Department of Foreign Education
NOKUT is the national competence centre for foreign education. We receive up to 10 000 applications for recognition of foreign education every year. NOKUT coordinates, advises and informs about foreign education and the Norwegian recognition systems.
Department of foreign education processes applications for recognition of foreign education. The department has an overview of Norwegian and international recognition practices and safeguards Norwegian obligations and interests in this field, both nationally and internationally.
The department is led by Director of Foreign Education
Stig Arne Skjerven
Direct line: +47 21 02 18 64
Mobile phone: +47 416 34 034
The department comprises four sections:
Section of Information
The main task of the Section of Information is to inform about NOKUT's services concerning foreign qualifications. In addition, it has responsibility for information services as National Information Centre for the ENIC-NARIC Network, information and guidance on the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning and assistance centre for the EU Professional Qualifications Directive.
Acting Head of Information is
Direct line: +47 21 02 18 85
Section of Recognition
The main task of the Section of Recognition is processing applications for recognition of foreign higher education.
Head of Recognition is
Joachim Gümüs Kallevig
Direct line: +47 21 02 18 16
Section for Recognition of Professional Qualifications (NQF level 4)
The main task of this section is processing applications for recognition of vocational education and training.
Head of Recognition of Professional Qualifications (NQF level 4) is
Direct line: +47 22 53 05 28
Section for Recognition of Refugees’ Qualifications
This section is processing applications regarding the Recognition Procedure for Persons without Verifiable Documentation (UVD-procedure).
Head of Recognition of Refugees’ Qualifications is
Direct line: +47 21 02 18 07