The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service

The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (NUCAS) coordinates the admission to ordinary undergraduate study programmes at all universities, university colleges, and some private university colleges in Norway.

The NUCAS admission system is primarily meant for Norwegian citizens and individuals with a permanent or renewable residence permit in Norway.

Programmes for international students

International students who would like to apply for programmes taught in English can find information on this web site

Postgraduate programmes

Postgraduate programmes are not part of the coordinated admission service provided by NUCAS. For information on admission to postgraduate degrees, please contact the respective institutions directly.

Undergraduate programmes taught in Norwegian

Applicants have to meet the general admission requirements and document proficiency in the Norwegian language in order to be eligible for admission. Applicants can find information on general requirements on the GSU-list

NUCAS application deadlines

15th April - The application deadline for applicants with secondary education from non-Nordic countries

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Applicants must meet all requirements before 1st July. Secondary school graduates must submit their school leaving certificate before 1st July.

Applicants with foreign secondary education will be assessed individually and the institutions you have applied to will decide who will be offered a study place. The assessment is based on the grade point average/grades from upper secondary school/high school, the grade or points in the examination in Norwegian amongst other things.

The enrolment offers are published on 20th July. Applicants are asked to accept or decline the offer by the indicated deadline. Please note that admission to some programmes is highly competitive.


Telephone: 21 49 56 09 (Service Hours: 09:00-15.00 Monday to Friday)

Postal address:
Samordna opptak
Postboks 5883 Majorstuen
0308 Oslo

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