Entry requirements for Norway

Academic entry requirements will vary between courses. Please check the individual course page and use the equivalency tables below to work out the specific requirements for your course.

Undergraduate

Qualifications equivalent to UK A-levels:

  • Vitnemål for videregående opplæring (Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School)
  • Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole (Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School) (phased out in 1990s)

Equivalencies

Equivalencies for undergraduate degrees

A-level requirementVitnemål for videregående opplæring or Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole equivalency
AAAFinal grade of 4.5
AABFinal grade of 4.5
ABBFinal grade of 4.0
BBBFinal grade of 4.0
BBCFinal grade of 3.5
BCCFinal grade of 3.5
CCCFinal grade of 3.5

Equivalencies for our foundation programmes

ProgrammeA-level requirementVitnemål for videregående opplæring or Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole  equivalency
Integrated 4-year foundation programmesCCDFinal grade of 3.0
International Foundation DiplomaEEFinal grade of 2.0
Other equivalencies
  • GCSE grade B / grade 5 equivalent: Vitnemål for videregående opplæring or Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole with a final grade of 2.0
  • GCSE grade C / grade 4 equivalent: Vitnemål for videregående opplæring or Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole with a final grade of 2.0

If you do not meet our minimum undergraduate requirements you may still be able to apply for one of our Foundation courses.

Postgraduate

Qualifications equivalent to a UK bachelor degree:

  • Bachelorgrad (Bachelor degree)

  • Candidatus Magisterii (cand. mag.)
  • Sivilingeniør (siv. ing.) (Engineering degree)
  • Siviløkonom (siv. øk.) (Economics degree)

Please check the individual course listing for the bachelor degree requirement and use the equivalency table below to work out your specific requirement. If you do not meet our minimum requirements you may still be able to apply for one of our pre-master’s courses.

Equivalencies

Bachelor degree requirementEquivalent grading
2:1 (for direct entry)Final Grade B
2:2 (for direct entry)Final Grade C
Pass grade (for a pre-master’s course)Final Grade E

Additional information

Minimum English language requirements

One of the following:

  • IELTS 6.0, with 6.0 in reading and writing, and 5.5 in listening and speaking
  • Pre-sessional University English
  • Grade 4 in English Language from Vitnemål for videregående opplæring or Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole.
  • We may be able to accept alternative qualifications as evidence of your English language skills

Equivalent academic qualifications can be accepted and we are happy to consider applicants on a case by case basis. Please contact our admissions team if you wish to discuss your specific qualifications.