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Applying from Norway?

Here's all the information you need to study with us

If you’re from Norway and interested in studying in the UK, the University of Portsmouth is a great place to fulfil your ambitions. And if you’re ready to take the next step, we’re ready to help you get here.

On this page, you'll find information about where you can meet us in your region, what you need to do to apply for a course with us and contact details for our people in your area.

Entry requirements for students from Norway

If you're joining us from Norway, the entry requirements you need to meet will depend on the course you want to study.

We consider all applications we receive. However, to make sure you get the most out of your time studying with us and have the best chance of applying successfully, we recommend the following minimum qualifications:

Undergraduate courses

If you've achieved an average grade of 3.75 or above in the Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole, we'll consider you for admission onto an undergraduate course such as a Bachelor's degree.

You can also apply with:

A levels

  • Please check your specific course page to find the exact number of points needed. Your A level grades should equal or exceed the total points required. You can use the UCAS Tariff Calculator to work out your total points.
  • Some courses will require you to have studied specific subjects at A level. For example, to study a science course you will usually need to have achieved passing grades in scientific subjects at A level.
  • A level points: A* = 56 A = 48 B = 40 C = 32 D = 24.

International Baccalaureate

  • Most courses will require between 24 and 31 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB), depending on the degree you apply for.

You must have studied relevant subjects and achieved strong grades.

You may be able to join an undergraduate course with other qualifications. We do consider qualifications from a range of sources. Contact us to find out more.

Postgraduate courses

For entry to our postgraduate Master's programmes, you'll usually need to have an undergraduate degree (equivalent to Bachelor's degree with Honours) with an overall grade B or C / 1.0-2.5 (on a 4 point scale) from a recognised Higher Education institution.

If you don't meet the postgraduate entry requirements, you can do a pre-Master's programme at International College Portsmouth (ICP) for many of our courses.


We'll consider you for a PhD if you have a good Master’s degree and submit a research proposal.

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English language requirements

When you join us, it’s important that you can speak and understand English to the level that your course requires. The specific English language requirements will be on your chosen course page.

We can accept the Vitnemål English examination at Grade 4 or above, depending on the course. We also accept IELTS, IGCSE and several other certificates, but don’t worry if you're currently short of the standard required – we offer English Language Programmes that will get you to the necessary level.

What to do next

Ready to start your adventure with us? Whether you know which degree course you want to do or not, get in touch with us now or meet us at an event near you to discuss your next steps.

Our Global Officers are experts in helping students from Norway, like you, to apply to join us. Whatever you want to know, just ask.

Scholarships and bursaries

As a student from Norway, you may be eligible for financial support from Lånekassen.  

If you are joining us in 2021/22 you may also be eligible for the Transition Scholarship. With this scholarship, eligible students will pay the same tuition fees as a UK student for the duration of their course. You can find out more about the Transition Scholarship on our Tuition fees for EU students pages

Representatives and agents

If you want to learn more about studying with us or you want help with your application, contact one of our official representatives in Norway:

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Your Study Advisor Nordic AB

Tel: (+46) 711 236 500




Study Outside Norway (SONOR)
ATTN: Keystone Education Group
Rolfsbuktveien 4c & 4d Fornebu 1364

Tel: (+47) 940 33 999


Your Study Advisor Nordic AB

Tel: (+46) 711 236 500



Study Outside Norway
Kjopmannsgata 8
7013 Trondheim

Contact person: Kjetil Kleivmyr-Sandvoll
Tel: (+47) 474 50 512
Fax: (+47) 73 80 9751


Your Study Advisor Nordic AB

Tel: (+46) 711 236 500