Admission to Bachelor's Degree Programmes (Norwegian only)

Admission to undergraduate studies in Norway is coordinated through The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (NUCAS).

If you want to apply for admission to undergraduate degree programmes, you must apply through the centralised application processing centre NUCAS, in Norwegian called Samordna opptak.

The University of Bergen does not offer any Bachelor's degree programmes taught in English. Admission to undergratudate studies require proficiency in Norwegian. The University of Bergen offers a variation of master's degree programmes in English. Information about undergraduate studies offered by the University of Bergen can be found on our Norwegian website.

Who may apply

The NUCAS admission system is primarily for Norwegian citizens and others with a permanent or renewable residence permit.

In order to be eligible for admission to undergraduate studies at the University of Bergen applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements for Higher Education Entrance Qualification in Norway (generell studiekompetanse). All applicants are required to document sufficient proficiency in both Norwegian and English language in order to meet the general admission requirements.

NOKUT, The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education, has compiled a list of general admission requirements for Norwegian universities/higher education for applicants with qualifications from abroad. We refer to this list as the GSU list. More detailed information about how applicants with foreign education can qualify for admission to undergraduate studies can be found at the NUCAS webpage (information in Norwegian only).

For further information see our Norwegian pages.

Application form

Between 1 February and 15 April the application form can be found online at the NUCAS website. Please note that the application form is in Norwegian only.

The application deadline is 1 March for applicants with foreign education.

Language requirements


The undergraduate studies offered at the University of Bergen are taught in Norwegian, and applicants must therefore document proficiency in this language. This can be done in one of the following ways:

  • Norwegian (as a second language) in upper secondary school, 3rd year with the mark 2 or better. For information about how to qualify this way, please see vilbli.no
  • The Norwegian Language Test – Advanced Level (Bergenstesten), written examination with the mark "bestått" (passed) from the autumn 2009 or a score of minimum 450 points (tests taken spring 2009 and earlier). For information about this test, please see the web site of Folkeuniversitetet.
  • Level 3 examination in Norwegian for foreign students at Norwegian universities.
  • One Year Programme in Norwegian Language and Civilization for Foreign Students. Please note that the University of Bergen does not offer such programmes.


You can meet the English requirement in several ways:

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language

  • minimum score 500 for paper-based test
  • minimum score 170 for computer-based test
  • minimum score of 60 for Internet-based test

The TOEFL code to the University of Bergen is 9367.

IELTS - British Council's International English Language Testing Service

  • minimum sccore 5.0 (Academic test)

University of Cambridge examinations

  • First Certificate in English
  • Certificate in Advanced English
  • Certificate of Proficiency in English

You can also meet the English requirements if you

  • have completed at least one year of university education in countries where the medium of instruction is English (Australia, Canada, Ireland, the UK, the USA and New Zealand).
  • have completed a university degree in the subject English language or English literature.