Norwegian For Foreigners

– Levels 1-4 and Short Course


In addtion to the application file you have to upload the documents listed below. If you have applied and uploaded documents previously, please check My documents on Søknadsweb. If nothing has changed since your last application, and your application was complete, you do not have to upload anything. However, applicants who need to document a statement from the Department or a valid residence permit in order to qualify, have to upload this for every time they apply.

Diploma and transcript of records have to be in the original language. If your original documentation is not in English or a Scandinavian language you also have to upload an official translation. Both sides of two sided documents must be uploaded. The following documents are required:

For academic staff (including PhD candidates and Postdoctoral  Fellows) at NTNU:
1. Work contract at NTNU
2. A statement from your Department guaranteeing they will pay the course fee
For spouses of academic staff with a permanent position at NTNU:
1. High school and university education 
2. Your spouse's contract of employment at NTNU
3. Marriage certificate
4. A statement from your spouse's Department guaranteeing that they will pay 
5. Valid residence permit
For applicants without NTNU affiliation:
1. A valid residence permit  
2. A copy of your passport
3. High school and university education
4. Norwegian course documents (for courses not taken at NTNU)

International master's and exchange students at NTNU do not have to upload the application file. If you apply for level 2 and 3 and have documentation of your Norwegian language skills (from courses not taken at NTNU) you should upload this.
Applicants not holding a Norwegian personal ID number have to submit a copy of their passport. When you have received your Norwegian personal ID number please notify Student Services:

Directly from your institution
From some countries we require that original documentation is sent directly from your institution to NTNU. See a complete list of countries here. If your education is from one of the listed countries you have to contact your institution as soon as possible and request that your diploma and transcript of records are sent directly to the admissions office at NTNU. 

Residence permit
One of the requirements for the Norwegian for Foreigners course is that you have a residence permit in Norway (valid for the duration of the course). If you have applied for a renewal of your permit, but have not received it around the end of July/December, you need to upload a statement from the police/UDI showing that your application is still being processed. 

Insufficient documentation
We send notifications to the e-mail address you have registered on Søknadsweb. It is therefore important that you make sure your e-mail address is correct, and that you check your e-mail regularly. The admissions office will notify you if more documentation is required. We do not notify you of missing documentation if you have written on your application file that you will submit it later. The deadline for uploading missing documentation is 1 July for autumn semester, and 1 December for spring semester. 

Document verification
NTNU will carry out verification of uploaded documents, and original documents must be submitted if requested. Applicants who are unable to submit this documentation will lose the right to study.