Studying

To study at a university or college in Norway, Norwegians must normally have completed their basic and upper secondary education. Some courses of study have additional entrance requirements. Entrance requirements for foreign students vary, depending on their country of origin’s education.

How to apply

Norwegians apply for university or college places via the Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (NUCAS). Foreign students apply directly to the university or college offering their preferred course of study. More information about how foreign students can apply for a course of study is available on the Studyinnorway.no website.

Digital diplomas

Students who completed their upper secondary education at a Norwegian school in the year 2000 or later can get a digital copy of their school diploma, from the National Diploma Database.  

Student loans and grants

You can apply for a study loan or grant from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen), if you attend a state approved college or university.

Work experience 

If you lack the necessary educational qualifications to get into a Norwegian university or college, you may still be admitted based on your work experience and skills. 

Enrolment after main offer round

Each year, after the main round of offers has been completed, several study places remain unfilled at colleges and universities around Norway. It is possible to apply for a place on courses that have unfilled study places. 

 

Services

  • Studievelger

    Ministry of Education and Research
    Studievelgeren gir deg oversikt over hvilke studier du kan søke på gjennom Samordna opptak og hva som kreves for å komme inn på de forskjellige studiene. Enkelte studium har lokalt opptak og vil derfor ikke finnes i denne listen. Studievelgeren er tilknyttet Karakterkalkulatoren hvor du kan beregne skolepoeng og konkurransepoeng og se hvilke studier du kan komme inn på.
  • Finn utdanning, yrker og læreplasser

    Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training
    På denne siden kan du hake av for interessene dine og se hvilke utdanninger og yrker som kan passe for deg. Du får oversikt over utdanninger både på videregående skole, fagskole og universitet og høgskoler, og du finner godkjente lærebedrifter i hvert fylke. Siden viser også hvordan arbeidsmarkedet er ved at du får informasjon om faktisk sysselsetting på yrke ned på fylkes- og kommunenivå. Siden oppdateres gjennom bruk av AA-registeret og Brønnøysundregisteret.
  • Permanent change of address notification to Norway Post

    Posten Norge AS
    If you have a new address, you should register your change of address with Norway Post to ensure that your post is delivered correctly. If you plan to live in Norway for more than six months, you must report your relocation to Norway to the National Registry (Norwegian Tax Administration) no later than eight days after your arrival. 
  • Studiebarometeret - quality of education

    Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education
    Studiebarometeret contains information from the national student survey about quality of education. On Studiebarometeret.no you can find the students' assessment on program level and compare different study programs. The national student survey and its web portal studiebarometeret.no are operated by NOKUT on assignment from the Ministry of Education and Research.
  • Moving within Norway

    Norwegian Tax Administration
    If you move house within Norway, you must notify the Tax Administration within 8 days of your move. The Tax Administration is responsible for the National Population Register.
  • Diploma registry

    Ministry of Education and Research

    By using the Diploma Registry, you can collect your results from higher education in Norway and share them with potential employers, educational institutions and other relevant recipients. The Diploma Registry is free of charge.

  • Upper Secondary School Reports

    Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service
    If you finished Norwegian upper secondary school (norsk videregående skole) in the year 2000 or later, your school report will most likely be registered in the National School Report Database (NVB).
  • Study in Norway

    Senter for internasjonalisering av utdanning (SIU)

    Here you will find information about studying in Norway - about what you can study and where you can study.

  • Student loan repayment calculator

    Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)
    Create a draft repayment plan showing repayment instalments, interest rates and fees for your student loan. (In Norwegian only)
  • Nordisk termbase

    Språkrådet

    Her finner du informasjon om ord og termer som blir brukt innenfor viktige samfunnsområder i de nordiske landene. Det kan være til hjelp om du skal arbeide eller studere i et annet nordisk land.

  • Apply for education and inclusion in the Norwegian Armed Forces

    Norwegian Armed Forces
    Here you can apply for admission and education in the Norwegian Armed Forces and get an overview of admission requirements and application deadlines.
  • Søknad om godkjenning av utdanning med rett til dagpenger

    Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service (NAV)

    Som hovedregel har du ikke rett til dagpenger hvis du er skoleelev eller student, men det er noen unntak. Dersom du ønsker å beholde dagpenger mens du er skoleelev, må du søke om dette. Les mer om dagpenger og utdanning på Nav.no. 

  • Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service

    Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service
    The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (NUCAS) also known as Samordna opptak, coordinates the admission to ordinary undergraduate study programmes at all universities, university colleges, and some private university colleges in Norway.
  • Bistand fra NAV for å komme i arbeid

    Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service (NAV)

    Her finner du informasjon og søknadsskjema til stønader fra NAV for å komme i arbeid. Det gjelder skjema for dokumentasjon av utgifter til utdanning, egenvurdering av arbeidsevnen, søknad for å beholde dagpenger mens du er skoleelev eller student og innsending av kjøreliste, jobblogg eller annen dokumentasjon i forbindelse med oppfølging fra NAV. 

  • Støttekalkulator - Lånekassen

    Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)
    Her kan du rekne ut kor mykje du kan få i stipend og lån. Resultatet kan bli annleis dersom det er spesielle forhold inne i bildet.

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