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Admission guidelines and application procedures

General information for programme and degree applicants.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINES
​Local admission for non-European Union citizens ​February 1st
​Local admission for European Union citizens ​April 1st
​Local admission for applicants with Norwegian education ​May 15th
​Applications based on prior learning or exceptional circumstances ​March 1st

Central admission for applicants with Norwegian education

​April 15th
​CONTACT
​International office

​+47 755 17870

international@uin.no
​Student service​+47 755 17200 

service@uin.no



​General admission requirements

higher education entrance qualification

For applicants from Europe this requirement is usually satisfied by completion of a secondary school certificate providing the grounds for university entrance in the home country.  Applicants coming from outside Europe may need to demonstrate at least one year of university study in addition to a secondary school certificate.  Please consult the GSU list issued by the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education for country-specific requirements.

language requirements

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS 
        

All applicants must satisfy the requirements for English language proficiency. Proficiency can be documented in any of the following ways:

 

  1. English basic course from upper secondary school in Norway with mark 2 or better
  2. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 500 points on the paper-based test or 60 points on the Internet-based test
  3. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 5.0

 

Secondary school education in some countries outside Norway may fulfil the basis for English-language requirements.  Please consult the GSU list for country-specific information.

ADVANCED ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS (MASTER PROGRAMMES)


 All applicants to Master degree programmes must satisfy requirements for advanced English proficiency.  Proficiency can be documented in any of the following ways:

  1. English basic course from upper secondary school in Norway with mark 2 or better
  2. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 550 points on the paper-based test or 80 (20 reading/20 writing/20 speaking/20 listening) points on the Internet-based test
  3. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 6.0


 

NORWEGIAN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS (NORWEGIAN-TAUGHT PROGRAMMES)


 Applicants to programmes taught in Norwegian must also satisfy requirements for Norwegian language proficiency.  Proficiency can be documented in any of the following ways:

 

  1. Norwegian (as a second language) in upper secondary school, 3rd year with a grade of 2 or better
  2. The Norwegian Language Test – Advanced Level, written examination with the grade "bestått" (passed) from the autumn 2009 or a score of  minimum 450 points (tests taken spring 2009 and earlier)
  3. Passed exam from Level 3 in Norwegian for Foreigners at university level
  4. One Year Programme in Norwegian Language and Culture.

financial capacity and quota scheme

University of Nordland does not charge tuition fees. However, the Norwegian Government requires that students from outside the European Union and the European Economic Area  (EU/EEA) can provide a minimum amount of money to cover living expenses for one academic year in Norway. For students who have been offered study places at University of Nordland, this amount has to be transferred to the university's specially designated bank account before a visa to enter Norway can be granted. 

Quota scheme

Students from University of Nordland's  partner institutions can apply to University of Nordland's master and PhD degree programmes via the Norwegian government quota programme.  A limited number of scholarships are available through this programme. Quota places are awarded to students by their home institution (nomination), in agreement with the relevant international faculty coordinator at University of Nordland (UiN). Students must forward their applications to join the quota programme through their home institution. 

Application Procedures

application deadlines

APPLICATION DEADLINES
​Local admission for non-European Union citizens​February 1st
​Local admission for European Union citizens​April 1st
​Local admission for applicants with Norwegian education​May 15th
​Applications based on prior learning or exceptional circumstances​March 1st
​Central admission (samordna opptak)​April 15th
 

local admission for one year, bachelor and master degree programmes

If your wish to to apply for a Bachelor degree programme or one year programme taught in English (eg. Bachelor of Circumpolar Studies or Norwegian Language and Society) or a Master degree programme complete the online application form and submit along with supporting documentation directly to University of Nordland.

Link to online application (select Universitet i Nordland, then "gå til pålogging", where you can select English in the lefthand-side menu).

central admission via norwegian universities and colleges admission service (NUCAS)

If you are a Norwegian citizen or have a renewable residence permit in Norway you should apply through the Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (NUCAS).  For more information see "Samordna opptak". All applicants applying through NUCAS must satisfy Norwegian language requirements for the study programmes concerned.
Note: Some bachelor degree programmes taught in English may not be available in NUCAS. These are subject to local admission procedures.

Exchange student? See "student exchange" for more information about applying and enrolment.