Residents and citizens of Norway with foreign education
The following information is relevant for degree-seeking applicants with a renewable or permanent residence permit to Norway and applicants with Norwegian citizenship, who have completed their previous education abroad.
Make sure you have thoroughly read all the information prior to submitting your application. You should only apply if all admission requirements are met. UiA will not process incomplete applications.
Admitted students who are Norwegian citizens or have a permanent residence permit to Norway are exempt from paying tuition fees.
Admitted students with a renewable residence permit may be required to pay tuition fees. Please note that some applicants will be exempt from paying tuition fees based on residence in Norway or other close connections with Norway. Applicants will be given the opportunity to document the basis for exception.
Once logged on to the online application portal Application Web, navigate to the page “My documents”. The final post mark date/deadline for uploading is 5 days after you have applied. It is not possible to submit documents after the application deadline.
When uploading, choose the type of document according to content (such as “diploma”, “transcript” etc). Do not send any documents by e-mail.
In case you are taking a language test or finishing your degree in the spring semester, the test results/final transcript of records and final diploma must be uploaded within 1 July.
If you are instructed in the Country list that certain documents must be sent by post, please note that the Admissions Office at UiA must receive the documents as soon as possible and no later than 1 July.
Those who receive an offer of admission have 5 days to respond to the offer. If you do not register your response in Application web within the given deadline, the offer will be withdrawn.
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.
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.
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 after semester start. 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