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Recognition of foreign education

In addition to processing individual applications for general recognition, NOKUT provides information and advice related to recognition of foreign educations. The information below is intended as an aid for those assessing a foreign education.

Vocational education

For vocational programmes that are not regulated by law, the employer must make an assessment of the person’s qualifications. This can be done by testing the person’s practical skills.

If it still is desirable to make a theoretical comparison of the foreign education with the corresponding Norwegian education, it may be useful to start with the relevant curriculum: You can obtain curricula from the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training.

Higher education

Here are some useful tools for assessing an education from a university or university college abroad:

Contact us

If you have questions regarding the assessment of foreign qualifications, you are welcome to contact us. Send your enquiry by e-mail to utland@nokut.no