11, 2021 1:35 PM - Last modified Sep. 14, 2021 9:05 PM