Language requirements

Approved tests:

NMBU recognizes the tests in the table below. Applicants with a lower score than the listed requirement will not be offered admission.

    Programme

 

Test

Bachelor

Master

PhD

TOEFL (iBT) or TOEFL (IBT) Home Edition
(Institutional code: 8457)

80

92

92

IELTS Academic
(Institutional code: 6935) required overall band score

6.0

7.0

7.0

Cambridge
First certificate in English


B or better

 

A

A

Cambridge
Certificate in Advanced English


C or better

 

C or better

C or better 

Cambridge
Certificate of Proficiency

C or better

 

C or better

 


C or better

 

Pearson PTE Academic

59

65

65

Vg1 course in English at Norwegian upper secondary school (140 hours)

4

4

4

Advanced course in English at Norwegian upper secondary school

Pass

Pass

Pass

 Approved education:

  • Minimum one year of studies on university level in Great Britain, Ireland, USA, Canada, New Zealand or Australia. Please note that branch campus, validated and franchised programmes and distance learning students are not exempt from providing an English test. Having worked in an English speaking environment or lived in an English speaking country does not satisfy the English language requirement.
  • Bachelor degree or minimum one year of master studies (60 ECTS) with English as the medium of instruction completed in one of the Nordic countries.
  • University degree in English language and/or literature. This means that the subject of study is the English language. A degree in other disciplines taught in English does not meet this requirement. You must have passed linguistic courses in English equal to at least 60 ECTS.
  • IB Diploma: English A with grade 3 or better or English B with grade 5 or better.
  • Applicants educated in a country listed with no English requirement in the NOKUT GSU list are exempt from the above test requirement. If your country is listed with "Yes, Yes 1, Yes 2, Yes 3 or Yes 4",  documentation of English (with a test or education as listed above) is required.
  • Upper secondary education from one of the countries listed below, with satisfactory completion of the specified English language course.

Country

Course

Grade/ levels

Austria

English at Reifeprüfung, Matura or Reifeprüfungszeugnis (at AHS)

2 or better

Belgium – Flemish-speaking

English at Algemeen Secundair Onderwijs

Passed

Belgium – French-speaking

English at general secondary education (Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur)

 

15 or better

Bulgaria

English as 1. foreign language at Diploma za sredno obrazovanie

Mnogu dobur or better

Denmark

English C

7 or better at ÷ 3-12 scale or 8 or better at 00-13 scale

(average of all grades)

 

Denmark

English A or B

02 at ÷ 3-12 scale or 6 at 00-13 scale

(average of all grades)

 

Estonia

English foreign language A or B at Löputunnistus

5,0 (from 2014)

Estonia

National exam in English at Riigieksamitunnistus

56 % or better (before 2002 and after 2013) or

 

61% or better (2002-2013)

 

Finland

English A at avgångsbetyget från gymnasiet / Lukion päästotodistus

 

 

English lång lärokurs on studentexamensbetyget/ ylioppilastutkintotodistus

 

8 or better

 

 

 

Cum laude approbatur

France

English at baccalauréat

11 or better

Faroe Islands

English at niveau C at studentsprógv

 

 

English at niveau B or A

 

English at niveau C

 

 

English at niveau B or A

 

9 or better Grade scale 00-13

 

 

6 in grade scale 00-13

 

7 or better in grade scale ÷3-12

 

02 in grade scale ÷3-12

Germany

English at Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife

10 punkte or better

Greenland

English nivå C at Grønlands gymnasiale uddannelse or Højere handelsexam (HHX) or Højere teknisk exam (HTX)

7 or better Grade scale ÷3-12 (7,0 average oral and written)

 

9 or better Grade scale 00-13 (9,0 average oral and written)

 

Hungary

 

 

 

Upper secondary school, English specialization, emet szintu erettsegi vizsga

Grade 4 or better

Iceland

English at Stúdentspróf with 200-240 fein (framhaldsskolaeiningar) (certificate after the 2008 reform)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English at Stúdentspróf with 140 einingar (certificate before the 2008 reform)

10 fein in English at level 2 or 3 (2. or 3. Þrep) with grade 8,0 or better

(average of all modules or of yearly Grade (árseinkunnir / námseinkunn) or exams Grade (prófseinkunn)

 

 

9 einingar in English with grade 8,0 or better (average of all modules or of yearly Grade (árseinkunnir / námseinkunn) or exams Grade (prófseinkunn)

 

Latvia

State exam in English at Vispārējās Vidējās Izglītības Sertifikāts (from 2013)

 

At least 70% at level B2 or C1

Lithuania

English at B2-level at Brandos Atestatas or

 

English at B1-level at Brandos Atestatas

 

Grade 4 or better

 

 

Grade 6 or better

Poland

English specialization, poziom rozszerzony, at Diploma for upper secondary after 2005

 

Dobry or better

Romania

English exam at Diploma de Bacalaureat

B2-level at all five separate tests

Slovenia

English as first foreign language at Spricevalo o splošni maturi or Spricevalo o poklicni maturi

 

Prav dobro or better

Sweden

English 5 and 6 at GY11

 

English A at Programgymnasiet

 

 

English B at Programgymnasiet

 

 

 

English at Linjegymnasiet

Grade C in both subjects

 

English A with grade VG or MVG

 

English B with grade G or better (average of all grades In English)

 

Årskurs 2 from 2- pg 3-year course with grade 4 or better or

 

English etapp 2 from komvux with grade 4 or better

 

Switzerland

English at Maturitätszeugnis, Certificat de Maturité, Baccalauréat or Attesto di Maturità

 

Grade 5 or better

The Netherlands

English at VWO

 

English at HAVO

Grade 6 or better

 

Grade 7 or better



Published 29. December 2010 - 8:00 - Updated 25. March 2022 - 11:10