Welcome to the information page for applicants who have completed studies in Norway, with information about meeting the English requirement, what previous studies meet the basic entry requirements, and any special documentation instructions. 

Start with Step 1 - Finding out what I need to submit

There are general instructions for all applicants; it is important that you start with Step 1 and then work your way through the remaining steps in order to submit the right documents in the right way.

Meeting the English requirement - bachelor's and master's level studies

You can meet the English requirement with your upper secondary studies with:

  • English Vg1 + Vg2 (140 + 140 hours).
  • English 5+5 or 5+3 hours per week.

If you’re documenting your English based on your upper secondary studies, you must provide upper secondary documents in order to demonstrate you meet the requirement. Please submit your upper secondary documents as indicated below under ’For bachelor’s level studies’.

You can also demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through certain university studies, or an internationally approved English test. Find out more at the following link:

English language requirements

Previous studies that meet the general entry requirements and any special documentation instructions

For bachelor's level studies:

A Vitnemål from 3 years of videregående opplæring, including grunnkurs (GK), VKI and VKII, with “generell studiekompetanse” meets the general entry requirements.

In order to document your eligibility, please submit your Vitnemål.

If you fullfill the entry requirements in Norway through the 23/5-rule: Submit your Kompetansebevis, together with service certificates (from your employer), showing that you have worked full-time (100%) for 5 years after you normally should have finished Norwegian upper secondary school.

For master's level studies:

For entry into a Master's programme, the minimum requirement is a 180 ECTS Bachelor’s degree or a Cand. Mag, Cand. med or equivalent degree.

A Høgskolekandidat will not satisfy the entry requirements for a Master's programme.

Digitally signed documents

Digitally signed transcripts from Vitnemålsportalen/Ceres cannot be accepted as the documents cannot be verified. You must have your documents certified by the university.

Last updated: 08 April 2019