We offer Master’s degree programmes in English. Undergraduate programs is only offered in Norwegian language. To apply for our Bachelor’s programmes you must document proficiency in Norwegian. Please see The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service's (NUCAS) website on how to document this.

If you wish to apply for Exchange to HVL please see our Exchange page.

Important dates

For citizens outside the EU/EEA the application deadline is December 1st 2020 for the 2021 admission. The application portal opens October 1st 2020.

For EU/EEA and Norwegian citizens online registration opens on the 1st of February 2021.

Application deadlines:

For citizens outside the EU/EEA the application deadline is December 1st 2020 for the 2021 admission.

Citizens from EU/EEA: 1st of March. For Maritime Operations the application deadline is April 15th.

How to apply

You apply through Søknadsweb.

You must meet all requirements before the application deadline. You upload all supporting documentation at the end of the registration process.

Admission requirements

You must have a relevant Bachelor’s degree. Some of our Master degrees have specific admission requirements, such as grade point average or specialization of subjects. Please check the admission requirements for the programme you are interested in on our page.


You must send us this documentation when you apply:

  • Your CV including educational background
  • Secondary School certificate/High School Diploma and transcripts
  • Final University degree certificate or diploma with a grading scale. We do not accept provisional certificates.
  • Transcript of records (an official statement listing courses/subjects completed at university)
  • Copy of your passport or picture ID including full name, date of birth and gender
  • Documentation of English language proficiency. We do not accept letters of proficiency from Universities. For more information please see our page about the English requirements.


If the original language of your documents is not English or a Scandinavian language, officially certified copies of a translation to one of these languages must accompany certified copies of your documents in the original language.

Applications without supporting documentation will not be assessed.

Please read the confirmation e-mail for which date the enrolment offers are published.

Note that if you are granted admission, you have to bring your originals to Norway for verification.


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If you are a new master student this checklist may come in handy.

Checklist for new master students