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

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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 

AUSTRIA

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

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

BELGIUM

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

BRUNEI

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

Yes

No

BULGARIA

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 

CANADA

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

CHINA

COLOMBIA

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

CUBA

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

Yes

No

CYPRUS 

CZECH REPUBLIC

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

No

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

EGYPT

EL SALVADOR

Bachillerato + 4 years university education

Yes

No

ENGLAND, WALES AND NORTHERN IRELAND

ERITREA

ESTONIA

ETHIOPIA

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.

No

No

FRANCE

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

GHANA

GREECE

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

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

HUNGARY

ICELAND

Studentsprof + 3 years university education

No

No

INDIA

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

IRAQ

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

Yes

No

IRELAND

ISRAEL

Bagrut + 3 years university education

Yes

No

ITALY

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

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

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

LEBANON

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

Yes

No

LIBERIA

LIBYA

General Secondary Certificate + 4 years university education

Yes

No

LIECHTENSTEIN

LITHUANIA

LUXEMBOURG

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

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

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

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)

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

NETHERLANDS

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

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

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

POLAND

PORTUGAL

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

RUSSIA

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

SLOVAKIA

SLOVENIA

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

SOUTH KOREA

SPAIN

SRI LANKA

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.

No

No

SWITZERLAND

SYRIA

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

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

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

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

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