Higher Education Entrance Qualification

Applicants need to meet the requirements for Higher Education Entrance Qualification in order to qualify for study programmes taught in Norwegian.

In order to be qualified for admission to study programmes taught in Norwegian, applicants must meet the requirements for Higher Education Entrance Qualification (generell studiekompetanse) (NOKUT.no), including Norwegian and English language requirements (samordnaopptak.no).

Some English language tests and exams must be verified online in order to be valid, for example:

  • TOEFL, paper-based test (pBT) or internet-based test (iBT): use our institution code 0756 to add the University of Oslo as a recipient of your test result. Which department code you choose is not relevant. TOEFL older than two years cannot be verified online and is not valid.
  • IELTS: must be documented with Test Report Form with a legible TRF number in the bottom right corner.
  • Cambridge ESOL Examinations: must be documented with a test certificate. You must also submit your ID-number and secret number provided by your test centre.
  • Pearson PTE Academic: submit your score report via your online Pearson account.

Special admission requirements

Please note that some undergraduate study programmes have special admission requirements in addition to the general requirements (website in Norwegian only).

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Published Dec. 1, 2014 10:28 AM - Last modified Feb. 20, 2017 10:33 AM