Admission and Application
In order to obtain the necessary application forms and information about the application deadlines you will have to contact each university or university college. In general the application deadline for foreign students is between January 15 and March 15 for courses starting the following autumn (August). Please note that some institutions have separate "pre-qualification" deadlines that are earlier than this.
Below you will find the general requirements to previous education. These are minimum requirements determined by the Norwegian authorities. Please note that institutions may have higher and/or additional requirements for some programmes.
Academic requirements for German students
:: Undergraduate level
Completion of secondary education at advanced level, equivalent to passing the exam at the end of Norwegian secondary school, is the general basic requirement for entry to Norwegian universities and university colleges. The minimum requirements for admission to Norwegian higher education for German students are:
- Abitur / Allgemeine Hochschulreife
Source: The GSU-list
Special admission requirements
Note that some study programs have special admission requirements, usually relating to specialist subjects or fields of study from secondary school. Please check your Norwegian institution for information about these special qualifications.
Admission requirements are decided by each university and university college based on an academic evaluation of the applicants.
Applicants for Masters programmes have normally obtained an undergraduate/Bachelor's degree or equivalent of at least 3 years' duration. The degree must include courses equal to at least 1 1/2 years of full-time studies in a subject relevant to that of the programme applied for.
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In special cases, the first (and sometimes the second) year of study at a foreign higher education institution will not be recognized as higher education in Norway.
Contact the Norwegian institution you want to study at in order to obtain the necessary application forms and information about the application deadlines. For students with a Norwegian identity number most applications to undergraduate studies at public institutions of higher education in Norway are processed by a centralized application processing center called Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS - Samordna opptak).