F.A.Q. - Frequently Asked Questions

Admission process

Information regarding admission requirements can be found on this page.

Applicants to study programs at Noroff are requested to use this admission page.

 Noroff Online Studies vocational programs (part time and full time) has four start-up dates a year; week 1, week 12, week 34 and week 42. Your application can be submitted to one of the startup weeks throughout the year.

For citizens inside Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden the application deadline is the startup-date for the study. For instance if the startup-date is the 10.th of August, you can apply until the 10.th of August.

For citizens from all other countries, (You can see a list of these countries under the headline “Who can apply?”), the application deadline is two months before startup date.

For the bachelor programs online and all campus programs, there are different deadlines. The application and admission process is explained in detail here.

Information regarding the application processing can be found on My Page. My Page also includes school regulations, study contract, log-in information to the learning platform Moodle, registration and deregistration to exams. Applicants will receive messages from the school and are called in to the guidance call via My Page. It is also where the applicant must upload documentation.

Applicants who have applied through The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (NUCAS), will get access to My Page upon enrollment.

Yes. If you have previously completed a course that corresponds to the current first year at Noroff you will have the opportunity to accredit this education and begin the second year.

We accredit former education from other educational institutions

If you are able to document relevant skills, you can apply directly to one of our second year studies. We can accredit the program from other schools who have an equivalent curriculum. We will consider each application individually and contact you for a conversation. You will then have the opportunity to meet a lecturer who will have a closer look at your expertise.

Previous work and documentation

Documentation from previous studies must be submitted in addition to a high school / secondary school diploma. In addition we will also ask you to bring a portfolio or showreel to present.

Study contract

Yes. When you accept a study program at Noroff you also commit to a study contract. (Click here for Noroff University College contract and here for Vocational School contract.) You agree that you understand the contract when you accept the study program.

The study contract will automatically be signed when you accept the offer of a place. In accepting the offer from Noroff, you agree to the content of the study contract.

When you accept a study place at Noroff, you will automatically receive a cancellation form. Norwegian law requires a repent period of 14 days from the date the agreement is signed. During this time you can cancel the contract by submitting the form.

School regulations

Yes. Students are obliged to acknowledge and understand the content: Read the school regulations here.

NOKUT and FFF

NOKUT (Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education) is a government agency that ensures the quality of the various schools in Norway. NOKUT oversee and encourage the development of quality education at Norwegian universities, university colleges and vocational schools. All courses offered at Noroff University College, Noroff Vocational School and Noroff Online Studies are accredited by NOKUT.

Forum for Fagskoler (Forum for Vocationas Schools, or FFF) works to ensure a high quality education for students, and to ensure adequate framework for vocational schools. The Forum is a network under the association of knowledge and technology enterprises in NHO (Abelia), and is a consultative body to the Parliament, the Ministry of Education, NOKUT and the State Educational Loan Fund. Through its membership, Noroff Vocational School students have secured the following arrangements:
  • A standardized study contract prepared in cooperation with the Consumer Ombudsman.
  • Joint appeal board which satisfies one of NOKUT's requirements for approval.
  • A common template for regulations for vocational schools approved by NOKUT.

Student life

It is possible to change, between the academic years, but you need to contact your campus to make sure they have a place for you at the new campus.
Online students do not have access to the campus facilities.

Classroom students

Classroom students will be photographed during semester start and receive their Student ID at school after this.

 Stickers/oblate for existing students will be given at every semester start.

Note that you need to have paid your invoice for us to be able to give you your Student ID and/or your sticker.

Web students
Web students can order their Student ID here.

If you only need a sticker/oblate for your Student ID send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include the following:

  • First name
  • Last Name
  • Mailing address
Note that you need to have paid your invoice for us to be able to give you your student ID and/or sticker/oblate. 
Noroff is member of the Student Association of Agder (SiA), Stavanger (SiS), Bergen (Sammen) and Oslo (SiO).

The students at Noroff have established independent student organizations in Kristiansand, Bergen and Oslo. This are independent organizations run by and for students at Noroff. Membership is voluntary.

Noroff Stavanger have not yet established an independent student organization. 

We recommend that you start looking for accommodation early. Noroff does not have any special arrangements with student housing. Students usually rent flats, apartments or housing found on the private market. www.finn.no and www.hybel.no are recommended sites to search for local housing. Noroff students at Noroff Oslo have the right to seek residence at Anker Studentbolig. Noroff Oslo also has access to student residences through Campus G12.

Students at Noroff University College and Noroff Vocational School Kristiansand can apply for student housing through the Student Association of Agder (SiA).

Yes! Ask for student discount on your travels.

This also applies to vocational students: In a letter to the nation's counties the Ministry of Transportation specifies that students at the country's vocational schools have the right to a student discount when using local public transportation. If the driver or conductor has doubts, you can produce the contents of this link as evidence to support your request.

Social activities

The student union Noroff Studentforening (NSF) organizes the mentor week NorON in the start-up period of the school year. The program for the mentor week is posted on this page and Noroff's facebook page before school starts. There is no specific mentor week for students at Noroff Online Studies, but students may attend NorON if they wish.

Noroff University College and Noroff Vocational School in Kristiansand organize a mentor week in cooperation with the Studentsamskipnaden i Agder (SiA) and in connection with the school year start-up. Read more about the Studiestartfestivalen at www.sia.no.

In collaboration with NSF Oslo and NSF Bergen, Noroff organizes the annual Diamond Awards send off party. The award show, Diamond Awards, is held in Oslo and Bergen (students and faculties from other campuses are invited to the Diamond Awards). The Diamond Awards consists of lectures, expo for students, presentations, entertainment, awards ceremony and a party. All Noroff students, new applicants, faculty / staff and industry personnel are invited to the Diamond Awards.

In Kristiansand, each school year ends with a graduation ceremony for graduates, as well as an after party for all students.

In Stavanger there is also an event for all the students.

School opening hours

Noroff is open to students on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. (opening hours may vary at different campuses). The school is also open on weekends when needed. The school is usually closed for holidays, including public holidays, unless otherwise agreed.
Yes. All our campuses require that students use a key card and an access code to get into the school. Your student card will serve as a key card. Each student will be given their own private code. The code is used at the entrance to the school when outside normal office hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) The procedures for key cards may differ between campuses.

Equipment and books

It may be possible for students to loan equipment for assignments done outside of school. This is dependant on the equipment not being used for commercial purposes and that the equipment is available for others to use during that current period.

NB! These requirements will be valid until June 2021.

Network and System Administration/Network and IT Security:

The machine must handle virtualization.
In addition, the following is recommended:
16 GB RAM
Storage: SSD
Both PC and Mac can be used.

3D Design and Animation/3D Game Design/3D Film Production/VFX - Visual Effects:

We recommend using a workstation instead of a laptop, and it should be a newer machine that can handle the newest of games.

In addition, the following is recommended:
Two monitors.
Storage: SSD (512 GB).
32 GB RAM (Minimum 16 GB).
Microsoft® Windows® 10 or Apple® Mac OS® X 10.13.x or higher OS.
64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor with SSE4.2 instruction set.
Geforce RTX/GTX, or Radeon Pro W (Minimum Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 or Radeon FirePro).

Technical Design with CAD/Digital Prototyping:

We recommend a workstation instead of a laptop (mostly because of functionality and price).
In addition, the following is recommended:
Intel i7 processor.
Graphics Card 2060 RTX or better.
Minimum 16 GB RAM
Storage: SSD with minimum 256 GB storage, or a smaller SSD in co-operation with a larger spinning disk.
It is also recommended that you have 2 high resolution monitors and 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator.

UX Design/Front-end Development/Graphic Design:

Minimum specifications:
500 GB Hard Drive (or 250 GB + cloud storage like Dropbox/OneDrive/Google Drive (recommended)).
8 GB RAM.
Core i5 processor.
Both PC and Mac can be used (Graphic Design/UX Design mostly use Mac, Front-end Development both PC and Mac).

Digital Marketing/Video Marketing in Social Media:

Minimum specifications:
500 GB Hard Drive (or 250 GB + cloud storage).
8 GB RAM.
Core i5 processor.
Smart-phone with good quality camera.
Both PC and Mac can be used.

Bachelor in Interactive Media - Animation/- Games

We recommend using a workstation instead of a laptop (PC is recommended), and it should be a newer machine that can handle the newest of games.

In addition, the following is recommended: Two monitors.
Storage: SSD
32 GB RAM (Minimum 16 GB).
Microsoft® Windows® 10 or Apple® Mac OS® X 10.13.x or higher OS.
64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor with SSE4.2 instruction set.
Geforce RTX/GTX, or Radeon Pro W (Minimum Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 or Radeon FirePro).

Bachelor in Cyber Security/Applied Data Science/Digital Forensics

Students require access to appropriate broadband internet connection, a minimum broadband connection of 4Mbps recommended.

Campus students will have suitable computers and networks made available to them. However, it is recommended they have a suitable computer to be able to work from home, or to provide flexibility on their study location.

The following specifications should be considered an appropriate machine if undertaking practical work outside of the campus laboratories, and for online students.

Minimum specifications:
Full admin privileges.
Virtualization support.
Intel i5 processor: or equivalent.
8 GB RAM (16 GB of RAM is recommended, and may make some processing smoother, but are not required).
Hard Drive 500 GB (SSD disk is recommended, but not required).
USB Drive.
Webcam and microphone.
Both PC and Mac can be used (For Digital Forensics, PC is recommended).

Student cards will serve as loan cards for school equipment. Loans and return of equipment usually happens between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.
All students must sign a loan contract.

For on-campus students at Noroff Vocational School, PCs and Macs are available in labs and other rooms where use is required. Most students choose to have their own laptop, or a computer at home.

Students at Noroff Online Studies need to provide their own computer equipment, Internet access, software licenses and other materials.

Students at Noroff University College have access to Mac / PC lab on campus. We advise students to have their own PC / Mac at home as well.

You will be sent a reading list for your current study before the semester begins. Some classes buy curriculum books together. You are responsible for acquiring the books yourself.

Diploma

Vocaional points were added to all our new diplomas from June 2014. Vocational studies that started before August 2011 will not include vocational points on the diplomas.
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