English proficiency requirements for exchange students

A good command of English is required of all students attending the University of Oslo.

Students nominated on bilateral agreements who are not native speakers of English must document their proficiency in English.

Admission to courses on bachelor level

IELTS academic - International English Language Testing System

Minimum score: 5.0

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language, internet-based test (iBT)

Minimum score: 60

Exemptions

Applicants from some countries will have an adequate command of English and satisfy this requirement with the English they have taken at secondary school in their home country.

Please see the website about Minimum requirements for admission to Norwegian higher education/ GSU list (pdf) for further information about language requirements  and exemptions.

The GSU-list has been compiled by NOKUT (the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education) in order to show the minimum requirements to Norwegian universities/higher education for applicants with qualifications from abroad.

Admission to courses on master level

IELTS academic - International English Language Testing System

Minimum score: 6.5

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language, internet-based test (iBT)

Minimum score: 90

Exemptions

For further information about the requirements and exemptions for admission to courses on Master level, please see English proficiency required for master's degree admission

Erasmus students

In general, Erasmus students do not have to provide documentation of language proficiency. Please contact your university's Erasmus coordinator or international office for information about the requirements for the agreement in question.

For further information about English proficiency requirements for Erasmus + students, please see admission for Erasmus+ students

Published Sep. 4, 2015 10:38 AM - Last modified Sep. 26, 2017 2:38 PM