Recognition of foreign education
If you have foreign education, you can apply for approval of the education in Norway. There are several ways to apply for recognition of foreign education, depending on how you plan to use the education.
General recognition of foreign education confirms that the education is taken at an approved/accredited institution of higher education in the country of education. The education must be at a level beyond the Norwegian higher education entrance qualification. In Norway, NOKUT provides general recognition of foreign education. Contact NOKUT for more information about general recognition.
Subject specific recognition
Subject specific recognition of foreign education means that the education is compared to specific degrees or educations in Norway. Such recognition is necessary when applying for admission to further studies or when applying for approval of foreign education as part of a Norwegian degree or education. At the university, the faculty offering a subject area processes applications for subject specific recognition within that subject area. Contact the faculty for more information about subject specific recognition.
Pre-approval of study abroad periods
If you are applying to take part of a study programme abroad, you need a pre-approval of the foreign education. Read more about taking parts of study programmes abroad.
Recognition of studies at UiO
If you have taken higher education at a foreign educational institution, you can apply for approval of this education as part of your degree at UiO, either as freely elective courses or as a substitution of programme defined courses in the degree. Read more about recognition of foreign education as part of a degree at UiO.
Admission to the university
If you are applying for admission to study programmes on basis of foreign education, the foreign education will be considered when processing the application for admission. At UiO you can find more information about admission requirements and application methods on the individual programme's web page.