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The following information is relevant for applicants with education from the USA interested in English taught programmes at Nord University.
  • Application period:

    Non-EU/EEA/EFTA: November 1 - December 1
    EU/EEA/EFTA: February 1 - April 15

    Documentation deadline:

    Non-EU/EEA/EFTA: December 1
    EU/EEA/EFTA: April 15

    Excemption: For EU/EEA/EFTA applicants that finish secondary school or higher education this spring semester, the deadline for uploading educational documentation is July 1.

    Non-EU/EEA/EFTA applicants are applicants who do not have citizenship in a country in the EU/EEA/EFTA.

    EU/EEA/EFTA applicants are applicants with citizenship in a country in the EU/EEA/EFTA.

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

    Educational requirements​

    One of following:

    • High School Graduation Diploma + 1 year university/college studies in academic subjects.
    • High School Graduation Diploma + 3 Advanced Placement Exams (AP) with minimum grade 3.
    • GED – High School Equivalency Diploma + 1 year university/college studies in academic subjects.
    • GED – High School Equivalency Diploma + 3 Advanced Placement Exams (AP) with minimum grade 3.

    Please be aware 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.

    Nord University can also consult the Norwegian Directorate of Higher Education and Skills.

    Document requirement

    • ​Officially issued transcript and diplomas 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 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.
    • Official transcripts from secondary education from the USA, or from an international American high school, must​ be sent to us directly from the high school in a sealed envelope. ​
    • Applicants with Advanced Placement Exams (AP) must ask the College Board to send the results directly to us in a sealed envelope.
    • Enclosure form (PDF)
    • Copy of your valid passport
    • Documentation of name change (if applicable)
    • Proof of funding.

    Specific requirements for each programme

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

     

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

    Educational requirements​

    One of the following:

    • High School Graduation Diploma + 4 years university/college studies in academic subjects.
    • High School Graduation Diploma + 3 Advanced Placement Exams (AP) with minimum grade 3 + 3 years university/college studies in academic subjects.
    • GED – High School Equivalency Diploma + 4 years university/college studies in academic subjects.
    • GED – High School Equivalency Diploma + 3 Advanced Placement Exams (AP) with minimum grade 3 + 3 years university/college studies in academic subjects.

    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.

    Nord University can also consult the Norwegian Directorate of Higher Education and Skills.

    Document requirement

    • ​Officially issued transcript and diplomas 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 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 to us by post directly from the college/university in a sealed envelope.
    • Official transcripts from secondary education from the USA, or from an international American high school, must​ be sent to us by post directly from the high school in a sealed envelope. ​
    • Applicants with Advanced Placement Exams (AP) must ask the College Board to send the results directly to us by post in a sealed envelope.​
    • Enclosure form (PDF)
    • Copy of your valid passport
    • Documentation of name change (if applicable).
    • Proof of funding.

    Specific requirements for each programme

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

  • If you have completed your entire high school / higher secondary school in the USA, you are exempted from the English language test. You must check the GSU-list to make sure you meet the English requirement with your high school / higher secondary school.

  • If you have completed your entire high school / higher secondary school in the USA, you are exempted from the English language test. You must check the GSU-list to make sure you meet the English requirement with your high school / higher secondary school.

  • Tuition fees

    Students with citizenship from outside the EU/EEA/EFTA must pay tuition fees. This does not apply to exchange students from partner universities, or to students from the EU/EEA/EFTA.​ ​

    Nord University does not offer any grants or scholarships.   ​

    Sufficient funds

    In addition to tuition fees, applicants from countries outside EU/EEA/EFTA must provide proof of funding. Applicants must be able to sustain themselves while studying in Norway in order to obtain a study permit. 

    Upload proof of funds for living expenses when submitting your application. The required amount documents your financial ability, which is necessary for applying for a study permit. 

    Who must document financial ability?

    - International applicants (citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA/EFTA) who do not already have a residence permit in Norway, must document proof of financial ability.

    - Foreign applicants residing in Norway on work visa, Protection (Refugee Status), Permanent Residency or long-term Marriage/Family visa: please upload a copy of your Residence Permit as proof of financial ability.

    - Norwegian citizens: you are exempted from documenting proof of financial ability. Please upload a copy of your Norwegian passport as proof of citizenship

    The amount you must provide is currently NOK 151 690 for one academic year (subject to change).

    We only accept the following documentation:

    • An original bank statement in your name (stamped, signed and dated by a bank official). The statement must have been issued within the last 3 months. 
    • A confirmation letter from your sponsor and an original bank statement in your sponsor's name (stamped, signed and dated by a bank official). The confirmation letter and bank statement must have been issued within the last 3 months.  

    Payslips will not be accepted as proof of funding.

    Please check the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) for updated information. 

    View more information about how to obtain a study permit​. 

  • 1. Check the admission requirements

    Check the admission requirements for the study programme you want to apply for. 

    2. Prepare your documents and the enclosure form

    • Enclosure form (PDF)
    • Educational documents (diplomas, transcripts, documentation regarding English requirement, translations)
    • Copy of your valid passport
    • ​Documentation of name change (if applicable)
    • Proof of funding

    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 required documentation or without proof of funding will be rejected. ​

    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 email to admission@nord.no.​

  • The autumn semester starts in mid-August. 

    Please visit this page for more information about that to do after admission. 

By: Admissions Office