Norway is one of the few countries where University education is tuition free. Norway’s largest, leading university, The University of Oslo has been around for close to two centuries! Not all programmes are offered in English, but the University has still offers a range of programmes including Medicine, Psychology, Media and Communication, Mathematics, Law courses and many more in English, even Master’s degrees. They also offer a one year advanced programme in Norwegian Language and Literature for international students. Here is some information on the admission requirements, how to apply, and application deadlines.
Admission and documentation Requirements:
Each programme has its own admission requirements. Students are advised to find out what the academic requirements are for the programmes they are interested in.
In adding to specific programme requirements, applicants must provide:
- Document proving English Proficiency
- Document proving financial ability of around $11 289.35
- Copy of passport or ID card
- Academic records: Secondary school certificate (English translation) and transcripts of university degrees completed, if any.
The application procedure:
If you are interested in applying, you will have to first register in Soknad Web (soknadsweb) where you will answer a few yes/no questions then fill in a basic personal details form and provide their email address. The link to the registration platform is available on the university’s website. Details on how to log-in to the applications platform will be emailed to you when registration is complete. You will receive a username and password and then continue to the platform at your own time.
The academic year normally runs from mid-August to mid-June. Students can be admitted in either of the two semesters in a year: the Spring semester which starts from early January to mid-June and the Autumn semester which starts from mid-August to mid-December.
For international students who are Non-EU/EEA applicants the online application platform opens on the 1st of November and closes on the 1st of December.
For EU/EEA applicants, the application platform opens January through to 1 March.