Documentation requirements - USA

Required education:

  • High School Graduation Diploma including transcripts of grades + 1 year university / college studies in academic subjects with grade C or better (minimum 30 credits), or
  • High School Graduation Diploma including transcripts of grades and 3 Advanced Placement Tests with grade 3 or better.

Documents to be uploaded:

All applicants must upload scanned copies of their supporting documents into the application portal, please name your uploaded files as suggested in the tables below.

Required document Description
Copy of passport or ID card

Please note that only a copy of the ID-page is required. The passport must be valid for at least six months after your departure from Norway.

Name the pdf file passport or idcard

Documentation of name change (if applicable)

Documentation of name change must be uploaded if your name appears different in any document.

Name the pdf file namechange

Documentation of English language proficiency

Applicants with education from the USA are exempted.

Secondary education

What to submit How to submit

High School Graduation Diploma              

1) Applicants who can document 1 year university / college studies in academic subjects with grade C or better (minimum 30 credits):

We do not require a copy of your High School Diploma except if you are applying for a Norwegian language course. Applicants to Norwegian language courses must also send in High School diploma.  NOTE: If you apply to other study programs at the University of Oslo you will be required to submit this document.

2) Applicants who have not attended university but can document High School Graduation Diploma including transcripts of grades and 3 Advanced Placement Tests with grade 3 or better:

Upload a copy of the original Diploma. Name the pdf or jpg file secondarydiploma

High School transcripts

AP exams

1) Applicants who can document 1 year university / college studies in academic subjects with grade C or better (minimum 30 credits):

We do not require a copy of your High School transcripts except if you are applying for a Norwegian language course. Applicants to Norwegian language courses must also send in High School diploma.. NOTE: If you apply to other study programs at the University of Oslo you will be required to submit this document.

2) Applicants who have not attended university but can document High School Graduation Diploma including transcripts of grades and 3 Advanced Placement Tests with grade 3 or better:

Upload a copy of the original transcripts of grades (year 9 - 12 or  year 10 - 12), name the pdf or jpg file secondarygrades

+

Transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution (AP exams from College Board) to:

International Summer School
University of Oslo
c/o St. Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057-1098
USA

Higher education

What to submit How to submit

Transcript of records

+

final degree diploma (if applicable)

Upload copies of the original  transcripts/certificates/Diplomas, name the pdf or jpg file universitygrades and if a Diploma universitydiploma

+

Transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to:

International Summer School
University of Oslo
c/o St. Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057-1098
USA

Statement of purpose

Required document Description
Statement of purpose

Your statement of purpose should be one page, typed, double spaced (max. 400 words). Tell us why the course is important to you, how it helps you fulfill future goals or how it relates to your current studies or employment. Briefly state your personal qualities that make you a good representative of your country.

Applicants to Norwegian Levels 3 and 4 must write their statement of purpose in Norwegian. Applicants to Norwegian courses who are currently taking NORA courses do not have to submit a Statement of purpose. 

Name the file statement

For scholarship applicants only: scholarship form, CV and letter of recommendation

Required document Description
ISS scholarship form

Download, complete the scholarship form, and upload it in the Application Portal. You will get the scholarship form when you apply. 

Name the file scholarship

Norwegian documentation (for Norwegian language courses levels 2-4 only)

Required document Description  
Norwegian language

Applicants to Norwegian language levels II, III or IV should submit a copy of transcripts or test scores of previous Norwegian courses or exams.

For scholarship applicants to Levels II, III or IV, recommendations from a teacher or employer must be written on official letterhead.

If you have not taken any formal courses, simply explain how you have learned Norwegian in your statement of purpose.

Name the file norwegian

Important about documentation:

  • Upload documents preferably in PDF or JPG format in the online application portal (Søknadsweb) by the application deadline.
  • When uploading documents, you acknowledge that the University of Oslo may contact the issuing institution for verification.
  • Submission of fraudulent documents is illegal, and will be reported to the proper authorities and may lead to dismissal and loss of right to study. You are liable for uploading true and unaltered documents.
  • Incomplete applications will be rejected.

Continue the application process:

Need help?

See our guide to the application portal.

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Published Nov. 22, 2016 3:05 PM - Last modified Dec. 6, 2017 2:01 PM