Master's students

At Simula, we offer you the possibility to write your master thesis in an excellent research environment and to become involved in cutting-edge research. You will be working on relevant topics under high-quality supervision, and you will get an introduction to the craft of research as well as experience how research is done at Simula. Successful master's students will have a good starting point for pursuing a career in research, at Simula or elsewhere.

Available projects

Please browse our selection of pre-defined master's thesis projects. If you have an idea for a new project, you can also approach our researchers to suggest a possible collaboration project.

In general, the master projects offered at Simula fall into one of two categories: (1) topics that are relevant to an ongoing research project; or (2) topics reflecting the supervisors wish to explore new ideas. The offered projects may be theoretical or practical and may be suitable for short or long project periods. At the beginning of each autumn semester, the research departments present some of the available master's projects at seminars for potential students.

For supervisors: to publish new projects, use this form.


As a master's student at Simula's premises, you benefit from being part of an active environment, both professionally and socially. As an enrolled student, you have access to the following benefits:

  1. A dedicated study room with individual workspaces and network connections.
  2. Participation in Simula welfare activities.
  3. Coffee, tea, and fruit are available free of charge on Simula's premises.

How to become a student with Simula

Application requirements

To apply as a master's student at Simula, you must be enrolled at a collaborating degree-granting institution such as a University or a University College and have completed a bachelor degree in a related field with a minimum grade average of C. While your master's degree will be awarded by your university, Simula researchers offer you excellent supervision and the opportunity to work on cutting edge research.


To become a master's student at Simula, you must first contact the potential supervisor(s) you are interested in working with (see: available projects). In addition to the pre-defined master's projects, it may also be possible to design a project that is tailored for your interests and background.

Once you have established a collaboration for your master's thesis with a supervisor at Simula, please do the following:

  1. Familiarise yourself with the guidelines below
  2. Register yourself as a master's student at Simula

Simula guidelines for students

  1. As a master's student at Simula, you will be asked to submit an update on your student status each semester until completion of the degree. You will receive an email from at the beginning of each semester. Please keep an eye out for it and reply as soon as possible.
  2. Study regulations at the collaborating university apply, and a written agreement between the student and the Simula supervisor must be submitted to the collaborating university.
  3. When you have completed your master's degree, please fill out this MSc Completion Form.
  4. If for any reason you do not complete your degree with supervision from Simula, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an email to your supervisor with a copy to


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