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Application and admission

This information is valid for all international students applying for Master's degree programmes at Aalesund University College (AAUC).

How to apply for international applicants

International applicants must fill in the application form and follow the instructions for what documents must be attached. Due to visa regulations, international applicants can only apply for full-time Master's degree programs.

Application deadline for non-EU/international applicants for the Master's degree programmes: 1 March.

Application deadline for EU/EEA-citizens and Nordic applicants: 15 April.

Please refer to the following webpage for information regarding the Quota Scheme.

International applicants residing in Norway

Please refer to this webpage.

Required documentation

Required documentation is stated on the application form and under "Frequently asked questions". All copies must be attested as true copies of original by a Notary Public or by a school / university administrator / registrar and bear the name, signature and stamp of the official. The signed application must be sent by regular post, applications sent by e-mail will not be considered. The application and all required documentation must be complete and sent by the application deadline in order to be considered.

Academic requirements

Please read the information carefully and make sure you satisfy all the admission requirements before applying.

The minimum academic requirement for admission to universities and university colleges in Norway is called Higher Education Entrance Qualification. For international applicants, the requirements are specified in the GSU-list. Due to this requirement, international applicants must normally have obtained an undergraduate degree/Bachelor's degree of 4 years duration from an accredited university. Please refer to the GSU-list (pdf) to find information about the requirements for your country.

The academic requirements for each Master's degree program is listed at the web pages:

(*) Programme is part time studies. Only available for applicants who already have a valid residence permit in Norway.

English requirements

  • Applicants from Ireland, UK, US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand and applicants with at least one year’s education at higher secondary level or university level from the same countries do not have to submit TOEFL/IELTS test result. Applicants from some African countries satisfy the requirements regarding proficiency in the English language if they have completed and passed English as a subject at GCE A-level with grade C or better. Please refer to the GSU-list for detailed information.
  • Applicants from EU / EEA countries must document a minimum of 7 years of English as a subject from secondary school.
  • For citizens from all other countries, the application will not be considered without an orignal English test result. The English test must be less than 2 years old. The original test result must be sent directly from the test center to Aalesund University College by the application deadline.
  • TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language (DI-code 6524):
    • Minimum score paper based test: 550
    • Minimum score computer-based test: 200
    • Minimum score internet-based: 80
  • IELTS - International English Language Testing Service:
    • Minimum score 6.0 (Academic test)

Funding for self-financing students

There are no tuition fees for the Master's degree programmes, but all students must have sufficient funding to cover cost of living (including accommodation, food, transport, books etc). Please note that Norwegian authorities require all international students to document how they will finance their studies in Norway when applying for student visa to Norway.

The required amount for the academic year 2013/2014 was approximately NOK 98 000, travel to/from Norway not included. The required amount for the next academic year can be increased by the Norwegian authorities. See more information on www.udi.no.

Quota scheme

AAUC participates in the Quota Scheme programme allowing for admittance of a very limited number of students each year. Please note that only students who apply through partner institutions can be accepted. See more information about requirements and list of partner institutions here.

More information

E-mail: internationaloffice@hials.no

Phone: +47 70 16 12 00

Fax: +47 70 16 13 00