Admission to UiA is highly competitive. Approximately 5 % of international applicants are admitted. You should therefore not apply unless all admission requirements are met. UiA will not process incomplete applications.
Make sure you have thoroughly read the following prior to submitting your application. You will be guided through a pre-application process to the application web. This ensures that you are well informed when you submit your application.
For Master's programmes:
For Music Performance programmes:
For European Integration Summer School:
The University of Agder does not provide any grants or scholarships.
Applicants from countries outside the EU/EEA must submit proof of funding when submitting their application (not applicable for applicants for the Summer School). 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 NOK 111 657.
We accept the following documentation:
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 for a study place 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 arriving at the University, you need to complete the following steps in order to get the money transferred to your account:
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.
To be eligible for admission to a Master's programme:
Check the required length of study depending on which country you come from (three to five years of higher education) and which education documents are required in the Country list.
There are certain documentation requirements, such as verification reports, for applicants from some countries. See if this applies to you in the Country list.
In addition to the basic admission requirements, each programme has a specific admission requirement.
This means that you must have the academic specialisation as defined in the Supplementary regulations.
Applicants will not be considered unless they fulfil the specific requirement.
Non-native English speakers must document their English proficiency by completing and passing an English language test. Check if this applies to you here.
You must take one of the following tests (test scores more than two years old are invalid):
You may be exempt from taking an English language test if you:
Note that applicants from certain Asian countries and certain eastern European countries (for example Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Iran and more) with a Bachelor's degree and/or an Master's degree from their home country where the language of instruction has been English, are not exempt from the English language requirements.
The English language requirements are set by the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and the University Board at the University of Agder.
Most of our Master's programmes are taught in Norwegian and require the applicants to fulfil both the Norwegian and the English language requirements. You will find more information about the Norwegian language requirements here.
Applications to Master's programmes and EISS must include:
The following documentation is not necessary:
Applications to Music Performance must also include:
Upload all pages of diploma and transcripts, both front and back.
Do not send documents by e-mail.
All documents must be translated (unless in English, Norwegian or another 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.
The University of Agder can ask to see your original documentation for the purpose of inspection when you arrive. Remember to bring the originals of all documents you uploaded to semester start.
Two steps application process:
Log in to your online application. Tick "My Documents" at the top of the page. You may upload documents ten days after the application deadline - until 10 December.
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