This information is relevant for international applicants interested in master's programmes taught in English, who do not have a country specific webpage.

​​​​Master's 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

Admission requirements

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 download the latest GSU-list​
Document requirements:
Your university education must be accredited as higher education in Norway. You can check your university at World Higher Education Database​​​ (​ and anabin​​​ 
Officially issued transcripts and diplomas from both your secondary and higher education must be uploaded to the online application portal when you apply. 
You must 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. 
Country specific requirements 
Official academic transcripts of higher education from institutions in Canada, Eritrea, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Ghana, Cameroon, India, Nepal, Macau, Nigeria, Sudan, Taiwan and the USA must be sent in a sealed envelope by post d​irectly 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 transripts from your secondary education must also be sent to us in a sealed envelope directly from the issuer. 
Applicants with education from China must send all documentation related to higher education verified by CDGDC or CHSI by post.  
Applicants with secondary education from USA​ or from an international american high school, must send the official 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 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. 
Mail address:
Nord university
PO box 1490
8049 Bodø, Norway

Office adress:​
Nord university
Universitetsaleen 11
8026 Bodø, Norway
Applicants with 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 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 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 580 on the written test OR 90 on the online test. Nord University's TOEFL code is 1648. 
  • IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 6.5
  • 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 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.
  • 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(it must say so on the educational documents).
Applicants from some countries can meet the english language requirement 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 2020-2021 is NOK 123 519. 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.

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 and the Enclosure form

    Required documents:​
      • Enclosureform 2020
      • Educational documents (Diplomas, transcripts, documentation regarding english requirement​)
      • Copy of passport
      • Documentation of name change, if applicable
  3.  Register your application in Søknadsweb

     > Søknadsweb

  4. ​Submit all required documents within the deadline​
    Upload all required documents to the online application portal under "my documents" prior to the deadline.

    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 was 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

    Applicants outside the EU/EEA will receive the results in the beginning of April, and applicants within the EU/EEA will receive the results in the beginning of June. You will receive an e-mail when ​the results 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 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 the reason of rejection by sending an e-mail to 


After admission​

The autumn semester starts in mid-august. 
Please read more 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