To be eligible for admission to higher education institutions in Norway, applicants must satisfy the basic entrance requirements as well as Norwegian and English language requirements.
As selection to higher education in Norway is competitive, only the most qualified applicants are considered for admission.
Some areas of study require specific qualifications within certain fields.
Nordic students (i.e. from Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands):
Applicants with Nordic educational background qualifying for entry to higher education institutions in their home country, are also qualified for higher education in Norway.
Some study programs may require specific qualifications within certain fields.
There are no formal requirements for proficiency in the Norwegian language for Nordic applicants, but with reduced understanding of the Norwegian language they will not profit completely from lectures given in Norwegian.
Applicants from other European countries are eligible for admission upon completion of the secondary school-leaving certificate, which provides the basis for admission to university studies in their home country.
Entrance requirements for applicants from non-European countries may include one or two years of university studies in addition to secondary school.
Applicants who do not fulfill the entrance requirements may choose to take supplementary examinations in Norwegian upper secondary schools.
The lectures at Buskerud University College are mainly given in Norwegian. Some short-term programs and degree programs are taught in English.
English competence requirements may vary for the different programs. Please get in touch with the local campus admission office for more information.
Information concerning English tests is available at: International Summer School, University of Oslo, P.o.box 1082 Blindern, 0317 Oslo, Norway (TOEFL-test) and Folkeuniversitetet, Torggate 7, P.o.box 496 Sentrum, 0105 Oslo, Norway (IELTS-test).
For Norwegian-taught programs there are Norwegian language requirements. Please see http://www.samordnaopptak.no/info/english/
You can get information concerning a Norwegian test (Bergens-test) at: Folkeuniversitetet - Norsk Språktest, Christian Kroghs gate 34, 0186 Oslo, Norway.
The Norwegian engineering education is a three-year professional training program. The requirements for admission to engineering studies are, in addition to the basic requirements, in-depth knowledge of physics and mathematics equivalent to two years of physics and three years of mathematics in the Norwegian upper secondary school. The three-year professional program at undergraduate level is taught in Norwegian.
Applications to undergraduate level programs at Buskerud University College are processed by a centralized application processing centre (Samordna Opptak).
Applications to graduate level programs are processed by the local campus administration.
The application deadline for applicants with foreign educational background (except Nordic) is 1st of March.
Students at our partner institutions applying for semester exchange or top-up are excepted from this rule, and should apply through the international office at their home institution within 1st May for admission to autumn semester and 1st November for admission to spring semester.
Applicants must document all their relevant education with officially certified copies of certificates, diplomas, transcripts etc. in the original language and authorized translations if the original documents are not in English or a Scandinavian language.
Both upper secondary and higher education must be documented. Applicants must fulfill all requirements before 1st of July.
Please note that admission to some programs is highly competitive.
To find out if you are qualified for admission to higher education in Norway, you may contact: Samordna Opptak (Universities and Colleges Admission Service), P.o.box 1175 Blindern, 0318 Oslo, Norway, or one of the universities or colleges.
Buskerud University College does not offer scholarships or other special programs for foreign students at the present time.
Information about The State Educational Loan Fund, Norway, is available on Internet at Lanekassen's websites. You can also contact their main office in Oslo: Lånekassen, Postboks 195 Økern, 0510 Oslo, Norway.
firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post to Høgskolen i Buskerud, Postboks 235, 3601 Kongsberg, Norway.
Each year BUC admits international students through collaboration with partner universities/colleges. BUC provides opportunities for exchange students from diverse countries to come to BUC and enroll in one or two semesters, and participate in the projects.
In spring semester 2011, 6 students namely, Julien Colarullo, Florian Spano, Alexis Barcelo, Yan Bua, Amandine Py and Celine Laugier from IUT Marseille Physics Department, France joined BUC for 3 months. They worked on the projects in the field of electronics.
Presentation of BUC and Norway (powerpoint)
The city of Drammen - streaming video
Experience the city of Kongsberg - streaming video
At the bottom of this page you will find links to the thre campuses, where are more local information and picture-galleries.