Documentation requirements - Ethiopia

Required education:

  • 12 years Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination (EHEEQC) with passed in at least 4 subjects + 1 year university education + English proficiency.
  • Before 2002, 12 years Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate Examination (ESLCE)  with passed in at least 5 subjects including English and Mathematics + 1 year university education + English proficiency.

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

Applicants who have obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Ethiopia with English as the language of instruction are exempted. All other applicants must document English proficiency. 

See how to document English proficiency

Secondary education

What to submit How to submit

Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination


Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate Examination (ESLCE) before ca 2002

Upload a scanned copy of the original Diplomas and transcripts of records.Transcripts of grades must be included.

Name the pdf or jpg file secondaryHSC.

Documents stamped "Student copies" are not accepted.

Higher education

What to submit How to submit

Transcript of records

and final degree certificate(s) (if applicable)                

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

In addition, you must upload a scanned copy of your transcript(s). Name your pdf or jpg file(s) universitymarks.

We do not accept temporary certificates older than 5 years. We do not accept student copies. Only transcripts that are sent directly to the International Summer School will be considered.

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

Scholarship form, CV 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

CV Name the file CV
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 3:05 PM - Last modified Dec. 6, 2017 1:56 PM