Higher Education Entrance Qualification to Norwegian Universities for international applicants
Due to differences in world educational systems, applicants may need to complete further studies before they are eligible for admission. The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT) provides the GSU-list which specifies the education (Higher Education Entrance Qualification) you must have to qualify for admission to universities and university colleges in Norway.
Applicants may qualify for admission to Bachelor’s degree studies by documenting one of the following qualifications depending on the educational system:
- either a national secondary school leaving certificate that satisfies the basic requirements for admission to higher education institutions in the home country
- or one year of full time studies in academic subjects at university level
- or two years of full time studies in academic subjects at university level
For information about specific countries, please refer to the GSU-list.
The French Baccalaureate, the European Baccalaureate and International Baccalaureate also satisfy the requirements for admission to Norwegian universities.
Education modelled on the British system of GCE Advanced Level examinations, or equivalent, will also be recognised when these examinations are recognised in Great Britain as equivalent to British GCE Advanced Level exams.
International students who are not native speakers of English must also document their proficiency in English by taking an internationally recognised test, please see English Proficiency Requirements.