Incoming exchange students: language proficiency requirements

Documentation of English language proficiency

All inbound exchange students must have a good command of English at B2 or C1 Levels in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

ERASMUS+ STUDENTS FROM EU UNIVERSITIES

You can document your English language proficiency by ONE of these methods:

  1. Erasmus Online Linguistics Support (OLS), OR
  2. Certificate/Letter/Document from your home university that indicate that you meet the English Language requirements (B2 or C1 levels in accordance with the CEFR framework, OR
  3. Your home university indicates the level of your English language proficiency in the Learning Agreement

NORDIC STUDENTS FROM FINLAND, DENMARK (INCLUDING FAROE ISLANDS & GREENLAND), ICELAND & SWEDEN

You DO NOT need to document any proof of English or Norwegian language proficiency if you have studied a Scandinavian language (Danish, Swedish, Norwegian) and English during your upper secondary school education.

STUDENTS FROM OUTSIDE EUROPE (BILATERAL, PROJECT-BASED & NORTH2NORTH)

You can document your English language proficiency by one of these methods:

  • Certificate/Letter/Document from your home university that indicate that you meet the English Language requirements (B2 or C1 levels in accordance with the CEFR framework
  • Your home university indicates the level of your English language proficiency in the Learning Agreement.
  • English test (OPTIONAL)

STUDENTS FROM AUSTRALIA, CANADA, IRELAND, UK & USA

You DO NOT need to document any proof of ENglish langauge proficiency if you are a native speaker or studiying primarily in English at your home university.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTS

You can also submit an English test, but it is optional.

Please note that the English test must not be more than 2 years old at the final deadline for admission

  • TOEFL - Official score report: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 580 (paper-based)/ 240 (computer-based)/ 72 - 94 (Internet-based IBT) or higher. UiT TOEFL Institutional code: 0742.

  • IELTS - Academic test: International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) with a minimum of 6.5 - 7 points  or higher

  • PTE Academic: Pearson Test of English Academic with a minimum score of 62-75

  • APIEL: Advanced Placement International English Language Examination (APIEL) with a minimum of 3 points (Qualified) or 4 points (Well qualified).

  • The Michigan English Test (MET): with a minimum of 53-63 points

  • University of Cambridge Exams: Cambridge English First (FCE), Cambridge English First for Schools (FCE), Cambridge English Business Vantage (BEC Vantage).

  • TOEIC: 785-940

Norwegian proficiency requirements

Documentation of Norwegian Language proficiency

If you want to take a Norwegian-taught course, you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Passed exam in Norwegian (oral and written) at “Vg3-level” (393 hours) from Norwegian upper secondary school

  • Passed Level 3 examination in Norwegian for foreign students at Norwegian universities

  • Passed exam from the 1-year course in Norwegian language and culture for foreign students, taken at a university or a university college

  • Test of Norwegian, advanced level (known as ”Bergenstesten”) with result "Pass" in both tests. If you have taken the written test before autumn 2009, you must have at least 450 points. If you have taken the oral test before autumn 2009, you must have at least 500 points.

  • Norwegian test for adult immigrants from Kompetanse Norge (earlier Vox) with minimum result B2 or C1 in all four parts

  • Applicants from the other Nordic countries with qualifications granting general admission to higher education in their home country, and who have studied their native language at the most advanced level at upper secondary school are not required to take a Norwegian language proficiency test.

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