Language requirements for programmes taught in English

Study programmes taught in English have a higher requirement for proficiency in English than the Nokut GSU list.

Language requirements

English taught programmes

NMBU offers one bachelor programme and several master programs with English as the medium of instruction. 

Applicants who are not native speakers of English must document their proficiency in English. Level of English can be documented with a test or with education. 

NMBU recognizes the following tests:

The table shows the required score for each programme level.

    Programme

 

Test

Bachelor

Master

PhD

TOEFL paper-based/internet-based

550 / 80

580 / 92

580 / 92

IELTS

6.0

7.0

7.0

Cambridge
First certificate in English

B2 (169)
B or better

 

Not sufficient for this level

Not sufficient for this level

Cambridge
Certificate in Advanced English

C1 (169)
C or better

 

C1 (185)
C or better

C1 (185)
C eller bedre

Cambridge
Certificate of Proficiency

C2 (180)
C or better

C2 (185)
C or better

 

C2 (185)
C eller bedre

 

Pearson PTE Academic

59

65

65

Level 1 course in English at upper secondary school (140 hours)

4

4

4

Advanced course in English at upper secondary school

Pass

Pass

Pass

 

Other approved ways to document sufficient level of English:
  • minimum one year of studies on university level in Great Britain, Ireland, USA, Canada, New Zealand or Australia.
  • 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 (a degree in other disciplines taught in English does not meet this requirement).
  • IB education documented with IB Diploma.
  • Upper secondary education from certain EU countries with satisfactory completion of the specified English language course (tba).
  • Applicants whose country is listed with no English requirement in the NOKUT GSU list  are exempt from the above test requirement. If your country is listed with "Yes" or "Yes 1-4" documentation of English (with test or education as listed above) is required. 

Please note that having worked in an English speaking environment or lived in an English speaking country does not satisfy the English language requirement.
IMPORTANT: The TOEFL or IELTS test cannot be more than two years old.

 

Language requirements for programmes taught in Norwegian  

NMBU offers bachelor programs, master programs and non degree studies with Norwegian as medium of instruction. For these programs/ courses, proficiency in Norwegian and English is required.

If you have questions regarding language requirements, please contact the Admissions office on admission@nmbu.no
 

 

Published 29. December 2010 - 8:00 - Updated 28. February 2019 - 16:08

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