The application process

Admission is once a year and the semester starts in August. The application portal opens October 1st, for applicants from outside of EU/EEA and the deadlines are listed on each individual study programme. In general, the deadline for application and uploading of documents is December 1st for applicants with citizenship from outside the EU/EEA. If you need a student visa, these are the deadlines you have to apply by.

For applicants form EU/EEA, the process is from February 1st to April 15th and results are published in May.

If your deadline is December 1st you will receive the result of your application within March 25th. When the results are ready you will be notified through your registered e-mail address. You will then be able to see the results of your application in USN's application portal. If you are offered admission to a study programme, you will be given a short deadline to respond.

If you are qualified but didn't get an offer in the first round, you can accept an offer to be put on the waiting list. In the case that we're able to give out offers from the waiting list, we will contact the students who are given a new offer within the end of May. After this, no more offers are sent out.

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 December 1st. 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.

How to apply

You apply through the online application portal Søknadsweb. The application process is handled online. You log in as an international applicant, and then follow the instructions on the screen.

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. Please note: The deadline for uploading documents is the same as the application deadline.

You need to document that you meet the admission requirements for the programme you're applying to. This means that you must upload your educational documents. You also need to document that you meet the English language level requirements. The English requirements are not the same for undergraduate level programmes as for Master level programmes, so please make sure you upload documentation that meets the requirements for the programme you're applying for.

if we are unable to verify your documents it may lead to a rejection.

For residents in certain countries, we also need specific documents sent directly from the issuing institution. You can check this list to see if this applies to you

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.

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