Documentation requirements - Ghana

Required education:

Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) + 4 years university education OR West African Higher School Certificate (WAHSC) GCE A-level with 3 A-levels + 3 years university education

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


Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) OR 

West African Higher School Certificate (WAHSC) GCE A-level

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


Final bachelor's degree certificate(s)

A scanned copy of the original document must be uploaded.

If you have not yet received a final Bachelor's Degree certificate you must upload a Success Certificate/Attestation of results. It must be clear from your transcript when the degree was conferred. If you hold a master's degree you should also upload your original master's degree diploma as well as the bachelor's degree diploma.

Note: We do not accept Success Certificate(s)/Attestation(s) of results 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

If this service is not offered by your university you can send the transcript yourself. The transcript must be in an unbroken, sealed and stamped envelope from your university.

In addition, you must scan and upload your student copy. 

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

If you hold a master's degree you should also submit a transcript of records for your master's degree, sent us 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.

The University of Oslo always verifies submitted documentation with the issuing school/institution. If we are unable to verify your qualifications, you will not be offered admission.

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 3:00 PM