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Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Agder

English test required?

Additional documentation requirements

AFGHANISTAN

Baccalauria (Secondary School Certificate) + 4 years university education

Yes

No

ALBANIA

Dëftëse Pjekurie + 3 years university education OR Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore from about 2006 + 3 years university education

Yes

No

ALGERIA

Diplôme du Baccalauréat d’enseignement secondaire/Shahada al-Bakaloria al ta’lim al thanawi + 4 years university education OR Diplôme du Baccalauréat de technicien/Shahada al Bakaloria al teqani + 4 years university education

Yes

No

ANGOLA

Habilitações Literárias + 4 years university education OR Certificado de Estudos Pré-Universitários (2-3 years pre-university education) + 4 years university education OR Ensino Geral Certificado de Habilitações + 4 years university education

Yes

No

ARGENTINA

Bachiller/Bachillerato + 4 years university education

Yes

No

ARMENIA

From 2018: Atestat mijnakarg (lriv) andhanur krtutyan + 4 yearsuniversity education OR Until 2018 Atestat mijnakarg krtutyan + 5 years university education OR Hasunutian vkaiakan (Attestat) + 5 years university education

Yes

No

AUSTRALIA, Australian Capital Territory

ACT Year 12 Certificate in combination with admission test (if applicable) + 3 years university education.

No

No

AUSTRALIA, New South Wales

Higher School Certificate (HSC) in combination with admission test (if applicable) + 3 years university education.

No

No

AUSTRALIA, Northern Territory

Before 1996: South Australian Certificate of Education - Northern Territory (Year 12) + 3 years of university education OR from 1997: Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET) in combination with admission test (if applicable) + 3 years university education.

No

No

AUSTRALIA, Queensland

Before 2008: Queensland Senior Certificate (QSC) OR from 2009: Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)in combination with admission test (if applicable) + 3 years university education.

No

No

AUSTRALIA, South Australia

1984-1992: Year 12 Certificate of Achievement OR from 1993: South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) in combination with admission test (if applicable) + 3 years university education.

No

No

AUSTRALIA, Tasmania

Before 1993: Higher School Certificate OR from 1990: Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) in combination with admission test (if applicable) + 3 years university education.

No

No

AUSTRALIA, Victoria

From 1987: Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) + 3 years university education

No

No

AUSTRALIA, Western Australia

From 1997: Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) in combination with admission test (if applicable) + 3 years university education.

No

No

AUSTRIA

Reifeprüfung + 3 years university education

Yes

No

AZERBAIJAN

Orta Tahsil Haqqinda Attestat + 4 years university education OR Diplom + 4 years university education OR Svidetelstvo o Srednem Obrazovanii + 4 years university education

Yes

No

BAHAMAS

Bahamas General Certificate of Education + 4 year of higher education

No

No

BAHRAIN

Tawjahiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) + 4 years university education

Yes

No

BANGLADESH

Higher Secondary Certificate + 4 years university education

Yes

No

BARBADOS

University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, UCLES, with 3 GCE A Levels + 3 years university education OR Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with 6 passed CAPE Units + 3 years university education OR Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) + 4 years university education

No

No

BELARUS

Attestat ab agulnaj sjarednjaj adukatsyi (Attestat ob obsjtsjem srednem obrazovanii)+ 4 years university education OR Dyplom ab sjarednjai specialnai adukacyi (Diplom o Srednem Spetsial’nom Obrazovanii) + 4 years university education OR Dyplom ab prafesijna-tekhnichnaj adukacyi (Diploma of vocational technical education) + 4 years university education.

Yes

No

BELGIUM, Flemish-speaking

Getuigschrift van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs + 3 years university education OR Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs + 3 years university education

Yes

No

BELGIUM, French-speaking

Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur + 3 years university education

Yes

No

BENIN

From 1991: Diplôme de Bachellier de l'Enseignement de Second Degré + 3 years university education OR Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire + 3 years university education

Yes

No

BHUTAN

From 2006: Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate (BHSEC) + 4 years university education. Before 2006: Indian School Certificate (ISC) + 4 years university education

Yes

No

BOLIVIA

Bachiller en Humanidades + 4 years university education

Yes

No

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Svjedocanstvo/Svjedozba/O Zavrsnom Ispitu + 3 years university education OR Svjedocanstvo/Svjedozba/O Zavrsnom Obrazovanju + 3 years university education

Yes

No

BOTSWANA

Cambridge Higher Overseas School Certificate + 3 years university education OR Cambridge Overseas School Certificate + 4 years university education OR Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) + 4 years university education.

No

No

BRAZIL

From 1996: Certificado de Ensino Médio + 4 years university education

Yes

No

BRUNEI

Brunei/Cambridge GCE A-level + 3 years university education OR Brunei Matriculation Examination Certificate + 3 years university education.

Yes

No

BULGARIA

Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie/DZSO + 3 years university education OR Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie + 3 years university education OR from 1994: Svidetelstvo za zrelost + 3 years university education

Yes

No

BURKINA FASO

Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement de Second Degré + 4 years university education

Yes

No

BURUNDI

From 1999: Diplôme des Humanités Generales in combination with Diplôme d'Etat + 3 years university education OR Before 1999: Diplôme des Humanités Complétes + 3 years university education

Yes

No

CAMBODIA

Attestation de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires de l'Enseignement Général + 5 years university education

Yes

No

CAMEROON (French-speaking)

Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire Général + 3 years university education OR Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire Technique + 3 years university education OR Brevet de Technicien l’Enseignement Secondaire + 3 years university education.

Yes

Educational documents must be sent as hard copies directly from the college/university to University of Agder, Universitetsveien 25 D, 4630 Kristiansand, Norway.

CAMEROON (English-speaking)

Cameroon GCE Ordinary Level Examinations + Cameroon GCE Advanced Level Examinations + 3 years university education.

Yes, but applicants with a bachelor's degree taught in English are exempt.

Educational documents must be sent as hard copies directly from the college/university to University of Agder, Universitetsveien 25 D, 4630 Kristiansand, Norway.

CANADA, Alberta

General High School Diploma + 3 years university education OR Advanced High School Diploma + 3 years university education

No

No

CANADA, British Columbia

Secondary School Diploma + 3 years university education OR Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma (Dogwood Diploma) + 3 years university education

No

No

CANADA, Manitoba

High School Graduation Diploma + 3 years university education

No

No

CANADA, New Brunswick

High School Graduation Diploma + 3 years university education OR Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires + 3 years university education

No

No

CANADA, Newfoundland

High School Graduation Diploma + 3 years university education

No

No

CANADA, Northwest Territories

High School Graduation Diploma + 3 years university education

No

No

CANADA, Ontario

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) + 3 years university education OR Secondary School Graduation Diploma (SSGD) + 3 years university education OR Secondary School Honours Graduation Diploma (SSHGD) + 3 years university education

No

No

CANADA, Quebec

Diplôme d'Etudes Collégiales (DEC) + 3 years university education

No

No

CANADA, Saskatchewan

Secondary School Diploma + 3 years university education

No

No

CANADA, Yukon

Secondary School Diploma + 3 years university education

No

No

CAPE VERDE

Certificado de Habilitações Litérarias + 4 years of higher education

Yes

No

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Baccalauréat or Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement du Second Degré + 3 years university education

Yes

No

CHAD

Baccalauréat or Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement de Second Degré + 3 years university education

Yes

No

CHILE

Licencia de Educación Media + 4 years university education

Yes

No

CHINA

School Leaving Certificate + 4 years university education

Yes

Verification reports have to be sent by mail to University of Agder, Universitetsveien 25 D, 4630, Kristiansand, Norway, by China Academic Degree & Graduate Education Information Center (CDGDC) or China Higher Education Student Information (CHSI) 

COLOMBIA

Bachillerato/Diploma de Bachiller + 4 years university education

Yes

No

CONGO, REPUBLIC OF THE (FORMERLY CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE)

Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement de Second Degré, Enseignement Général + 3 years university education

Yes

No

CONGO, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE (formerly ZAIRE)

Diplôme d' Etat d' Etudes Secondaires de Cycle Long + 4 years university education

Yes

No

COSTA RICA

Diploma de Conclusion de Estudios de Educación Diversificado + 4 years university education

Yes

No

CÔTE D'IVOIRE

Baccalaureat de l'Enseignement Secondaire + 3 years university education

Yes

No

CROATIA

Svjedodzba o drzavnoj maturi + 3 years university education OR Svjedodzba o Zavrsenom Srednjem Obrazovanju + 3 years university education OR Svjedodzba o Zavrsnom Ispitu + 3 years university education OR Svjedodzba o Zavrsnom Ispitu-Maturit + 3 years university education OR Maturalna Svjedozba + 3 years university education

Yes

No

CUBA

Certificado de Fin de estudios Secundarios/Bachillerato + 4 years university education

Yes

No

CYPRUS (GREEK)

Lykeio Apolytirion + 3 years university education

Yes

No

CYPRUS (TURKISH)

Lise (Bitirme) Diplomasi + 4 years university education

Yes

No

CZECH REPUBLIC

Vysvedceni o maturitni zkousce - Gymnasium + 3 years university education OR Vysvedceni o maturitni zkousce - Stredni Odborna Skola + 3 years university education OR Vysvedceni o maturitni zkousce - Sterdni prumuslova skola + 3 years university education OR Vysvedceni o maturitni zkousce - Obhodni akademie + 3 years university education OR Vysvedceni o maturitni zkousce konzervator + 3 years university education

Yes

No

DENMARK

Studenterexamen + 3 years university education OR Højere Forberedelses Eksamen (HF) + 3 years university education OR Højere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX) + 3 years university education OR Højere Handels Eksamen (HHX) + 3 years university education

Passed examination in English foundation course (140 hours/5 periods per week) in Norwegian/Nordic upper secondary school with a minimum Norwegian grade of 4 or its equivalent. Alternatively passed examination in English from second and/or third school year.

No

DJIBOUTI

L'Enseignement Secondaire + 4 years university education

Yes

No

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Bachillerato + 4 years university education

Yes

No

EAST TIMOR

Diplomas do Ensino Secundário + 4 years university education

Yes

No

ECUADOR

Bachillerato + 4 years university education

Yes

No

EGYPT

Thanaweya A'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) + 4 years university education

Yes

No

EL SALVADOR

Bachillerato + 4 years university education

Yes

No

ENGLAND, WALES AND NORTHERN IRELAND

General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) + General Certificate of Education (GCE) with at least 3 A Levels + 3 years of university education OR General Certificate of Education (GCE), Ordinary Level + General Certificate of Education (GCE) with at least 3 A Levels + 3 years university education OR Cambridge Pre-U Diploma with 3 Principal subjects and Global Perspective and Research + 3 years university education OR a combination of A Levels and Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects in 3 different subjects + 3 years university education

No

No

ERITREA

Eritrean Secondary Education Certificate (ESEC) + 4 years higher education.

Yes

Educational documents must be sent as hard copies directly from the college/university to University of Agder, Universitetsveien 25 D, 4630 Kristiansand, Norway.

ESTONIA

From 2014: Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus OR Lõputunnistus kutsekeskhariduse omandamise kohta, both in combination with Riigieksamitunnistus + 3 years university education. From 1997–2013: Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus OR Lõputunnistus kutsekeskhariduse omandamise kohta, both in combination with Riigieksamitunnistus  + 3 years university education. Before 1997: Keskkooli lõputunnistus OR Diplom kutsekeskhariduse omandamise kohta + 3 years university education.

Yes

No

ETHIOPIA

Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Qualification Certificate (EHEEQC) + 4 years university education OR University Entrance Examination Certificate (UEEC) + 4 years university education OR Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate (ESLC) + 4 years university education.

Yes, but applicants with a bachelor's degree taught in English are exempt.

Educational documents must be sent as hard copies directly from the college/university to University of Agder, Universitetsveien 25 D, 4630 Kristiansand, Norway.

FIJI

Form VII Examination OR Foundation Year from University of the South Pacific + 3 years university education

No

No

FINLAND

Avgångsbetyg från gymnasiet / Lukion päästötodistus in combination with Studentexamen / Ylioppilastutkintotodistus For the diplomas Examensbetyg / Yrkesinriktad grundexamen / Tutkintotodistus/Ammatillinen perustutkinto, it is also required that subjects in Finnish / Swedish, History / Social Studies, English, Mathematics and Sciences are passed. Detailed information on the requirements can be found on the homepage of Universities and Colleges Admission Service (Samordna opptak) + 3 years university education.

Passed examination in English foundation course (140 hours/5 periods per week) in Norwegian/Nordic upper secondary school with a minimum Norwegian grade of 4 or its equivalent. Alternatively passed examination in English from second and/or third school year.

No

FRANCE

From 1995: Diplôme de Baccalauréat Général, Diplôme de Baccalauréat Technologique OR Diplôme de Baccalauréat Professionnel + 3 years university education.

Yes

No

GABON

Diplôme de Bachelier de l' Enseignement de Second Degré + 4 years university education

Yes

No

GAMBIA

West African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE) + 4 years university education (after 2002) OR West African Examinations Council School Certificate (WASC) GCE O-level + West African Examinations Council Higher School Certificate (WAHSC) GCE A-level + 3 years university education OR West African Examinations Council School Certificate (WASC) GCE O-level + 4 years university education.

No

No

GAZA AND THE WEST BANK

see THE PALESTINIAN TERRITORY

Yes

No

GEORGIA

Sashualo Skolis Atestati + 4 years university education OR Prophesiul-Teknikuri Sastsaylebis Diplomi + 4 years university education

Yes

No

GERMANY

Abitur / Allgemeine Hochschulreife + 3 years university education

Yes

No

GHANA

West African Senior School Certificate (from 2006) / West African Senior Secondary School Certificate (1993-2005) in at least 6 subjects where English, Mathematics and Integrated Science ( before ca. 2000 Science) must be passed + 4 year university education OR West African Examinations Council, General Certificate of Education, Ordinary level (O level) / School Certificate + 4 year university education OR West African Examinations Council, General Certificate of Education, Ordinary level (O level) / School Certificate + West African Higher School Certificate GCE Advanced level (A level) with 3 A levels All diplomas / certificates must be issued by The West African Examinations Council + 3 years university education.

No

Educational documents must be sent as hard copies directly from the college/university to University of Agder, Universitetsveien 25 D, 4630 Kristiansand, Norway

GREECE

Apolytirio Geniko Lykeio/ΑΠΟΛΥΤΗΡΙΟ ΓΕΝΙΚΟΥ ΛΥΚΕΙΟΥ (after 2007) + 3 years university education OR Apolytirio Epaggelmatikou Lykeiou/ΑΠΟΛΥΤΗΡΙΟ ΕΠΑΓΓΕΛΜΑΤΙΚΟΥ ΛΥΚΕΙΟΥ + 3 years university education OR Apolytírio Enaíou Lykeio/ΑΠΟΛΥΤΗΡΙΟ ΕΝΙΑΟΥ ΛΥΚΕΙΟΥ (after 2000) + 3 years university education OR Lykeio Apolytirion (before 2000) + 3 years university education.

Yes

No

GRENADA

3 GCE A Levels + 3 years university education OR Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with 6 passed CAPE Units + 3 years university education OR Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) + 4 yearsuniversity education

No

No

GUATEMALA

Bachillerato + 4 years university education

Yes

No

GUINEA

From 2007: Baccalauréat Unique + 3 years university education OR  before 2007: Baccalauréat Deuxième Partie + 3 years university education

Yes

No

GUYANA

3 GCE A Levels + 3 years university education OR Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with 6 passed CAPE Units + 3 years university education OR Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) + 4 years university education

No

No

HAITI

Baccalauréat II  + 3 years university education

Yes

No

HONDURAS

Bachillerato + 4 years university education

Yes

No

HONG KONG

From 2012: Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) + 4 year university education OR before 2012: Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)  + 3 years university education.

Yes, but applicants with a bachelor's degree taught in English are exempt.

No

HUNGARY

Gimnaziumi Erettsegi Bizonyitvany + 3 years university education OR Szakkozepiskola Erettsegi Bizonyitvany + 3 years university education OR Szakkozepiskola Erettsegi-Kepesito Bizonyitvany + 3 years university education OR Technikuskepesito Bizonyitvany + 3 years university education

Yes

No

ICELAND

Studentsprof + 3 years university education

Passed examination in English foundation course (140 hours/5 periods per week) in Norwegian/Nordic upper secondary school with a minimum Norwegian grade of 4 or its equivalent. Alternatively passed examination in English from second and/or third school year.

No

INDIA

All India Senior School Certificate (Standard 12) issued by CBSE + 4 years university education OR Indian School Certificate (ISC Standard 12) issued by CISCE + 4 years university education OR Higher Secondary Certificate issued by State Secondary School Boards + 4 years university education OR Pre-University Examination Certificate + 4 year university education OR Intermediate Examination Certificate + 4 years university education

Yes

No

INDONESIA

From 2004: Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas (Ijazah SMA)/ Madrasah Aliyah + 4 years university education OR 1997–2003: Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Menengah Umum (SMU) + 4 years university education OR 1987–1996: Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Menengah Umum Tingat Atas (STTB SMA) + 4 years university education

Yes

No

IRAN

1977–1992: 4-year High School Diploma/Secondary School Diploma + 4 years university education OR from 1992: 3-year High School Diploma/Secondary School Diploma + Pre-University Diploma + 4 years university education

Yes

Diploma and transcripts have to be officially translated by the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If you do not have a final degree diploma, your provisional/temporary certificates may be considered if you write and deliver an explanation.

IRAQ

Sixth-Form Baccalauréat/Certificate of Preparatory Studies + 4 years university education

Yes

No

IRELAND

Leaving Certificate + 3 years university education.

No

No

ISRAEL

Bagrut + 3 years university education

Yes

No

ITALY

Diploma dell' esame di Stato conclusivo dei corsi di istruzione secondaria superiore (since 1999) + 3 years university education OR Diploma di maturità (until 1998, classica, scientifica, linguistica, tehnica, professionale and 5-year magistrale) + 3 years university education

Yes

No

JAMAICA

General Certificate of Education with 3 A Levels + 3 years university education OR Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with 6 passed CAPE Units + 3 years university education OR Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) + 4 yearsuniversity education

No

No

JAPAN

kotagakko sotsugyo sho(mei)sho + 4 years university education

Yes

No

JORDAN

Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate) + 4 years university education

Yes

No

KAZAKHSTAN

Svidetelstvo o Srednem Obrazovanii + 4 years university education OR Orta Bilim Turaly Attestat + 4 years university education

Yes

No

KENYA

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) + 4 years university education

No

No

KOSOVO

Diplomë për kryerjen e shkollës së mesme të lartë-gjimnazit (2008) + 3 years university education OR Diplomë për kryerjen e shkollës së mesme të lartë-profesionale (2008) + 3 years university education OR Diplomë për kryerjen e shkollës së mesme të përgjithshme-gjimnazin + 3 years university education OR Diplomë për kryerjen e shkollës së mesme profesionale + 3 years university education OR Diplomë mbi skhallen e pergatitjes profesionale (before 1990) + 3 years university education

Yes

No

KUWAIT

Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) + 4 years university education

Yes

No

KYRGYZSTAN

Orto bilim zonundo attestat + 4 years university education

Yes

No

LAOS

Baccalauréat + 5 years university education

Yes

No

LATVIA

After 2000: Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību OR Diploms par profesionālo vidējo izglītību + 3 years university education. Before 2000: Atestāts par vidējo izglītību OR Diploms par vidējo arodizglītību (Iegustot vispārējo vidējo izglītību) + 3 years university education.

Yes

No

LEBANON

Baccalauréat + 4 years university education OR Baccalauréat II + 4 years university education

Yes

No

LIBERIA

Senior High School Certificate + 4 years university education

Yes, but applicants with a bachelor's degree taught in English are exempt.

No

LIBYA

General Secondary Certificate + 4 years university education

Yes

No

LIECHTENSTEIN

From 2005: Maturität + 3 years university education. Before 2004: Matura type B OR Matura type E OR Berufsmaturität (from 2001) + 3 years university education.

Yes

No

LITHUANIA

Brandos Atestatas + 3 years university education

Yes

No

LUXEMBOURG

Certificat / Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires + 3 years university education OR Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires Techniques + 3 years university education

Yes

No

MACAO

Form Six + passed admissions test for University of Macau + 3 years university education OR Form Six or comparable Hong Kong or GCE A-levels + 3 years university education

Yes, but applicants with completed secondary education within the British system are exempt.

No

MACEDONIA

Secondary school + from 2007 Diploma za polozena drzavna matura or Matura Shtetërore + 3 years university education.

Yes

No

MADAGASCAR

Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire + 4 years university education OR Bachelier de l’Enseignement Secondaire + 4 years university education

Yes

No

MALAWI

Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) + 4 years university education OR Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) + 4 years university education OR Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) + 3 years university education.

No

No

MALAYSIA

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) + 3 years university education OR Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate + 3 years university education OR Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) + pre-university course + 3 years university education.

Yes, but applicants with a bachelor's degree taught in English are exempt.

No

MALI

Baccalauréat Malien - 2ème Partie Option Malienne + 4 years university education

Yes

No

MALTA

From 1997: Matriculation Certificate + 3 years university education.  Before 1997: The Advanced Matriculation Examination with minimum 2 exams at Advanced Level + 3 years university education OR GCE Advanced Level Examinations with minimum 3 exams + 3 years university education

No

No

MAURITANIA

Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement du Second Degré + 4 years university education

Yes

No

MAURITIUS

General Certificate of Education Advanced Level + 3 years university education OR Cambridge Higher School Certificate + 3 years university education

No

No

MEXICO

Certificado de Bachillerato + 4 years university education

Yes

No

MOLDOVA

Atestat de Maturitate + 4 years university education OR Diploma de absolvire a invatamintului mediu general + 4 years university education OR Diploma de bacalaureat (until 2001) + 4 years university education OR Diploma de bacalaureat (from 2002) + 4 years university education

Yes

No

MONGOLIA

From 2016: Бурэн дунд боловсролын унэмлэх (Buren Dund bolovsrolyn ünemlech) + 4 year university education OR earlier Dund bolovsrolyn ünemlech / Buren Dund bolovsrolyn ünemlech + 5 years university education

Yes

No

MONTENEGRO

Potvrda stepena strucne spreme + 3 years university education

Yes

No

MOROCCO

Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire + 4 years university education OR Baccalauréat d’Enseignement Technologique et Professionnel + 4 years university education

Yes

No

MOZAMBIQUE

Certificado de Habilitações Literárias (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) + 5 years university education

Yes, but applicants with a bachelor's degree taught in English are exempt.

No

MYANMAR (BURMA)

Basic Education Standard X Examination / Matriculation Examination + 5 years university education

Yes

No

NAMIBIA

From 2007: Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Ordinary level + 4 years university education OR Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Ordinary level + Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Higher level with pass in 5 subjects with at least grade 3 + 3 years of university education.

Before 2007: International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) + 4 years university education OR Higher International General Certificate of Secondary Education (HIGCSE) with pass in 5 subjects with at least grade 3 + 3 years university education

Yes, but applicants with a bachelor's degree taught in English are exempt.

No

NEPAL

School Leaving Certificate (10 years) + Proficiency Certificate (2 years) + 4 years university education OR from ca. 2002: School Leaving Certificate (10 years) + Higher Secondary Certificate (2 years) + 4 years university education OR from ca. 2002: School Leaving Certificate (10 years) + Diploma level/Proficiency Certificate in Engineering, Pharmacy or Nursing  (3 years) + 4 years university education

Yes

Final degree certificate and transcripts must be officially certified by the awarding institution. Provisional certificates, character certificates or other certificates are not accepted.

NETHERLANDS

Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) + 3 years university education OR Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (HAVO) + 1 year Hoger Beroeps Onderwijs (HBO) + 3 years university education

Yes, but applicants with a bachelor's or master's degree taught in English are exempt.

No

NEW ZEALAND

From 2004: National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), Level 3 + 3 years university education. From 1993-2004: New Zealand University Bursaries and Scholarships Examination (Year 13/Form 7) in addition to Higher School Certificate + 3 years university education OR New Zealand Bursary + 3 years university education. Before 1993: New Zealand University Bursaries Examination + 3 years university education

No

No

NICARAGUA

Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras + 4 years university education

Yes

No

NIGER

Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré + 3 years university education

Yes

No

NIGERIA

Senior School Certificate (awarded either by the West African Examinations Council or the National Examinations Council) in at least 6 subjects where English, Mathematics and one subject in Science (either Biology, Chemistry or Physics) must be passed + 4 year university education OR West African Senior School Certificate (awarded either by the West African Examinations Council in at least 6 subjects where English, Mathematics and one subject in Science (either Biology, Chemistry or Physics) must be passed + 4 year university education OR West African Examinations Council, General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (GCE O Level) + 4 year university education OR West African Examinations Council, General Certificate of Education Ordinary (GCE O Level) + West African Examinations Council Higher, General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A level) with 3 A levels + 3 years university education

No

Copies of the diploma and transcripts must be officially certified by the awarding institution. If you have not yet received a final Bachelor's diploma you must submit a Success Certificate/Attestation of Results (not older than three years) and the transcripts must show when the degree was conferred. Educational documents must be sent as hard copies directly from the college/university to the University of Agder, Universitetsveien 25 D, 4630 Kristiansand, Norway.

NORTH KOREA

Secondary School Leaving Certificate + 5 years university education

Yes

No

OMAN

Thanawiya amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) + 4 years university education

Yes

No

PAKISTAN

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) + 4 years university education OR Intermediate Examination Certificate + 4 years university education

Yes

Diploma and all pages of the transcript of records must be certified by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). Original HEC-verification must be sent by post to University of Agder, Universitetsveien 25 D, 4630 Kristiansand, Norway

PALESTINIAN TERRITORY, THE

Shahadat Al-Thanaweya Al-'Aama ("Tawjiihi") in English: General Secondary Education Certificate (GCEC) + 4 years university education OR Certificate of General Secondary Education Examination (CGSEE) + 4 years university education

Yes

No

PANAMA

Bachiller/Bachillerato + 4 years university education

Yes

No

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Higher School Certificate + 3 years university education

No

No

PARAGUAY

Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras + 4 years university education

Yes

No

PERU

Certificado Oficial de Estudios de Educación Secundaria + 4 years university education OR Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa + 4 years university education.

Yes

No

PHILIPPINES

High School Diploma + 5 years university education in academic subjects

Yes, but applicants with a bachelor's degree taught in English are exempt.

Educational documents must be sent as hard copies directly from the college/university to University of Agder, Universitetsveien 25 D, 4630 Kristiansand, Norway

POLAND

Before 2005: Świadectwo Dojrzałości from: Liceum Ogólnokształcącego OR Liceum OR Liceum Technicznego OR Liceum Zawodowego OR Technikum OR Sredniego Studium Zawodowego OR Liceum Muzycznego OR Liceum Sztuk Plastycznych OR Szkoly Baletowej + 3 years university education.  After 2005: Świadectwo Dojrzałości and Swiadectwo Ukonczenia from: Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego OR Liceum OR Liceum Profilowanego OR Technikum OR Liceum Uzupelniajacego OR Technikum Uzupelniajacego OR Liceum Plastycznego OR Szkoły Baletowej OR Szkoły Muzycznej II stopnia + 3 years university education.

Yes

No

PORTUGAL

From 2007: Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação + 3 years university education OR Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação + 3 years university education. From 1986: Diploma de 12 Ano de Escolaridade + 3 years university education OR Certificado de Fim de Estudos Secundários + 3 years university education OR Diploma de Ensino Secundário + 3 years university education. Until 1986: Certidão do Décimo Segundo Ano de Escolaridade + 3 years university education.

Yes

No

PUERTO RICO

High School Diploma + 4 years university education

Yes

No

QATAR

Thanawaya Aam Qatari (Qatari General Secondary Education Certificate) + 4 years university education

Yes

No

ROMANIA

Diploma de Bacalaureat / Maturitate + 3 years university education

Yes

No

RUSSIA

Attestat o srednem polnom obshchem obrazovanii / Аттестат о среднем (полном) общем образовании (valid with: Prilozhenie k attestatu o srednem obrazovanii, tabel itogovyh otsenok / Приложение к аттестату о среднем образовании, табель итоговых оценок) + 4 years university education OR Attestat o srednem obrazovanii / Аттестат о среднем образовании + 4 years university education OR Diplom o srednem profesionalnom obrazovanii / Диплом о среднем профессиональном образовании + 4 years university education

Yes

No

RWANDA

From 2011: Rwanda Advanced Certificate of Education + 4 years university education OR Diplôme d’Etudes Secondaires Professionnelles A2/Professional Certificate of Secondary Education level A2/National Advanced Certificate of Technical Secondary Education A2 + 4 years university education

Before 2010: Certificat du Cycle Supérieur de l’Enseignement Secondaire / Advanced General Certificate of Secondary Education + 4 years university education OR Diplôme d’Etudes Secondaires Professionnelles A2 / Professional Certificate of Secondary Education level A2 + 4 years university education.

Before 1998: Diplôme/Certificat de Humanités Générales + 4 years university education OR Diplôme de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires + 4 years university education OR Diplôme d’Etudes Secondaires Professionnelles A2 / Professional Certificate of Secondary Education level A2 + 4 years university education.

Yes

No

SAMOA

Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate + 3 years university education

No

No

SAUDI ARABIA

Shahadat Al-Marhalat Al-Thanawiyyat (General Secondary Education Certificate) + 4 years university education

Yes

No

SCOTLAND

From 2000: Scottish Qualifications Certificate + Bachelor Honours Degree.

No

No

SENEGAL

Diplôme de Baccalauréat / Bachelier de l'Enseignement Secondaire + 3 years university education OR Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement de Second Degré + 3 years university education

Yes

No

SERBIA (FROM 2006) (SERBIA, Kosovo, Vojvodina)

Diploma o polozenom maturskom ispitu + 3 years university education OR Diploma o polozenom zavrsnom ispitu + 3 years university education OR Diploma a stepenu strucne spreme + 3 years university education OR Diplome mbi shkallen e pergatitjes profesionale + 3 years university education OR Diploma o stepenu stucne spreme + 3 years university education OR Diploma o stecanom pozivnousmerenom obrazivanju i vaspitanju srednjeg stupnja + 3 years university education

Yes

No

SIERRA LEONE

Senior School Certificate Examination + 4 years university education OR West African School Certificate (WASC) + 4 years university education OR Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) + 4 years university education OR West African Higher School Certificate (WAHSC) GCE A-level + 3 years university education OR Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) GCE A-level with 3 A-levels + 3 years university education.

No

No

SINGAPORE

From 2008: Singapore-Cambridge GCE (Advanced level) examination + 3 years university education. Before 2008: Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-level examination + 3 years university education.

No

No

SLOVAKIA

Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej skuske (Maturita) + 3 years university education

Yes

No

SLOVENIA

From 2009: Spricevalo o splosni maturi + 3 years university education OR Maturitetno Spricevalo + 3 years university education OR Spricevalo o Zakljucnem Ispitu + 3 years university education OR Diplomo (only 4-year programs) OR Spricevalo o poklicni maturi + 3 years university education

Yes

No

SOLOMON ISLANDS

Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate + 3 years university education OR Foundation Year + 3 years university education

Yes

No

SOMALIA

Secondary School Leaving Certificate + 4 years university education OR Somaliland Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (issued by Somaliland National Examination and Certification Board, SLNECB or earlier by Somaliland National Examination Board SLNEB) + 4 years university education

Yes

No

SOUTH AFRICA

From 2008: National Senior Certificate + 3 years university education. Before 2008: Senior Certificate with matriculation endorsement + 3 years university education

No

No

SOUTH KOREA

High School Diploma + 4 years university education

Yes

No

SPAIN

Bachillerato Unificado y Polivalente (BUP) + Curso de Orientación Universitaria (COU) + 3 years university education OR Título de Bachiller + 3 years university education

Yes

No

SRI LANKA

From 1999: GCE Advanced level  + 3 years university education. Up to and including 1999: General Certificate of Education Advanced level (GCE A-level) + 3 years university education.

Yes

No

SUDAN

Sudan School Certificate / Secondary School Certificate + 4 years university education OR Higher Secondary School Certificate + 4 years university education

Yes

Educational documents must be sent as hard copies directly from the college/university to University of Agder, Universitetsveien 25 D, 4630 Kristiansand, Norway

SURINAME

Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) + 3 years university education

Yes

No

SWAZILAND

Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) + 4 years university education OR Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) + 3 years university education.

No

No

SWEDEN

Gymasieskola (med behörighet) to Swedish university studies + 3 years university education.

Passed examination in English foundation course (140 hours/5 periods per week) in Norwegian/Nordic upper secondary school with a minimum Norwegian grade of 4 or its equivalent. Alternatively passed examination in English from second and/or third school year.

No

SWITZERLAND

Maturitätzeugnis; Certificat de Maturité; Baccalauréat; Attestato Di Maturità + 3 years university education

Yes

No

SYRIA

Al Shahada Al Thanawiya/Baccalauréat (General Secondary School Certificate) + 4 years university education

Associate Degree (Mussa’ed el Mujaz) and Technical Diploma (Diblom Teqani) are assessed individually to check if they meet the general admission requirements

Yes

No

TAIWAN

Senior High School Leaving Certificate + 4 years university education

Yes

No

TAJIKISTAN

Attestat Shahodatnoma dar borai tamom kardani maktabi miyona + 4 years university education OR Attestat dar borai ma lumoti mijona + 4 years university education

Yes

No

TANZANIA

Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE) + 3 years university education.

No

No

THAILAND

Maw 6 + 4 years university education

Yes

No

TOGO

Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Troisième Degré + 3 years university education

Yes

No

TONGA

Tonga National Form VII Certificate + 3 years university education OR University Foundation Year + 3 years university education

No

No

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

General Certificate of Education with 3 A Levels + 3 years university education OR Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with 6 passed CAPE-units + 3 years university education OR Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) + 4 years university education

No

No

TUNISIA

Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire + 3 years university education

Yes

No

TURKEY

Lise Diplomasi + 4 years university education (Preparatory Year not included)

Yes

No

TURKMENISTAN

Şahadatnama orta blim hakynda + 5 years university education OR Attestat/ Certificate of Secondary Education + 5 years university education

Yes

No

UGANDA

From 1980: Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) in combination with Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with at least 3 subjects at “Principal level” in UACE. Subjects English and Mathematics must be passed at least with grade 8 (grade scale 1-9, 8: minimum pass grade, F: fail) in UCE or at least with grade E (grade scale A-F, E: minimum pass grade) in UACE + 3 years university education OR East African Advanced Certificate (EAACE) with 3 A-levels (1969-1980) + 3 years university education OR Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) with 3 A-levels (until 1972) + 3 years university education OR East African Certificate of Education (EACE) + 4 year university education (1968-1980) OR Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) + 4 year university education (until 1972)

No

No

UKRAINE

Atestat pro Povnu Zagalnu Srednju Osvitu/Aтестат про повну загальну середню освіту + 4 years university education OR Diplom molodsjogo spetsialista/Диплом молодшого спеціаліста + 4 years university education

Yes

No

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Shahadat Al-Thanawiya Al-Amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) + 4 years university education

Yes

No

URUGUAY

Bachillerato Oficial / Bachillerato Tecnico + 4 years university education

Yes

No

USA

High School Graduation Diploma + 4 years university / college studies in academic subjects

No

Educational documents must be sent as hard copies directly from the college/university to University of Agder, Universitetsveien 25 D, 4630 Kristiansand, Norway

UZBEKISTAN

Attestat + 4 years university education

Yes

No

VENEZUELA

From 2009: Título de Educación Media General + 4 years university education OR Título de Educación Media Técnica + 4 years university education OR Before 2009: Bachillerato (Bachiller en....) + 4 years university education

Yes

No

VIETNAM

From about 1980: Bang Tu Tai Pho Thong Trung Hoc/Bang Thot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc /Chung Nhan Thot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc + 4 years university education

Yes

No

YEMEN

Al Thanawiya (General Secondary Education Certificate) + 4 years university education

Yes

No

ZAMBIA

Zambia School Certificate + 4 years university education or Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) + 4 years university education (until 1980)

NB! General Certificate of Education does not give access to higher education

No

No

ZANZIBAR

14 years (National Form VI Examination / Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE)) + 3 years university education.

Yes

No

ZIMBABWE

General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary level + General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced level + 3 years university education.

 No

 No

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