Can the Admissions office check if I qualify for admission?
Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to pre-evaluate applicants. If you apply, your application will be assessed and you will be informed if you are qualified or not when you receive the results of your application. You can see if you meet the educational and programme specific requirements by checking the requirement sections on our admission webpages.
My secondary or university education is not the same as the ones listed in the “admission requirement” sections, am I still eligible for admission?
The educational backgrounds listed are what is generally required for applicants with education from each specific country. If you have completed your education in a different or non-standard educational system, this will be assessed on an individual basis according to the regulations and guidelines set by NOKUT and NUCAS. Please note that this does not apply to the requirements regarding academic basis for admission to master’s programme.
How do I know if my higher education is recognized?
Do I qualify for a master's programme without meeting the academic basis?
No, you need to meet the academic basis with your academic background in order to be eligible for admission.
What is ECTS credits?
The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) represent learning based on defined learning outcomes and their associated workload. 60 ECTS credits are the equivalent of a full year of study or work. Diplomas and transcripts using other credit systems will be converted into ECTS credits.
How can I check if I meet the GPA requirement?
Diplomas and transcripts using other grading scales will be converted to the ECTS grading scale before the GPA is assessed on an individual basis. Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to pre-evaluate applicants. If you apply, the Admissions office will calculate if you meet the GPA requirement for admission to master’s programmes.
My previous education was taught in English, am I exempted from the English language requirement?
Only if this is specifically stated in the language requirement section on your country page or in the country list.
I have taken an English language test which is not listed in the language requirement section, am I exempted from the language requirement?
No, we only accept the tests and subjects listed in the language requirement sections. If you are exempted from the language requirement, this will be specifically stated in the language requirement sections.
What does a government authorized or official translator mean?
It means that the translation must be carried out by a government authorized or official translator. Most government authorized and/or official translators offer some kind of statement or other confirmation accompanying the translation. We do not have any specific requirements regarding this confirmation.
I do not have a bank account, only cash, how do I document financial ability?
In order to process your application, we require a bank statement as this is necessary for the study permit. If you have the required funds only in cash, please contact UDI for further information regarding documentation of funding.
What if I can’t make the deadline for uploading documents?
There are no exemptions to the final post mark dates and deadlines for uploading documents. We do not accept documents after the deadlines.
Is there a tuition fee?
The Norwegian government has proposed the introduction of tuition fees for degree-seeking students from countries outside the EU/EEA, beginning in the 2023 autumn semester. More information will be provided here once it is available.
International applicants from countries outside EU/EEA are required to document sufficient funding in order to cover their living expenses when applying for a student visa as stated on the admission webpages.
Is it possible to postpone start of studies for one year?
After receiving and accepting an offer of admission, you may apply for postponed start of studies for one year for the following reasons: military service or non-military civilian service, childbirth/adoption or long-term illness.
This application needs to be sent no later than 3 weeks after the offer of admission. The reason needs to be documented. If the documentation contains personal data (such as details concerning your health), it must be sent by post to the Admissions office.
Students from countries outside EU/EEA who are granted a study permit are automatically also granted permission to work part-time for up to 20 hours per week in addition to their studies and full-time during holidays. Please see UDI for more information.
How will the Admissions office contact me?
Primarily by e-mail. Make sure you have registered the correct e-mail address in Application web. Check your e-mail (including spam) regularly during the application process.
Whom do I contact if I have questions or comments regarding my application?