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Master's degree application procedures for European Union citizens

     

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  • Application deadline: 1 March
  • Deadline for submitting documents: 1 March*
  • Studies start in August

Note that there are separate application deadlines and procedures for Master's studies in Fine Art, Music and Design

*Deadline for submitting a complete Bachelor's degree when finishing in the spring semester: 1 July. Please check the details below. 

Applicants who are citizens of a country within the European Union, the European Economic Area or Switzerland must follow these guidelines on how to apply for admission.

Step 1. Check the admission requirements

Check that you have the required academic background before you register your application. Only applicants who meet the admission requirements will compete for admission. 

Admission to UiB is highly competitive. Approximately 8 % of international applicants are granted admission to our Master's degree programmes. 

CHECKLIST - ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

1. You must have obtained a achelor's degree. If you complete your bachelor's degree in the spring semester 2018, you are still qualified to apply for admission. Find specific requirements for your home country in our country list.

2. Your degree must include courses equalling at least 1.5 years of full-time studies in a subject relevant to the programme you apply for.

3. You should have obtained a minimum grade of 2nd Class Upper Division, grade B or the equivalent, to be able to compete for admission. 

4. You must check if the programme you wish to apply for have additional admission requirements. See our list of Master's programmes in English

5. You must document your English language proficiency. See our English requirements for approved tests and excemptions.

Step 2. Register your application

Online Application Form - Søknadsweb

Application deadline: 1 March

1. Choose English language in the upper right corner.

2. Choose English language in the upper right corner.

3. Click "Register new international applicant" and follow the instructions given.

  • Make sure your personal information is correct: contact address, e-mail, mobile phone number, preferred language, etc.
  • Use your private address, not your university address. It is important that you enter the city code/post code and city.

4. Click on "Save" to finish the registration. You will be redirected to the login page.

  • An email confirming your registration has been sent to your registered e-mail address
  • This email also contains your password for logging in.

5. Log on to Søknadsweb and start the application process.

Step 3. Choose study programmes

Register a new application

1. Complete "My Profile" - click "Next".

2. Choose New application: "International Applicants Residing Abroad - Master's Programmes - Self-financing".

3. Select the programme (s) you wish to apply for. You may choose to apply for two programmes in a prioritized order.

4. Click "Save".

5. Check the Receipt - you will also receive an e-mail receipt to the registered e-mail address.

6. Choose "My Documents" in the top menu and upload your documents. See step 4 for detailed instructions. 

7. Your application is officially complete when:

  • You have filled in your complete home address.
  • You have selected the study programmes you wish to apply for.
  • You have uploaded all the required documentation.

8. You can change your application until 1 March. 

Step 4. Upload documents

Complete your application - EU/EEA/EFTA nationals

Complete your application by uploading all the required documents:

  • Click "My Documents" on the top menu.
  • Choose new documents to upload.
  • When you have completed the uploading, your application is ready to be processed.

Deadline for submitting documents: 1 March

For applicants who apply for conditional offer: Deadline to submit a final Bachelor's degree: 1 July

 

Find specific requirements for your home country in our country list.

All EU/EEA/EFTA applicants must upload in the following order:

1. CV showing your educational background.

2. Secondary School certificate.

3. University degree certificate(s)/diploma(s) with a grading scale.

4. Transcript of records (an official statement listing courses/subjects you have completed at your university).

5. Documentation of English language proficiency.

6. Copy of your passport or picture ID showing full name, date of birth and gender.

7. Motivation letter, maximum 450 words.

8. Check if the master's programme you wish to apply for has any additional requirements. Note specifically that the Master's programme in English has a higher English requirement. 

We offer the possibility of conditional admission if you complete your Bachelor's degree during the spring semester 2018.  Please upload: 

  • Your higher education completed to date.
  • A list of courses you are registered for and the expected date for completion.
  • A complete Bachelor's degree diploma/certificate by 1 July. 

Document requirements

  • We require all documents to be scanned from original documentation.
  • If the original language of your documents is not English or a Scandinavian language, officially certified copies of a translation to one of these languages must accompany certified copies of your documents in the original language.
  • The documents must be uploaded as PDF-files of good quality.

Step 5. Application status

You have finished your application, what's next?

You can change your application until the deadline 1 March. The status of your application will be Under consideration on Søknadsweb until we have finished the processing.

Admission Process

1 Feb - 1 MarchApplication period: You can change your application and upload new documents until the deadline 1 March.
1 March - 1 AprilProcessing period: Complete applications will be processed in cooperation with the faculties and departments.
Mid-AprilOffer of admission: Applicants who are offered admission to UiB will have the result and their Letter of Acceptance published on Søkandsweb. You will also be notified by e-mail.
End of AprilRejections: Applicants who are not offered admission will be informed by e-mail at the end of April.
By 1 MayOffer of admission: Applicants with an offer of admission must accept or decline the offer of admission.
By 15 MayStudent housing: Apply for student housing as soon as possible and before you apply for a residence permit.
9 AugustWelcome Programme for new international students
Week 33Official semester start

Step 6. Frequently Asked Questions

What does the question "Do you have higher education from another university or college" mean?

Please select Yes. It is simply a control-question and will not have any implications for your application.

How do I upload documents?

When you create your application, you follow the steps (1-5) on Søknadsweb and upload accordingly.

If you log in later, choose My documents from the top menu and from there upload your documents. You can upload documents to Søknadsweb at any time until the deadline 1 December.

At Søknadsweb there is no button to officially send my application, so do I just leave it and it will be dealt with?

Søknadweb does not have a button to officially submit your application. Your application is officially complete when:

  • You have filled in your complete home address.
  • You have selected the study programmes you wish to apply for.
  • You have uploaded all the required documentation.

You can change your application until the deadline 1 March.

Should I send any documents by post?

No, you do not need to send any documents by post. We will check the original documents of admitted students after arrival at UiB.

I cannot find 'My documents' in the top menu - what do I do?

This is mainly an issue for applicants using a smart phone or tablet to apply: If you can't find 'My documents' in the top menu, click on the three white stripes in the top left corner and you will find 'My documents' in the drop down menu.

The list of documents to upload contains titles like 'Learning agreement', 'Diploma' and 'Repertoire for audition' - does this apply to me?

The document titles listed are the same for all admissions to UiB, some of them will therefore not apply to you. You should only choose the titles that corresponds to the documents you wish to upload. If you cannot find a relevant title, choose 'Other'.

Do I have to upload all the documents by 1 March?

Yes, but there is one exception: 

  • If you complete your bachelor's degree in the spring 2018 you must also upload

    • Your higher education completed to date.

    • A list of courses you are registered for and the expected date for completion.

    • A complete Bachelor's degree diploma/certificate by 1 July. 

Do I have to send copies of my documents by mail?

No, we do not accept documents sent by post - you have to upload all the documents to Søknadsweb. 

Note that if you are granted admission, you have to bring your originals to Bergen for verification.

How long should the Motivation letter be?

This is up to you to decide, but approximately 1 page (450 words) is a good standard.

I have applied for two study programmes, do I have to write two Motivation letters?

You can upload two different letters or write them as one, both will be ok.

Do I have to upload Recommendations letters?

No, we do not require you to upload Recommendation letters as part of the application process. Please check the list of required documents in Step 5.

At Søknadsweb there is no button to officially send my application, so do I just leave it and it will be dealt with?

Søknadweb does not have a button to officially submit your application. Your application is officially complete when:

  • You have filled in your complete home address.
  • You have selected the study programmes you wish to apply for.
  • You have uploaded all the required documentation.

You can change your application until the deadline 1 March. The status of your application will be Under consideration on Søknadsweb until we have finished the processing and published the result.

    My application status says Under consideration. What does it mean?

    The status of your application will be Under consideration on Søknadsweb until we have finished the processing. Also, see the answer above for more information.

    How do I get the housing guarantee? Do I have to apply for student housing now?

    You should not apply for housing now. Applicants that are granted admission to UiB, will have information on how to apply with a housing guarantee. The application deadline for student housing is 15 May.

    Did you not find the answer to your questions above?

    Email us at admission@uib.no