International admissions: How to apply (step-by-step guide)?

How to apply UiT


Please review the steps before applying for admission

The following steps are for international applicants with basic education from outside the Nordic countries (Danemark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden). Nordic applicants and Residents in Norway have different application processes and deadlines, please see STEP 1 before applying for admission to UiT.

Deadline (all programmes)

1 December every year.

Deadline (Master in Fine Art)

1 March every year.


You are an International Applicant if you:

  1. Do NOT have  advanced Norwegian language proficiency (such as Bergentest or Norwegian for foreign students, Level 3) AND

  2. Do NOT have a basic education (upper & middle school) from a Nordic country (Norway, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Greenland, Sweden or Danemark).

Nordic students: how to apply
Foreign students with advanced Norwegian proficiency: how to apply


Academic requirementsYou should carefully read the academic requirements for each programme you are applying to before starting your application for international admissions. The academic requirements can be found under the admission requirements section pf each programme in the Study Catalogue.

Study Catalogue

Formal admission requirementsMake sure you meet the formal admission requirements: Basic Education, Proof of English Proficiency, Proof of Financial Ability and/or Average Grade) before applying.

Master's degree programmes
Bachelor's degree programmes
Short & Online programmes

Checklist of required documentsAll applications must be submitted electronically on the Application Portal and within 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 acurate application for international admissions. The link below offers tips on how to prepare a successful application to increase your chance of obtaining admission.

Review tips here


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

International applicants without Norwegian National Identification Number (Personnummer)

Choose institution: UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Log in to the Søknadsweb as International Applicant on the right side of the page, which will take you to the International Login and registration page. NEW APPLICANTS (FIRST-TIME USERS): click on "Register New International Applicant" to create a new profile. RETURNING STUDENTS/APPLICANTS: log in with the same email address (request new password if you forgot). NB If you have changed your e-mail address since the last time you applied, please do not register as a new user on Søknadsweb before you have contacted us (

International applicants with Norwegian National Identification Number (Personnummer)

Choose institution: UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Choose "National Identifier and PIN" RETURNING STUDENTS/APPLICANTS: Enter your National ID and a 4 digit PIN-code. You do not have a PIN code? Click on "Send PIN code by email". NEW APPLICANTS (FIRST-TIME USERS): register new user

Application deadlines

All programmes: 1 December 2020, 23:59 Norwegian Time.

Master of Fine Art: 1 March 2021, 23:59 Norwegian Time.

Norwegian Language and Society for Foreign Studies: 1 December 2020, 23:59 Norwegian Time.



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

You can change your applicationby 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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Last updated: 24.03.2023 15:07