Required documents for scholarship applicants

Countries with specific documentation requirements

In some instances, we require documents to be sent us directly from the issuing institution, please see countries with specific documentation requirements.

Bachelor's level

Bangladesh Ghana Nigeria Tanzania USA
Cameroon India Pakistan Turkey  
China Iran Philippines Uganda  
Ethiopia Nepal Russian Federation Ukraine  

Master's level

Cameroon France Iran Pakistan United Kingdom
Canada Ghana Italy Russia USA
China Greece Nepal Tanzania
Ethiopia India Nigeria The Philippines

Recognition procedure for applicants without verifiable documentation

If you have completed education from Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Yemen, Liberia, Libya, Sierra Leone or Somalia, you must apply for recognition of your education from NOKUT before you can apply for admission to the University of Oslo.

NOKUT has a specific recognition procedure for persons without verifiable documentation (the UVD-procedure).

You must have a valid residence permit in Norway in order to be eligible for the UVD-procedure.

Read more about the UVD-procedure on NOKUTs webpage.

All other countries:

All applicants must upload scanned copies of their supporting documents into the Application Portal, the University of Oslo's online application system. Please name your uploaded files as suggested in the tables below.

Copy of passport
Documentation of English language proficiency
Copies of transcripts/diplomas
Statement of purpose
Letter of recommendation
ISS scholarship form 
CV/resume
Norwegian documentation, for applicants to Norwegian language courses levels 2-4

Passport and English proficiency

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 is obligatory, also for those applying for Norwegian courses.

How to document English proficiency

Name the pdf file english

Secondary education

Required document Description
Documentation of completed secondary education

Admission to Bachelor-level studies is based primarily on your secondary school/high school papers.

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

Name the pdf file secondary

Translations

If the original language of your documents is not English, German, Danish or Swedish, 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
Official transcript of records

A scanned copy of the original document must be uploaded.

Name the pdf file(s) bachelortranscr or mastertranscr, depending on the level

Final degree diploma(s)/certificate(s)

A scanned copy of the original document must be uploaded.

Name the pdf file(s) bachelor or master, depending on the level

Translations

If the original language of your documents is not English, German, Danish or Swedish, 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(s) bachelortransl or mastertransl, depending on the level

Statement of purpose and letter of recommendation

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

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

Scholarship form and CV

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

CV Name the file CV

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

Guide to applying in the Application Portal

Please follow our guidelines for uploading documents.

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.

Continue the application process:

Application process for scholarship applicants

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Published Oct. 7, 2016 10:37 PM - Last modified Jan. 29, 2018 8:59 AM