The application process

Admission is once a year and the semester starts in August. The application portal opens 1 October for applicants from outside of EU/EEA, and the application deadline is  1 November. If you need a student visa, this is the deadline you have to apply by.

The Master's programme in Smart Systems Integrated Solutions has a separate application deadline, specified on the programme's web page.

You will receive the result of your application through USN's application portal within March 25th. When the results are ready you will be notified through your registered e-mail address. If offered admission, you will be given a short deadline to respond.

If you're qualified but didn't get an offer, you can accept an offer to be waitlisted. Should more offers become available, we will contact the waitlisted students who are given a new offer within May. After this, no more offers are sent out.

We do not give conditional offers to international applicants from outside EU/EEA. This means that you must have completed your Bachelor's degree before getting admission.

How to apply

The application process is handled online. You log in on the online application portal Søknadsweb as an international applicant, and then follow the instructions. You can only apply for one programme.

You need to upload the correct documentation in order to prove that you meet the admission requirements of the programme you're applying to.

You need to either have your documentation ready to upload when you apply, or upload it soon after you've applied. The deadline for uploading will be specified in the e-mail receipt you get once you've applied. This receipt also has your application number, which you will need if you contact us, and other important information. 

if we are unable to verify your documents, your application may be rejected.

Live in Norway already and don't need a visa?

If you live in Norway and apply with your Norwegian ID number in the web portal for Norwegian applicants, the result of the application will be published in the end of May and you will get the same information and letters as the Norwegian applicants.

This means that if you need a VISA, you should apply as an international student before 1 November. You will then receive an earlier response and also get a Letter of Admission to be used in the visa application. You may only have one active application.

Please note that international applicants with a master degree from Norway may have problems getting a student visa for a new master.

All applicants with a bachelor from outside the Nordic countries will be ranked in the same quota.

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