Higher Education Entrance Qualification for Persons with Foreign Education – The GSU-list

The general basis for admission to universities and university colleges in Norway is called Higher Education Entrance Qualification. For applicants with foreign education, the requirements are specified in the GSU-list.

The GSU list is managed by NOKUT. However, all questions regarding admission requirements to higher education should be addressed to Samordna opptak (The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service /NUCAS): sokerinfo@samordnaopptak.no

Who uses the GSU-list?

The GSU-list (Higher Education Entrance Qualification for foreign applicants) is used by Norwegian universities and university colleges in the admission process to higher education. In addition it is used in NOKUT’s assessment of applications for general recognition of foreign education.

What does the list contain?

The list contains information about what type of basic education you must have to qualify for admission to universities and university colleges in Norway. For some countries, you are required to have higher education* in addition to secondary education from the country of origin.

Please note: Some study programmes have specific requirements in form of subjects from upper secondary school, in addition to the general requirements (Higher Education Entrance Qualification).

*The higher education program must be a recognised program from a recognised institution of higher education in the country of origin.

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Check the requirements for your country, region or your international qualification

Entrance requirement for admission to higher education consists of both of education requirements and language proficiency requirements in English and Norwegian. Find information about the Norwegian and English language requirements (PDF) (Updated 15 November 2022).

Last updated: 15 March 2023.

The following entries were updated:

  • El Salvador
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • USA

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