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The Norwegian table of qualifications

Here you will find information about how specific degrees and diplomas are enrolled in the national qualifications framework (NQF).

The Ministry of education and research has prescribed on what level the enrollment of diplomas, degrees and certificates in the Norwegian qualifications framework (NQF). Only the main levels in the formally recognized education system are enrolled in the NQF.

Levels Diplomas and degrees
Level 2 Certificate for primary and lower secondary education
Level 3 Document of competence in basic competence, partially completed upper secondary education
Level 4 Certificate for upper secondary education and training
Craft certificate
Journeyman’s  certificate
Level 5 Diploma for tertiary vocational education (Enrolled in tertiary vocational education 1 and 2)
Level 6 University College Graduate (Partial level qualifications/ intermediate qualifications)
Bachelor’s degree
General teacher training programme
Level 7 Master’s degree
Master of Arts
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of International Business (MIB)
Master of Technology Management
Master i rettsvitenskap (laws)
Candidata/candidatus medicinae (cand.med.)
Candidata/candidatus medicinae veterinariae (cand.med.vet.)
Candidata/candidatus psychologiae (cand.psychol.)
Candidata/candidatus theologiae (cand.theol.)
Level 8 Philosophiae doctor (ph.d.)
Doctor philosophiae (dr.philos.)
Diploma, artistic development programme


Inclusion of reference to the EQF and QF-EHEA in certificates and Diploma Supplements

In the coming years the NQF, EQF and/or QF-EHEA level will be noted in diplomas, certificates, documents of skills and Europass-documents issued by national authorities and education institutions issuing diplomas and degrees.

The purpose is comparison of level between Norwegian qualifications and qualifications from other countries, via the European qualifications framework (EQF) and/or the European qualifications framework for higher education (QF-EHEA). This could make a comparison easier and improve the possibility of cross-border working opportunities.