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Language requirements for programmes taught in English

Applicants must document proficiency in English at a certain level.

The English language requirements applies to all except applicants native to UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia or the nordic countries, who do not require to document English language proficiency.

Please note that having worked in an English speaking environment or lived in an English speaking country does not meet the requirement.

 

How do you meet the English language requirements for admission to programmes taught in English?

In this link you can find how to meet the English language requirements for the Education for Diversity course.

In the following list you will find how to meet the English language requirements for our English taught Master programmes and the VR/AR programme

Higher education:

Bachelor

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor’s degree from either Canada, USA, Ireland, New Zealand, Great Britain or Australia. Note, the degree must have been physically taught in one of these countries

Master

Applicants who have completed a Master's degree taught in English.

Accepted English tests:

Norwegian upper secondary school

Foundation/level 1 course in English at upper secondary school (140 hours)

Minimum grade required: 4 or better

or

A pass in the English Advanced course I and/or II

TOEFL

Minimum score required: 550 for a paper based test (PBT) or 80 on an internet-based test (IBT).

Use the Institution Code (DI Code): 5714 when ordering your transcript at TOEFL.

IELTS

Minimum score required: 6,0

Cambridge ESOL Examinations

First certificate in English

Minimum score required: B or better

or

Certificate in Advanced English

Minimum score required: C or better

or

Certificate of Proficiency

Minimum score required: C or better

PTE Academic

Minimum score required: 59

TELC

Minimum scores required:

TELC English B2

or

TELC English B2-C1 University

or

TELC Certificates på C1

European countries who meet the language requirements with subjects at a certain level from upper secondary high school:

Austria

English at Reifeprüfung , Matura or Reifeprüfungszeugnis (from AHS)

Minimum grade required: 2 or better

Belgium, Flemish

English is covered with English at ASO (Algemeen Secundair Education)

Minimum grade required: 8, 15 or 75 depending on the grade scale

Belgium, French

English is covered with English at General Secondary education (certificate d'Enseignement secondaire Supérieur)

Minimum grade required: 15 or better

Bulgaria

English is covered with English as 1st foreign language at Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie (Диплома за средно образование)

Minimum grade required: Mnogu dobur

Estonia

English foreign language A or B at Löputunnistus

Minimum grade required: 5.0

or

State exam in English (Riigieksamitunnistus)

Minimum grade required: 56% or better (from 2001-2014) or 61% or better (2002-2013)

France

English is covered in English on the diploma from upper secondary school (baccalauréat)

Minimum grade required: 11 or better

Germany

English at Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur)

Minimum grade required: 10-12 points or better

Hungary

High school after 2005: English specialization, emelt szintu erettsegi vizsga

Minimum grade required: 4 or better

Latvia

English on Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību (from 2002)

Minimum grade required: 7 or better

or

English profile course at Atestāts par vispārējovidējoizglītību (to 2001)

Minimum grade required: 7 or better

or

Exam in English at Vispārējās Vidējās Izglītībascertificate

Minimum grade required: B2 or C1

Lithuania

Before 2013 English at B2 level at Brandos Atestatas

Minimum grade required: 4 or better

or

After 2013 English at B1 level or A level at Brandos Atestatas

Minimum grade required: 6 or better

Netherlands

VWO

Minimum grade required: 6 or better

or

HAVO

Minimum grade required: 7or better

Poland

English Specialization, poziom rozszerzony on the diploma from upper secondary school after 2005

Minimum grade required: Dobry

Romania

From 2010: DdB with English Exam with at least B1 level on all five sub-samples

Minimum grade required: 7.63 or better (average of all grades in English)

or

Starting 2000: DdB with English Exam at least B1 level

Minimum grade required: 7.63 or better (average of all grades in English)

Slovakia

After 2005: English on Vysvédcenie o maturitnejskúske

Minimum grade required: 3 / Dobry

Slovenia

English as the first foreign language at Spricevaloo splošni maturi or Spricevalo o poklicni Maturi

Minimum grade required: Prav dobro / 4

Switzerland

English on Maturitätszeugnis, Certificat de Maturité, Baccalauréat or Attesto di Maturità

Minimum grade required: 5 or better

Worldwide countries who meet the language requirements with subjects at a certain from upper secondary high school:

Gambia

English from West Africa Senior School Certifiacte

Minimum grade required: C4 or better

or

English from Senior Secondary School Certificate

Minimum grade required: C4 / C or better

or

English from ordinary level

Minimum grade required: 4 or better

or

English from advanced level

Minimum grade required: E or better

Ghana

English from West Africa Senior School Certifiacte

Minimum grade required: C4 or better

or

English from Senior Secondary School Certificate

Minimum grade required: C or better

or

English from GCE Advanced level

Minimum grade required: E or better

Cameroon, English

English from ordinary level

Minimum grade required: B or better

or

English from advanced level

Minimum grade required: E or better

Kenya

English from KCSE

Minimum grade required: C- (C minus) or better

Nigeria

English from Senior School Certificate

Minimum grade required: C4 / 4 or better

or

English from General Certificate of Education, ordinary level

Minimum grade required: 4 or better

or

English from General Certificate of Education, advanced level

Minimum grade required: E or better

Sierra Leone

English from Senior School Certificate

Minimum grade required: C5 or better

or

English from General Certificate of Education, ordinary level

Minimum grade required: 5 or better

or

English from General Certificate of Education, advanced level

Minimum grade required: E or better

Tanzania

English from Certificate of Secondary Education

Minimum grade required: C or better

or

English from Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education, Principal pass

Minimum grade required: E or better

Uganda

English from Uganda Certificate of Education

Minimum grade required: 4 or better

or

English from Uganda Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education, Principal pass

Minimum grade required: E or better

Zambia

English from Zambian School Certificate

Minimum grade required: 4 or better

Zimbabwe

English from General Certificate of Education, ordinary level

Minimum grade required: C or better

or

English from General Certificate of Education, advanced level

Minimum grade required: D or better