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 school report
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 report from the National School Report Database (NVB).
Student loans and grants
You can apply for a student loan or grant from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen), if you attend a state approved college or university.
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.
If you intend to move within Norway, you must send a change of address notification to the National Population Register (folkeregisteret) no later than eight days after you have moved. The National Population Register is managed by the Norwegian Tax Administration.
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.
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).
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.
Create a draft repayment plan showing repayment instalments, interest rates and fees for your student loan.
Here you will find information about studying in Norway - about what you can study and where you can study.
What are you interested in? Use these aptitude and interest tests to find out more about which jobs or studies that may suit you. (In Norwegian only)
Here you will find information about words and terms that is often used by important community area. It can also be at help if you should work or study in another nordic country.
Here you can apply for admission and education in the Norwegian Armed Forces and get an overview of admission requirements and application deadlines.
As a common rule, you can not get unemployment benefit if your are a student. But there is some exceptions. If you wish to keep your unemployment benefit while you are a student, you have to apply for it. Read more about unemployment benefit and education on Nav.no
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.
Your Europe is an EU site designed to give help and advice for EU nationals and their family. This includes advice for moving, living, studying, working, shopping or simply travelling abroad.
On Lånekassen webpage you can calculate how much you can get in grant and loan. The result can be different if there is special needs in the picture.
You can add or change your postal address if you want the letters from the public authorities sent there rather than to the address you are registered at in the national register. You can add or change the postal address by sending us a message using our contact form. If you don't have the possibility to log in, you can send us the form on paper.
If you are planning to move to another EU country to study, you must have sufficient income to live there without needing income support. You will have the same right to work while studying as nationals of that country.
Here you can read about the requirements and conditions for support for education abroad and how much support you can receive.
Are you thinking of applying to a university in the EU? Keep in mind that you have the right to study under the same conditions as nationals of your host country. Learn more on Your Europe.
This agreement and the Tenancy Act (husleieloven) regulate the Tenant’s and the Lessor’s rights and obligations in the tenancy. A rental agreement must be drawn up in writing. The Tenancy Act takes precedence over any contractual terms and conditions.
Here you can apply for recognition of higher education, tertiary vocational education, vocational education and training or teacher qualifications – school and kindergarten.
Use "Karakterkalkulatoren" to sum up your points. With "Studievelgeren" you will get an overview of the courses of study you can apply for with your study points. You can also see which educational programs you must have on high school to get in to higher studies.
Here you can apply for accreditation of Norwegian higher education and recognition of Norwegian tertiary vocational education.
An overview over 500 professions you can educate for. You can search by interest and type of profession. "Jobbkompasset" is a help for students, teachers, school counselors and other that need an overview over what profession- and education possibilities that exists.
Here you can find international programmes and measures related to all levels of education.
The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (NUCAS) coordinates the admission to ordinary undergraduate study programmes at all universities, university colleges, and some private university colleges in Norway.
Information on the various measures which apply in connection with the coronavirus for pupils, students and anyone repaying a student loan.
The Reference Budget estimates ordinary consumer expenditures for different types of households.
You can apply for financial support for your studies, and check the progress of your application.
Studievelgeren will give an overview of the courses of study you can apply for through “Samordna opptak”, and the requirements needed to be accepted into the said courses. Some of the courses will have a local admission, and therefore will not be found in the list on the webpage. “Studievelgeren” is connected to “Karakterkalkulatoren”, where you can add up your points that indicates whether or not you will be granted access to take part in the course.
You can add or change a postal address if you want post from the public sector to be sent there instead of your address registered with the National Population Register. This also applies even if you live abroad.
On this webpage you can crosscheck between your personal interests, education programs and professions, to see what a good fit for you could be. You will also find an overview of educational programs for high schools, vocational school, universities, colleges, and certified apprenticeship companies for every county in Norway. The webpage informs about the status of the laborer’s market, with information about employment in different fields and professions, on a county and municipality level. The webpage is maintained/updated through use of the “AA-registeret” and “Brønnøysundregistert.
Do you want to talk to someone regarding education or work? On Karriereveiledning you can chat with, or call a career supervisor. You can talk about everything related to education and work, also if you have trouble to chose a direction you want to study or what you want to work with. You will also get access to several self help tool about work and education.