International admissions: How to apply

How to apply UiT

HOW TO APPLY: STEP BY STEP

The following steps are for international applicants with basic education from outside the Nordic countries (Danemark, Finland,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.

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International Applicants:

As a rule, you can apply as an International Applicant if your basic education (upper/junior secondary & primary school) is from outisde the Nordic countries (Norway, Iceland, Finland, Sweden and Denmark) and DO NOT have advanced proficiency in Norwegian language.

Please use English to communicate with the International Office: international@uit.no

IMPORTANT DATES

  • International Admissions start: 1 October
  • Deadline (all programmes): 1 December
  • Deadline (Master in Contemporary Art):: 1 March

Nordic nationals and Residents in Norway:

Nordic applicants: Please apply as a Local Applicant if your basic education (upper/junior secondary & primary school) is from your home country or one of the Nordic countries.
Foreign applicants residing in Norway: Please apply as a Local Applicant if you can document advanced proficiency in Norwegian language. This category includes all foreign applicants residing in Norway on work visa, Protection (Refugee Status), Permanent Residency and Marriage/Family visa.
International applicants with Study Permit in Norway: Please apply as an International Applicant if you DO NOT have advanced proficiency in Norwegian language.
Norwegian citizens: Please apply as a International Applicant if you DO NOT advanced proficiency in Norwegian language and with basic education from outisde the Nordic countries.

Please use Norwegian, Danish or Swedish to communicate with the Admission Office (Opptakskontor): opptak@uit.no

Telephone: +47 77645590

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Local/Nordic Admissions (Programmes taught in English & Norwegian) start: 2 January
  • Deadline (all programmes): see the Study Catalogue


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Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements for your programme of choice.

You should read carefully the eligibility criteria (admission requirements), course structure, learning outcomes, job prospectives and other specifics of the programme. For more information about the programme of your choice, please contact the programme coordinator in the Study Catalogue, see the link below:


INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES

Make sure you meet the formal admission requirements (Basic Education, Proof of English Proficiency, Proof of Financial Ability and/or Average Grade):

The online application for international programmes opens early October and closes on December 1 (all programmes) and March 15 (Master's in Contemporar Art).

There are no tuition and application fees. UiT The Arctic University of Norway has no scholarships to offer to cover your living expenses in Norway unless you already have one from your home country.

Please make sure to read all the previous and following steps before applying for admissions.

START YOUR APPLICATION (open 1 October 2018)

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

UiT does not have any operating agreements with private agencies or people providing application/admission assistance. We strongly recommend that you upload your documents yourself, use your own e-mail address when registering your application and correspond directly with us with respect to your application.

You have finished your application, what's next?

You can change your application until the deadline 1 December. The status of your application will be "Under consideration" on the Application Web (Søknadsweb) until we have finished the processing.

Admission Process

1 Oct - 1 Dec

Application period: All required documentation must be uploaded iwthin this period. You can only change your application and upload new documents until the deadline 1 December, 23:59 O'lock local Norwegian time.

There is no application fee

Confirmation of Receipt: Our system is bases on self-service, which means it is your responsibility to make sure that all required documents are uploaded correctly. Use your e-mail (username) and password to log into your account on the Application Web (Søknadsweb). We do not have the capacity to confirm receipt of your application until they have been registered. We will not reply to e-mails regarding the receipt of the applications in this period.

1 Dec - March

1- The International Office coordinates the application process for international applicants and assesses whether you fulfil the formal general admission requirements (STEP 2). The outcome of your application is decided by the faculty offering the programme for which you have applied.

Admission to international programmes is highly competitive. Only few international applicants are offered admission.

March - April

2- The faculties base their decision on a composite of:

  • Formal admission requirements (average grade & English proficiency) (See STEP 3)
  • Specific academic requirements for the programme (See STEP 2)
  • Proposed research statements
  • strength of Motivational letter
  • Interview (if applicable)
  • Availability of places of study
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Mid-April Offer of admission: The International Office emails you the "Notification of Admission". Applicants who are offered admission to UiT will have the result and their Offer of Admission (official letter) and Letter for Visa Purposes (only non-EU applicants) published on the Application Web (Søknadsweb). Use your e-mail (username) and password to log into your account on the Application Web (Søknadsweb) to download the letters to apply for Student Visa (Study Permit) at the nearest Norwegian consular services to you.

NB! Postponement/deferment of the offer of admission or transfer to another academic programme are not allowed.

The deadline is specified in the "Notification of admission" sent to you by email Use your e-mail (username) and password to log into your account on the Application Web (Søknadsweb) and accept your offer of admission within the deadline.
End of April - May Rejections: Refusal Letters will be emailed to you by the faculty that offers the programme of study to which you have applied for admission.
By 1 June Student Deposit: Non-EU/EEA students must transfer their proof of financial ability into the Student Deposit account. Once the deposit is received, a Confirmation of Deposit will be issued to apply for Student Visa (Study Permit). Only visa-seeking students will be guaranteed housing in the priority housing list to fulfill the requirements for Study Permit to enter Norway for studies.


Foreign students residing temporarily in Norway on a Student Visa: You just need to

  • print out a your financial statement from your local Norwegian bank as proof of financial ability to apply for the renewal of your student residence.
  • If you have already obtained another degree in Norway, it is highly recommended that you write a personal statement to the UDI to explain why you want to take another degree programme in Norway.
  • Since you are already living in Norway, you are not considered as visa-seeking student. Housing is not guaranteed. We recommend that you look for housing in the private market as well.
By 15 May Student housing (only admitted students): Apply for student housing as soon as you have received your offer of admission.
By 1 July Student visa (only admitted students):  Apply for Study Permit to enter Norway for studies.

NB! Postponement/deferment of the offer of admission or transfer to another academic programme are not allowed.



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Last updated: 30.07.2018 10:41
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