How do I apply for admission to study in Norway?

Find information on how to apply for admission:

Bachelor’s degree programmes

The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (NUCAS) is responsible for processing applications for bachelor’s degree programmes and other undergraduate programmes in Norway that build directly on upper secondary education and training. Applications for admission must be sent to the Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (NUCAS).

Some private institutions have separate admissions processes, where you send your application directly to the institution. Applications for supplementary studies must also be sent directly to the institution.

Master’s programmes

Application for admission to master’s degree programmes must be sent directly to the institution where you want to study. For information about the various programmes, deadlines and admission requirements, please contact the specific institution.

PhD programmes

Applications for admission to PhD programmes must be sent directly to the institution where you want to study. Each institution has its own application procedure for doctoral candidates. For information about the various programmes, deadlines and admission requirements, please contact the specific institution.

Continuing and further education programmes

Many educational institutions offer continuing and further education and training programmes in a variety of disciplines. Programmes, disciplines and the curriculum can vary. The same applies to deadlines and admission requirements. For more detailed information, please contact the institution at which you wish to study.

Tertiary vocational education

Application for admission should normally be sent to the vocational school you want to attend. Please contact the relevant vocational school for more information.

The exception is technical programmes: There is a national admissions process for full-time vocational programmes at county technical vocational schools, visit the website for the National Admissions Office for Vocational Schools (Nasjonalt opptakskontor for fagskolen) for more information. The website also has an overview of county vocational schools, the subjects they teach as well as their scope and depth, and the necessary addresses and telephone numbers.

Upper secondary education and training

If you have taken all or part of your upper secondary education and training abroad and want to apply for admission or acceptance to upper secondary education and training in Norway, you have several options. Please contact the counselling service at the school to which you are applying for advice and guidance with regard to potential recognition of individual subjects (exemption from certain subjects). They can tell you if you can be exempted from entire school years successfully completed abroad, and answer questions about programmes and subjects.

Read more here: Godkjenning av tidligere bestått videregående opplæring i Norge og utlandet Udir-6-2012.


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