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  • Minimum educational requirement is a bachelor's degree or a period of study comparable with a Norwegian bachelor's degree. Completed higher education must be from a recognised institution and of minimum duration as described below.
  • English proficiency requirements

 

AFGHANISTAN

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

 

Baccalauria (Secondary School Certificate) + 4 years university education

 

English test required?

 

Yes

 

ALBANIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Dëftëse Pjekurie + 3 years university education

OR

Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore from about 2006 + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

ALGERIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Diplôme du Baccalauréat d’enseignement secondaire/Shahada al-Bakaloria al ta’lim al thanawi + 4 years university education

OR

Diplôme du Baccalauréat de technicien/Shahada al Bakaloria al teqani + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

ANDORRA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Títol de batxiller + Prova Oficial de Batxillerat (POB)+ 3 years university education.

OR

Títol de batxiller professional + Prova Oficial de Batxillerat Professional (POB Professional) + 3 years university education.

Please note: It is possible to obtain secondary school leaving certificate from the French or the Spanish education system. Please refer to the requirements respectively for France and Spain.

English test required?

Yes

ANGOLA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Habilitações Literárias + 4 years university education

OR

Certificado de Estudos Pré-Universitários (2-3 years pre-university education) + 4 years university education

OR

Ensino Geral Certificado de Habilitações + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with 6 passed CAPE Units + 3 years university education.

OR

General Certificate of Education, 3 A Levels, for older qualifications + 3 years university education.

OR

Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) + 4 years university education

English test required? 

No

ARGENTINA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Bachiller/Bachillerato + 4 years university education

English test required? 

Yes

ARMENIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 2018: Atestat mijnakarg (lriv) andhanur krtutyan +4 years university education 

Until 2018: Atestat mijnakarg krtutyan + 5 years university education

OR

Hasunutian vkaiakan (Attestat) + 5 years university education 

English test required? 

Yes

AUSTRALIA, Australian Capital Territory

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

ACT Year 12 Certificate in combination with Tertiary Entrance Statement(TES), Universities Admission Index (UAI) + 3 years university education

OR

Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) + 3 years university education.

English test required?

No

AUSTRALIA, New South Wales

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Higher School Certificate (HSC) in combination with Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER) + 3 years university education.

OR

Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) + 3 years university education.

English test required? 

No

AUSTRALIA, Northern Territory

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Before 1996: South Australian Certificate of Education - Northern Territory (Year 12) + 3 years university education.

From 1997: Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET) - in combination with Higher Education Entrance Score, Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER) + 3 years university education.

OR

Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) + 3 years university education.

English test required?

No

AUSTRALIA, Queensland

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Before 2008: Queensland Senior Certificate (QSC) + 3 years university education 

From 2009: Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) - in combination with Tertiary Entrance Statement (TES) + 3 years university education

OR

Overall Position (OP) + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

AUSTRALIA, South Australia

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

1984-1992: Year 12 Certificate of Achievement + 3 years university education

From 1993:

South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) - in combination with Higher Education Entrance Score (HEES), Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER), Tertiary Entrance Statement(TES) + 3 years university education

OR

Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

AUSTRALIA, Tasmania

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Before 1993: Higher School Certificate + 3 years university education

From 1990:

Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) - in combination with Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER), Tertiary Entrance Statement(TES) + 3 years university education

OR

Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

AUSTRALIA, Victoria

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

1970-86: Higher School Certificate + 3 years university education

OR

From 1987:

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) - in combination with Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank (ENTER) + 3 years university education

OR

Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

AUSTRALIA, Western Australia

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

1977-1996: Certificate of Secondary Education with Tertiary Admissions Examination + 3 years university education

From 1997:

Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) in combinationwith Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER), Universities Admission Advice Letter (UAAL) + 3 years university education

OR

Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

AUSTRIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Reifeprüfung + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes*

Exemption: 

AZERBAIJAN

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Orta Tahsil Haqqinda Attestat + 4 years university education

OR

Diplom + 4 years university education

OR

Svidetelstvo o Srednem Obrazovanii + 4 years university education

English test required? 

Yes

BAHAMAS

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Bahamas General Certificate of Education + 4 years of higher education

English test required?

No

BAHRAIN

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Tawjahiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

BANGLADESH

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Higher Secondary Certificate + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

BARBADOS

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, UCLES, with 3 GCE A Levels + 3 years university education 

OR

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with 6 passed CAPE-units + 3 years university education.

OR

Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) + 4 years university education

English test required?

No

BELARUS

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Atestat ab ahulnaj sjarednjaj adukatsyi / Атэстат аб агульнай сярэдняй адукацыі / Аттестат об общем среднем образовании + 4 years university education

OR

Dyplom ab prafesijanalna-tekhnitsjnaj adukatsyi z atrymannem ahulnaj sjarednjaj adukatsyi / Дыплом аб прафесіянальна-тэхнічнай адукацыі з атрыманнем агульнай сярэдняйадукацыi / Диплом о профессионально-техническом образовании с получением общего среднего образования + 4 years university education

OR

Dyplom absjarednjaj spetsyjalnaj adukatsyi / Дыплом аб сярэдняй спецыяльнай адукацыi / Дипломом о среднем специальном образовании can be assessed individually 

English test required?

Yes

BELGIUM, Flemish-speaking

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Getuigschrift van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs + 3 years university education 

OR

Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes*

BELGIUM, French-speaking

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes*

BELIZE

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

3 GCE A Levels + 3 years university education

OR

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with 6 passed CAPE Units + 3 years university education

OR

Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) + 4 years university education

English test required?

No

BENIN

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Diplôme de Bachelier de l' Enseignement Moyen Général (1984-1991) + 3 years university education

OR

Diplôme de Bachellier de l' Enseignement de Second Degré (1991-) + 3 years university education

OR

Baccalauréat del'Enseignement Secondaire + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

BHUTAN

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 2006: Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate (BHSEC) + 4 years university education.

Before 2006: Indian School Certificate (ISC) + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

BOLIVIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Bachiller en Humanidades + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Diploma o završenoj srednjoj školi + 3 years university education

OR

Диплома о положеном матурском испиту (Diploma o položenom maturskom ispitu) + 3 years university education

OR

Svjedocanstvo/Svjedozba/ o zavrsnomispitu / zavrsnom obrazovanju+ 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

BOTSWANA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Cambridge Higher Overseas School Certificate with 3 GCE A-levels + 3 years university education

OR

Cambridge Overseas School Certificate + 4 years university education

OR

Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) + 4 years university education

English test required?

No

BRAZIL

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Before 1996: Certificado de Conclusão de 2 Grau + 4 years university education 

From 1996: Certificado de Ensino Médio + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

BRUNEI

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Brunei/Cambridge GCE A-level with 3 A-levels + 3 years university education

OR

Brunei Matriculation Examination Certificate + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

BULGARIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Diploma za zavarsheno sredno obrazovanie / Диплома за завършено средно образование + 3 years university education

OR

Diploma za sredno obrazovanie / / Диплома за средно образование + 3 years university education

OR

From 1994 2002: Svidetelstvo za zrelost / Свидетелство за зрелост + 3 years university education

OR

Until 1974: Zrelostno svidetelstvo / Зрелостно свидетелство + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

BURKINA FASO

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement de Second Degré + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

BURUNDI

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 1999: Diplôme des Humanités Generales in combination with Diplôme d'Etat + 3 years university education 

OR

Before 1999: Diplôme des Humanités Complétes + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

CAMBODIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Attestation de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires de l'Enseignement Général + 5 years university education

English test required?

Yes

CAMEROON, English-speaking

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Cameroon GCE Ordinary Level + Cameroon GCE Advanced Level with pass in at least 3 subjects. English and Mathematics must be passed at least at Ordinary Level + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

CAMEROOM, French-speaking

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire Général + 3 years university education

OR

Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire Technique + 3 years university education

OR

Brevet de Technicien l’Enseignement Secondaire + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

CANADA, Alberta

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 1995: Alberta High School Diploma + 3 years university education

Up to 1997:

General High School Diploma + 3 years university education

OR

Advanced High School Diploma + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

CANADA, British Columbia

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Secondary School Diploma + 3 years university education 

OR

Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma (Dogwood Diploma) + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

CANADA, Manitoba

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

High School Graduation Diploma + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

CANADA, New Brunswick

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

High School Graduation Diploma + 3 years university education 

OR

Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

CANADA, Newfoundland & Labrador

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

High School Graduation Diploma + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

CANADA, Northwest Territories

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

High School Graduation Diploma + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

CANADA, Nova Scotia

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma + 3 years university education

OR

High School Completion Certificate + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

CANADA, Nunavut

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Nunavut Secondary School Graduation Diploma + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

CANADA, Ontario

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) + 3 years university education 

OR

Secondary School Graduation Diploma (SSGD) + 3 years university education 

OR

Secondary School Honours Graduation Diploma (SSHGD) + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

CANADA, Prince Edward Island

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Provincial Senior High School Graduation Certificate + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

CANADA, Quebec

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Diplôme d'Etudes Collégiales (DEC) + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

CANADA, Saskatchewan

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Record of Secondary Level Standing / Complete Division IV Grade 12 Standing + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

CANADA, Yukon

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Yukon Secondary School Graduation Certificate + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

CAPE VERDE

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Certificado de Habilitações Litérarias + 4 years of higher education

English test required?

Yes

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Baccalauréat + 3 years university education

OR

Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement du Second Degré + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

CHAD

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Baccalauréat + 3 years university education

OR

Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement de Second Degré + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

CHILE

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Licencia de Educación/Enseñanza Media (Humanistico-Científica, Técnico-Profesional or Artistica) + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

CHINA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

After 1977: Gaozhong Biye Zhengshu / Senior High School Graduation Certificate + 4 years university education

Until 1966: School leaving certificate + 5 years university education

English test required?

Yes

Additional documentation requirements

A verification report of your transcipt of records in English by CHESICC (China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center) is required. The verification report must be uploaded to your application at Søknadsweb.

COLOMBIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Bachillerato/Diploma de Bachiller + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

CONGO, REPUBLIC OF THE (formerly CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE)

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement de Second Degré, Enseignement Général + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

CONGO, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE (formerly ZAIRE)

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Diplôme d' Etat d' Etudes Secondaires de Cycle Long + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

COSTA RICA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From December 1988: Título de Bachiller en Educación Media + 4 years university education

From December 1974 – February 1988: Diploma de Conclusión de Estudios deEducación Diversificada + 4 years university education

Before June/July 1974: Título de Bachiller + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

CÔTE D'IVOIRE

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Baccalaureat de l'Enseignement Secondaire + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

CROATIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 2010: Svjedodžba o državnoj maturi + 3 years university education.

OR 

Svjedodžba o završnome radu + Potvrda o položenim ispitima državne mature (with three mandatory state exams in Mathematics, Croatian and a Foreign Language) + 3 years university education

Before 2010: Svjedodžba o maturi + 3 years university education

OR 

Svjedodžba o završnom ispitu – maturi + 3 years university education

ORSvjedodžba o završnom ispitu +3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

CUBA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Certificado de Fin de estudios Secundarios/Bachillerato + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

CYPRUS (GREEK)

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Lykeio Apolytirion + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

CYRPUS (TURKISH)

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Lise (Bitirme) Diplomasi + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

CZECH REPUBLIC

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Vysvedceni o maturitni zkousce - Gymnasium + 3 years university education 

OR

Vysvedceni o maturitni zkousce - Stredni Odborna Skola + 3 years university education 

OR

Vysvedceni o maturitni zkousce - Sterdni prumuslova skola + 3 years university education

OR 

Vysvedceni o maturitni zkousce - Obhodni akademie + 3 years university education

OR

Vysvedceni o maturitni zkousce konzervator + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

DENMARK

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Studenterexamen + 3 years university education 

OR

Højere Forberedelses Eksamen (HF) + 3 years university education 

OR

Højere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX) + 3 years university education 

OR

Højere Handels Eksamen (HHX) + 3 years university education

It is also required that subjects equivalent to subjects mandatory in Norway are passed. Detailed information on the requirements can be found on the homepage of Universities and Colleges Admission Service (Samordna opptak).

English test required?

NO*

DJIBOUTI

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

L'Enseignement Secondaire + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

DOMINICA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with 6 passed CAPE Units + 4 years university education

OR

3 A Levels + 4 years university education

OR

Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) + 4 years university education

English test required?

No

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Bachillerato + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

EAST TIMOR

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Diplomas do Ensino Secundário + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

ECUADOR

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Bachillerato + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

EGYPT

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Thanaweya A'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

EL SALVADOR

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Bachillerato + 4 years university education

English test required? 

Yes

ENGLAND, WALES and NOTHERN IRELAND

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) + General Certificate of Education (GCE) with at least 3 subjects at Advanced level (A-level) + 3 years university education

OR

General Certificate of Education (GCE), Ordinary Level + General Certificate of Education (GCE) at least 3 subjects at Advanced level (A-level) + 3 years university education

OR

Cambridge Pre-U Diploma with 3 Principal subjects + 3 years university education

OR

a combination of A-levels and Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects in 3 different subjects + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

ERITREA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Eritrean Secondary Education Certificate (ESEC) with passes in at least 5 subjects including mathematic and English+ 4 years higher education

English test required?

Yes

ESTONIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 2014: Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus + 3 years university education

OR

Lõputunnistus kutsekeskhariduse omandamise kohta, both in combination with Riigieksamitunnistus (3 exams or 2 exams and1 international language test.)+ 3 years university education

From 1997–2013: Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus + 3 years university education

OR

Lõputunnistus kutsekeskhariduse omandamise kohta, both in combination with Riigieksamitunnistus (3 exams) + 3 years university education

Before 1997: Keskkooli lõputunnistus + 3 years university education

OR

Diplom kutsekeskhariduse omandamise kohta + 3 years university education.

English test required?

Yes

ETHIOPIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 2013: Ethiopian University Entrance Examination Certificate (EUEEC) + 4 years university education

2012: University Entrance Examination Certificate (UEEC) + 4 years university education

2003 – 2011: Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Qualification Certificate (EHEEQC) + 4 years university education

Up to and including 2002: Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate Examination (ESLCE) + 4 years university education

EUEEC/EHEEQC/UEEC with passes in at least 4 subjects.ESLC with passes in at least 5 subjects including mathematic and English.

English test required?

Yes, but applicants with a bachelor's degree taught in English are exempt

FAROE ISLANDS

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 2016: Gymnasialt miðnámsprógv + 3 years university education

Before 2016: Studentereksamen + 3 years university education

OR

Højere handelseksamen (HHX) + 3 years university education

OR

Højere teknisk eksamen (HTX) + 3 years university education

OR

Højere forberedelseseksamen (HF) + 3 years university education

OR

Højere eksameninden for fiskeri (HTX (from 2010) + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

FIJI

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Form VII Examination + 3 years university education

OR

Foundation Year from University of the South Pacific + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

FINLAND

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Avgångsbetyg från gymnasiet / Lukion päästötodistus in combination with Studentexamen / Ylioppilastutkintotodistus + 3 years university education

For the diplomas Examensbetyg / Yrkesinriktad grundexamen / Tutkintotodistus/Ammatillinen perustutkinto, it is also required that subjects in Finnish / Swedish, History /Social Studies, English, Mathematics and Sciences are passed. Detailed information on the requirements can be found on the homepage of Universities and Colleges Admission Service (Samordna opptak)

English test required?

No*

FRANCE

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 1995: Diplôme de Baccalauréat Général, Diplôme de Baccalauréat Technnologique + 3 years university education

OR

Diplôme de Baccalauréat Professionnel + 3 years university education

1986-1994: Diplôme de Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement du Second Degré + 3 years university education

OR

Diplôme de Baccalauréat Technnologique + 3 years university education.

Before 1986: Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré+ 3 years university education.

English test required?

Yes*

GABON

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Diplôme de Bachelier de l' Enseignement de Second Degré + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

GAMBIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

West African Examinations Council, Senior School Certificate in at least 5 subjects where English, Mathematics and Science must be passed + 4 years university education

OR

West African Examinations Council School Certificate GCE O-level + West African Examinations Council Higher School Certificate GCE A-level with 3 A-levels + 4 years university education

OR

West African Examinations Council School Certificate GCE O-level + 4 years university education

English test required?

No

GEORGIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 2009: Sruli zogadi ganatlebis atestati / General Education Diploma + 4 years university education

Until 2009: Sashualo ganatlebis atestati + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

GERMANY

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Abitur / Allgemeine Hochschulreife + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes*

GHANA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

West African Senior School Certificate (from 2006) / West African Senior Secondary School Certificate (1993-2005) in at least 6 subjects where English, Mathematics and Integrated Science ( before ca. 2000 Science) must be passed + 4 years university education

OR

West African Examinations Council, General Certificate of Education, Ordinary level (O level) / School Certificate + 4 years university education 

OR

West African Examinations Council, General Certificate of Education, Ordinary level (O level) / School Certificate + West African Higher School Certificate GCE Advanced level (A level) with 3 A levels + 3 years of university education

All diplomas / certificates must be issued by The West African Examinations Council.

English test required?

No

GREECE

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Apolytirio Geniko Lykeio/ΑΠΟΛΥΤΗΡΙΟ ΓΕΝΙΚΟΥ ΛΥΚΕΙΟΥ (after 2007) + 3 years university education

OR

Apolytirio Epaggelmatikou Lykeiou/ΑΠΟΛΥΤΗΡΙΟ ΕΠΑΓΓΕΛΜΑΤΙΚΟΥ ΛΥΚΕΙΟΥ + 3 years university education

OR

Apolytírio Enaíou Lykeio/ΑΠΟΛΥΤΗΡΙΟ ΕΝΙΑΟΥ ΛΥΚΕΙΟΥ (after 2000) + 3 years university education

OR

Lykeio Apolytirion (before 2000) + 3 years university education.

English test required?

Yes

GREENLAND

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Den gymnasiale uddannelse (GUX) + 3 years university education

OR

Grønlands gymnasiale uddannelse (GU) + 3 years university education

OR

Højere handelseksamen (HHX) + 3 years university education

OR

Højere tekniske eksamen (HTX) + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

GRENADA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

3 GCE A Levels + 3 years university education

OR

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with 6 passed CAPE-units + 3 years university education

OR

Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) +4 years university education

English test required?

No

GUATEMALA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Bachillerato + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

GUINEA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 2007: Baccalauréat Unique + 3 years university education 

Before 2007: Baccalauréat Deuxième Partie + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

GUINEA-BISSAU

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Certidão – confirmation of completed 11 years of schooling (11a Classe do Ensino Secundário / 11 anos de escolaridade) + 5 years of higher education

English test required?

Yes

GUYANA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

3 GCE A Levels + 3 years university education

OR

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with 6 passed CAPE-units + 3 years university education

OR

Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) +4 years university educaton

English test required?

No

HAITI

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Baccalauréat II (Philosophie) / Certificat de Fin d’Etudes, Secondaires Classiques (Première and Deuxième Partie) and Diplôme d’Etudes Secondaires (Première and Deuxième Partie (traditional system) + 3 years university education

OR

Baccalauréat / Diplôme d'Enseignement Secondaire (reform system) + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

HONDURAS

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Bachillerato + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

HONG KONG

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 2012: Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) + 4 years university education

Before 2012: Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination med 3 GCE A Levels

(1 A Level can be substituted by 2 AS Levels)+ 3 years university education

Please note: Starting with the school year 2020/2021, 1 A Level cannot be substituted by two AS Levels anymore. The minimum requirement for education before 2012 willbe Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination med 3 GCE A Levels

 

From 2012:  Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) + + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes, but applicants with a bachelor's degree taught in English are exempt

HUNGARY

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Gimnaziumi Erettsegi Bizonyitvany + 3 years university education

OR 

Szakkozepiskola Erettsegi Bizonyitvany + 3 years university education

OR 

Szakkozepiskola Erettsegi-Kepesito Bizonyitvany + 3 years university education

OR 

Technikuskepesito Bizonyitvany + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

ICELAND

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Studentsprof + 3 years university education

English test required?

No*

INDIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

All India Senior School Certificate (Standard 12) issued by CBSE + 4 years university education 

OR 

Indian School Certificate (ISC Standard 12) issued by CISCE + 4 years university education 

OR

Higher Secondary Certificate issued by State Secondary School Boards + 4 years university education 

OR

Pre-University Examination Certificate + 4 year university education

OR 

Intermediate Examination Certificate + 4 years university education

OR

Intermediate Examination Certificate + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

INDONESIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

1987- 1996: Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar-Sekolah Menengah Umum Tingkat Atas (STTB-SMA) + 4 years university education, OR

1997-2003: Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Menengah Umum (SMU)  + 4 years university education, OR 

From 2004: Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas (Ijazah SMA)/ Madrasah Aliyah + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

IRAN

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

1977–1992: 4-year High School Diploma/Secondary School Diploma + 4 years university education, OR

1992-2019: 3-year High School Diploma/Secondary School Diploma + Pre-University Diploma + 4 years university education

From 2019:3-year High School Diploma/Secondary School Diploma + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

Additional documentation requirements

Diploma and transcripts have to be officially translated by the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If you do not have a final degree diploma, your provisional/temporary certificates may be considered if you write and deliver an explanation

IRAQ

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Secondary School Certificate (Baccalauréat examination) / Certificate (Baccalauréat examination) / Preparatory Baccalauréat / Sixth Form Baccalauréat (Adadiyah)+ 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

IRELAND

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Leaving Certificate, examination in at least 6 subjects where at least 2 subjects are on Higher Level + 3 years university education.

English test required?

No

ISRAEL

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Bagrut + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

ITALY

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Diploma dell' esame di Stato conclusivo dei corsi di istruzione secondaria superiore (since 1999) + 3 years university education, OR

Diploma di maturità (until 1998, classica, scientifica, linguistica, tehnica, professionale and 5-year magistrale) + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

JAMAICA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

General Certificate of Education with 3 A Levels + 3 years univesity education

OR

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with 6 passed CAPE-units + 3 years university education 

OR

Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) + 4 years university education

English test required?

No

JAPAN

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Koto Gakko Sotsugyo sho (mei) sho / 高等学校卒業証書 + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

JORDAN

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate) + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

KAZAKHSTAN

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Svidetelstvo o Srednem Obrazovanii + 4 years university education 

OR

Orta Bilim Turaly Attestat + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

KENYA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) + 4 years university education

OR

Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE) in combination with Kenya Advanced Certificateof Education (KACE) with 3 subjects at Principal level (1980-89) + 3 years university education

OR

East African Advanced Certificate of Education with 3 A-levels (1974-1980) + 3 years university education

OR

Cambridge OverseasHigher School Certificate (COHSC) with 3 A-levels (until 1974)+ 3 years university education

English test required?

No

KOSOVO

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Diplomë për kryerjen e shkollës së mesme të lartë-gjimnazit (2008) + 3 years university education

OR

Diplomë për kryerjen e shkollës së mesme të lartë-profesionale (2008) + 3 years university education

OR

Diplomë për kryerjen e shkollës së mesme të përgjithshme-gjimnazin + 3 years university education

OR

Diplomë për kryerjen e shkollës së mesme profesionale + 3 years unversity education

OR

Diplomë mbi skhallen e pergatitjes profesionale (before 1990) + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

KUWAIT

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

KYRGYZSTAN

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Orto bilim zonundo attestat + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

LAOS

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Baccalauréat + 5 years university education

English test required?

Yes

LATVIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

After 2000: Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību + 3 years university education

OR

Diploms par profesionālo vidējo izglītību + 3 years university education.

Before 2000: Atestāts par vidējo izglītību + 3 years university education

OR

Diploms par vidējo arodizglītību (Iegustot vispārējo vidējo izglītību) + 3 years university education.

English test required?

Yes

LEBANON

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Baccalauréat Libanais Général + 4 years university education 

OR

Baccalauréat Libanais II + 4 years university education

OR

Baccalauréat Technique + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

LESOTHO

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) + 4 years university education

English test required?

No

LIBERIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Senior School Certificate (SSC) / Senior High School Certificate (SHSC) in at least 6 subjects where English, Mathematics and Science must be passed + 4 years universityeducation.

SSC/SHSC must be awarded by the West African Examination Council

English test required?

Yes, but applicants with a bachelor's degree taught in English are exempt

LIBYA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

General Secondary Certificate + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

LIECHTENSTEIN

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Matura type B OR Matura type E up to 2004 + 3 years university education.

OR

Maturität from 2005 + 3 years university education.

OR

Berufsmaturität from 2001+ 3 years university education.

English test required?

Yes

LITHUANIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Brandos Atestatas + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

LUXEMBOURG

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Certificat / Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires + 3 years university educationor Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires Techniques + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

MACAO

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Form Six + passed admissions test for University of Macau or Form Six or comparable and passed examination in 3 A-levels (Hong Kong or GCE A-levels) + 3 years university education.

English test required?

Yes, but applicants with completed secondary education within the British system are exempt

MADAGASCAR

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire + 4 years university education

OR

Bachelier de l’Enseignement Secondaire + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

MALAWI

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 1989: Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) + 4 years university education

Before 1989: Malawi Certificate of Education (MCE) + 4 years university education

English test required?

No

MALAYSIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Sijil Pelaiaran Malaysia (SPM) and Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) in 4 subjects

OR

Sijil Pelaiaran Malaysia (SPM) and Matriculation Certificate (Matrikulasi)with minimum PNGK 2 / CGPA 2 /Grade C. Students with Sijil Pelaiaran Malaysia (SPM) in combination with a post-secondary diploma qualification can be assessedindividually for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification. + 3 years university education.

English test required?

Yes

MALI

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Baccalauréat Malien - 2ème Partie Option Malienne + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

MALTA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 1997: Matriculation Certificate + 3 years university education

Before 1997:

The Advanced Matriculation Examination with minimum 2 exams on Advanced Level + 3 years university education

OR

GCE Advanced Level Examinations with minimum 3 exams + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

MAURITANIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement du Second Degré + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

MAURITIUS

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

General Certificate of Education Advanced Level with 3 A-levels+ 3 years university education

OR

Cambridge Higher School Certificate with 3 A-levels+ 3 years university education.

English test required?

No

MEXICO

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Certificado de Bachillerato + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

MOLDOVA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 2002 Diploma de bacalaureat  + 3 years university education

Until 2001:

Diploma de bacalaureat + 4 years university education

OR

Diploma de absolvire a invatamintului mediu general / Atestatde Studii Medii de Cultură Generală + 4 years university education (NOTE! The preparatory year does not meet the requirement for 1 year university education.)

OR

Atestatde Maturitate + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

MONACO

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

The leaving certificate in upper secondary education in Monaco is either French diplomas of secondary education or International Baccalaureate (IB) diplomas. Pleaserefer to the educational requirements for France or International Baccalaureate in the list.

MONGOLIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 2016: Бурэн дунд боловсролын унэмлэх (Buren Dund bolovsrolyn ünemlech) + 4 years university education

Earlier: Dund bolovsrolyn ünemlech / Buren Dundbolovsrolyn ünemlech + 5 years university education

English test required?

Yes

MONTENEGRO

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Diploma o polozenom maturskom ispitu / Diplome mbi dhenien e provimit te matures + 3 years university education

OR

Diploma o Završenoj Srednjoj Školi OR Svjedocanstvo o stecenom stepenustrucne spreme + 3 years university education

OR

Potvrda stepena strucne spreme (only the four year qualifications give access to higher education)+ 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

MOROCCO

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Attestation de baccalauréat + 4 years university education

OR

Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire + 4 years university education

OR

Baccalauréat d’EnseignementTechnologique et Professionnel + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

MOZAMBIQUE

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Certificado de Habilitações Literárias (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes, but applicants with a bachelor's degree taught in English are exempt

MYANMAR (BURMA)

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Basic Education Standard X Examination / Matriculation Examination + 5 years university education

English test required?

Yes

NAMIBIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 2007: Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Ordinary level + 4 years university education 

OR

Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Ordinary level + Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Higher level with pass in 5 subjects at Higher level in 5 subjects with at least grade 3 + 3 years of university education

Before 2007: International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) + 4 years university education

OR

Higher International General Certificate of Secondary Education (HIGCSE) with pass in 5 subjects at Higher level with at least grade 3+ 3 years of university education

English test required?

Yes, but applicants with a bachelor's degree taught in English are exempt

NEPAL

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

School Leaving Certificate (10 years) + Proficiency Certificate (2 years) + 4 years university education

From ca. 2002: School Leaving Certificate (10 years) + Higher Secondary Certificate (2 years) + 4 years university education

From ca. 2002: School Leaving Certificate (10 years) + Diploma level/Proficiency Certificate in Engineering, Pharmacy or Nursing  (3 years) + 4 years university education

English test required?

 

Yes

 

Additional documentation requirements

Final degree certificate and transcripts must be officially certified by the awarding institution. Provisional certificates, character certificates or other certificates are not accepted.

NETHERLANDS

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) + 3 years university education

OR 

Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (HAVO) + 1 year Hoger Beroeps Onderwijs (HBO) + 3 years university education

OR

Middelbaar beroepsonderwijs, level 4 (MBO4)+1year Hoger Beroeps Onderwijs (HBO) + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes, but applicants with a bachelor's or master's degree taught in English are exempt*

NEW ZEALAND

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 2004: National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), Level 3 with University Entrance + 3 years university education OR

from 1993 – 2003: New Zealand University Bursaries and Scholarships Examination (Year 13 / Form 7) with A, B or C in 3 subjects in addition to Higher School Certificate OR New Zealand Bursaries with A or B award + 3 years university education OR

before 1993: New Zealand University Bursaries Examination with a grade of A, B C or D in each of 4 subjects + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

NICARAGUA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

NIGER

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré + 3 years university education

English test results?

Yes

NIGERIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Senior School Certificate (awarded either by the West African Examinations Council or the National Examinations Council) in at least 6 subjects where English, Mathematics and one subject in Science (either Biology, Chemistry or Physics) must be passed + 4 years university education OR

West African Senior School Certificate (awarded either by the West African Examinations Council in at least 6 subjects where English, Mathematics and one subject in Science (either Biology, Chemistry or Physics) must be passed + 4 years university education OR

West African Examinations Council, General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (GCE O Level) + 4 years university education OR

West African Examinations Council, General Certificate of Education Ordinary (GCE O Level) + West African Examinations Council Higher, General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A level) with 3 A levels + 3 years univeristy education

           

English test results?

No

Additional documentation requirements

Copies of the diploma and transcripts must be officially certified by the awarding institution. If you have not yet received a final Bachelor's diploma you must submit a Success Certificate/Attestation of Results (not older than three years) and the transcripts must show when the degree was conferred.

NORTH KOREA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Secondary School Leaving Certificate + 5 years university education

English test results?

Yes

OMAN

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Thanawiya amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

PAKISTAN

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) + 4 years university education 

OR

Intermediate Examination Certificate + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

Additional documentation requirement

Diploma and all pages of the transcript of records must be certified by the Higher Education Commission (HEC)

PALESTINIAN TERRITORY, THE (GAZA, THE WEST BANK)

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Shahadat Al-Thanaweya Al-'Aama ("Tawjiihi") in English: General Secondary Education Certificate (GCEC) + 4 years university education

OR

Certificate of General Secondary Education Examination (CGSEE) + 4 years university education.

English test required?

Yes

PANAMA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Bachiller/Bachillerato + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Higher School Certificate + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

PARAGUAY

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

PERU

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

"Certificado Oficial de Estudios" de Educación Secundaria (with subjects and marks for the years 1,2,3,4,5)+ 4 years university education

OR

Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa + 4 years university education.

English test required?

Yes

PHILIPPINES

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 2018: High School Diploma+ 4 years university education in academic subjects

High School Diploma + 5 years university education in academic subjects

English test required?

Yes, but applicants with a bachelor's degree taught in English are exempt

POLAND

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

After 2005: Świadectwo Dojrzałości and Swiadectwo Ukonczenia from: Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego OR Liceum OR Liceum Profilowanego OR Technikum OR Liceum Uzupelniajacego OR Technikum Uzupelniajacego OR Liceum Plastycznego OR Szkoły Baletowej OR Szkoły Muzycznej II stopnia + 3 years university education

After 2005 two diplomas are issued: Świadectwo Dojrzałości for Maturity examination and Swiadectwo Ukonczenia for completed secondary school.

Before 2005: Świadectwo Dojrzałości from: Liceum Ogólnokształcącego OR Liceum OR Liceum Technicznego OR Liceum Zawodowego OR Technikum OR Sredniego Studium Zawodowego OR Liceum Muzycznego OR Liceum Sztuk Plastycznych OR Szkoly Baletowej + 3 years university education.

Before 2005 only one diploma (Świadectwo Dojrzałości) is issued for completing secondary school and for maturity examination. Maturity examination (egzamin dojrzałości, formerly egzamin maturalny) must also be passed for admission to higher education. Information on this can be found on the third page of the Diploma.

 

English test required?

Yes

PORTUGAL

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 2007: Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação + 3 years university education

OR

Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação + 3 years university education.

From 1986: Diploma de 12 Ano de Escolaridade + 3 years university education

OR 

Certificado de Fim de Estudos Secundários + 3 years university education

OR 

Diploma de Ensino Secundário + 3 years university education.

Until 1986: Certidão do Décimo Segundo Ano de Escolaridade + 3 years university education.

English test required?

Yes

PUERTO RICO

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

High School Diploma + 4 years university education

English test required? 

Yes

QATAR

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Thanawaya Aam Qatari (Qatari General Secondary Education Certificate) + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

ROMANIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Diploma de Bacalaureat + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

RUSSIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

After 2013: Аттестат о среднем общем образовании (Attestat o srednem obshchem obrazovanii /Certificate of Secondary General Education) + 4 years university education OR

Before 2013: Аттестат о среднем (полном) общем образовании (Attestat o srednem (polnom) obshchem obrazovanii /Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education) + 4 years university education OR

Before ca 1991: Аттестат о среднем образовании (Attestat o srednem obrazovanii /Certificate of Secondary Education) + 4 years university education OR

Диплом о среднем профессиональном образовании / Diplom o srednem profesionalnom obrazovanii / Diploma of Secondary Vocational Education can be assessed individually for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification

English test required?

Yes

RWANDA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 2011: Rwanda Advanced Certificate of Education + 4 years university education OR Diplôme d’Etudes Secondaires Professionnelles A2 / Professional Certificate of Secondary Education level A2 / National Advanced Certificate of Technical Secondary Education A2 + 4 years university education

Until 2010: Certificat du Cycle Supérieur de l’Enseignement Secondaire / Advanced General Certificate of Secondary Education + 4 years university education OR Diplôme d’Etudes Secondaires Professionnelles A2 / Professional Certificate of Secondary Education level A2 + 4 years university education

Until 1998: Diplôme/Certificat de Humanités Générales + 4 years university education OR Diplôme de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires + 4 years university education OR Diplôme d’Etudes Secondaires Professionnelles A2 / Professional Certificate of Secondary Education level A2 + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

SAMOA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

SAUDI ARABIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Shahadat Al-Marhalat Al-Thanawiyyat (General Secondary Education Certificate) + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

SCOTLAND

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 2000: Scottish Qualifications Certificate with atleast 5 Highers/Advanced Highers passed + 3 years university education

OR

Before 2000:Scottish Certificate of Education (CSE)with at least 5 Highers passed +3 years university education

OR Scottish Certificate of Education+Certificate of Sixth Year Studies (CSYS) + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

SENEGAL

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Diplôme de Baccalauréat / Bachelier de l'Enseignement Secondaire + 3 years university education

OR 

Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement de Second Degré + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

SERBIA (from 2006) (SERBIA, Kosovo, Vojvodina)

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Диплома о стеченом среднем образовањy / Diploma o stečenom srednem obrazovanju OR Диплома о положеном матурском испиту / Diploma o položenom maturskom ispitu OR Диплома о положеном завршном испиту / Diploma o položenom završnom ispitu OR Diploma o Završenoj Srednjoj Školi OR Diploma o stepenu stručne spreme OR Diploma o stečenom pozivnousmerenom obrazivanju i vaspitanju srednjeg stupnja (Vojvodina) + 3 years university education

Only the four-year qualifications give access to higher education in Norway.

English test required?

Yes

SIERRA LEONE

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

West African Senior School Certificate in at least 6 subjects where English, Mathematics and Science must be passed + 4 years university education OR West African School Certificate, Ordinary level + 4 years university education OR West African School Certificate, Ordinary level + West African Higher School Certificate Advanced level with 3 A-levels + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

SINGAPORE

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 2008: Singapore-Cambridge GCE (Advanced level) examination with 2 subjects at H2-level + 3 years university education OR before 2008: Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-level examination with 3 GCE A-levels + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

SLOVAKIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej skuske (Maturita) + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

SLOVENIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 2009: Spricevalo o splosni maturi + 3 years university education

OR

Maturitetno Spricevalo + 3 years university education 

OR

Spricevalo o Zakljucnem Ispitu + 3 years university education 

OR

Diplomo (only 4-year programme) + 3 years university education

OR

Spricevalo o poklicni maturi + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

SOLOMON ISLANDS

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate + 3 years university education OR Foundation Year + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

SOMALIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Secondary School Leaving Certificate + 4 years university education 

OR

Somaliland Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (issued by Somaliland National Examination and Certification Board, SLNECB or earlier by Somaliland National Examination Board SLNEB) + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

SOUTH AFRICA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 2008: National Senior Certificate + 3 years university education. 

Before 2008: Senior Certificate with matriculation endorsement + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

SOUTH KOREA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

High School Diploma + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

SPAIN

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Bachillerato Unificado y Polivalente (BUP) + Curso de Orientación Universitaria (COU) + 3 years university education 

OR

Título de Bachiller + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes*

SRI LANKA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 2000: General Certificate of Education Advanced level (GCE A-Level) with 3 subjects on A-level with grade S/Ordinary Pass + 3 years university education.

Before 2000: General Certificate of Education Advanced level (GCE A-Level) with 4 subjects on A-level with grade Pass + 3 years university education.

English test required?

Yes

SUDAN

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Sudan School Certificate / Secondary School Certificate + 4 years university education 

OR

Higher Secondary School Certificate + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

SURINAME

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

SWAZILAND

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Swaziland General Certificate of Secondary Education (SGCSE) + 4 years university education OR International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) + 4 years university education OR Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) + 4 years university education OR Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) med 3 A-levels + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

SWEDEN

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 2014: Examensbevis Högskoleförberedande examen: examensbevis with 2500 gymnasiepoäng with at least grade E or better in at least 2250 gymnasiepoäng OR Examensbevis yrkesexamen: examensbevis with 2500 gymnasiepoäng with at least grade E or better in at least 2250 gymnasiepoäng OR 2002-2013: Slutbetyg från gymnasieskolan: slutbetyg with 2500 gymnasiepoäng with the grade Godkänt or better in at least 2250 gymnasiepoäng OR 1998-2002: Slutbetyg från gymnasieskolan: slutbetyg with 2150 gymnasiepoäng with the grade Godkänt or better in at least 1935 gymnasiepoäng OR until 1996: Avgångsbetyg från gymnasieskolan: complete Avångsbetyg from a 3-year studieförberedande program from one of the following lines: humanistisk, samhällsvetenskaplig, naturvetenskaplig, ekonomisk and teknisk.+ 3 years university education.

Additional requirements for Examensbevis Högskoleförberedande examen, Examensbevis yrkesexamen og Slutbetyg från gymnasieskolan: the subjects Swedish, English, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, History and Social Sciences must be completed with a pass.

English test required?

No*

SWITZERLAND

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Maturitätzeugnis; Certificat de Maturité; Baccalauréat; Attestato Di Maturità + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes*

SYRIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Al Shahada Al Thanawiya/Baccalauréat (General Secondary School Certificate) + 4 years university education

Associate Degree (Mussa’ed el Mujaz) and Technical Diploma (Diblom Teqani) are assessed individually to check if they meet the general admission requirements

English test required?

Yes

TAIWAN

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Senior High School Leaving Certificate + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

TAJIKISTAN

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Attestat Shahodatnoma dar borai tamom kardani maktabi miyona + 4 years university education

OR 

Attestat dar borai ma lumoti mijona + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

TANZANIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Certificate of Secondary Education and Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE) with 3 Principal Pass Levels. English and Mathematics must be passed at CSE or ACSE. + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

THAILAND

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Maw 6 + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

TOGO

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement du Troisième Degré + 3 years university educationOR Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Troisième Degré+ 3 years university education

English test required? 

Yes

TONGA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Tonga National Form VII Certificate + 3 years university education 

OR

University Foundation Year + 3 years university education

English test required?

No

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

General Certificate of Education with 3 A Levels + 3 years university education

OR

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with 6 passed CAPE-units + 3 years university education

OR

Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) + 4 years university education

English test required?

No

TUNISIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire + 3 years university education OR

Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Professionnel + 3 years university education

English test required?

Yes

TURKEY

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Lise Diplomasi + 4 years university education (Preparatory Year not included)

English test required?

Yes

TURKMENISTAN

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Şahadatnama orta blim hakynda + 5 years university education

 

OR

Attestat/ Certificate of Secondary Education + 5 years university education

English test required?

Yes

UGANDA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 1980: Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) in combination with Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with at least 3 subjects at “Principal level” in UACE. Subjects English and Mathematics must be passed at least with grade 8 (grade scale 1–9, 8: minimum pass grade, F: fail) in UCE or at least with grade E (grade scale A–F, E: minimum pass grade) in UACE + 3 years university education.

OR East African Advanced Certificate (EAACE) with 3 A-levels (1969–1980) + 3 years university education  OR Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) with 3 A-levels + 3 years university education (until 1972) OR East African Certificate of Education (EACE) + 4 years university education (1968–1980) OR Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) + 4 years university education (until 1972)

English test required?

No

UKRAINE

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 2019:Svidotstvo pro zdobuttja povnoji zahalnoji serednoji osvity / Свідоцтво про здобуття повної загальної середньої освіти + 4 years university education

OR

Until 2018:Atestat pro povnu zahalnu serednju osvitu / Aтестат про повну загальну середню освіту + 4 years university education

OR

Диплом молодшого спеціаліста / Dyplom molodsjoho spetsialista can be assessed individually for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification

English test required?

Yes

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Shahadat Al-Thanawiya Al-Amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

URUGUAY

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Bachillerato Oficial / Bachillerato Tecnico + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

USA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

High School Graduation Diploma + 4 years university / college studies in academic subjects

High School Graduation Diploma and 3 Advanced Placement Exams with at least grade 3 + 3 years university studies

English test required?

No

UZBEKISTAN

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

O'rta Ma'lumot To'g'risida Shahodatnoma (Diploma of Specialised Secondary Education) + 4 years university education OR Attestat o srednem obrazovanii + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

VENEZUELA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From 2009: Título de Educación Media General + 4 years university education

OR

Título de Educación Media Técnica + 4 years university education

OR 

before 2009: Bachillerato (Bachiller en....) + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

VIETNAM

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

From about 1980: Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Trung Học Phổ Thong OR Bang Tu Tai Pho Thong Trung Hoc OR Bang Thot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc OR Giay Chung Nhan Thot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc OR Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Trung Hoc Chuyen Ngieph OR Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Trung Cấp Chuyên Nghiệp. In addition 4 years of university education.

English test required?

Yes

YEMEN

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Al Thanawiya (General Secondary Education Certificate) + 4 years university education

English test required?

Yes

ZAMBIA

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Zambia School Certificate + 4 years university education OR Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) + 4 years university education (before 1980).

NB! General Certificate of Education does not grant access to higher education

English test required?

No

ZANZIBAR

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

National Form VI Examination / Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE) with 3 Principal Pass Levels + 3 years university education.

English test required?

No

ZIMBABWE

Educational requirement for admissions to Master’s degree programmes at the University of Bergen

Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Ordinary Level (from 2000) / General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary level (until 1999) + Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Advanced Level (from 2003) / General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced level in at least 3 subjects with pass. English and Mathematics must be passed at Ordinary or Advanced level.+ 3 years university education

English test required?

No