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Admissions Criteria in Norway for Pakistani Students 2024


The Norwegian Higher Education System is known for its high standards, innovative teaching methods and close informal relations between students and teachers. You can study various interesting combinations of subjects at Norwegian universities and colleges, although, a wide range of programs is offered in English for international students. 

Requirements For Admission In Norwegian Universities From Pakistan

It is very competitive for students to get admission in Norwegian higher institutes, as they have to meet some academic and language requirements. Tough the requirement vary for different study levels and subjects. Here you go if you are interested in studying undergraduate or post graduate study programs in Norway.

Academic Requirements For Bachelors Study Programs

  • Applicant must have a higher secondary education (intermediate certificate) along with one year university education

Academic Requirements For Postgraduate Programs

  • Must have bachelor’s degree from an accredited university (masters degree for PhD program)

  • Subject for which you are going to enroll in master program, must be studies for 1.5 years during your undergraduate degree program

Language Requirements For Pakistani Students To Study In Norway

To study in Norwegian universities, students have to fulfil both academic and language requirements including English and Norwegian.

English Proficiency Requirement: English language is the main and basic requirements for Pakistani students to get admission in any foreign university. For Norwegian universities, you must have one of the following proficiency scores

  • TOEFL: 60 for iBT and 500 for PBT

  • IELTS: 5 bands

  • PTE: 51

You will be exempted to submit English language test score if

  • You have completed your bachelor’s degree from a university where all subjects were taught in English

  • Have completed one year of higher education in USA, Australia, USA, NZ, Ireland, and Britain

  • You have completed a master’s degree in English

Note: You must have a degree with transcripts where it should be clearly documented that degree has been taught in English.

Norwegian language Requirements

Students who enrolled in Norwegian universities either in English or Norwegian taught program have to submit Norwegian test scores. Applicant applying in English language course program can appear in partial test and those who are applying in Norwegian taught programs have to submit Norwegian higher level test scores.  Bergenstesten level B2 is required to get admission in Norwegian taught programs.

Learn How To Become An Exchange Student In Norway 


Entry Requirements For Exchange Students

As Norwegian universities also offer exchange programs to international students who are already enrolled in a higher education program in their home country.

How To Apply To Norwegian Universities

For international students who want to enroll in an English taught degree program can find and apply for a study program through the Norwegian official website. Here is a step by step process to follow for successful application

  • Find the university and course, you are interested for

  • Create an account on the website

  • Upload all the required documents

  • Submit one application for one study program

  • Wait for the university’s response (check your email daily for updates)

  • After getting acceptance letter from the university, you will sign a study contract by saying yes into the reply of offer

  • Go for the visa process and prepare for your trip to Norway

Documents Required For Norwegian University Application

At initial stage when applying to the university, you may need only educational transcripts to be submitted. After getting offer/ acceptance letter and signing it, you have to submit the following documents to secure admission in Norwegian university.

  • Bachelor’s and master’s degree attested form HEC and MOFA (if applying for PhD program)

  • Bachelor’s degree, transcripts and copies attested from HEC and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (if applying for Master’s program)

  • Matric/O level and Intermediate/A level degree, transcripts and copies attested from the relevant board, IBCC and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (when applying for undergraduate degree)

  • English translated birth certificate attested from Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Family registration certificate from Nadra.

  • Computerized National Identity Card.

  • Valid passport.

  • Recent passport size pictures.

  • Experience letter (if any)

  • IELTS (5.5 or 6.0 overall band depending on the institution requirements).

  • At least two Reference/Recommendation letter from your teacher or employer.

  • Statement of purpose.

  • You need to show bank statement (NOK 137 907) proving that you have this much balance in your account or your sponsor’s account for one year to stay in Norway 

  • Updated resume/CV

  • Any educational, training or volunteering certificate will maximize your chances for admission

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