This information is relevant for international applicants interested in master's programmes taugh in English, who do not have a country specific webpage.
  • Please find all our international study programmes here: Programmes and courses taught in English

  • Application period:

    Non-EU/EEA/EFTA: November 1 - December 1
    EU/EEA/EFTA: February 1 - April 15

    Documentation deadline:

    Non-EU/EEA/EFTA: December 1
    EU/EEA/EFTA: April 15​

    Exception: For EU/EEA/EFTA applicants that finish secondary school or higher education this spring semester, the deadline for uploading educational documentation is July 1 2023.​

    Non-EU/EEA/EFTA applicants are applicants who do not have citizenship or a permanent residence permit in a country in the EU/EEA/EFTA. 

    EU/EEA/EFTA applicants are applicants with citizenship or a permanent residence permit in a country in the EU/EEA/EFTA. 

  • Please note: All applicants must meet the admission requirements prior to applying. We do not accept applications or documentation after the given deadlines. 

    Educational requirements

    The basis for admission to all master's programmes is a bachelor's degree (180 ETCS) from a recognized institution. The length of study depends on which country you are from.

    You must also meet the basic requirements set by the GSU-list. ​Please see the latest GSU-list​

    Document requirements

    Please check that all your documentation is considered valid documentation​

    • Enclosure form (PDF)
    • Valid passport.
    • Officially issued transcripts and diplomas from both secondary and higher education, must be uploaded to the online application portal ​when you apply. 
    • Documentation regarding English requirement. 
    • You must upload an offic​ial translation of documentation not provided in English, Swedish, Danish or Norwegian. Only translations carried out by a government ​authorized or otherwise accredited translator will be considered. You must also include a copy of the original document.
    • Documentation of name change (if applicable).​

    Your university education must be accredited as higher education in Norway. You can check your university at World Higher Education Database​​​ (​​and anabin​​​.

    Nord University can also consult the Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills.

    Specific requirements for each programme

    In addition to the basic requirements listed above, each programme may have special requirements. 

    Country specific requirements

    Official academic transcripts of higher education from institutions in BangladeshCanada, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, the PhilippinesGhanaCameroonIndiaNepal​, Macau, Nigeria, Sudan, Taiwan and the USA must be sent in a sealed envelope by post directly from the college/university.

    For applicants with secondary education from Cameroon, official diplomas and transcripts must be sent in a sealed envelope directly from the school.   

    Applicants with education from Pakistan need to send HEC verification of all documentation related to higher education by post. Original verification by the IBCC of your diploma and transcripts from your secondary education must also be sent to us. ​If you are submitting copies of your original documents, the copies must also be attested (we need the original verification stamp). ​

    For applicants with secondary education from the USA or from an international American high school, official transcripts from high school must be sent in a sealed envelope directly from the school. Results from AP exams must be sent to us in a sealed envelope directly from College Board.

    For applicants with secondary education from Canada or from an international Canadian high school, official ​​transcripts from high school must be sent in a sealed envelope directly from the school.

    Translations of all diplomas and transcripts, both secondary and higher education, from education done in Iran​, must be carried out by Official Translators of the Justice Administration in Iran​ (The Iranian Ministry of Justice). The translations must include the original stamp of "Department of Official Translator's Affairs" and must be sent to us by post. 

    Postal address:
    Nord University
    PO box 1490
    8049 Bodø, Norway

    Office address:
    Nord University
    Universitetsalleen 11
    8026 Bodø, Norway

    Applicants with education from Ukraine must have their documentation verified by the Ministry of Education and Science and submit this to the application.    

    Applicants with secondary education fr​om Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Liberia, Ghana or Gambia need to submit a scratch card/access card from WAEC (West African Examination Council) or NECO (National Examination Council.  

    Applicants with education from the Phillippines can use our request for transcripts form: Request for transcripts (PDF)

  • All applicants can meet the English language requirements by completing one of the followi​ng tests/subjects:

    • ​​English course (140 hours per year) taken at Norwegian upper secondary school
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 90 (with no individual score less than 20) for an internet-based test (iBT/ iBT Home Edition/ iBT Paper Edition) or 580 for a paper-based test (PBT). Nord University's TOEFL code is 1648.​
    • International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) Academic / IELTS Academic Online test with a minimum score of 6.5. 
    • University of Cambridge:
      - First Certificate in English
      - Certificate in Advanced English
      - Certificate of Proficiency in English. 

    You may also meet the language requirement if you:

    • Are exempted according to the GSU​-list​
    • Have completed at least one year studies at high school or in higher education in the United States, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand. The place of instruction must have been in one of these countries and the language of instruction must have been English. 
    • Have taken studies or completed a university degree in English language and literature, where you have passed courses in English with a minimum scope of 60 ECTS or equivalent. 
    • Have completed a master's degree where the language of instruction was English. This must appear on the educational documents or you must have a confirmation from the institution.
  • Tuition fees

    Students with citizenship from outside the EU/EEA/EFTA must pay tuition fees. This does not apply to exchange students from partner universities, or to students from the EU/EEA/EFTA.​

    Nord University does not offer any grants or scholarships.   ​

    Sufficient funds

    In order to obtain a study permit, applicants outside EU/EEA ​ will need to show the Norwegian Government that they have sufficient funds to live in Norway for one (1) year. You do not need to document this to Nord University when you apply for admission but you need to be prepared to document sufficient funds if you get admission and apply for a study permit.

    The amount required for the study year 2023-2024​ is NOK 128 887​​. This amount is subject to change. 

    Please check the ​Norwegian Dir​​ectorate of Immigration (UDI)​ for updated information.   

    View more information about ​how to obtain a study permit.

  • Find out which programme you are interested in

    Check the programmes and courses offered in English and choose the programme you are interested in. 

    Prepare your documents

    • Enclosure form (PDF)​​
    • Educational documents (diplomas, transcripts, documentation regarding English requirement, translations).
    • Copy of valid passport.
    • Documentation of name change (if applicable).

    Please check that all your documentation is considered valid documentation​

    Register your application in Søknadsweb

    Please use a valid postal address when registering (street, street number, postal code, postal area and country).

    Submit all required documentation within the deadline

    Upload all required documents to the online application portal under "My documents" prior to the documentation deadline. 

    Applications without documentation or incomplete documentation will not be assessed. 

    Send your educational documents by post (if applicable) in addition to uploading the documents to your application. You can check if you need to send your documents by post in the admission requirements. 

    Documents sent by post must have a post mark that states that the documents were sent prior to the deadline. 

    Documents submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. 

    It is your responsibility to upload the correct and valid documentation prior to the deadline. Please read the information regarding valid documentation

    Receiving the results of your application 

    You will receive an email when the results of your application are published in the application portal. Applicants outside the EU/EEA/EFTA will receive the results in the beginning of April, and applicants within the EU/EEA/EFTA will receive the result in the beginning of July. 

    If you are granted admission, you will be given a short deadline to respond. If you have not registered your response in the online application portal within the given deadline, the offer will be withdrawn. 

    The letter of admission published in the online application portal, under "My documents", is the only confirmation that will be sent to you.

    If you receive a rejection, you can ask for​ a justification by sending an email to

  • The autumn semester starts in mid-August. 

    Check what to do after admission.

By: Admissions Office