The application process

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

If your deadline is December 1st or March 1st you will receive the result of your application within April 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 admissions to a study programme, you will be given a short deadline to respond.

If you didn't get an offer, you can say yes to the offer to be put on the waiting list. In the case that we're able to accept more students from the waiting list, we will contact the students who are given a new offer in May. If you don't hear anything in May, you haven't been offered admission.

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

If you live in Norway and apply with your Norwegian ID number in the webportal for Norwegian applicants, the results of the application will be 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 offer 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 new 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 whole application process is handled online. You log in as an international applicant, and then follow the instructions onscreen.

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.

You need to document that you meet the admission requirements for the programme you're applying to. This means that you must upload your education 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.

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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