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.

Name the file statement

Important about documentation:

  • Upload documents preferably in PDF or JPG format in the online application portal (Søknadsweb) by the application deadline.
  • Incomplete applications will be rejected.
  • 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 can 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.

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See our guide to the application portal.


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Published Nov. 12, 2020 9:36 AM - Last modified Jan. 4, 2021 11:31 AM