Please note that this page is under construction and will be updated within October 1.

This information is relevant for international applicants interested in bachelor's programmes/undergraduate programmes taught in English, who do not have a country specific webpage. Undergraduate programmes taught in Norwegian are available through Samordna Opptak.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Bachelor/undergraduate programmes taught in English

​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

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

Educational requirements
You can find the formal admission requiremen​ts in the GSU-list.​  

Depending on your secondary education, you might need higher education in addition to your secondary education. You can check your university here and here​

Document requirements

Please check that all your documentation is considered as valid documentation​

    • 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).

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 Canada, Eritrea, Hong Kong, Philippines, Ghana, Cameroon, India, Nepal, Macau, Nigeria, Sudan, Taiwan and USA must be sent in a sealed envolope by post directly from the college/university.

Applicants with secondary education from Cameroon must send the official diploma and transcripts from high school directly from the school, in a sealed envelope. 

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 secondary education must also be sent to us.​ If you are submitting copies of your original documents, the copies also must be verified (we need the original verification stamp). ​

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. ​

Applicants with secondary education from Canada or from an international Canadian high school must send the official diploma and transcripts from high school directly from the school, in a sealed envelope. 
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 Administr​ation 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. 

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

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

Applicants with higher​ education from Russia taken after 2011 must have their documents apostilled under the rules set by Rosobrnadzor.

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 from 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 higher ​education from the Phillippines can find a transcript request form here:REQUEST-FOR-TRANSCRIPTS.pdf

Language requirements

All applicants can meet the English language requirements by completing one of the following tests/subjects:   

    • ​​English course (140 hours per year) taken at a Norwegian upper secondary school.
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Languange) with a minimum score of 500 on the written test OR 60 on the online test. Nord University's TOEFL code is 1648.   
    • IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 5.0.   
    • University og Cambridge First Certificate in English OR Certificate in Advanced English OR Certificate of Profieciency in English.   ​

You may also meet the language requirements if you:  

    • ​​Are exempted according to the GSU-list.   
    • Have completed at least one year studies at a high school or in a recognized university  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. 
    • Completed a university degree in English language and literature, where the subject English has a scope of at least 60 ECTS or equivalent.
    • Completed a master's degree where the language of instruction was English (this must appear on your educational documents).
Applicants from some countries can meet the English language requirements in other ways. Please check the GSU-list for more information.  

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. 

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.   

​Application process

1. Find out which programme you are interested in

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

2. Prepare your documents 
  • Enclosureform 2020
  • 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 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 without documentation or incomplete documentation will not be assessed. 

Send your educational documents by post (if applicaple) 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 was sent prior to the deadline. 

Documents submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. 

5. Receiving the results of your application

You will receive an email when the results of your application are published in the application portal.​

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 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

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
+ 47 7551 7699        
Monday- Friday 09:00 -11:00 / 12:00 - 14:00