English proficiency

All applicants to our English language programmes must document their proficiency in English. 

The requirement is equivalent to grade 4 in Vg1 course in English at Norwegian upper secondary school (140 hours) or completed Advanced course in English at Norwegian upper secondary school. If you do not have any of these courses, the requirement can be documented with one of the following tests :

  • TOEFL iBT 80
  • IELTS 6,0
  • Cambridge First certificate in English B or better
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English C or better
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency C or better
  • PTE Academic 59
  • TELC Telc English B2 or Telc English B2-C1 University 
  • All Telc certificates on C1 level
  • MELAB 80

Other ways to document the necessary proficiency level:

  • Minimum one year of studies on university level in Great Britain, Ireland, USA, Canada, New Zealand or Australia.
  • Bachelor degree or minimum one year of master studies (60 ECTS) with English as the medium of instruction completed in one of the Nordic countries.
  • University degree in English language and/or literature. A degree in other disciplines taught in English does not meet this requirement.

Applicants educated in a country listed with no English requirement in the NOKUT GSU list are exempt from the above test requirement. PS! If your country is listed with "Yes" or "Yes 1-4",  documentation of English (with a test or education as listed above) is required.