Information for prospective students from Norway

Students from Norway

Contact us

Phone:: +44 (0)20 7898 4700

For details of future visits to Norway, please see events in your country.

Minimum entry requirements

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

Undergraduate study

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 (Hons) 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 undergraduate entry requirements.

Postgraduate study

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 in our postgraduate entry requirements.

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 Bachelors or Masters 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:

  • NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • OsloMet
  • University of Agder
  • University of Bergen
  • University of Oslo

For further information contact:

In-country representatives

SOAS works with a local representative in Norway who can support you with applying and any questions you might have: Please see their website: Across the Pond


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 accepts fee payment in two installments 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.


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

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