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 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 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

  • Norwegian students abroad

    Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)
    Here you can read about the requirements and conditions for support for education abroad and how much support you can receive.
  • Applying to a university in the EU?

    European Commission

    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.

  • Tenancy agreement

    Norwegian Consumer Council
    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.
  • Apply for recognition of foreign education

    Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education

    Here you can apply for recognition of higher education, tertiary vocational education, vocational education and training or teacher qualifications – school and kindergarten.

  • Karakterkalkulator

    Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training
    Bruk Karakterkalkulatoren til å regne ut poengene dine. Med studievelger kan du se hvilke studier du kan komme inn på med dine poeng. Den viser deg også hvilke fag du må ha på videregående, for å komme inn på ulike studier.
  • Apply for accreditation of higher education from Norway

    Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education

    Here you can apply for accreditation of Norwegian higher education and recognition of Norwegian tertiary vocational education.

  • Jobbkompasset - Finn yrke som passer for deg

    Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training
    Oversikt over 500 yrker du kan utdanne deg til. Du kan bla etter interesse og type jobb. Jobbkompasset er til hjelp for elever, lærere og skolerådgivere og andre som trenger oversikt over hvilke yrkes- og utdanningsmuligheter som finnes. 
  • International programmes and measures related to education

    Direktoratet for høyere utdanning og kompetanse (HK-dir)

    Here you can find international programmes and measures related to all levels of education. 

  • The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service

    Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service
    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.
  • The corona situation: Pupils and students

    Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

    Information on the various measures which apply in connection with the coronavirus for pupils, students and anyone repaying a student loan.

  • Reference Budget for Consumer Expenditures

    Consumption Research Norway (SIFO)
    The Reference Budget estimates ordinary consumer expenditures for different types of households. 
  • Your pages at Lånekassen.no

    Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)
    You can apply for financial support for your studies, and check the progress of your application.
  • 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.
  • Notification of new or changed postal address in Norway and/or abroad

    Norwegian Tax Administration
    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. 
  • utdanning.no - 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.

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