Admission to master's program
When to apply:
1. Admission is once a year
2. The application portal opens December 1st
3. The application deadlines are:
- March 1st: Applicants with citizenchip and education outside of Norway.
- April 15th: Applicants residing in Norway with a Norwegian ID number.
4. The application must contain the required documentation and successfull applicants may have to verify their documentation upon arrival to Volda - see more information below.
5. You will receive the results within May 25th.
- When the results are ready you will be notified through your registered e-mail address. You will then be able to see the results of your application in HVO's application portal. If you are offered admissions to a study programme, you will be given a short deadline to respond.
- Please note that the date of results can be changed.
6. The semester starts in August.
- British Council's International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) - minimum overall score of 6.0 (Academic test). Upload the official copy of your test result with a legible TRF number in the bottom right corner. Volda University College will verify your test result online. It is currently not possible to submit test results with an IELTS institutional code.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOFEL) - minimum score of 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based) or 80 (internet based). Choose Volda University College and write in our code 6634. If you indicate this number when you select the score recipient we will get the results sent directly from ETS or be able to verify the results online.
- Pearsons PTE Academic test - minimum score 56. Send your score report to Volda University College through your Pearson account. In addition, upload a PDF of your score report.
- 140 hours of English at a higher secondary school (high school - videregående skole) in Norway.
- Completed secondary school from the Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, UK and the USA.
- A complete Bachelor’s degree from either Canada, USA, Ireland, New Zealand, Great Britain, Australia, or one of the Nordic countries. Note, the degree must have been physically taught in one of these countries.
- Completed a Bachelor’s degree with English as the language of instruction in the Nordic countries.
- Completed a minimum of 1 year of Master’s level studies with English as the language of instruction in the Nordic countries.
- Completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme with English at Higher Level with grade 4 or better.
- Applicants from English-speaking Africa, or applicants with a degree taught in English from India, Pakistan or the Middle East are not exempt from submitting an English language test.
In our Study Catalog you find the relevant admission requirement for your study:
We do not give advance reviews that states if you are qualified or not.
Successful applicants who accept the place of study may have to present original documents of their transcripts/diplomas and proof of sufficient language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS etc.) upon arrival to Volda University College. That is, the student must provide the documents which are needed to prove that he/she meets the academic- and language requirement for admission to the study programme in question. If the original documents are issued in English or a Scandinavian language, no translation is necessary, but if the original is issued in a different language, an official translation of the document must be provided as well. The original documents will be kept by the VUC administration for app. 1 month for verification.
Students who have gained acceptance by uploading falsified or fraudulent documents will be reported to the Norwegian Police and risk legal prosecution. Moreover, admission through false documents may lead to annulment of exam results from VUC and expulsion from VUC and other universities/colleges in Norway for up to 1 year.
A fraudulent/false document is any document uploaded or submitted in support of the application which has been altered or modified to mislead the VUC Admissions Office. Also, documents from fake institutions (“diploma mills”) are considered fraudulent documents and will lead to the student being reported to the Police and a case for expulsion/annulment will be initiated at VUC.