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Frequently asked questions

Please check the list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) for the answer to your question(s) before contacting us on e-mail.


How can I document English profiency?

To be able to apply to English taught programmes at INN you need to document English proficiency if you are not native from one of the Scandinavian countries or UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or Canada.

You can find information about our  English requirements and minimum scores or grades required on our web site.

Do I need to upload a sponsorship letter?

We do not require that you upload any proof of finances or a sponsorship letter in the admission process. The applicants who get an offer around April 2021 will receive further information about how to document finances and the process of paying the deposit for the student residence permit process. The amount for 2020 was 121 200 NOK. The amount is subject to change for 2021.

Am I qualified to apply?

We do not have the time or resources to case handle your application or review your documents before an actual application is registered.

Please read the admission requirement(s) for the programme you wish to apply carefully.

I have uploaded all my documents. What now?

If you have uploaded all the documents required according to the admission requirements of your chosen alternatives you will just have to wait.

If there are issues or deficiencies with your documents, we will send you an e-mail during the case handling process.

If everything is ok with your documents you will not hear from us until an answer is due. You will get notified by e-mail when the answer is due.

How does the Covid-19 situation affect my application?

As of now, we do not know how the situation in 2021 with Covid-19 will affect the admission process or the English taught programmes. As soon as we know anything that will affect the application process or the programmes planning to start in August 2021 we will inform you through or website and if you have an application pending on e-mail.

Can I send my documents by e-mail?

No, we do not accept documents sent by e-mail. You must upload your documents in the application portal (my documents).

If you have higher education from either Eritrea, Ethiopia, The Philippines, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria, Sudan or the USA you also must get your institution to send your transcripts to us by postal service in a sealed envelope.

Can I apply to a EU/EEA only programme if I have a residence permit in Norway but a citizenship from outside EU/EEA?

If you have citizenship outside of EU/EEA/Nordic Countries then you will only be able to apply for programmes available to non-EU/EEA applicants. If you have a student residence permit in Norway or a temporary residence permit but still is registered with citizenship outside EU/EEA you will not be able to apply to our EU/EEA only programmes. If you, however, have a permanent residence permit in Norway or an EU/EEA country but have education from outside EU/EEA you will be able to apply to EU/EEA programmes. If you have a permanent residence permit in Norway but still do not find any programmes available in the application portal you might still be registered in the system with citizenship outside EU/EEA. You will then have to change the citizenship in your profile when applying. If you are not able to do this, please contact us and we will assist you.

Can I upload documents after the deadline?

The deadline for submission of documents is absolute and your application will be rejected if we do not receive complete and correct documentation within the deadline. Please note that it could take some time to process passports and originals if you need to order originals to be sent from your institution by mail.

NB! If you are an EU/EEA or Nordic applicant and are finishing your degree in the spring of 2021 you have until 01 July to upload these documents. Please complete the upload as soon as you receive them. Contact us by e-mail if you got a reason to believe that you will do not get your diplomas before 01 July.

Can I study a Bachelor Programme at INN?

We do not offer any Bachelor programmes taught in English, so to be able to apply on any Bachelor programmes you need to fulfil the admission requirements including Norwegian language proficiency.

Can I upload my CV?

We do not require your CV if it is not stated in the specific documentation requirements.

Can I upload a letter of recommandation?

There is no need to upload a letter of recommendation if not stated in the documentation requirements for your prefered choice of programme.

Only documents required for admission will be reviewed and read in the application process.

Do I need to upload a motivation letter?

We require a motivation letter if you are an applicant from outside EU/EEA and are applying to our MSc in Applied Ecology.
Applicants from EU/EEA and the nordic countries do not have to upload a motivation letter.

Does HINN offer any scholarships or financing?

HINN does not offer any scholarships or other forms of financing for full degree students.

Can I apply for the Master in Sustainable Agriculture?

We do not currently offer a Master programme in Sustainable Agriculture. From what we understand, there is old information on some external sites on the web that suggest we still have that programme - but that is not the case.

You can find a list of our English taught programmes on our website.

I graduate after the application deadline. Can I apply?

If you are an EU/EEA citizen and graduate at a University in EU/EEA (+ Switzerland, Norway) after the application deadline you will be able to upload your diploma as late as July 1st if you graduate the following semester after the admission deadline.

For applicants from outside EU/EEA you must be qualified by 01 February. - so if you graduate at an institution outside EU/EEA in the spring of 2021 you will not be able to apply for the 2021 admission.

I failed my English test. Can I start to study and then take the English test again in the fall?

No, you must be qualified according to all the admission requirements in time for the admission deadline.

If you are an applicant from EU/EEA (+ Switzerland and Norway) you will be able to take the English test and document it before 01 July.

For all other applicants, the deadline for documenting English proficiency is 01 February.

Do I need to upload proof of financing in my application?

No. We do not require nor read any documents about financing in the application process. The ones who get admitted will get further information about how to document financing after the results of the admission are published in April 2021.

I have a Master Degree but I want to apply for a second Master Degree

You can apply for a Master Degree even if you already have a Master Degree from another Norwegian Institution, but keep in mind that UDI (The Immigration Office) quite often decline applicants who are admitted to a second or even third Master Degree

When can I expect to get an answer?

For applicants outside EU/EEA the admission deadline is 01 February. Because of the process with applying for a Student Visa we plan to send out letters of admission to the once who have been qualified and have enough points/grades from around 01 April.

We always send out an e-mail notice when the admission letter is due, so there is no need for you to ask us further about when to expect an answer.

NB! Please be sure that your e-mail does not automatically send e-mails from our domain to the trash can.

I have not heard from you yet! Why?

If you upload every document correctly you will not hear from us before we send out the letters of admission.

If you have uploaded insufficient documents we will get in touch with you by e-mail so that you can correct the uploaded documents.

If you do not upload anything we will not contact you. It is your own responsibility to upload documents according to the admission requirements and before the deadline.

Documents uploaded after the deadline for admission will not be reviewed.

I am on the waiting list. When will I get an update on my status?

If you are on the waiting list you will only be contacted if we actually supply from the waiting list. If you do not hear from us, there has been no movements on the waiting list for your application. You will receive an e-mail from us with your application status.

There is no need to call or e-mail us to check if there have been any movements from the waiting list, if you have not heard from us.