How to apply for programmes taught in Norwegian

Norwegian language requirements

To qualify for admission to courses and programmes taught in Norwegian, you must be able to document proficiency in Norwegian language in accordance with the requirements established by the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT). 

If you are currently admitted to an English-taught programme at Nord University but wish to continue your studies in a Norwegian-taught programme, or take a Norwegian-taught course, you must meet the requirements for Norwegian proficiency.

Applicants can document Norwegian proficiency in any of the following ways:
- examination in Norwegian / Norwegian as a second language on the “Vg3-level” (393 hours) from Norwegian upper secondary school 
- level 3 examination in Norwegian for foreign students at Norwegian universities 
- examination from the 1-year course in Norwegian language and culture for foreign students, taken at a university or a university college 
- Test of Norwegian, advanced level (known as ”Bergenstesten”) with a score of at least 450, or with “Pass” mark after the introduction of the new scoring system beginning fall 2009. 
- Norwegian test for adult immigrants from VOX with result B2 in all four parts.

For a full explanation of Norwegian language requirements, view NOKUTs country-specific list (the GSU list).

Admission requirements for undergraduate and 5-year programmes

The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (NUCAS) provides a country-specific overview of the admission requirements for undergraduate programmes taught in Norwegian. This page is in Norwegian.

The requirements include:
- higher education entrance qualification (country-specific)
- proficiency in English and Norwegian
- any relevant special educational qualifications
- correct documentation.
You can also read about Nord University's admission requirements for each programme by using the study programme search.
If you apply for a programme that stipulated special educational requirements for entry, your educational qualifications will be subject to assessment by NUCAS in accordance with the country-specific overview of equivalent education.

Application portal for undergraduate and 5-year programmes

Most Norwegian-taught undergraduate programmes are available for application through the Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (NUCAS).

You must have a Norwegian ID number to log in. Contact DiFi if you are have any questions about how to log in.

Admission requirements for graduate programmes

The admission requirements for graduate programmes are stipulated on each programme page.

The requirements include:
- higher education entrance qualification (country-specific)
- proficiency in English and Norwegian
- any relevant special educational qualifications
- correct documentation.

If you apply for admission to a programme with special educational requirements, the faculty will conduct an independent assessment of your educational qualifications based on the documentation submitted with your application.

To ensure that this assessment is as accurate as possible, check that your documentation is complete, with approved translations of any documents not provided in English or a Scandinavian language.

Application portal for graduate programmes

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