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.
English Language Requirement

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

  • English basic course from upper secondary school in Norway with mark 2 or better
  • 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
  • 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 this requirement.  Plese consult the GSU-list for country-specific information.
Norwegian Language Requirement (for programmes taught in Norwegian only)
Applicants to programmes taught in Norwegian must also satisfy requirements for Norwegian language proficiency.  Proficiency can be documented in any of the following ways:
 
  • Norwegian (as a second language) in upper secondary school, 3rd year with the mark 2 or better
  • The Norwegian Language Test – Advanced Level, written examination with the mark "bestått" (passed) from the autumn 2009 or a score of minimum 450 points (tests taken spring 2009 and earlier)
  • Level 3 in the Introductory Programme for Foreign Students at the Universities
  • One Year Programme in Norwegian Language and Civilization for Foreign Students.
Financial Ability
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. 
 
The current amount of money to be transferred to University of Nordland is NOK 97 850 for the academic year 2014/2015. ​
 
Additional requirements for admission to Master degree programmes​
Advanced English Language Requirement
All applicants to Master degree programmes must satisfy requirements for advanced English proficiency.  Proficiency can be documented in any of the following ways:
 
  • English basic course from upper secondary school in Norway with mark 2 or better
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 550 points on the paper-based test or 80 points on the Internet-based test
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 6.0

 

Secondary school education in some countries outside Norway may fulfill the basis for this requirement.  Consult the GSU-list for country-specific information.
Completed Bachelor degree or equivalent
​A completed Bachelor degree comparable to a Norwegian 3-year Bachelor degree (equivalent to 180 ECTS credit points) or 4 years of relevant tertiary level study.
Specialisation defined by the programme
Specific admission requirements for the individual master programmes are provided under the programme descriptions in the course catalogue.
  

20.03.2014