Valid documentation

Nord University does not have any operating agreements with private agencies or people providing application/admission assistance. We strongly recommend that you upload your documents yourself, use your own e-mail address when registering your application and correspond directly with us with respect to your application.

​​​​​​​​​​​​Valid documentation

When you are submitting your application to the study programmes at Nord University, it is your responsibility that the documentation you upload is correct and valid.  

You are lia​​​ble for all the documentation ​you submit,​​ that they are accurate and that the information is unaltered.

Wrongful or misleading information may lead to dismissal and loss of the right to study. Submission of fraudulent documents is illegal and will be reported to the authorities.  

The Admissions Office at Nord University always verifies uploaded diplomas and transcripts with the issuing school/institution. If we are unable to verify your qualifications, you will not be offered admission.
We do not accept electronic certificates or transcripts. All documentation uploaded to your application must be authentic in the form of a scan or a picture of the original document. 

​Documentation of previous education​

Scans of your officially issued original transcripts and diplomas for your secondary and university/college education must be uploaded. If there is any information at the back of the pages, scans of the back pages must also be uploaded.  

It is very important that the scans are readable and that the whole page is visible, which means that all corners of the documents need to be visible.  

If your original documents are composed in colour, the copies must also be composed in colour.  


If your documents are composed in another language than English, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish, you must provide a translation. The original document has to be uploaded with the translation. The translation has to be carried out by a government-authorized or otherwize accredited translator.  

Some countries have special requirements regarding translations. Please check the admissions requirements for your country.  

Uploading documentation to the online application portal ​

You need to upload all documentation stated in the admission requirements. 

All documentation should be uploaded in a pdf file with a descriptive name. 

You do not have to upload documentation regarding finances, statement of purpose, motivational letter, recommendation letters or work experience letters unless this is specifically stated as a requirement for the programme you are applying for.  ​​

Applications without documentation will not be assessed. ​

Sending documentation by post

Educational documents from some countries must be sent by post. Check the admission requirements for more information.  

If you already have uploaded documentation for another admission

The Admissions Office do not archive documents received by post for more than one year.  

You can check what documents are available for us, in your online application portal in "my documents". Outdated documentation must be uploaded again (passport, English test, name-change etc).  

Inspection of original diplomas and certificates

Nord university can ask to see your original documents for the purpose of inspection.  

It is therefore important that you bring your original educational documents to Norway if you are granted admission. You are required to present your original diplomas and transcripts for inspection upon arrival at the university.

Rules and regulations

Refer to: 

    • ​Regulations relating to studies and examinations at Nord University
    • Regulations concerning admission to higher education 

Rules and regulations page.