USA

The following information is relevant for applicants with education from the USA 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 period:

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

Documentation deadline:  
  
Non-EU/EEA: December 1 
EU/EEA: 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 programmes

Please note: ​All applicants with education from the USA must meet the following admission requirements prior to applying. Nord University do not accept applications or documentation after the given deadlines. 

Educational requirements​

  • High School Graduation Diploma + 1 year university education
  • GED - High School Equivalency Diploma + 1 year university education
Please be aware of that your university education must be accredited as higher education in Norway. You can check your university at World Higher Education Database (Whed.net) and anabin.kmk.org.


Document requirement

​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 otherwize accredited translator will be considered. You must also include a copy of the original document. 

Official academic transcripts of higher education from institutions in the USA must be sent in a sealed envelope by post directly from the college/university.

Applicants with secondary education from the USA or from an international American high school, must​ send the official transcripts from high school directly from the school, in a sealed envelope. ​

Mail address:
Nord University​
PO box 1490​
8049 Bodø, Norway

Office address:​
Nord University
Universitetsaleen 11
8026 Bodø, Norway

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

Admission requirements for master's programmes

Please note: ​All applicants with education from the USA must meet the following admission requirements prior to applying. Nord University do not accept applications or documentation after the given deadlines. 

Educational requirements​

  • High School Graduation Diploma + 4 years university education
  • GED - High School Equivalency Diploma + 4 years university education
Please be aware of that your university education must be accredited as higher education in Norway. You can check your university at World Higher Edcuation Database (Whed.net) and anabin.kmk.org.


Document requirement

​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 otherwize accredited translator will be considered. You must also include a copy of the original document. 

Official academic transcripts of higher education from institutions in the USA must be sent in a sealed envelope by post directly from the college/university.

Applicants with secondary education from the USA or from an international American high school, must​ send the official transcripts from high school directly from the school, in a sealed envelope. ​

Mail address:
Nord University​
PO box 1490​
8049 Bodø, Norway

Office address:​
Nord University
Universitetsaleen 11
8026 Bodø, Norway

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

Language requirements for bachelor's programmes

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 programmes

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 scholarchips. 

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 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-mail to admission@nord.no.​

After admission 

The autumn semester starts in mid-August. 

Please visit this page for more information about that 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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