International applicants: How to apply - bachelor's programme

Checklist for applicants:

1)      Who may apply in the 15 October – 1 December admission process?

If you have upper secondary school from outside of the Nordic countries and cannot document proficiency in Norwegian with an approved test, you must apply in the international application process.

If you meet the general entrance requirements for higher education in Norway, including language requirements in Norwegian (generell studiekompetanse), please apply through NUCAS (Samordna Opptak).

2)      Do you have the required academic background?
The minimum entrance requirements for admission to higher education in Norway is set by NOKUT and can be found in The Nokut GSU list . This list states the basic requirements for admission to higher education in Norway. 
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 must document proficiency in English with an internationally recognized test or education from certain countries. NMBU has a higher requirement for proficiency in English than stated in the Nokut GSU list. Please be aware that IELTS and TOEFL test dates fill up quickly. Be sure to schedule your test early. You can take the test until 15 December and submit the test score until 10 January. 

See how to document your proficiency in English.

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 126 357,- (one hundred and twenty-six thousand three hundred and fifty-seven) for the academic year 2021/2022. Please see The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration 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). The academic entrance requirements must be completed and documented by 15 December. Language test can be submitted until 10 January 2021.

All documents must be uploaded in the application portal.  Applicants with higher education from the Philippines or the USA must also order transcripts sent directly from their university to
The Admissions office/SiT
P.O box 5003
1432 Ås

If you are sending transcripts by courier you may use this address:

The Admissions office/SiT
Ole Sverres plass 1
1433 Ås

6)      Registering your application in the application portal

  • The application period 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 academic and financial documents. English test results can be uploaded until 10 January. Your application will be considered invalid if you have not uploaded any supporting documents within the deadline or does not meet the English requirements. Invalid applications will not be processed.
  • You may apply for up to three NMBU programmes at bachelor and master level. Please note that NMBU only offers one bachelor programme in English. 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. Those offered admission will have a short deadline to accept the offer. 

Applicants may be asked to present original educational documents upon admission.


If you have any questions, please check out our frequently asked questions page.

Published 9. January 2014 - 10:06 - Updated 2. November 2021 - 13:35