Checklist for applicants:
1) Who may apply in the 15 October – 1 December admission process?
- Applicants from outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland
- EU/EEA and Swiss citizens
EU citizens who are completing their undergraduate degree in spring must apply for master’s programmes in the spring application period. Only applicants who are proficient in Norwegian may apply for bachelor's programmes in the spring application period.
2) Do you have the required academic background?
NMBU offers one bachelor’s programme taught in English, International Environment and Development Studies, and several master's programmes.
All master's programmes require a bachelor degree or equivalent / 180 credits in a relevant field, and a minimum grade of C or equivalent grade. Please see the programme description for details on relevant background.
The Nokut GSU list states the basic requirements for admission to higher education in Norway. Admission to a master’s programme requires three years of higher education in addition to the basic entrance requirement. NMBU has a higher requirement for proficiency in English than stated in the Nokut GSU list.
Please note that admission is highly competitive and normally requires higher grades than the minimum needed to be qualified for admission.
3) Do you meet our English language requirements?
Applicants who are not native speakers of English must document their proficiency in English with an internationally recognized test. Please be aware that IELTS and TOEFL test dates fill up quickly. Be sure to schedule your test in time for the results to reach us within the application deadline. Tests taken after the application deadline will not be accepted. Be sure to schedule your test early.
4) Can you document your financial ability?
- There are no tuition fees at NMBU.
- NMBU does not offer scholarships for bachelor or master students.
- All student must be self-financed.
- Financial ability must be documented when you apply
Applicants from outside the EU must document their ability to finance the stay in Norway in order to be granted a student residence permit.
The required amount is currently NOK 111,657 per academic year. Please see https://www.udi.no/en/ for more information.
5) Do you have all required documentation?
Check our documentation requirements and make sure that you have all the required documents ready, and that they are in the correct format (.pdf). All requirements must be met by the application deadline.
Documents should be uploaded online - not sent by post.
6) Registering your application in the Application Portal
- The application periode is 15 October - 1 December
- Enter your name as written in your passport
- Please upload all documents when you register your application. Follow our guidelines on how to upload documents.
- 15 December is the final deadline to upload documents. Your application will be considered invalid if you have not uploaded any supporting documents within the deadline. Invalid applications will not be processed.
- You may apply for up to three programmes. You may reprioritize your three programmes until the application deadline.
- If you are offered admission to your first priority, you will not be offered admission to your second or third priority.
7) Getting your application results
The admission results will be available in the application portal by the end of April.
If you are offered admission, you will also be notified through your registered e-mail address and a formal letter of admission. Those offered admission will have a short deadline to accept the offer.
Applicants may be asked to present original educational documents upon admission.
Questions regarding the admission process: firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions regarding the content of the study programme: Study coordinator of the programme (please find contact info on programme description)