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Information for students from Norway

Find out about the Norwegian student community at Southampton, entry requirements for our courses and other information specific to your country.

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If you have any questions about studying at the University of Southampton, please contact the International Office team.

Entry requirements

This information is for general guidance only; entry requirements vary for different courses. For more specific details, please visit the relevant course web page or contact the admissions office for your chosen subject area.

Foundation year entry requirements

If you do not have the traditional entry requirements for our undergraduate courses, you may be able to qualify by doing one of our foundation programmes first. To find out more, visit our foundation years page or contact the International Office team.

Undergraduate entry requirements

To be considered for a place on one of our undergraduate (bachelors) degrees, you will need:

Vitnemål fra den Videregaende Skole (Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School) with a minimum overall grade of 4.2
High grades in UK A levels
Between 28 and 38 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB)

 Postgraduate entry requirements

Masters programmes Bachelors degree (Candidatus Magisterii / Bachelorgrad) achieving grade B or C and above in a subject area relevant to the chosen masters programme - equivalent to a UK 2:1
PhD programmes Good grades in bachelors degree and usually a masters degree, and a strong research proposal

English language entry requirements

You will need to be able to demonstrate the required level of English language proficiency. Students with a grade of 4 or above in the Vitnemål may be exempted from additional English language requirements. Find out more about our English language requirements and support.

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The Norwegian student community

We are pleased to welcome students from Norway to the University each year. In 2016/17 we have 39 Norwegian students studying with us. We also welcomed 14 Erasmus students from our Norwegian partner institutions.

Student-run clubs and societies

Getting involved in clubs and societies is a great way to meet other students from your country and from around the world. There are many societies run by the University's Students' Union (SUSU) for different interests, religions, sports and academic groups.

Visit the University of Southampton Students' Union (SUSU) website for more information about clubs and societies.

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UCAS guides in your language

Visit the UCAS website to download a translated guide to studying in the UK

What I enjoy most about studying at the University of Southampton is probably the degree itself, and the beauty and professionalism of the campus and the lecturers.

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