Opptakskrav Noroff - School of technology and digital media

Admission requirements

Information about admission requirements for bachelor- and vocational studies at Noroff.

The last date for international applicants to apply for studies at Noroff is the 1.st of April.

Exception: If you have Secondary education from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden you can apply until startup date. We only accept applicants with a citizenship or a nationality inside EU*, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and USA. Only citizens within these countries will get their applications processed. This apply to all our studies, both online and campus.

• EU: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and Austria

• Canada

• New Zealand

• North-Irland

• Norway

• The UK

• USA

If you have nationality from a country outside the above-mentioned countries, you need to upload a proof of residence permission/VISA of where you have been living the last six months. You have to upload this proof before we can start proceeding your application.

 

Noroff University College

There are two ways to meet the admission criteria:

1. By upper secondary education/general certification, or

2. By prior learning/work experience

 

1. Upper secondary education/general certification*

For international students, depending upon which country you have received your education from, the requirements will differ. Often you need to have at least one year education from a university beside det secondary education, to be qualified to higher education in Norway. Please use the website of Higher Education Entrance Qualification for Persons with Foreign Education - The GSU-list, where you can find the specific requirements for your country at the bottom of the page.

All our studies have English language requirements. More information about how to fulfill those requirements, can be found here.

Some countries have a specific way to fulfill the English requirement without the need to take an English test, you can see if that is the case for your country here.

In addition, we have a few IT studies that have additional requirements in mathematics. These are Bachelor in Digital Forensics, Bachelor in Cyber Security and Bachelor in Applied Data Science. The requirement will vary depending on which country you have your education from. If you are unsure, ask us.

All education documents and diplomas must be translated to Norwegian or English by a translator, a translation service or an interpreter or an interpreter service. Copies of your original education documents must always be enclosed. You may be asked to submit original documents. 

If you already have approved your education from NOKUT, please upload this documentation in your application.

At least one of these requirements must be fulfilled:

▫️ Completed three (3) years of High School

• You have completed a high school education over three (3) years and received a general university admission certification.

▫️ Vocational high school with extension for a general university admission certificate

• You have completed vocational training and received a general university admission certificate. Read more about the rule here.

▫️ 23/5-rule

• You turn twenty-three (23) within the year of admission as well as completed and passed the six admission subjects combined with at least five (5) years of education or vocational training. Read more about the 23/5-rule here. Note, the rule is only found in Norwegian.

▫️ Completed an approved vocational education

• You are required to have completed a vocational education program lasting for a minimum of two (2) years as well as providing at least 120 vocational credits.

• Approved vocational institutes are defined in the NOKUT list.

▫️ Completed High School education at Waldorf-school/ Steinerskolen

▫️ Completed a university- or college study

2. Prior learning/work experience

For those who do not meet the admission requirements by upper secondary education/general certification, there is still the opportunity to apply for admission based on non-formal learning. This is based on an individual assessment with specific guidelines.

 

2. Prior learning/work experience

For those who do not meet the admission requirements by upper secondary education/general certification, there is still the opportunity to apply for admission based on non-formal learning. This is based on an individual assessment with specific guidelines.

• If you have nationality from a country outside EU, Australia, Canada, New-Zealand or USA, you need to upload a proof of residence permission/VISA of where you have been living the last six months. You must upload this proof before we can start proceeding your application.

• You need to be at least 25 years old within the first year of enrollment.

• You must have the competence equivalent to an education program that can compensate for not fulfilling the regular admission requirements. Examples of prior learning can be paid or unpaid work, education or work experience. In addition, minimum requirements for assessment of prior learning are satisfactory skills in English. See how to fulfill these English language requirements here. Some countries have a specific way to fulfill the English requirement without the need to take an English test, you can see if that is the case for your country here.

• Select “Prior learning” as an option on your application form

• You need to be at least 25 years old within the first year of enrollment.

• You must have the competence equivalent to an education program that can compensate for not fulfilling the regular admission requirements. Examples of prior learning can be paid or unpaid work, education or work experience. In addition, minimum requirements for assessment of prior learning are satisfactory skills in English. This English language requirement can be fulfilled in different ways. If you have passed the subject “English” in high school, you cover the English language requirement. In addition you can cover the language requirement if you pass one of the approved tests in English listed at Samordna Opptak. If you do not meet any of the above-mentioned ways of fulfilling the English language requirements, please write to us in the “messages” field in your application.

• Select Prior learning/experience as an option on your application form

 

Noroff vocational School

There are three ways to meet the admission criteria:

1. By upper secondary education, or

2. By vocational high school from Norway, or

3. By prior learning/work experience

 

1. By upper secondary education

For international students, depending upon which country you have received your education from, the requirements will differ. Please use the website of Higher Education Entrance Qualification for Persons with Foreign Education - The GSU-list, where you can find the specific requirements for your country at the bottom of the page.

All our studies have English requirements, and some of the studies have Norwegian language requirements as well. More information about how to fulfill those requirements, can be found here.

Some countries have a specific way to fulfill the English requirement without the need to take an English test or equivalent, you can see if that is the case for your country here.

General university admission certification

At least one of these requirements must be fulfilled:

▫️ Completed three (3) years of High School

• You have completed a high school education over three (3) years and received a general university admission certification.

▫️ Vocational high school with extension for a general university admission certificate

• You have completed vocational training and received a general university admission certificate. Read more about the rule here.

▫️ 23/5-rule

• You turn twenty-three (23) within the year of admission as well as have completed and passed the six admission subjects combined with at least five (5) years of education or vocational training. Read more about the 23/5-rule here. Note, the rule is only found in Norwegian.

▫️ Completed an approved vocational education

• You are required to have completed a vocational education program lasting for a minimum of two (2) years as well as providing at least 120 vocational credits.

• Approved vocational institutes are defined in the NOKUT list.

▫️ Completed High School education at Waldorf-school/Steinerskolen

▫️ Completed a university- or college study

 

2. Vocational High School from Norway

At least one of these requirements must be fulfilled:

▫️ Completed two (2) years of High School and in addition, received a certification of completed apprenticeship or a journeyman certification (fagbrev/svennebrev in Norwegian).

▫️ Completed three (3) years of High School without receiving a general university admission certificate, but you have received a High School diploma.

▫️ You are an internship candidate with a certificate of apprenticeship and do cover our language requirements.

 

3. Prior learning/work experience

For those who do not meet the admission requirements by upper secondary education/general certification, there is still opportunity to apply for admission based on non-formal learning. This is based on an individual assessment with specific guidelines.

• If you have nationality from a country outside EU, Australia, Canada, New-Zealand or USA, you need to upload a proof of residence permission/VISA of where you have been living the last six months. You have to upload this proof before we can start proceeding your application.

• You need to be at least 23 years old within the first year of enrollment.

• Minimum requirements for assessment of prior learning are satisfactory skills in both Norwegian and English. (Norwegian is not a requirement for online applicants.) To see how you can fulfill these language requirements, follow this link.

  • Some countries have a specific way to fulfill the English requirement without the need to take an English test, you can see if that is the case for your country here.

• You must have the competence equivalent to an education programme that can compensate for not fulfilling the regular admission requirements. Examples of prior learning can be paid or unpaid work, education or work experience.

• Select “Prior learning” as an option on your application form

• You need to be at least 23 years old within the first year of enrollment.

• Minimum requirements for assessment of prior learning are satisfactory skills in both Norwegian and English. (Norwegian is not a requirement for online applicants.)

  • This English language requirement can be fulfilled in different ways. If you have passed the subject “English” in high school, you cover the English language requirement. In addition you can cover the English language requirement if you pass one of the approved tests in English listed at Samordna Opptak. At Samordna opptak you can read about all the ways of fulfilling both the Norwegian and English language requirements. If you do not meet any of the above-mentioned ways of fulfilling the language requirements, please write to us in the “messages” field in your application.

• You must have the competence equivalent to an education programme that can compensate for not fulfilling the regular admission requirements. Examples of prior learning can be paid or unpaid work, education or work experience.

• Select “Prior learning” as an option on your application form

 

* Upper secondary education/general certification

- “General certification” is the admission term for upper secondary education in Norway. If you have a diploma from upper secondary education outside Norway, it’s not necessarily equated with “general certification”.


See the documentation you need to upload to fulfill the requirements here.

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