If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the decision, you may appeal in writing, 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.
You should justify why you believe the decision is incorrect.
You must include the following in your appeal:
– A reference to the decision that you are appealing
– A description of what you want to be changed in the decision
– Your signature, or the signature of a person that you have authorized to submit the appeal on your behalf.
If you have documents that support your appeal that you have not yet sent to NOKUT, please attach them in your appeal.
What happens after you send your appeal?
Once you have sent your appeal, NOKUT will evaluate if your appeal fulfils the formal requirements. If we find that it does not fulfil the requirements, we will contact you. You will be given a deadline to send in more information, or correct your appeal. If you do not provide the information within the deadline, your appeal will not be accepted.
Given that the formal requirements are fulfilled, you will receive a letter that your appeal has been registered. NOKUT will reassess your application, taking into account your reasons and new information that you might have submitted. If we find that your application fulfils NOKUT’s terms for recognition, you will receive a new decision letter. If your application does not fulfil the terms for recognition, your appeal will be sent for assessment to the Ministry of Education and Research.