We currently have 72 students from Norway studying on undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes as diverse as BSc Psychology, BA Business & Management, BA International Relations, LLB Law, BEng Engineering, BA Politics, BA Anthropology and BSC Physics with Astrophysics.
The University of Exeter is approved for the supplementary grant from the Lanekassen.
Exhibitions and events
Details of upcoming international visits by University of Exeter staff to student recruitment fairs and other official events in Norway.
We don‘t have any visits planned for Norway yet, sorry! Please check here for updates, or get in touch to be contacted about any future exhibitions and events. You may also want to take a look at the details of student recruitment fairs and other events around the world that our staff will be attending in the coming months.
Europe and Central Asia
Details of upcoming international visits by University of Exeter staff to student recruitment fairs and other official events in the Europe and Central Asia region.
|When||Description||Location||Add to your calendar|
|5 - 6 November 2019||Full details||Italy||Add event|
|25 - 29 November 2019||Full details||Spain||Add event|
Details of recent international visits from University of Exeter staff to student recruitment fairs and other official events in the Europe and Central Asia region.
|When||Description||Location||Add to your calendar|
|18 May 2019||Full details||London||Add event|
|24 February - 3 March 2019||Full details||Turkey||Add event|
|23 February 2019||Full details||Istanbul||Add event|
|16 February 2019||Full details||Milan||Add event|
|1 - 6 February 2019||Full details||Moscow||Add event|
|29 January - 1 February 2019||Full details||Almaty||Add event|
|26 - 27 January 2019||Full details||Ukraine||Add event|
|18 January 2019||Full details||Munich||Add event|
|17 - 18 January 2019||Full details||Sandefjord||Add event|
|1 December 2018||Full details||Frankfurt||Add event|
|10 - 17 November 2018||Full details||Kazakhstan||Add event|
|9 - 10 November 2018||Full details||Oslo||Add event|
|13 - 16 October 2018||Full details||Istanbul||Add event|
|24 - 27 September 2018||Full details||Oslo||Add event|
|23 - 25 May 2018||Full details||Switzerland||Add event|
|21 - 22 April 2018||Full details||Athens||Add event|
|16 - 20 April 2018||Full details||France||Add event|
|19 - 23 March 2018||Full details||Europe||Add event|
|4 March 2018||Full details||Nicosia||Add event|
|3 - 4 March 2018||Full details||Istanbul||Add event|
|1 March 2018||Full details||Ankara||Add event|
|25 February 2018||Full details||Istanbul||Add event|
|11 February 2018||Full details||St Petersburg||Add event|
|10 February 2018||Full details||Moscow||Add event|
|22 - 23 January 2018||Full details||Norway||Add event|
|28 November - 3 December 2017||Full details||Russia||Add event|
|3 - 4 November 2017||Full details||Norway||Add event|
|26 October 2017||Full details||Brussels||Add event|
|9 - 19 October 2017||Full details||Istanbul, Ankara & Izmir||Add event|
|3 - 8 October 2017||Full details||Moscow||Add event|
|15 September 2017||Full details||Seville||Add event|
|11 September 2017||Full details||Seville, Spain||Add event|
|6 September 2017||Full details||Sandefjord||Add event|
|5 September 2017||Full details||Kristiansand||Add event|
See your course details for specific entry requirements:
- Undergraduate courses
- Postgraduate taught courses - Masters and other taught degrees
- Postgraduate research courses - PhD research topics,projects and degrees
English language requirements
The University accepts a wide range of international qualifications. As competition for places is strong, good grades are always required, and an early application is recommended.
Undergraduate programmes 2018-19
An overall score from the Vitnemål of 4.0 is regarded as the minimum standard for admission to first year entry, plus strong grades (4 or 5) in any individual subjects as required by specific courses.
Grading of Norwegian High School results
|UK A-Level Comparison||Grade||Interpretation|
|A*AA||5.0 overall and above||Excellent degree of achieving aims and objectives|
|AAA - AAB||4.5 overall||High degree of achieving aims and objectives|
|ABB - BBB||4.0 overall||Good degree of achieving aims and objectives|
|BBC - BCC||3.0 - 3.9 overall||Medium degree of achieving aims and objectives|
If individual subjects are required e.g. B in Maths at GCSE level, the table below indicates the equivalent in terms of study at Norwegian High School. Our course pages will indicate if individual subjects are required.
|UK Level||Norwegian Level|
|A2 Level||Advanced Course II - final year|
|AS Level||Advanced Course I - second year|
|GCSE||Advanced Course - first year|
|UK Grade||UK A-Level Comparison|
Postgraduate programmes 2018-19
Our course pages will indicate if there are additional programme requirements for specific Masters courses.
All applications for postgraduate degrees should be made via the "Apply on-line" button on the webpage for each course. Applications can be made up to 12 months before the start date. Taught Masters programmes have a single intake in September each year. Research students may be able to start at other times, with their supervisor's agreement.
For entry to PG programmes the following qualifications are equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree:
- Bachelor degree (courses from 2003)
- Candidatus Magisterii (courses before 2002)
- Sivilingeniør (siv.Ing. Engineering)
- Siviløkonom (siv. øk - Economics)
Grading of Norwegian HE Institutions
|UK Bachelor Degree||Norwegian Bachelor degree |
Silvilingeniør (siv. Ing. Engineering)
Siviløkonom (siv. øk. - Economics)
|Candidatus Magisterii 3 years|
|I. first class||A||1.0 - 1.5|
|II. upper second||B||1.6 - 2.5|
|II. lower second||C||2.6 - 3.2|
|III. third or pass||D||3.3 - 4.0|
Postgraduate Research Entry Requirements
Applicants for postgraduate research programmes (MPhil, PhD, EdD) will need to demonstrate experience of research methodologies. For this reason, often, successful research applicants will have completed a Masters degree with a thesis or dissertation component.
The following qualifications are equivalents to a British Masters degree standard or better:
- Master's degree (courses from 2003)
- Candidatus Realium/Candidatus Philologiae (course from before 2002)
- Master of Philosophy
- Magister Artium (mag. art) - equivalent to British MPhil
- Doctor Philosophiae - equivalent to British PhD
English Language Requirement
English language: Norwegian students do not need to take an IELTS/TOEFL test, provided they have completed the set grade from a relevant English module in the Vitnemål. 4.0 is equivalent to IELTS 6.5 and 5.0 is equivalent to IELTS 7.0. The module could be 'English', 'International English', or 'English Literature & Culture'.
Your fee status will depend on where you are from. When students apply, they are classified as "Home/EU" if they are from the UK or from the European Union, and "International" if they are from elsewhere. If you are not sure whether your fee status is "Home/EU" or "International", read this advice from The Complete University Guide.
Fees vary by programme and will be detailed in the offer letter you will receive after you have applied. Fees are not fixed at the point of entry for all years of study: there may be a small increase year-on-year for courses which are over one year in duration. For more information, please see our .
The University recommends that single students allow at least £1,015 per month for living costs, which includes accommodation, food and books, but not travel to/from the UK. Students with families (a spouse and children) should allow additional resources for each dependant. You can find more details about living costs on our International Student Support webpages. If you need a visa to study in the UK, for yourself and/or your dependants, you should familiarise yourself with UK Visas and Immigration's (UKVI's) financial requirements.
There are many funding and scholarship opportunities available to international students - find out more about these on our searchable funding database. The British Council can also provide more information about funding schemes.
The International Student Support Office is here to help you with your immigration enquiries for the UK - from your initial application for a Tier 4 (General) Student visa to study your first course at Exeter, to visas for working after your studies.
Immigration is changing all the time, it is therefore extremely important that students keep up-to-date with the newest regulations when applying for their visas and access the free specialist immigration advice that we offer. See our Applying for a Visa pages for more information.
The University of Exeter offers a wide selection of university accommodation, on and off campus, to suit all tastes and budgets.
Accommodation is guaranteed for:
- new, unaccompanied first year undergraduates
- international fee-paying unaccompanied first year postgraduates
- full year Erasmus/Study Abroad students
as long as applications are received by the deadline of 31st July.
When you apply for accommodation, please note, you do NOT have to hold an Unconditional offer to submit your application: as long as your response is Firm, you will still be able to apply, even if your offer from the University of Exeter is Conditional. However, a room will not be allocated to you until all the conditions of your offer have been met.
Undergraduate students have a choice of catered or self-catered accommodation. There is a broad range of options: twin rooms, single studio bedrooms with bathroom and kitchen attached, and more. Postgraduate, Study Abroad and Erasmus students can only apply for self-catered accommodation.
For full details of the options available, as well as prices, facilities and 360-degree virtual tours of some of the rooms, visit our accommodation pages.
Students who would like to rent private, rather than University-run, accommodation can use the Accommodation Office's online database of privately rented accommodation. Visit the "Private Housing" section of the accommodation pages for details.
Our local representatives
The University of Exeter has agreements with the following independent representatives in your country, who would be pleased to tell you more about the University's facilities and programmes. They can also assist you in making an application. Most of our representatives offer their services to applicants for free. Those that do charge a fee must make this clear from the outset of their consultation with students and issue appropriate receipts. If you have any concerns about whether an agent is an authorised representative of the University of Exeter, please contact us. We also welcome feedback on the services offered by our local representatives.
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