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Entry requirements for bachelor and master programmes

Admission to Norwegian Universities is highly competitive. You must meet certain academic requirements and language requirements.

The requirements vary based on your educational background and what you are applying for.  

Interested in pursuing a master’s degree?  

  • You must have an undergraduate/ bachelor’s degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS).  
  • Your undergraduate degree must be issued by an officially recognized and accredited university. 
  • Your undergraduate degree must include courses equal to at least 1 ½ years of full-time studies in a subject relevant to the master’s programme.  
  • Some study programmes require you to have a minimum grade average.  
  • This page will give you more information about recognition of foreign education in Norway.


Interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree? 

  • You must meet the minimum entrance requirements for admission to higher education in Norway. Check the requirements for your country in the GSU-list that you will find by clicking here 
  • Some study programmes have special admission requirements, usually related to specialist subjects or fields of study from secondary school. Please check with the institution for information about these special qualifications. 
  • With some exceptions, most of the bachelor degree programmes are offered only in Norwegian


What about the language requirements? 


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