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 requirements for admission:


  • Admissions Start: 4 October
  • Deadline (all programmes):: 1 December
  • Deadline (Master in Fine Art):: 1 March

Higher Education Entrance Qualification is the general basis for admission to universities and university colleges in Norway. For applicants with foreign basic education, the requirements are specified in the Country (GSU) List, click on the red button below.



  • It specifies the type of upper/senior school education you must have to qualify for admission to UiT The Arctic University of Norway,
  • For some countries, you are required to have year(s) of higher education from a recognised programme from a recognised institution of higher education to be qualified for admission to UIT
  • It also specifies whether a proof of English language proficiency is required or exempted for certain countries.

An international student’s English skills must pass the English tests that UiT accepts (information about the required scores can be found in the link below).

There are no preparatory courses in English available.

Exemptions from the English test apply to limited cases, see the link below.

  • In 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. Please check the Norwegian Higher Education Entrance Qualification for the requirements for each country.


    - Degrees issued in Norway, Europe, Canada, USA, Australia & New Zealand: An average grade C is the minimum requirement, or the corresponding numerical mark/percentage score to be eligible for admission to master's level study programmes. degree issued in Norway is the minimum requirement for admission to the master’s level.

    - Degrees issued in other than the above-mentioned countries: An average grade B as a minimum requirement, or the corresponding numerical mark/percentage score to be eligible for admission to master's level study programmes.

    Average grade requirements - admission to master's degree

    Countries with specific documentation requirements


    You must fulfill the academic requirements for the master's programme in the Study Catalogue.

    The academic requirements vary from a programme to a programme. Please check the academic requirements mentioned in the "Admission requirements" for each master's programme before applying for formal admission.

The International Office at UiT always verifies uploaded bachelor's degree diploma/transcipt with the issuing school/institution. If we are unable to verify your qualifications, you will not be offered admission.

  • International students from outisde EU/EEA 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.
  • International applicants living in Norway:, please see the link below for more information about the requirements for financial ability.

If financial ability is not documented, the application for admission will be rejected, regardless of academic qualifications.

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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 Office