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Norwegian and English language requirements

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

Applicants for undergraduate programmes taught in Norwegian at universities and university colleges in Norway, apply through the Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (NUCAS) and they must meet Norwegian and English language requirements.

How do you meet the Norwegian language requirement?

The Norwegian language requirement can be met in different ways, depending on your educational background.

A

If you fulfil all the entry requirements to undergraduate programmes except Norwegian, you can choose one of the following tests:

  • Norwegian,written and oral exam from third year level in Norwegian upper secondary school

  • Test in Norwegian - advanced level (Test i norsk - høyere nivå) with a minimum score of “pass” (bestått) in both the written and the oral test

  • Norwegian for International Students, Level 3 at the universities

  • 1-year course in Norwegian Language (60 ECTS) at Norwegian universities or university colleges
  • Norwegian Language test for adult immigrants from Kompetanse Norge with the result B2 or C1 in all the four diciplines

B

If you do not meet the general requirements, you must fulfil the Norwegian language requirement with:

  • Norwegian, written and oral exam from third year level in Norwegian upper secondary school

How do you meet the English language requirement?

A

All applicants can meet the English language requirement by completing one of the following tests:

B

You can also meet the English language requirement if you have

  • A complete or incomplete undergraduate degree in English language and literature with courses in English language and literature that are equivalent to minimum 60 ECTS.
  • Completed a minimum of one year of upper secondary school or one year university studies taught in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Great Britain or the USA.

  • Completed a master's degree taught in English

How do you document the requirements in Norwegian and English

Norwegian

Norwegian from Norwegian upper secondary school

You must document Norwegian from upper secondary school (393 hours) with kompetansebevis.

Test in Norwegian- advanced level, written and oral test

You must document the test with certificates for both the written and the oral test from Norsk språktest  

Norwegian for International Students, Level 3

You must document the result with transcript from the university or university college

60 credits (ECTS) in Norwegian language and social science for international students

You must document the result with transcript from the university or university college

Norwegian Language test for adult immigrants from Kompetanse Norge 

You must document the result with a "prøvebevis" from Kompetanse Norge

English

English from Norwegian upper secondary school 

You must document English from upper secondary school (140 hours) with a kompetansebevis.

TOEFL

You must document TOEFL with a Test Taker Score Report 

IELTS

You must document IELTS with Test Report Form. 

Cambridge ESOL Examinations

To document your result, you must:  

1) Upload your score report in your application  

2) Give your case handler online access to your tests results on Cambridge Assessment English Candidate Website  

Pearsons PTE Academic

You must document PTE Academic with a score report. 

telc

You must document telc with a certificate.

University degree in English language or English literature 

You must document a degree with diploma and transcript of grades from your university.

One year upper secondary school or university studies in an English speaking country

You must document your studies with a transcript of grades from your university. 

Official transcripts are required in order to document high school and university studies from USA and Canada. 

Master's degree taught in English

You must document your degree with diploma and transcript of grades from your university. 

Published Feb. 20, 2015 12:04 PM - Last modified Nov. 30, 2021 3:51 PM