Academic requirements for ISS

The requirements listed below must be met prior to the start of the ISS.

Academic requirements

Bachelor's courses

1. English proficiency requirements:
Applicants who are not native speakers of English must document their proficiency in English.
2. Academic requirements:

Due to differences in world educational systems, applicants must submit specific documents to show they are eligible for admission. The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT) provides the GSU-list which specifies the education (Higher Education Entrance Qualification) you must have to qualify for admission to universities and university colleges in Norway.

Which documents you submit depends on your country's educational system. Check the GSU-list to see the minimum requirements for specific countries:

Check the GSU-list

Please note:

The French Baccalaureate, the European Baccalaureate and International Baccalaureate also satisfy the requirements for admission to Norwegian universities.

Education modelled on the British system of GCE Advanced Level examinations, or equivalent, will also be recognised when these examinations are recognised in Great Britain as equivalent to British GCE Advanced Level exams.

Refugee status:

At the moment the requirements for applicants with refugee status are the same as for all other applicants - full documentation is required for all applicants. No applicants will be admitted before they have submitted all required academic documents.

Master's courses

1. English proficiency requirements:
Applicants who are not native speakers of English must document their proficiency in English.
2. Academic requirements:

Minimum requirements for applicants to Master's courses

Refugee status:

At the moment the requirements for applicants with refugee status are the same as for all other applicants - full documentation is required for all applicants. No applicants will be admitted before they have submitted all required academic documents.

Norwegian language courses

1. English proficiency requirements:
Applicants who are not native speakers of English must document their proficiency in English. Norwegian language courses are Bachelor-level courses, and therefore all applicants must meet the same basic entrance requirements as all other applicants, including English proficiency requirements.
2. Norwegian proficiency requirements:

All applicants to Norwegian language levels II, III and IV are asked to submit one of the following documents, if available:

  • Transcripts of Norwegian language courses and/or test scores
  • A statement from an employer, teacher or professor indicating your proficiency in Norwegian

If you do not have any of the documentation listed above, simply explain how you learned Norwegian. Norwegian language documentation is not obligatory.

Applicants to Norwegian language levels III and IV must also write their statement of purpose in Norwegian.

3. Academic requirements:

Due to differences in world educational systems, applicants must submit specific documents to show they are eligible for admission. The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT) provides the GSU-list which specifies the education (Higher Education Entrance Qualification) you must have to qualify for admission to universities and university colleges in Norway.

Which documents you submit depends on your country's educational system. Check the GSU-list to see the minimum requirements for specific countries:

Check the GSU-list

Please note:

The French Baccalaureate, the European Baccalaureate and International Baccalaureate also satisfy the requirements for admission to Norwegian universities.

Education modelled on the British system of GCE Advanced Level examinations, or equivalent, will also be recognised when these examinations are recognised in Great Britain as equivalent to British GCE Advanced Level exams.

Refugee status:

At the moment the requirements for applicants with refugee status are the same as for all other applicants - full documentation is required for all applicants. No applicants will be admitted before they have submitted all required academic documents.

 

Good health

All applicants must be in good health – physically, mentally and emotionally – to study abroad.

 

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Published Oct 10, 2011 01:05 PM - Last modified Sep 6, 2016 01:17 PM