Documentation requirements

If you apply for an international master's degree you must make sure you upload the correct documentation in the application portal, Søknadsweb, before the application deadline.

You must upload the following documents:

  • Passport or national ID card
  • Bachelor’s degree diploma (and master’s degree diploma if applicable)
  • Bachelor’s degree transcript (and master’s degree transcript if applicable)
  • English test results
  • Upper secondary school documentation (for information about which document to provide, please check the details for your country on the GSU-list found on the webpage of the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education, NOKUT)
  • A one-page motivational letter, explaining your reasons for applying for this study programme at NLA University College
  • CV/résumé (optional)

Documentation guidelines:

  • All documents must be uploaded in the application. Do not send any documents by post or e-mail unless expressly told to do so. (View next bullet point.)
  • If you have higher education from one of the following countries, your transcript must be sent to us by post by the issuing institution: Cameroon, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Ghana, Nigeria, Sudan, the Philippines, Canada, USA. The address is:

NLA University College
Admissions Office
Pb 74 Sandviken
5812 Bergen

  • If any original documents are not in English or a Scandinavian language, they must be translated by an authorised translator. Both the original document and the translation must be uploaded in the application.
  • If you have changed your name, and your name appears differently on different documents, you must provide official documentation for your change of name.
  • Include the whole page (all four corners) and all the pages (including the reverse side) of every document.
  • We may contact the issuing authority to verify any documentation you have uploaded.


The application deadline is 1 February for non-EU/EEA citizens, 15 April for EU/EEA-citizens and 1 June for applicants from Norway and the Nordic countries.