Incoming Double Degree

Incoming Double Degree

Double Degree students spend one year of their Master's studies at their home institution and one year at NHH, and graduate from both universities. Upon successful completion of the Double Degree programme, you are awarded two diplomas and two Master's degrees from two esteemed universities.


As an incoming Double Degree student to the NHH MSc in Economics and Business Administration, you may choose from eight English-taught majors at NHH. The specific courses you may take depend on your academic background and the agreement with your home university. The MSc programme is a two-year programme of 120 ECTS credits. To be awarded an MSc degree from NHH you must complete a minimum of 60 ECTS at NHH. You must also meet the specific requirements of your major.



  • Application


    The application process starts at your home university. Incoming Double Degree candidates are selected and nominated by their home institution.

    The application process for students from certain partners includes an interview with NHH. Interviews will be conducted via Skype.

  • Admission requirements

    Admission requirements

    Bachelor’s degree

    Admission to master’s degree studies in Norway, including the Double Degree programme, requires Higher Education Entrance Qualification and a completed degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor's degree (3-4 years of fulltime studies).

    90 ECTS should be within the field of economics and business administration. This may include methodological subjects like statistics or mathematics, but not exclusively. 30 of the 90 ECTS should be within business administration (e.g. finance, accounting, strategy, marketing, statistics, mathematics, etc.). This is to ensure a smooth transition to the NHH MSc programme, where all students meet these requirements.

    GMAT or GRE

    Incoming Double Degree students are not required to take a GMAT or GRE test for admission to the Double Degree programme.

    English language

    Incoming Double Degree applicants must have a good command of the English language. They are, however, not required to document this with an official test.

  • Housing


    Incoming Double Degree students are guaranteed housing in one of our student residences, close to campus, via the student welfare organisation Sammen. Please read more about housing on our housing website.

  • Costs and scholarships

    Costs and scholarships

    Public education is free of charge in Norway and Double Degree students do not pay tuition fees to NHH. However, a minor administrative and copy fee applies each semester (approximately NOK 810 per semester). You may have to pay tuition fees to your home university during your stay at NHH.

    No scholarships are available for Double Degree applicants. Incoming students from European partners may be eligible for Erasmus+ grants. This is administered by your home university.

    We recommend that you calculate approximately NOK 10 000 per month for living costs in Norway, including housing.

    Read more on our page about financial matters

Double Degree partner universities

NHH welcomes ambitious master-level Double Degree students from certain study programmes at selected partner universities:

University of Mannheim Germany Management Any
HEC Paris France Sustainability and Social Innovation Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment
Louvain School of Management Belgium Management Science Any
Louvain School of Management
* dedicated Double Degree: SCENE
Belgium Supply Chain Management Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment
Ivey Business School, Western University Canada

Management, International Business


Business Analytics

Nova School of Business and Economics Portugal Finance Finance
Luiss Italy Strategic Management Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment
HEC Montréal Canada                                                                                            Global Supply Chain Management Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment
University of Queensland Australia Global Management Any
Bocconi University Italy

EMIT, Management, Marketing Management


Economics; Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment; Marketing and Brand Management; Strategy and Management