Oslo: The University of Oslo says it has rejected convicted mass killer Anders Behring Breivik`s application for admission to its political science programme.
University rector Ole Petter Ottersen told The Associated Press in an email today that the 34-year-old right-wing extremist has been informed "that his qualifications do not suffice for admission to the bachelor programme."
Breivik is serving a 21-year prison sentence, which can be extended when it expires, for killing 77 people in bomb and gun massacres two years ago.
His university application stirred a debate in Norway last week over whether someone convicted of such a horrific crime should even be considered for higher education.
Prison officials said they had no reason to deny him the right to study in his cell if admitted by a university.