Documentation requirements - Nigeria

Required education:

  • Senior School Certificate + 1 year university education, or
  • West African Examinations Council School Certificate GCE O-level + 1 year university education, or
  • West African Examinations Council Higher School Certificate GCE A-level with 3 A-levels

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 with education from Nigeria are exempted.

Secondary education

What to submit How to submit

Senior School Certificate                         


West African Examinations Council School Certificate GCE O-level


West African Examinations Council Higher School Certificate GCE A-level

A statement of results/confirmation must be sent directly to The International Summer School by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO):

Postal address:

International Summer School
University of Oslo
P.O. Box 1082 Blindern
NO-0317 OSLO


We accept scratch cards for the WAEC/NECO online result services. You can scan and upload the cards. Please double-check that your results are available on the WAEC/NECO website. Name the pdf or jpg file scrathcard.

In addition, you must upload a scanned copy of your statement of results/confirmation. Name the pdf or jpg file secondary.

Higher education

What to submit How to submit

Transcript of records                                 

and if applicable,

final degree certificate(s)       

Postal address:

International Summer School
University of Oslo
P.O. Box 1082 Blindern
NO-0317 OSLO

Note: In addition, you must upload a scanned copy of your transcript. However, only applications with transcripts that are sent directly to the Office of Admission and Student Exchange will be considered.

Name your pdf or jpg file(s) universitymarks.

Final degree certificate(s) (if applicable):

A scanned copy of the original document must be uploaded.

If you have not yet received a final Bachelor's Degree diploma you must upload a Success Certificate/Attestation of results. It must be clear from your transcript when the degree was conferred.

Note: We do not accept Success Certificate(s)/Attestation(s) of results older than 5 years.

Name your pdf or jpg file(s) bachelor.

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

For scholarship applicants only: scholarship form, CV and letter of recommendation

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 1:58 PM