When to Apply

Admission is once a year:

  • The application portal opens 1 October.
  • The application deadline is 1 December.

Studies start in August.

The application portal to study in Norway’s finest universities is opening soon. Gaining admission into a university can be pretty complicated and difficult to get right. However, the key to succeeding is to prepare well and to apply early enough. This article contains certain checklists to make your application process smooth.


Checklist for prospective students:


1. Do you have the required academic background for the programme you want to apply to?

Before applying for a programme, you need to be certain that you meet the required academic background for the programme. Only applicants who meet the admission requirements are qualified. If you are not qualified your application will be rejected.

You should thoroughly research the prospective programmes and their specific admission requirements before applying.

2. Can you document your financial ability?

Although most programmes are tuition free in Norway, you will need a good amount of money to support yourself during your studies.

In order to be granted a residence permit, you must document your ability to finance your stay in Norway.

The required amount is currently 103 950 NOK.

3. Do you meet our English language requirements?

To study programmes taught in the English language, you may need to submit a proof of English proficiency is you are from certain countries.

Applicants who are not native English speakers must document their proficiency in English by taking an internationally recognised English test. (e.g IELTS)

You should make sure to schedule the test early enough so that you can send the results early enough before the application deadline.

If you are from an English-speaking country in Africa or have a degree taught in English from India, Pakistan or the Middle East you must also submit an English language test.

4. Do you have all required documentation?

You should make sure you have all the required documents ready according to the documentation requirements of the programme you want to apply to.

To make it faster, you do not need to send any documents by post. However, for certain countries, specific documents might be required to be sent directly from the issuing institution.

5. Registering your application

The application portal for most universities in Norway open on the 1 October.

After checking and confirming that you have met the requirements from Step 1-3, you can register your application through the application portal during the application period.

1 October – 1 December

You should note the 1 December is also the deadline for all supporting documents to have reached the university you are applying to. Your application will be labeled invalid if you fail to upload any supporting documents within the deadline. Invalid applications shall not be processed.

6. Getting your application results

Results for your application will be sent to you in April/May.

You will be notified through your registered email address when the admission results are ready. You will then be able to see the application results in the application portal.

If your application is successful, you will be given a short deadline to respond and accept your admission.

If you want to study your Master’s or Doctoral Degree in Norway and need professional help with making a successful application, we can help you achieve this. Contact Us via email: [email protected] with the subject: Graduate Degree in Norway 2016.