Prospective applicants must apply for admission by using the local online Application Web. Applicants have to meet the general admission requirements and document proficiency in the English language in order to be eligible for admission.
Please read the following if you wish to apply:
When to apply?
Application period from 1 November to 1 December:
International applicants from EU/EEA
International applicants from outside EU/EEA
Residents in Norway with a renewable residence visa
Residents in Norway with a high school degree from abroad
Can you document your financial ability?
The University of Agder does not provide any grants or scholarships.
For EU/EEA citizens:
It is not required that you document your financial ability. However, if you are going to stay in Norway for more than three months, you must register.
For non-EU/EEA citizens:
Upload proof of funding when submitting your application. The required amount documents your financial ability, which is necessary for applying for a study permit, and will cover accommodation expenses for one year.
The amount you must provide is 121 220 NOK (the amount may be subject to change).
We accept the following documentation:
An original bank statement in your name (stamped, signed and dated by a bank official)
An original letter from your sponsor and an original bank statement in your sponsor's name (stamped, signed and dated by a bank official)
Admitted students must be prepared to transfer the required amount to a bank account set up by the university by mid-May. Failing to do so will result in withdrawal of the offer of enrolment at UiA.
As soon as the amount is transferred, you will receive a "statement of deposit" that must be included in the application for a study permit.
When you have arrived in Norway, you need to complete the following steps in order to get the money transferred to your account:
acquire a Norwegian ID number
open a bank account in a Norwegian bank
register for your courses and exams for the Autumn semester
This process may take some time, so please note that you must have access to additional funds to pay for accommodation expenses for the first two months of your stay.
Do you meet the admission requirements?
Entrance requirements are Higher Education Entrance Qualification for international applicants and certified language requirements in English.
Higher Education Entrance Qualification
The general basis for admission to universities and university colleges in Norway is called Higher Education Entrance Qualification. You may find what is considered university entrance qualifications from your country in the 'GSU' list. This list states the basic requirements for admission to higher education in Norway. Please download the latest version of the 'GSU' list from this website.
All applicants can meet the English language requirement by completing one of the following tests:
English (140 hours) from Norwegian upper secondary school: written and oral exam.
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 500 points from TOEFL PBT (paper-based test) or 60 points from TOEFL iBT (internet-based test). We require that the test results are sent directly from the test centre. The TOEFL institution code for the University of Agder is 5433.
- fill in and submit (applies to non-EU/EEA citizens without residence permit to Norway)
Proof of funding (applies to non-EU/EEA citizens without residence permit to Norway)
Proof of English language proficiency
High School/Secondary School diploma and transcript
For some countries, you are required to have higher education in addition to secondary education from the country of origin. Check if this applies to you, if your transcript must be sent directly from your home institution and if you are required to submit verification reports in the Country list
Copy of passport
Documentation of name change, if applicable
Please upload all documents and make sure that your appplication is complete when you apply. Incomplete applications will not be concidered.
Do not send documents by e-mail.
UiA does not accept or cooperate with foreign recruiting agents.
Upload all pages of your diploma and transcripts, both front and back.
All documents must be translated (unless in English, Norwegian or a Scandinavian language). The translation should be carried out by a government authorized or official translator. You must upload a scanned version of the original document accompanied by the translation.
It is important that you bring your original documents to Norway. The University of Agder can require to see your original documentation for the purpose of inspection when you arrive. Please see more here.
Log in to your online application. Choose "My Documents" at the top of the page. You must upload all documents when you apply. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Receiving the results of your application
Applicants with application deadline 1 december will receive an e-mail of acceptance or rejection by April.
Applicants with application deadline 15 April will receive an e-mail of acceptance or rejection in July.
If you are offered admission, you will be given a short deadline to respond.
The autumn semester starts mid-August.
If your application is rejected, you may ask for the reason(s) of rejection by sending an e-mail to email@example.com within three weeks after the announcement of the result. After receiving the reason(s) for rejection, you may appeal. The deadline for an appeal is three weeks after receiving reason(s) for rejection. The appeal must be written and directed to Klagenemda, University of Agder, Admissions Office, Post Box 422, 4604 Kristiansand, Norway. The appeal must be signed by you or by whom you give proxy. In the appeal you must state which decision(s) you are appealing, your reason for appealing, and your preferred outcome of the appeal.
How to register/apply for a study permit
Non-EU/EEA-citizens who have been granted admission must submit their study permit application in due time before arriving in Norway, and no later than May 31.
EU/EEA nationals who are going to stay in Norway for more than three months must register.