Exchange students are advised to order their transcript of records before they leave UiA, before 1 February the following year for those who have studied in the the autumn semester and 1 September for those who stayed at UiA in the spring semester.
It is the students' own responsibility to hand in the transcript to their home university.
If you are not able to order the transcript before your departure, we can send it to your home address. We use the address that you have registered on the StudentWeb. Please make sure it's updated.
The Diploma registry is a new digital solution in Norwegian. By using the Diploma Registry, you can collect your results from higher education in Norway and share them with potential employers, educational institutions and other relevant recipients. The Diploma Registry is free of charge.
You can also order your transcript on the StudentWeb.
Students who complete a full degree programme (Bachelor and Master) on time, will receive a diploma automatically. The diploma is sent to the home address registered on StudentWeb. Remember to update your address on StudentWeb.
If you have been on student exchange, taken courses at other institutions or have not completed your studies on time, you must order a diploma from the examination office.
NB! A diploma is only issued once, and it's not possible to improve it.
If the diploma is lost, the university can issue a duplicate on request (handling fee: NOK 700,-).
It's possible to delay your diploma, if you want to improve your grades. Please contact the examination office in good time before we print the diplomas. The diplomas are printed in june.
All students who graduate from UiA will automatically and free of charge receive a diploma and a diploma supplement.
The diploma supplement is issued in English and provides a description of the programme of study and the degree that has been awarded to the student. The intention of the diploma supplement is to create transparency in higher education and facilitate academic recognition for further studies.
Credit and grading system
The academic year normally runs from mid-August to mid-June and lasts for 10 months. Courses are measured in "studiepoeng", considered equivalent to the European Credit Transfer System standard (ECTS credits). The full-time workload for one academic year is 1500 - 1800 hours of study - 60 ECTS.
The Norwegian grading system consists of two grading scales: one scale with the grades pass or fail, and one graded scale from A to E for pass and F for fail.
A Excellent - An excellent performance, clearly outstanding. The candidate demonstrates excellent judgement and a very high degree and independent thinking.
B Very good - A very good performance. The candidate demonstrates sound judgement and a high degree of independent thinking.
C Good - A good performance in most areas. The candidate demonstrates a reasonable degree of judgement and independent thinking in most important areas.
D Satisfactory - A satisfactory performance, but with significant shortcomings. The candidate demonstrates a limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.
E Sufficient - A performance that meets the minimum criteria, but no more. The candidate demonstrates a very limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.
F Fail - A performance that does not meet the minimum academic criteria. The candidate demonstrates an absence of both judgement and independent thinking.