English requirements for our Master's programmes

English requirements for admission to our master programmes taught in English.

We require one of the following:

  • British Council's International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) - minimum overall score of 6.0 (Academic test). The test cannot be older than two years from the time of uploading the results and we must be able to verify it.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - minimum score of 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based) or 80 (internet based).  Choose University of South-Eastern Norway, and write in our code B436. If you indicate this number when you select the score recipient we will get the results sent directly from ETS or be able to verify the results online. One of these ways of verifying the test results is required. The test cannot be older than two years from the time of uploading the results. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest score to meet our English language requirements. 
  • A complete Bachelor’s degree from either Canada, USA, Ireland, New Zealand, Great Britain or Australia. Note, the degree must have been physically taught in one of these countries.
  • A complete bachelor (or master) degree in English language and litterature.
  • 140 hours of English at a higher secondary school in Norway with the grade 4 or better (from Oct 2020).
  • PTE Academic test - minimum score 59: Remember to assign the test score to our institution.
  • University of Cambridge examinations: First certificate with a B, advanced or proficiency with a C.
    • You must upload your Candidate ID and Secret Number (not your personal password!) from your Confirmation of Entry.
  • MELAB - minimum score 80.

  • Applicants from English-speaking Africa or other countries that are not mentioned above are not exempt from submitting an English language test.

Some programmes may demand a higher level. It will be informed on the programme's web site.