General requirements

Would you like to study at a Norwegian university or university college?

Ikon for universitet og høgskole
Information on admission to universities and university colleges. 

If you want to study in Norwegian

All courses you apply for through the Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (NUCAS) are taught in Norwegian. In order to qualify for any of these study programmes you must: 


Meet the general entrance requirements

To be eligible for admission you must fulfil the entrance requirements. The requirements vary from one country to another. Read more about the requirements from your country in the country list. If your country is not listed, check the GSU-list 

If you do not meet the general entry requirements, you must pass some basic subjects in Norwegian upper secondary school.


Meet the general specific requirements

Some study programmes have requirements in specific subjects from upper secondary school in addition to the general requirements.


Meet the Norwegian and English language requirements

To be eligible for admission you must meet specific levels in Norwegian and English language proficiency. A high proficiency in Norwegian and English is required to meet the entrance requirements.


Document requirements

You must document your educational qualifications and language proficiency. Choose your country from the country list to find out what applies to you, as document requirements may vary.

If you want to study in English

Courses taught in English are not part of the coordinated admission service provided by Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (NUCAS). International students who would like to apply for courses taught in English can find information on

Published Nov. 17, 2015 1:46 PM - Last modified Dec. 17, 2021 12:30 PM