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For those who want recognition of foreign qualifications.
General recognition is the alignment of Norwegian and foreign higher education. Your education will be evaluated against the Norwegian degree structure, i.e. whether it corresponds to a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD. This recognition does not say anything about the academic content of an education programme. This recognition is voluntary and is intended as an aid when you wish to work in a profession which is not regulated by law.
Only foreign higher education
It is your education and what you need recognition for that determine what kind of recognition you need and where to submit your application. In Norway, we differentiate between recognition of foreign education taken at universities and university colleges, and foreign education taken at a vocational school or as upper secondary education and training. There are also a number of regulated professions which require recognition in the form of authorisation.
NB! Department of Foreign Education will be closed for telephone calls and visits in July. We will open as usual on 1st of August.
If you didn't find the information you were looking for on our website, please get in touch.
NB! From 16 November last year, NOKUT changed the format of its final decision. Now you will receive only one document. We will no longer issue a separate recognition document in addition to the decision letter.
Telephone: +47 21 02 18 00 Fax: +47 21 02 18 01Contact us
Visiting address: Drammensveien 288 (Lysaker)
PO Box 578,