Apply as a student

Find information about the student application process here

Application Requirements

Please email us the following information to

  • Your full name, current company, job position, date of birth, home address, and mobile number
  • Your CV
  • Copies of university diploma(s) and transcripts (an official list of courses taken with grades).
  • In less than 400 words, please tell us why you are interested in attending this program, and what skills and experiences you bring to the table.

You can submit the application in either Norwegian or English.

Applicants who work for a member of DesignArena will be prioritized.

Application Prerequisites

We require a bachelor degree (in any subject), at least two years of work experience, and working knowledge of English and Norwegian.

Time Commitment

Participants should be willing to dedicate between six and eight hours per week of work, on average, to this program.  This will happen usually as a team so you will need to coordinate well. Keep in mind that the workload will vary significantly during the program.  You will need to discuss and negotiate your multiple responsibilities with both your team and your employer.

Certificate and credits

You will receive a certificate issued by all three partner universities — NHH, UiB, and HVL — upon successful completion of the program.

The course qualifies for 30 Master’s level points (10 from each of the three partner universities). 

Enrollment for 2017/18 is now completed. 
Next round of applications will be announced in May 2018.

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NOK 86.000 per student


Module 1: 24–26 October
Module 2: 29–30 November
Module 3: 10–12 January
Module 4: 7–8 February
Module 5: 7–8 March
Module 6: 10–11 April
Module 7: 7–8 May

Further questions?
Please have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions, or get in touch at designthinking @

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