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Basic Entrance Requirements for Admission to Higher Education

Minimum requirement for admission to Norwegian colleges and universities is the successful completion of Norwegian upper secondary education or equivalent international education.

The Norwegian Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate

The general basis for admission to universities and university colleges in Norway is called Higher Education Entrance Qualification. For applicants with foreign education, the requirements are specified in the GSU-list (see details below). The list consists of both of education requirements and language proficiency requirements in English and Norwegian.

The Norwegian Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate is based on 13 years of schooling. This is longer than in many other countries and you should therefore check if there are additional requirements for your country.

Published: May 6, 2020 — Last updated: Nov 1, 2021