Apply for Master Programs

Aalesund University College is merging with NTNU 1.1.2016 to become the largest university in Norway. The application procedure for international applicants is changed due to the merge.

Due to visa regulations, international applicants without a study visa for Norway can only apply for full-time Master's degree programs.

You must apply through the online application web "Søknadsweb". The application is now open, apply through Søknadsweb.

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

Application deadline for EU/EEA-citizens and Nordic applicants: 1 March

Got questions about application and admission? Contact the admission office at You can also find further information at the webpage of NTNU.

Required documentation

Documents must be scanned and uploaded at Søknadsweb.

  1. Copy of your passport showing photo, full name, date of birth and nationality.
  2. Documentation of change of name, e.g. marriage certificate (if applicable).
  3. All educational documents including:
    1. Certificate, diploma, transcript of records from Higher secondary school
    2. Official transcript of records and diploma from all your college/university education (listing courses/subjects you have completed at your university).
  4. Original TOEFL or IELTS test result. The original English test must be less than 2 years old.
  5. Two letters of recommendation. If applicable, also include letters from employers confirming work experience
  6. A letter of motivation
  7. An updated CV
  8. Documentation of financing (only non-EU/EEA applicants), meaning a bank statement showing that you have the minimum funds available. If you have a sponsor, please include a letter from your sponsor and a bank statement for her/his bank account.
  9. A recent photo must be attached with the application.

Applicants from Cameroon, Canada, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Ghana, Nigeria, the Philippines, Sudan, Uganda and USA must also send original hard copies of their university grade transcripts and diplomas, in addition to uploading them online. This must be sent directly from you college/university in a sealed envelope to NTNU.

Applicants from China and Pakistan must have verified their educational documents through China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC) and the Higher Education Commission (HEC), respectively. The verification report from the CDGDC must be sent as a hard copy to NTNU by post, while transcripts from Pakistani universities must have a HEC-stamp.

Deadline for uploading and posting the required documentation is 1 December. Exemptions are the following documentation, which can be sent up until 1 February:

- English language documentation (by post)

- CDGDC and HEC verifcation reports (by post)

Remember to state you application number on the documents.

Post address: "International Master's Programmes"
 Gløshaugen campus
 O. S. Bragstads plass 3
 NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway

Academic requirements

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 to find information about the requirements for your country.

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 elementary and secondary school.

For citizens from all other countries, the application will not be considered without an original 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 internet-based: 90
  • Minimum score paper based test: 550
  • Minimum score computer-based test: 200

IELTS - International English Language Testing Service:

  • Minimum score 6.5 (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 2015/2016 was approximately NOK 100 000, travel to/from Norway not included. The required amount may be increased by the Norwegian authorities. See more information on