Documentation requirements - China

  • Note that some programmes require documentation that is not listed below; please refer to the relevant programme description for detailed information. Recommendation letters are never required.
  • Which category you choose is not relevant. Documents that do not fall under the other categories can be uploaded under "other documents" as "letters". This might apply to your passport, course descriptions etc.
  • Please follow our guidelines for uploading documents, and name your uploaded files as suggested in the tables below.

Required document

Scan of passport or ID card

Please note that only a copy of the ID-page is required.

Name the pdf file passport or idcard.

Documentation of name change (if applicable)

Documentation of name change must be uploaded if your name differs from your passport in any of your documentation.

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.

Name the pdf file english.

Documentation of financing

Required document

Documentation of financing (if applicable)

Non-EU/EEA applicants must document financing with their application. Not applicable for EU/EEA citizens, Nordic citizens and applicants with a permanent or renewable residence permit in Norway.

Name the pdf file financing.

Secondary education / High School

Required document Description

School leaving certificate:


(Biye Zhengshu)

A scan of the original diploma/certificate must be uploaded.

Name the pdf file secondary.

Transcript of records:

会考 (Huikao)
General Examination for High School Graduates
/ Joint Graduation Exam


学业水平考试 (Xuéyè shuiping cèshi)
General Ability Test
/ High School Academic Proficency Test

A scan of the original transcript of records must be uploaded.

Name the pdf file secondary-transcr.

Higher education

Required documents Description

Verification reports for:


- Degree diploma/certificate and transcript of records


- Graduation/qualification certificate and transcript of records

Verification reports for degree diploma/certificate and transcript of records from:

China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC)

Tel: 010-82379480


Verification reports for graduation/qualification certificate and transcript of records from:

China Higher Education Student Information & Career Center (CHESICC)

Tel: 010-82336099-202

For information about the services provided by these offices, please contact them directly.

The reports (including the verified academic records/transcript of records) must be scanned and uploaded, or sent directly by the verification office to the Office for Admissions and Student Exchange using the following address:

The University of Oslo
Office for Admissions and Student Exchange 
P.O. Box 1081 Blindern
NO-0317 Oslo, Norway

Please make sure that the reports include necessary reference information, i.e. "application number" and "file number" (CDGDC) or "online verification code" (CHESICC).

Name your pdf file(s) verif-bachelor / verif-bachelor-graduationcert / verif-bachelor-transcr 

If you hold a master's degree you should also provide verification reports for either your master's degree diploma/certificate and transcript of records from CDGDC or graduation/qualification certificate and transcript of records from CHESICC. 

Name your pdf file(s) verif-master / verif-master-graduationcert / verif-master-transcr

Original documents

(degree diploma/certificate, transcript of records and graduation/qualification certificate)

Scans of your original bachelor degree diploma/certificate, transcript of records and graduation/qualification certificate must be uploaded.

If you hold a master's degree you should also upload scans of your original master's degree diploma/certificate, transcript of records and graduation/qualification certificate. 

Name your pdf file(s) bachelor / bachelor-graduationcert / bachelor-transcr / master / master-graduationcert / master-transcr


If the language of the original documents is not English, official translations made by an authorized translator must be enclosed. Please note that the original language versions must always accompany the translations.

Name your pdf file(s) bachelortransl / bachelortransl-transcr / bachelortransl-gradcert/ mastertransl / mastertransl-transcr / mastertransl-gradcert

Important about documentation:

  • You are responsible for uploading all required documentation, as well as ensuring that it is uploaded within the application deadline. As it may take several weeks for institutions and test centres to provide transcripts and/or test scores, please arrange for these documents to be issued as soon as possible.
  • You are liable for your uploaded documents, i.e. that they represent true and unaltered information.
  • Wrongful or misleading information may lead to dismissal and loss of right to study, according to § 7 of Regulations governing studies and examinations at the University of Oslo.
  • Submission of fraudulent documents is illegal, and will be reported to the appropriate authorities.
  • A random selection of students will be asked to present their original documents before starting their studies.
  • Please note that we maintain the right to contact institutions, firms, associations and government agencies for the purpose of explanation and/or verification of uploaded documents.

See also

Fraudulent documents

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Published Sep. 11, 2014 12:47 PM - Last modified Nov. 2, 2017 2:50 PM