Department for Foreign education moves to the Directorate of Higher Education and Skills

NOKUTs recognition services for foreign education moved from NOKUT to the Directorate of Higher Education and Skills (HK-Dir) the 1st of January 2023.

In connection with the transfer, the application portal was closed from the 1st of December 2022 to 1st February 2023. The application portal has now reopened. As a result of this, applicants may experience longer processing time.

Until a new website is in place, you will still find all information about our services at

Our new e-mail address from the 1st of January 2023 is

Read more about The Directorate for Higher Education and Skills.

Criterias and guidelines

The Director General of the Norwegian Directorate of Higher Education and Skills, has decided that all requirements and guidelines that were approved by NOKUT will continue as they are in the Directorate. This means that all information about foreign education that was available on NOKUT's website still applies.