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International Students

Information for Prospective Students from Norway

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Welcome to the country page for Norway. This page contains specific information for students from Norway.  

Contact

Laura Hayes is the International Officer for Norway and would welcome any questions you may have about applying to, and studying at SOAS.
Please contact Laura: lh5@soas.ac.uk
You can also find out about upcoming visits to the Norway here:  
Meet SOAS staff in your Area

Minimum Entry Requirements

The below are guidelines only and do not guarantee entry. Each application will be judged on its own merits.

Undergraduate

SOAS welcomes applications from holders of the Vitnemål for direct entry to undergraduate programmes. Entry requirements vary between courses and this ranges between 4.5-5.0 overall. A typical offer for the BA Politics would be an overall score of 5.0 on the Vitnemål for example.

International Baccalaureate 

For International Baccalaureate (IB) applicants we require between 32 and 38 points depending on the programme applied for. 
For full details please refer to the IB Entry Requirements page.

How to apply 

Postgraduate 

SOAS welcomes applications from holders of the Bachelors degree (with Honours) for entry onto the taught Masters programmes. We would normally require a minimum overall B grade from the Norwegian Bachelors degree. 
In addition to the above minimum entrance requirements, you should also refer to the individual programme entries in the postgraduate prospectus or on our postgraduate admissions pages, which may have additional requirements.

How to apply

English Language Requirements

A score of 5 in the English component of the Vitnemål will satisfy our English language requirements for undergraduate entry. Postgraduate applicants will be assessed on a case by case basis. After registration, students who have submitted this evidence, will meet a member of the academic English support staff to discuss whether attendance on an in-sessional English language course would be beneficial.

Student Exchange

If you are a current undergraduate student in Norway you can study at SOAS for a semester or a full year on our Study Abroad Programme. We currently have study abroad agreements with the following: 

  • Universitetet i Agder
  • Universitetet i Bergen
  • Universitetet i Oslo
  • NTNU 

For further information contact: studyabroad@soas.ac.uk 

In-Country Representatives

We work with the educational representative SONOR in Norway. They have offices in Bergen, Oslo & Trondheim. 

Bergen

Kamilla Stølen
C/O The Hub Bergen 
Holmedalsgården 3 
Phone: +47 73 80 97 33
E-mail: kamilla@sonor.no

Oslo

Solvor Helland 
Torggata 11
Phone: +47 73 80 97 35 
E-mail: solvor@sonor.no

Trondehim

Margit Konstanse Jensen
Kjopmannsgata 10
Phone: +47 73 80 97 36
E-mail: margit@sonor.no 

Scholarships

SOAS is on the list of the UK Universities where students are eligible for supplementary funding from the Norwegian government. For further information about this benefit, please go to: Tilleggsstipend and to Lanekassen
SOAS offers a range of scholarships, bursaries and awards to support students. A number of scholarships are also provided by the University of London, the British Government and other external organisations. 
The SOAS Finance Department will accept fee payment in two instalments for Norwegian students who are in receipt of a loan/grant from Lanekassen.

SOAS Careers Service

The SOAS Careers Service can help you to find volunteering opportunities and can provide information and advice on finding paid employment during your studies and after graduation.
There will be a number of jobs (both voluntary and paid) within SOAS itself (for example, in the Students’ Union or cafe) and you can look out for these opportunities through the Careers Service or via the Students’ Union.

Alumni

SOAS has alumni all over the world, if you would like to contact an alum to ask any questions then please visit the SOAS alumni website.

Useful Links

  • ANSA - Association of Norwegian Students Abroad gives advice and support for Norwegian students on higher education abroad.
  • British Council in Norway
  • British Embassy in Oslo
  • Lanekassen - SOAS is on the list of UK institutions recognised by Lanekassen and students are eligible for supplementary funding, Tilleggsstipend. 
  • UCAS - the Universities and Colleges Admission Service is the central organisation through which undergraduate applications are processed for entry to Higher Education.
  • UKCISA - UK Council for International Student Affairs and provides useful advice and information for international students studying in the UK.