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

Admission requirements

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. 

How to apply

Before you apply, please read our step-by-step guide.

Application deadlines:

  • 1 February for non-EU/EEA citizens including United Kingdom
  • 20 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. 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.

Costs and funds

There are no tuition fees at NLA University College, but a study fee and a semester fee. International students get a 50% discount on the study fee (unless they are eligible for support from the Norwegian State Education Loan Fund). Note that this applies within the nominal length of study.

Study fee: 1.625 NOK per semester for international students without funding from the Norwegian State Education Loan Fund / 3.250 NOK per semester for Norwegian students.
Mandatory semester fee to the local student welfare organisation: 500-600 NOK per semester.

The price list is subject to change.
NLA does not offer scholarships to degree-seeking students.

See also: Living costs in Norway

Residence permit

Norwegian immigration authorities require that self-financed applicants coming from outside EU/EEA countries must document that they have sufficient funds to live in Norway. Without such documentation, a study permit will not be granted.
You must show that you have funds equivalent of NOK 123.519 per year (for academic year 2020 - 2021) or that you will have a yearly income equivalent of this sum.

For more information see the website of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration.

Contact us

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