Norway, bachelor's admission

Find out what you need to submit, what previous studies meet the general entry requirements, how to meet the English requirement and any special instructions for your country of study.

Meeting the general entry requirements

The following meet the general requirement:

  • Vitnemål for videregående opplæring VgI, VgII and VgIII with ”oppnådd generell studiekompetanse”
  • Vitnemål fra den vidaregående skolen with a pass result (bestått) in Grunnkurs, Videregående kurs I and II (VKI + VKII)

Please note: In the new curriculum from 2020 other combinations of courses are needed to demonstrate certain specific eligibilities. If you have studied according to the previous curriculum, upload your førstegangsvitnemål.

If you fullfill the entry requirements in Norway through the 23/5-rule: Submit your Kompetansebevis, together with documentation of education and/or service certificates (from your employer), showing that you have worked/studied full-time (100%) for 5 years after you normally should have finished Norwegian upper secondary school.

Meeting the English requirement

You can meet the English requirement with your upper secondary studies with:

  • English Vg1 + Vg2 (140 + 140 hours).
  • English 5+5 or 5+3 hours per week.

You can also demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through certain university studies, or an internationally approved English test.

Find out more at English language requirements

General document requirements

To complete your admissions application, you must provide the following documentation:

1. Record of completed upper secondary (high school) education

For your eligibility for courses and programmes at the bachelor's level to be determined - and for you to compete with other applicants for available places in courses and programmes - you must submit your upper secondary qualifications. 

This completed education must qualify you for higher education studies in the country you received it. 

2. Identification document

To speed up the processing of your application, we require a copy of the page in your passport with your personal data and photograph, or a similar identification document.

What about university records?

Your university qualifications cannot be considered instead of your upper secondary (high school) qualifications. However, the results from your previous university studies may help you meet the specific entry requirements for a course or programme. We therefore recommend that you submit documentation of your university studies. 

To find out how to submit them, see the information for your country of study for master's applications.

Special document instructions

Vitnemål / Kompetansebevis must be officially issued by the school and signed by the principal. We do not accept digital documents or print-outs from student sites.

Translation requirements

Upper secondary school (high school)

You must always submit your documents in the official language of the country where you studied. Documents issued in English by your school are also accepted.

University level studies

You must always submit your certificate/diploma and transcripts in the official language of the country where you studied.

Academic qualifications issued in English by the university are also accepted. In this case, you don't need to provide documents in the official language.

Your name and birthdate must match on all documents

In order for your documents to be accepted:

  • the name and birthdate provided must be the same on all your documents (ID, transcripts, degree certificate, etc.)
  • the name on your documents must match the name you reported in your account at

If the names are different, you must provide us with documentation (for example, a marriage certificate if you've been married) as to why they don't match.

If the birthdate on any of your documents is different from your passport, the difference must be explained with official documentation.

If your documentation was issued in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian or English, no translation is required. Otherwise, please provide an official translation to English or Swedish. 

You can contact us if you're not sure what you should submit. The easiest way to get your documentation to us is by uploading it here at 

Incomplete documentation

It's your responsibility to ensure that you have read and understood the application requirements and have gathered and submitted all the necessary components of the admissions application by the deadline.


University Admissions in Sweden checks the authenticity of your documents with the issuing institution. University Admissions in Sweden reserves the right to revoke admission if supporting documents are discovered to be fraudulent.

Submission of false documents is a violation of Swedish law and is considered grounds for legal action.

Last updated: 30 May 2024