Formal admission requirements - Master's programmes

Master UIT Arctic Norway

Thank you for your interest!

We are so glad you are considering applying to UiT. To get started on the path of joining our northernmost university, please carefully review our formal admission requirements before applying.


  • Admissions Start: October every year.
  • Deadline (all programmes):: 1 December
  • Deadline (Master in Fine Art):: 1 March

Norwegian Higher Education Entrance QualificationHigher Education Entrance Qualification is the general basis for admission to universities and university colleges in Norway.
For applicants with foreign basic education, the requirements for secondary school education, English proficiency and/or additional year(s) of higher education are specified in the Country (GSU) List below.

Country List

Proof of English ProficiencyAn international student’s English skills must pass the English tests that UiT accepts.

There are no preparatory courses in English available.

Exemptions/waiver from the English test apply to limited cases. Please click on the link below to see the requirements for your country.

Approved English test and exemptions

Bachelor's degree diploma or equivalentIn order to be eligible for master's programmes at UiT, you need to document a bachelor's degree of minimum three years. Depending on where you completed upper secondary education, you may be required to have more than three years of university education to be eligible for international admissions. Please see the Country List.

Average grade requirements
Academic requirements for individual programmes

Countries with specific documentation requirements

Proof of Financial Ability
International students from outisde EU/EFTAA must have access to enough funds to pay for own living expenses for at least one academic year. If admitted, these funds must be transferred to the Student Deposit in Norway to apply for student visa.

Norway, Swiss Confederation, Iceland, Liechtenstein and EU citizens are exempted from the requirement for proof of financial ability.

Proof of Financial Ability

Checklist of required documentsApplicants must submit complete online application for international admissions on or before the specified deadline (23:59 Norwegian Standard Time).
Incomplete applications will be refused regardless of academic qualifications.

Review checklist here

How to upload a successful application?
It is important that you sumbit a complete and accurate application for international admissions. The link below offers tips on how to prepare a successful application to increase your chance of obtaining admission.

Review here


Please follow the aforementioned steps and instructions before applying for international admissions.
Incomplete applications will be refused regardless of academic qualifications.



You have finished your application, what's next?
Checking your application status

You can change your application by adding or removing a document until the specified deadlines (23:59 Norwegian Standard Time).  The status of your application will be "Under consideration" on the Application Web (Søknadsweb) until we have finished the admission process.

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International admissions


UiT The Arctic University of Norway has no scholarships to offer to cover your living expenses in Norway unless you already have one before your arrival or under certain exchange schemes in collaboration with UiT and your home university:

These grants or scholarships are usually awarded automatically to students admitted to the exchange programme through their home institution.

Other Scholarships (You should be aware that these funding opportunities are few and will in most cases not cover the total costs of you stay in Norway):


International admissions


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