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Language Requirements

Different language proficiency requirements apply to each programme at the Norwegian Academy of Music, depending on whether the instruction and curriculum are in English or Norwegian.

What Applies to You?

All international students and students who have completed upper secondary school outside of the Nordic countries must meet the English language requirements that apply to their country. Some of the programmes also have special requirements for proficiency in Norwegian.

NOKUT – the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education – provides a list of requirements for all countries, the GSU list (Higher Education Entrance Qualification for Persons with Foreign Education) ( If a country is listed with "English requirement: Yes", you need to document proficiency in English.

Find out which requirements you need to consider below. If you plan to apply for more than one programme, you may find different requirements, so please check all of them.

Language Test

If you need to take a language test, make sure you sign up as quickly as possible, as these tend to fill up quickly.


The deadline for uploading language documentation, where this is necessary:

  • 1 February 2022 for Bachelor and Master applicants.
  • 15 April 2022 for applicants to Continuing studies.

Applicants who fail to meet the requirements cannot be accepted into the programme.

Please upload proof of language proficiency in Søknadsweb along with your other documents.

Bachelor Level

Master Level

Continuing Studies

Published: May 6, 2020 — Last updated: Sep 15, 2022