Formal admission requirements - Master's programmes
International applicants must meet the following 4 admission requirements to be eligible for admission to English-taught master's level study programmes:
If any requirement is not documented, the application for admission will be rejected, regardless of academic qualifications.
1- Norwegian Higher Education Entrance Qualification
The general basis for admission to universities and university colleges in Norway is called Higher Education Entrance Qualification. For applicants with foreign education, the requirements are specified in the Country (GSU) List, see the link below.
WHAT DOES GSU-LIST CONTAIN?
- The GSU-list specifies the type of basic education you must have to qualify for admission to UiT The Arctic University of Norway,
- For some countries, you are required to have higher education from a recognised programme from a recognised institution of higher education in addition to secondary education from the country of origin AND
- whether a proof of English language proficiency is required or exempted.
2- Proof of English Proficiency
All international applicants to study programmes at UiT must document their proficiency in English on an advanced level, either through education or an approved international examination/test. Exemptions apply to limited cases, see below.
APPROVED ENGLISH TESTS AND EXEMPTIONS
3- Bachelor´s Degree Diploma or equivalent
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.
1- AVERAGE GRADE REQUIREMENT
- 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.
2- ACADEMIC 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.
4- Proof of Financial Ability
International applicants from outside the EU/EEA area, who are applying to our bachelor's, master's and short programmes, are required to document financial ability to cover their own living expenses for one academic year.
If financial ability is not documented, the application for admission will be rejected, regardless of academic qualifications.
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SCHOLARSHIPS AND FREEMOVER
UiT The Arctic University of Norway does not offer scholarships 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.