F.A.Q. - Frequently Asked Questions

Admission process

Noroff Vocational School

You can apply to vocational school programs, campus and online, on the following grounds:

  • Higher Education Entrance Qualification (studiekompetanse). Competed secondary school.
  • Vocational secondary school with vocational certificate. (Certificate does not have to be relevant to the study you apply to.)
  • Prior learning competence. Read more about this on our admission requirements page.

Noroff University College

The admission requirement to our University College studies is a Higher Education Entrance Qualification (studiekompetanse), or equivalent. You can also apply on the basis of vocational certificate, and/or prior learning. Requirements beyond these are answered on our admission requirements page and in the study descriptions.

International applicants can contact The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (NUCAS).

Noroff Vocational School

An application form must be submitted for the Noroff Vocational School and Noroff Online Studies. Applicants must create a user and complete the application online. The applicant must also submit a motivational letter (at least 40 words) and upload the required documentation.

Noroff University College

Norwegian applicants for Noroff University College should apply through The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (NUCAS). However, international applicants should apply through our admission page. The application deadline is April 15th, but we will open for new applications to fill vacant places in our programs on July 20th. This information is found on the NUCAS pages.

If applying after April 15th, please use our local application form.

Noroff Vocational School

It is preferable to submit your application as early as possible, as several studies fill up quickly. Noroff Online Studies (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.

Noroff University College

Noroff University College has a deadline for applications on April 15th, and opens for a second window after July 20th. Applicants who submit their application prior to April 15th are in the priority admission.

Noroff Vocational School

Applicants to Noroff Vocational School must complete a mandatory conversation with a teacher or advisor on campus or by telephone. The purpose of this is to ensure that the applicant has sufficient knowledge to be successful in the program, while we ensure that the individual applicant is well informed informed about the program if they are accepted to attend. Applicants for Noroff Online Studies will be contacted by telephone or e-mail from teacher shortly after the application is registered. All applicants to Noroff Vocational School are directed to my pages in the application.

Noroff University College

Applicants for Noroff University College will receive a confirmation e-mail from The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (NUCAS). Here, you will get more information about the school and the processing of the application. After the deadline (April 15), the applicant is directed to Studentweb on the NUCAS site. Applicants will receive an answer to their applications online or by mail on the 20th of July. The second window opens after 20th of July.

Noroff Vocational School

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.

Noroff University College

Applicants for Noroff University College will have access to 'Studentweb' when the application is registered on The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (NUCAS).

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. Noroff is always keen to welcome innovative and creative people!

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. 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 (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 approved 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

Your student card will be sent to you during your first weeks at Noroff.
Noroff University College and Noroff Vocational School in Kristiansand are members of the Student Association of Agder (SiA).

Noroff Vocational Schools in Oslo and Bergen have established an independent student organization Noroff Studentforening (NSF). This is an independent organization run by and for students at Noroff. All students at the schools are encouraged to join. Membership is voluntary. Noroff Vocational Schools Stavanger, Trondheim and Kristiansand have not yet established an independent student organization, but choose representatives from each class to sit on the student council.

Noroff University College ensures that the students select representatives from each class to make up a student council.

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.

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 noroff.no 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.

Several of the classes go on excursions during the school year. These are planned along with the teachers and are initiated by the students. Class trips are not mandatory to the curriculum. Most of Noroff's 3D students from of all campuses travel with teachers to England to attend the Animex Festival at Teesside University, which is held in February each year. Any financial costs of trips during the year are not included in the tuition fee and must be covered by the students. Noroff students are also invited to the annual student cruise held in October.

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.

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.

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 a dedicated 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.


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.