University of Birmingham and Norway

We have a long tradition of welcoming students from Norway. There are currently 20 Norwegian students following a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University.

Entry requirements

The following information is for guidance only and should be used together with the University's general entrance requirements and any specific degree programme requirements. 

Foundation Pathways

For further information see the Birmingham Foundation Academy website.


Holders of the "Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole" (before 1981 "Examen Artium") with a minimum overall score of 4/6 (meget tilfredsstillende/very good) will be considered for entry to the first year of our undergraduate degree programmes. 

Please refer to the information below as guidance for grade comparisons to A-level entry requirements: 

A*AA = 5 overall  in the Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole 
AAA = 4.5 overall  in the Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole 
AAB = 4.5 overall  in the Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole 
ABB = 4 overall  in the Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole 
BBB = 4 overall  in the Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole 

Specific subject requirements: A*= 6, A=5, B=4 

For GCSE, from the lower school leaving certificate, the same equivalences would apply.

English proficiency: A=5, B=4, most courses will require a grade 4 in English in the Vitnemål however some might ask for a slightly higher English proficency of a 5. 


Students who have completed the Candidatus Magisterii from a recognised institution will be considered for postgraduate study at Diploma and Masters level.

Students who have completed Candidatus Realium/Candidatus Philologiae will be considered for PhD study.

English Language

You will be required to provide evidence of your English ability. Please view the entry requirements for specific programme requirements.

How to apply

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Accommodation at the University of Birmingham

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The University of Birmingham offers a range of part-fee scholarships for international students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Key email contacts

Undergraduate enquiries (Bachelors) to:

Erasmus and Study Abroad enquiries to: 

Postgraduate enquiries (Masters and PhDs) to:

Visits to Norway

Staff from the University of Birmingham visit different countries throughout the year to meet with students, schools and universities. For full details of visits, please see the Meet us in your country section.

British Council

The British Council has offices in many countries throughout the world which are able to provide you with advice about studying in the UK. Most offices also have an education library and internet facilities where you can consult university material. The British Council can also provide advice about funding opportunities.