Required documents for self-financed applicants

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

Countries with specific documentation requirements

In some instances, we require specific documentation requirements, please see countries with specific documentation requirements.

Bachelor's level

Bangladesh Ghana Nigeria Tanzania USA
Cameroon India Pakistan Turkey  
China Iran The 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 applicants

Copy of passport
Documentation of English language proficiency
Copies of transcripts/diplomas
Statement of purpose
Norwegian documentation, for applicants to Norwegian language courses levels 2-4
CV/resume, only for applicants to Master's courses

 

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. 

Applicants from EU/EEA countries must submit their secondary school papers to show they meet the English language requirements, unless they submit another type of English documentation.

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

Note: applicants for Norwegian courses must upload transcripts from secondary school.

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

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

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

Required document Description
Norwegian documentation

Applicants to Norwegian language level I are not required to document any prior experience with Norwegian.

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

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

Name the file norwegian

CV/resume (for applicants to Master's courses only)

Required document Description
CV/resume Name the file CV

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 (SĂžknadsweb) 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.
 
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