Language Requirements

NMBU offers courses taught in English and Norwegian. The English courses require one of the English levels listed below (Please do also see the Higher Education Entrance Qualification for Persons with Foreign Education - The GSU-list), and the Norwegian courses require documented fluency in Norwegian, Danish or Swedish. 

Exchange students can document English proficiency in various ways. Please see the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance Education to find out about how to document English language proficiency other than the test mentioned below.

If there is not an alternative way to document English language skills, exchange applicants who are not native speakers of English must document their proficiency in English with one of the following tests:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 500 for a paper based test (PBT), or minimum 60 on an internet-based test (IBT).
  • International English Language Testing Service (IELTS), academic, with a minimum score of 5.0.
  • Applicants with Norwegian upper secondary school: Foundation/level 1 course in English at upper secondary school (140 hours) with the mark 2 or better. 
  • Please note that a TOEFL or an IELTS test cannot be more than two years old.
  • Pearson PTE Academic test with a minimum score of 51 points.
  • University of Cambridge examinations:
    - First Certificate in English
    - Certificate in Advanced English
    - Certificate of Proficiency in English


Published 23. March 2022 - 15:14 - Updated 23. March 2022 - 15:20