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Documentation Requirements for International Applicants

Having checked your eligibility, you now have to apply and upload the required documents within 10 January (non-EU/EEA applicants) and 1 March (EU/EEA applicant).

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Important information to read before uploading your documents

  • You are not allowed to create more than one user profile in SøknadsWeb. If you create more than one user profile in SøknadsWeb, all applications will be deleted.
  • Only upload what is required. Unrequested documents will not be taken into consideration and only delays the evaluation of your application.
  • Only upload official documents. Student copy/unofficial transcripts are not considered official.
  • All documentation has to be uploaded as PDF-files. We do not accept documents via e-mail or post unless explicitly requested by us. We do not accept Word, PNG, JPG, ZIP or RAR files, only PDF. Documents consisting of several pages must be scanned together into one PDF-file.
  • Documents must be clear, legible and appear 'right-side up'. Applications containing bad quality copies and unreadable documents will be rejected. 
  • Name your files as instructed below and register your documents under the correct type of document. If you need to upload more than one document under the same type of document, it is possible.
  • It is the applicant's responsibility to upload all required documents within the deadline. The university does not ask for missing documents. Incomplete applications will be rejected regardless of academic qualifications.
  • Check the documents you have uploaded in My Documents in Søknadsweb. If you have applied previously, you do not need to upload the same documents again. However, your CV must be updated. It looks like the document is missing under Status required documents, but as long as your document is saved under Document archive, you do not need to upload the same documents again. But you are welcome to re-upload under the correct type of document if you wish.

Additional country specific requirements

Applicants who have completed university education in Algeria, Bangladesh, Benin, Cameroon, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Iran, Kenya, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, USA or Zimbabwe have additional documentation requirements. Please check the Country List for further information.

List of required documents

Required DocumentFile name in SøknadswebHow to submit
1. CVCVCV must be up to date and uploaded as one PDF file.
2. Transcript of recordsTOR-BC (Bachelor's)

TOR-MA (Master's)
Upload the official transcript of records from all your higher education. Student copies are not accepted.

If the documentation is not in Norwegian, Danish, Swedish or English, it must be officially translated into English. Both translations and originals must be uploaded in the same PDF file.
3. Diploma(s)DIP-BC (Bachelor's)

DIP-MA (Master's)
Upload the final diploma from your higher education.

If the document is not in Norwegian, Danish, Swedish or English, it must be officially translated into English. Both translations and originals must be uploaded in the same PDF file.
4. English language requirementsENGCheck the English language requirements and upload the official score report as PDF file.
5. Final diploma from higher secondary educationSEC-country

(Ex: SEC-Nigeria)
Upload final diploma from your higher secondary school. This document does not need to be translated.
6. Passport copy/ Documentation of change of name (if applicable)PASSUpload only the page with photograph and name. The passport must be valid at the time of applying.

In case you have changed your name, please provide documentation of this in the same PDF file.
7. Documentation of Financing (only required for non- EU/EEA applicants)FINNon-EU/EEA applicants must document access to at least NOK 128 887 for the first academic year (this amount is for the academic year 2022/2023).

The documentation of financing can be documented with a recent official bank statement in your own name, a letter confirming that you are eligible for a scholarship/student loan from your home country, OR a sponsor guarantee letter and sponsor's recent official bank statement.

If you live in Norway with a valid residential permit, you do not need to provide the documentation of financing. Instead, you should upload a copy of your valid resident permit.

If you have not yet graduated,

you may deliver your final diploma and transcript after the deadline. Please submit the following document within 10 January (non-EU/EEA applicants)/ 1 March (EU/EEA applicants):

This document must be signed by your university and submitted together with an interim transcript which includes all the courses you have taken until the day of applying. Still, all other required documentation must be uploaded within the deadline.

Please note that you will only be considered for admission if there are still available study places at the time when you deliver your final diploma and transcript. When delivering the final diploma and transcripts, your documentation must also fulfill any additional documentation requirements stated in the Country list.

If you have not yet taken English tests,

Non-EU/EEA applicants:

If you are not able to submit your test results within 10 January and want to deliver the results later, you need to upload the receipt of your test registration in Søknadsweb within 10 January. The last day to submit the English test result is 1 March. As soon as you receive the test results you need to send it to

EU/EEA applicants:

The last day to submit test results is 1 March.

Important Notes

Submission of fraudulent documents is illegal, and will be reported to the appropriate authorities.

By applying to the University of Stavanger you agree to allow the University of Stavanger to verify the authenticity of your documentation. The University of Stavanger maintains the right to contact governments, agencies, institutions and associations in order to verify your documentation.