This is a guide to the normal entry requirements, assuming you’ve followed the Norwegian education system. An admissions tutor will study your application, so make sure you include your academic background and personal information when you apply.

Entry requirements vary depending on what sort of course you’re coming to BU to study.

  • BU International College Foundation Certificates
    You can undertake a Foundation Certificate before going on to an undergraduate course if you have successfully completed 12 years of schooling in Norway and achieved a minimum of IELTS (Academic) 5.0.
  • Undergraduate courses
    You can apply to study a Bachelor's degree from year one if you have a Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole. You need Grades 3 and above to be considered, although at least a 4 is preferable.
  • Top-up courses
    If you have a Høgskole Kandidat, you can apply to study a Top-up course at BU.
  • Postgraduate courses
    You need to have a Bachelor's degree or Candidatus Magisterii to apply for a taught postgraduate programme with us.
  • Research programmes
    You need any postgraduate degree to be considered for a BU research programme.

You can find more information about English language requirements for entry to BU on our English language requirements page.

If you need help with your visa or want more information about the immigration process, you can find it on our immigration information page.