Admission to UiA is highly competitive. Consequently, not all qualified applicants will be admitted, only the ones with the best academic results. Admission is offered based on eligible applicants' academic results. Qualified applicants will either be offered admission or placed on a waiting list.
If you are qualified for admission to a bachelor's programme, you will compete against the other qualified applicants with a score based on the results from your secondary education and additional points according to the regulations and guidelines set by the Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (NUCAS).
The Admissions office will calculate and convert the grade point average (GPA) from your secondary education into the grading scale used in the Norwegian secondary education system. Additional points are added to the score based on subjects from secondary education, age and credits from accredited higher education exceeding the admission requirement.
If you are qualified for admission to a master's programme, you will compete against the other applicants based on your academic results. The Admissions office will calculate your grade point average (GPA) from your university/college education which forms the basis of admission. UiA uses the ECTS grading scale when calculating GPAs. Diplomas and transcripts using other grading scales will be converted to the ECTS grading scale before the GPA is assessed on an individual basis.
1. Find out which programme(s) you are interested in
Check the application period for the programme(s) you wish to apply for, and how you apply to the programme.
2. Make sure you satisfy all general and country specific requirements for your chosen programme
3. Prepare your documents
Make sure you have all the required documents available to upload in the online application portal after registering the application.
Proof of English language proficiency
Educational documents (Diploma and transcripts for your secondary and university education)
Copy of passport and residence card
Documentation of name change, if applicable
Applications to Music Performance must also include:
Recording of you playing your main instrument (approx. 20 minutes)
Proposal for your master's thesis (2-3 typed pages)
Letter of motivation (1 typed page)
4. Register your application using our online application portal (Application web) or through Samordna opptak
If you are offered admission, you will be given a short deadline to respond. If you have not registered your response in the online application portal within the deadline, the offer will be withdrawn. The letter of admission published in the online application portal is the only confirmation of admission that will be issued to you.
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.
You are required to present your original diplomas and transcripts for inspection upon arrival at the university. You will receive details about the inspection from the Admissions office in August. Students are required to submit the original documents upon request. Document forgery is subject to the Penal Code § 361 and will be reported to the police.
You do not need to submit the following documents for inspection:
Documents that have been sent directly to UiA from the issuing institution during the application process
Documents that have been verified online during the application process
If you have been granted admission to a programme and wish to have some of your previous education incorporated into a degree, you may apply for "approval of previous education". It is the faculty/Teacher Education Unit which process these applications.