Formal admission requirements - Master's programmes
Thank you for your interest in UiTs Master's programmes. Please carefully read these formal admission requirements and your programmes requirements before submitting your application.
International applicants must meet the following formal admission requirements to be eligible for admission to English-taught master's level study programmes:
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
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 belowbelow.
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 students from outisde EU/EEA must have access to enough funds to pay living expenses during for one academic year. If admitted, these funds must be transferred to the Student Deposit in Norway to apply for Student Permit. If financial ability is not documented, the application for admission will be rejected, regardless of academic qualifications.
- Foreign students living in Norway: you do not need to submit proof of financial ability. You just need to upload a copy of your Norwegian Residency Card.
Last changed: 15.06.2018 11.08
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.