Norway

We welcome applications from Norwegian students. Many students from Norway currently study here, and we would love for you to join us.

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Get a quick introduction to the University of Bristol with our guide for students from Norway 2021/22 (PDF, 750kB)‌.

The following information is for guidance only. Competition for places at the University of Bristol is very strong, and the achievement of the qualifications listed does not guarantee that an offer will be made. We aim to respond to your application as quickly as possible to help you plan your studies.

If your qualification is not listed or you have any further questions, please contact us for advice.

Undergraduate applicants

You can apply for undergraduate courses through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). The UCAS institution code for the University of Bristol is BRISL B78.

Entry requirements vary for each course. Please check our undergraduate course listings for details of specific requirements.

Applicants will need to meet the English language requirements for their chosen course. Different courses need different levels of language skills, referred to as ‘profiles’. The required profile will be shown on the course page. Find out more about our English language profiles.

  • Applicants with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or A-levels will be considered for direct admission to our undergraduate degree courses. Check our undergraduate course listings for specific requirements.
  • We welcome applications from students studying for the Vitnemål fra den Videregaende Skolen (Certificate of Upper Secondary Education) with a minimum of 4.5 overall. Our most popular undergraduate courses require an overall average of at least 4.8.
  • Certain subjects may require specific scores. If an A* grade at A-level is required we will require a 6 in that subject in either year 2 or year 3, and a 5 elsewhere. If an A grade is required we will require a 5 in year 2 and year 3 in that subject.
  • The majority of courses at Bristol will accept a grade 5 in English in the Vitnemål as a suitable English language qualification.

Postgraduate applicants

You should apply online for all our postgraduate programmes.

Entry requirements vary for each programme. Please check our postgraduate programme listings for details of specific requirements.

Applicants will need to meet the English language requirements for their chosen course. Different courses need different levels of language skills, referred to as ‘profiles’. The required profile will be shown on the course page. Find out more about our English language profiles.

To be considered for admission to a master's degree programme at the University of Bristol, the minimum requirement for entry is an undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree that is equivalent to a UK upper second-class degree (also known as a 2:1).

  • Applicants who hold a Bachelorgrad with grades A or B will be considered for admission to a master’s degree.
  • Applicants who hold a Candidatus magisterii or Candidatus juris (for Law) with 'laudibilis' or 2.5 or less will be considered for admission to a master’s degree.
  • Applicants who hold a Mastergrad, Sivilingeniør, Candidatus realium or Candidatus philologiae will be considered for admission to PhD study.
  • The majority of programmes at Bristol will accept a grade 5 in English in the Vitnemål as a suitable English language qualification.

Scholarships

The University provides a range of international scholarships, including our Think Big scholarships which can help fund your tuition fees.

Search our full list of funding to find more scholarships offered by the University of Bristol and external organisations.

Find more information about funding your studies on our student finances pages.

A supplementary grant from Lånekassen is available to Norwegian students attending the University of Bristol.

Education representatives

The University has agreements with many education representatives (also known as agents) around the world who can assist you with your application. Using a representative does not put your application at any advantage or disadvantage, and independent applications will be considered on an equal basis.

Please use the services of only one representative to avoid administrative complications. We strongly advise you to only work with a representative listed below.

Our registered representatives are SONOR, who have offices in Oslo and Trondheim.

British Council

The British Council can give guidance and information about higher education in the UK. Find out from their website if there is an office near you and what services are available.

Student societies

Our student clubs include the Nordic Society, the International Students' Network and over 400 more catering to different interests and hobbies.

Our alumni

Our international alumni community includes nearly 300 students from or living in Norway, who are employed at organisations including Norconsult and the City Council of Oslo.

Our global alumni network gives you the opportunity to make social and professional connections, share advice and expertise, and access exclusive activities. Find out more on our alumni webpages.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about applying to Bristol, please contact our International Recruitment team:

Emailinternational-office@bristol.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)117 39 40229

I quickly realised that the University not only had an excellent academic reputation, but also exactly what I wanted in an academic course. I got new challenges every day, but never felt like I was working alone.

Ragnhild (BA Music), Norway

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