About the agreement
The agreement applies for students from most subject areas at bachelor’s level.
Number of study places
Three students for one semester.
Selection of applicants
A minimum C in average is required. Applicants are ranged according to their average grade scores upon applying.
Language requirements (English)
Upper secondary school (in Norwegian: ‘Videregående’): an average score of 4 or more, or
TOEFL: A minimum score of 600 (paper-based test), 5 (TWE – Test of Written English) or 89 (Internet-based test – with no individual part scoring below 21).
Recognition of credits
1 undergraduate credit is equivalent to 2 NMBU credits.
Example courses students have taken previously
ESST2013 Environmental Justice and Equity
POLS2683 Global Politics
ENVS3503 Borders, Scale and the Environment
Students travelling through the agreement are exempt from tuition fees.
Autumn semester: end of August – December.
Spring semester: January - May.
Visa and residence permit
Norwegian citizens, for studies of under six months in duration: For studies of less than six months in Canada you only need your passport and a letter of acceptance from the host university when you arrive.
All nationalities (including Norwegians), for studies of over six months duration: a Study visa will be necessary. An application form can be obtained from the Canadian Embassy in Oslo.
The Canadian Embassy in the United Kingdom (officially known as the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom) processes most of the visas for non-Norwegians. According to new regulations, some nationalities will need to travel to the High Commission to submit biometric data for the processing of a student visa. It is not possible to apply for a visa before you have received a letter confirming your acceptance at the host university.
In addition to a certified copy of the host university’s letter of acceptance, the High Commission demands an economic guarantee, two passport photos, a copy of your passport and a processing fee. Processing time for applications varies from two to four weeks; it is thus recommended to send an application in as soon as possible. Read the application carefully and control your signature and all attached papers. The High Commission strongly recommends that travel tickets are not bought until an answer to the application is ready.