England, Wales and Northern Ireland

The following information is relevant for appliants with education from England, Wales and Northern Ireland interested in English taught programmes at Nord University.

Programmes taught in English

Nord University offers the following programmes and courses in English for international students. 

Application period

Application deadline: 

Non-EU/EEA: October 1 - December 1
EU/EEA: February 1 - April 15

Documentation deadline: 

Non-EU/EEA:​ October 1 - December 1
EU/EEA: February 1 - April 15

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

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

Admission requirements for bachelor's programme

Please note: All applicants with education from England, Wales and Northern Ireland must meet the following admission requirements prior to applying. Nord University do not accept applications or documentation after the given deadlines. 

Educational requirements

  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) + General Certificate of Education (GCE) with at least 3 A Levels OR
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE), Ordinary Level + General Certificate of Education (GCE) with at least 3 A Levels OR
  • Cambridge Pre-U Diploma with 3 Principal subjects OR​
  • A combination of A Levels and Cambridge Pre U Principal Subjects in 3 different subjects.​
Document requirements

  • Officially issued transcript and diplomas must be uploaded to the online application portal when you apply. 
  • You must also upload an official 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.​
Specific requirements for each programme

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

Admission requirements for master's programme

Please note: All applicants for our master's programmes with education from England, Wales and Northern Ireland must meet the following admission requirements prior to applying. Nord University do not accept applications or documentation after the given deadlines. 

Educational requirements

  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) + General Certificate of Education (GCE) with at least 3 A Levels + 3 years of university education OR
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE), Ordinary Level + General Certificate of Education (GCE) with at least 3 A Levels + 3 years of university education OR
  • Cambridge Pre-U Diploma with 3 Principal Subjects in 3 different subjects + 3 years university education OR
  • A combination of A Levels and Cambridge Pre U Principal Subjects in 3 different subjects + 3 years of university education. 
Your university education must be accredited as higher education in Norway. You can check your university 

Document requirements

  • Officially issued transcripts and diplomas must be uploaded to the online application portal when you apply. 
  • You must also upload an official 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. 
Specific requirements for each programme

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

Language requirements for bachelor's programme​

If you meet the educational requirements listed in "admission requirements for bachelor's programmes", you meet the English language requirement. 

Language requirements for master's programme

If you meet the educational requirements listed in "admission requirements for master's programmes", you meet the English language requirement. ​

Financial ability

Nord University do not offer any grants or scholarships.

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 prepares to document sufficient funds if you get admission and apply for a study permit. 

The amount required for the study year 2022-2023 is NOK 126 357. This amount is subject to change. 

Please check the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration for updated information. 

View more information about how to obtain a study permit here

Application process

1. Find out which programme you are interested in

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

2. Prepare your documents and the enclosure form

  • Enclosureform.pdf
  • Educational documents (diplomas, transcripts, documentation regarding English requirement, translations). 
  • Copy of your valid passport
  • Documentation of name change (if applicable)
Please check that all your documentation is considered as valid documentation

3. Register your application in Søknadsweb


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

4. Submit all required documents

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

Applications with incomplete documentation or without 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 postmark, stating 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

5. Receiving the results of your application

You will receive an email when the results are published in the application portal, by the beginning of April. 

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 will be published in the online application portal under "my documents", and is the only confirmation that will be sent to you. 

If you receive a rejection, you can ask for a justification by sending an e-email to admission@nord.no. ​

After admission 

The autumn semester starts in mid-August. 

Please visit this page​ for more information about what to do after admission. 



More questions?

Read the Frequently asked questions about admission.

Still need help?

Contact the Admissions Office​    
admission@nord.no​ 


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