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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 applicants and applicants who have completed upper secondary school outside of the Nordic countries have to document their proficiency in English. In addition, several of the study programmes also have special requirements for proficiency in Norwegian, which must also be documented.

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.

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

Documentation

The deadline for uploading language documentation is:

  • 1 February 2023 for Bachelor and Master applicants.
  • 15 April 2023 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.

English language proficiency

Applies to all applicants who have completed upper secondary school outside of the Nordic countries.

Approved tests to document English language profiency

You can meet the English language requirements by completing one of the following tests:

  • English (140 hours) from Norwegian upper secondary school: written and oral exam.
  • TOEFL with a minimum of 500 points from TOEFL PBT (paper based test) or 60 points from TOEFL IBT (Internet based test). DI code: B387
  • IELTS, academic test with a minimum score of 5.0.
  • PTE Academic, academic test with a minimum score of 51.
  • Cambridge ESOL Examinations: First Certificate in English, Certificate in Advanced English, Certificate of Proficiency in English.

We do not accept other tests such as TOEFL Essentials, IELTS General Training, or Duolingo English test.

Norwegian proficiency for Bachelor level

Applicants to the 1st Module of most of our Bachelor programmes (and other programmes where the language of instruction is Norwegian), must demonstrate sufficient proficiency in the Norwegian language. There are different requirements for different programmes, so please check all of them.

Norwegian proficiency for Master level

Most of our Graduate programmes are available for English speaking students. Some of the programmes also have special requirements for proficiency in Norwegian, because the instruction and curriculum only will be given in Norwegian. Please see details below.

Norwegian proficiency for Continuing studies

Published: May 6, 2020 — Last updated: Nov 11, 2022