Here is an overview of important points in the process from an application is received until consideration of the application is completed.
NOKUT assesses whether vocational education and training from abroad can be considered comparable to Norwegian craft and journeyman’s certificates. While NOKUT assesses the level and scope of the foreign qualification, the experts are assessing its occupational content of the qualification. NOKUT appoints these experts.
For several years, NOKUT has focused on work relating to suspicious academic credentials and verification of authenticity. This work has uncovered that false academic qualifications are used in Norway to a significant extent. Higher education institutions and the labour market are probably at a greater risk of such crimes than NOKUT. NOKUT therefore wants to provide information and raise awareness among our applicants and in society at large.
This is an external list of higher education institutions.
Recognition is carried out in accordance with Norwegian laws and international agreements ratified by Norway.
There is no scheme for pre-approval or preliminary assessments of the programme you plan to study abroad.
For most professions or trades, no specific recognition is required before you can start working in Norway. Professions such as librarian, economist, journalist, beautician and painter/decorator are not regulated and do not require recognition or authorisation.
This is a recognition procedure for persons with documentation that cannot be verified. You will be referred to this procedure if NOKUT has made a decision that your higher education qualification from abroad cannot be granted general recognition due to unverifiable documentation.