Degree-seeking students

Information about MA programmes in English

NLA University college offers the following degrees taught entirely in English:

MA in Global Journalism, campus Kristiansand
MA in Intercultural Studies, campus Bergen
MA in Theology and Ministry, campus Bergen / web-based

Applicants must meet certain requirements for admission, including requirements regarding higher education and English competency. Detailed information is found in the programme description for each of the master degrees. Please see the webpages above for more information. 

Before you apply, please read the application guide carefully.

Application deadlines:

  • 1 February for non-EU/EEA citizens including United Kingdom
  • 15 April for Norwegian and EU/EEA-citizens as well as applicants with another citizenship already living in Norway
  • 1 June for applicants from Norway and the other Nordic countries

The online application form opens in November or December. View the webpages of the master programmes above for links to the application portal.

To proceed in the application form, choose NLA University College from the list of institutions and click Continue. On the next page, view the box Login International Applicant. If you have not applied to studies at NLA University College before, click "Register new international applicant" at the bottom of the box. You must register as an applicant before you can log on to the application portal.

Fees, academic year 2023–2024:

  • Study fee for students with EU/EEA/Switzerland citizenship: NOK 3 900 per semester
  • Tuition fee for students from outside EU/EEA/Switzerland: NOK 57 000 per semester
  • All students: Semester fee to the local student welfare organisation: NOK 500–600 per semester.
    Please notice that the price list is subject to change.

Please notice that non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens must document a sufficient funding when applying for a study permit. The required amount is 137.907 NOK per year for living costs (academic year 2023-24). Funding for the tuition fee must also be documented. For more information please see Immigration to Norway - UDI.

NLA University College does not provide any scholarships to students.

See also: Living costs in Norway

Study permit is a residence permit for students. Students from outside EU/EEA/Switzerland need a study permit to attend their studies in Norway. 

In order to get the study permit, you must document that you have sufficient funds to cover the tuition and living costs in Norway. Without such documentation, a study permit will not be granted. 

Please start the study permit application process immediately after receiving the admission letter. For more information see the website of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration.

International students are normally guaranteed accommodation through the local student welfare organisation, provided that the accommodation is applied within the deadline.

Accommodation Bergen

Students coming to NLA Bergen can apply for housing through the student welfare organisation Sammen. The application deadline for the autumn semester is 10 May, and for the spring semester 1 November. Please apply here: Sammen housing — Bergen.

Accommodation Kristiansand

Students coming to NLA Kristiansand can apply for housing through the student welfare organization SiA. Before applying, you need a pre-booking code that you will receive from International Office at NLA after accepting your study place. You must not apply without the pre-booking code. The application deadline for the autumn semester is 15 June and for the spring semester 15 November. Please apply here: SiA housing - Kristiansand.

Important notice

Booking accommodation through the local student welfare organization is voluntary, and it is at your own responsibility. It is important to familiarize yourself with the terms and conditions in your housing contract. Please notice that if you cancel your accommodation after the withdrawal deadline, you might have to pay the rent for 3-6 months. The housing contract is between you and the student welfare organization.

Contact us

For general enquiries regarding master programmes at NLA University College, please contact