Norway | International Credentials Equivalencies

Minimum GPA
B Plus GPA
Instruction Languages
Bachelors Equiv.
Bachelor`s degree Old system: Candidatus Magisteri, Sivilingenior
Masters Equiv.
Master`s degree Old system: Licentiatexamen; Doktorsexamen
Grad Sample
Candidatus Realium, Candidatus Philogiae
First Degree Sample
Candidatus Magisteri, Sivilingenior
Grading System

A- Equivalent: B+

A (10th percentile, usually)
B (35th)
C (65th)
D (80th)
E (90th)
F (fail)

Recognized Universities

Agricultural University of Norway/Norges landbrukshogskole (NLH)
Norwegian Academy of Music/Norges musikkhogskole (NMH)
Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration/Norges
Handelshoyskole (NHH)
Norwegian School of Management
Norwegian School of Veterinary Science/Norges Veterinaerhogskole (NVH)
Norwegian University of Science and Technology/Norges Teknish-
Naturvitenskaplige Universitet (NTNU)
The Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education/Norges
idrettshogskole (NIH)
Oslo School of Architecture/Arkitektogskolen I Oslo (AHO)
University of Bergen/ Universitetet i Bergen (UiB)
University of Oslo/ Universitetet i Oslo (UiO)
University of Stavanger/Universitetet i Stavanger (UiS)
University of Tomso/Universitetet i Tromso (UiT)

Notes for Norway

Most universities in Norway have adopted a grading scale that is similar – but not fully equivalent – to the ECTS grading scale. Marks are awarded in Norwegian programs by qualitative evaluation of each student, rather than quantitative assessment of students in relation to their cohort. Average grade distributions, as of 2018, nevertheless aligned closely with ECTS standards.

Applicants with 180-credit ECTS degrees can be considered for non-standard admission on a case-by-case basis.

Last Update: October 2, 2018

Last modified: June 13, 2019