Documentation requirements - Ethiopia

Required education:

12 years (Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination) + 4 years university education + English proficiency
OR 12 years (Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate Examination (ESLCE) before ca 2002 ) + 4 years university education + English proficiency

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

Documentation of English language proficiency must be documented by an internationally recognised English language proficiency test:

Please note that a proficiency certificate from your university does not cover the English language requirement.

Name the pdf file english.

Secondary education

Required document Description

Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination


Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate Examination (ESLCE)

A scanned copy of the original diploma/ certificate must be uploaded.

Name the pdf file secondary.


If the language of the original document is not English, an official translation made by an authorized translator must be uploaded. Please note that the original language version must always accompany the translation.

Name the pdf file secondary-transl.

Higher education

Required document Description

Final bachelor's degree certificate(s)

A scanned copy of the original diploma/certificate must be uploaded.

If you have not yet received a final Bachelor's Degree certificate you must upload a temporary certificate of graduation. It must be clear from your transcripts when the degree was conferred.

If you hold a master's degree you must also upload your original master's degree diploma as well as the bachelor's degree diploma.

Note: We do not accept temporary certificates older than 5 years.

Name your pdf file(s) bachelor / master.

Transcript of records for your bachelor's degree

To be sent directly to the International Summer School by the issuing institution:

International Summer School
University of Oslo
P.O. Box 1082 Blindern
NO-0317 Oslo, Norway

Note: In addition, you must upload a scanned copy of your transcript. However, only applications with transcripts that are sent directly to the International Summer School will be considered.

In the same manner you must also submit separate transcripts for courses/credits from other institutions included in your degree, such as transfer credits or in cases of admission to a bachelor’s program due to advanced standing.

If you hold a master's degree you must also submit a transcript of records for your master's degree, sent directly from the issuing institution.

Name your pdf file(s) bachelortranscr / mastertranscr.


If the language of the original document is not English, an official translation made by an authorized translator must be uploaded. Please note that the original language version must always accompany the translation.

Name your pdf file(s) bachelortransl / mastertransl.

Statement of purpose and CV

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.

Name the file statement

CV Name the file cv

Scholarship form and letter of recommendation (for scholarship applicants only)

Required document Description
ISS scholarship form

Download, complete the scholarship form, and upload it in the Application Portal. Eligible scholarship applicants will get the scholarship form when they apply.

Name the file scholarship


Letter of recommendation

You should submit one letter of recommendation from a person who is not related to you by blood or marriage. The referee should give information regarding your character, intellectual ability and seriousness of purpose. The letter should be written on official letterhead and must include contact information for the reference person. The letter should come from your professor, lecturer, headmaster, or your employer.

Name the file recommendation

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 3:09 PM - Last modified Dec. 6, 2017 2:59 PM