International admissions: How to apply


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.


Please go through our "Checklist" for required documents" and "Standard documentary requirements" to ensure that your documents are uploaded correctly and in accordance with our admission requirements.


Study Permit

The International Office coordinates the application process for international students and assesses whether you fulfil the formal general admission requirements (eligibility). The outcome of your application is decided by the faculty offering the programme OF STUDY for which you have applied.

Due to the high number of qualified applicants to UiT, admission is highly competitive.

The faculties base their decision on a composite of:

  • Formal admission requirements
  • Specific academic requirements for the programme
    (if applicable - check the study catalogue and programme description)
  • References
  • Work experience
  • Proposed research statements (if applicable)
  • Interview (if applicable)
  • Availability of places of study

  • Checking the status of your application

    You can log into your application profile via the Application Web (Søknadsweb). Make sure to remember your login e-mail (username) and your password. The application should be made by you, and not by a private agent. Documents uploaded after the deadline 1 December are not accepted.

  • Application period

    The application period is from 1 October to 1 December. All required documents must be uploaded within this period.

  • Confirmation of receipt of application

    Use your e-mail (username) and password to log into your account on the Application Web (Søknadsweb). It is your responsibility to make sure that all required documents are uploaded correctly.

    NB! Please note that 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.

  • Notification of admission

    The International Office emails you the "Notification of Admission", Offer of Admission and Letter for Visa Purposes (non-EU applicants). This will happen by April/May at the latest.

    Refusal Letters will be emailed by the faculty at the end of May.

  • Acceptance of the offer of admission

    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 specified deadline in your notification of admission.

    You must as well accept the Conditions of Admission.

  • Applying for student housing

    You should apply for student housing before the deadline of 1 June. Student housing will be reserved upon request only. Non-EU/EEA students will be GUARANTEED housing to apply for Student Visa (Study Permit). The guarantee is stated in the Letter for Visa Purposes.

  • Student Deposit Account

    Non-EU/EEA students must transfer money into the Student Deposit account.

    Once the deposit is received, a Confirmation of Deposit will be issued to apply for Student Visa (Study Permit).

  • Student Visa (Student Permit).

    Non-EU/EEA students must apply for student visa to enter Norway for studies. The following documents are required to apply for student visa: Offer of Admission, Letter for Visa Purposes (housing guarantee) and Confirmation of Deposit

    Foreign students residing in Norway: 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, you will be asked to write a personal statement to explain why you want to take another degree programme in Norway.



Studies start in August every year.


UiT The Arctic University of Norway does not have any 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 your home university.

The Quota Scheme scholarships and Freemover admission have been phased out. There will be no further admissions under these schemes.


International Office



9 GREAT REASONS TO choose UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Join some of the best students from around the globe at one of the world's most arctic university. We cannot wait to welcome you as a UiT student at our campuses in Tromsø, Alta, Narvik and Harstad. We want to help you each step of the way until you become a full member of UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

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Last updated: 02.03.2018 09:32
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