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Information for applicants from Norway

Queen Mary University of London has a long history of welcoming students from around the world. Over the years, many thousands of international students have graduated from the university and gone on to pursue successful careers. Today, we are home to students from more than 162 different countries and over 45% of our student body come from outside of the UK. This diversity contributes to a lively and welcoming community which should make you feel comfortable and at home.

We are one of the largest colleges of the University of London and one of the few with fully integrated teaching, research and residential facilities. Our setting provides our students with the benefits of both a large campus environment, and the countless academic and social opportunities provided by London.

There are currently 86 students from Norway studying at Queen Mary who are enrolled on a range of degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Queen Mary's International Office staff visit Norway 2 times per year, details of our next visit can be found on these pages.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate (BA, BSc, LLB etc.)

Students that have successfully completed A-Levels, the European Baccalaureate, or the International Baccalaureate will be considered for admissions to our undergraduate degrees.  

Please check the grade requirements for your chosen degree programme via the undergraduate study section of our website.

We also consider students from Norway with the following qualifications:

  • Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole (VVO)

    Our exact requirements depend on the course that you are applying for, but students usually need to obtain a minimum mark of between 4 and 5 overall. You are likely to be asked for certain grades in relevant subjects.

    This is QMUL’s equivalency table for GCE A-Levels and the VVO:

    A*AA AAA AAB ABB BBB
    5 overall 5 overall 4.5 overall 4.5 overall 4 overall

    Please note, actual offers may differ slightly.

    Please see the information included in the English Language Requirements section below. The English component of the VVO can potentially be accepted instead of IELTS/TOEFL/Cambridge/Pearson etc. for undergraduate courses.

  • UK foundation programme from either QMUL or certain other approved institutions

    Students whose grades do not meet our minimum requirements may be considered for entry onto one of our Foundation Programmes.

    For more information regarding our foundation programmes please click here.

    If you are currently studying another UK foundation programme elsewhere and would like to progress to one of our Bachelor degrees, please get in touch via the contact details at the bottom of the page.

Undergraduate Medicine and Dentistry Admissions

For detailed Medicine and Dentistry entry requirements and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the School of Medicine and Dentistry website.

Please note, the Norwegian VVO is not accepted for admission to our MBBS or BDS programmes that are delivered in London (but they are accepted for all other undergraduate programmes delivered in London).

However, the VVO is accepted for admission to our MBBS programme delivered in the Republic of Malta. Please click here for more information

Postgraduate

Taught Degrees (MA, MSc etc.)

Students that apply to one of our Master degree courses are normally expected to have achieved an Upper Second Class bachelor degree, however some courses will also accept a Lower Second Class classification.  

Please check the grade requirements for your chosen degree programme via the postgraduate study section of our website.

We are also pleased to also consider students from Norway if they have obtained a Bachelor degree/Candidatus Magisterii/Bachelorgrad or Master degree graduates.

This is QMUL’s equivalency table for UK and Norwegian Bachelor degree classifications:

UK Bachelor Degree Classification First Class (1st) Upper Second Class Hons (2:1) High –Lower Second Class Hons (2:2) Standard – Lower Second Class Hons (2:2) Third Class Hons (3rd)
Norwegian Bachelor Degree Classification B grade average with at least 75 ECTS (of 180 ECTS min overall) at grade A or above. B grade average C grade average with at least 75 ECTS (of 180 ECTS min overall) at grade B or above. C overall D overall

Please note, actual offers may differ slightly.

Please see the link included below under the English Language Requirements section. Students are considered on an individual basis, but some Norwegian degrees that are taught in English can potentially be accepted as proof of English proficiency, and can be accepted instead of IELTS/TOEFL/Cambridge/Pearson etc.

Research degrees (MPhil/PhD)

Competitive applications to our postgraduate research degree programmes will include high overall grades achieved in their Master degree.

For more information regarding our research specialisms and opportunities, please see our dedicated webpages.

English Language Requirements

  • Please refer to the English language requirements webpage for more information regarding our English proficiency criteria.
  • Students that fall slightly below the published requirements may be offered a place on one of our pre-sessional English courses.

How to Apply

For further information on how to apply, please refer to these links:

Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors

 

Scholarships and Funding

Our current tuition fees can be checked here

A vast majority of the Norwegian students studying at QMUL finance their studies via Lånekassen. We are pleased to be listed among the universities whose students qualify for a supplementary grant.  

Undergraduate (Bachelor)
There are a number of scholarships and bursaries available for undergraduate international students. Please check our directory here.

Postgraduate Taught (Master)
There are a number of sources of funding available for postgraduate international students, and you can check our scholarship and bursaries directory here.

Postgraduate Research (PhD)
There are a number of funding opportunities for PhD students. You can check our ‘funding a PhD’ directory here.

In country representatives

Across the Pond (Study In Britain)
Across the Pond – Studier i Storbritannia
Torgbygget, Nydalsveien 33,
Postboks 4814 Nydalen, 0484 Oslo
Tel: 21 52 00 69
email: info@studyacrossthepond.com
http://no.studyacrossthepond.com/

 

Visits to your country

CountryCityDateFurther informationAppointments
Norway Oslo 14 February 2018
10:00 - 18:00

Anita Walton will be attending the Student Recruitment Fair Oslo at Oslo Spektrum, Sonia Henies pl. 2, N-0185 Oslo

Please contact Anita Walton.

Norway Oslo 15 February 2018
10:00 - 15:00

Anita Walton will be attending the Student Recruitment Fair Oslo at Sonia Henies pl. 2, N-0185 Oslo.

Please contact Anita Walton.

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Email: a.walton@qmul.ac.uk
Tel: +44(0) 20 7882 6525

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