Documentation requirements - India

Required education:

  • All India Senior School Certificate Standard 12 issued by CBSE) + at least 1 year of university education + English proficiency, or
  • Indian School Certificate (ISC Standard 12 issued by CISCE) + at least 1 year of university education + English proficiency, or
  • Higher Secondary Certificate (issued by State Secondary School Boards) + at least 1 year of university education + English proficiency, or
  • Pre-University Examination Certificate + at least 1 year of university education + English proficiency, or
  • Intermediate Examination Certificate + at least 1 year of 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

Please note, applicants with English as the medium of instruction are NOT exempt

See how to document English proficiency

Secondary education

What to submit How to submit

All India Senior School Certificate (Standard 12) issued by CBSE

or Indian School Certificate (ISC Standard 12) issued by CISCE

or Higher Secondary Certificate issued by State Secondary School Boards

or Pre-University Examination Certificate

or Intermediate Examination Certificate

Mark sheets

Upload scanned copies of transcripts/mark sheets and certificates officially certified by the appropriate Examinations Board or other awarding authority.

Name the pdf or jpg files secondary.

Certifications from any other source, such as external notary publics, will not be accepted.

Higher education

What to submit How to submit

Mark sheets and final degree certificate(s) (if applicable)

Upload a scanned copy of the original  transcripts/mark sheets/certificates/Diplomas.

Name the pdf or jpg file(s) universitymarks.

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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