NOKUT’s decision is an individual decision that you have the right to appeal, pursuant to Section 28 of the Public Administration Act. Appeals must be submitted within three weeks from the day you receive the decision. If we receive your appeal too late, it will be rejected.
To appeal the decision, you must file a written appeal. It must include your grounds for appeal and any additional documentation you think is relevant for the case. We recommend that you carefully read NOKUT’s criteria before you make an appeal.
You will receive an email as soon as we have registered your appeal. NOKUT will then do a new assessment of your education. If we conclude that our decision should be changed, you will receive a new decision from NOKUT. If our decision remains unchanged, or if your appeal is only partially successful, the matter will be forwarded to an external appeals board, which is appointed by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. You will receive a copy of the letter that NOKUT submits to the appeals board.
The appeals board usually meets three to four times a year. This means that the appeals process will be long. NOKUT cannot affect the time it takes to get your case processed by the appeals board.
What can the appeals board evaluate?
The appeals board can evaluate whether NOKUT has committed procedural errors or misapplication of the law, and if there has been abuse of lawful authorities, unjustified differential treatment, or other breaches of the principles of administrative law.
The appeals board cannot review NOKUT’s evaluation of the level and scope of the obtained education, nor can they review the evaluation of the expert panel.[ - ]