Kristiania's response to the invasion of Ukraine
Kristiania University College is working on efforts to support those affected by the war in Ukraine. On this page, we post relevant information for students and refugees. The page is updated frequently.
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Kristiania is currently offering six study programmes in English. You can read the details about every programme by clicking on the links below. Please use the Ukrainian application form to apply. Do not apply via the study pages.
If you have questions or would like to talk to one of our student ambassadors, feel free to book a guidance interview. You will be contacted by one of our skilled student ambassadors, who have knowledge of our studies, the admission process, deadlines and practical info.
The main rule is that applicants with a Ukrainian education must have completed secondary education plus one year of higher education in order to qualify for studies on the bachelor’s level in Norway. You are required to have higher education in addition to secondary education in the country of origin. To be accepted into a master’s programme, students must have completed at least a 4-year bachelor's degree or 3-year bachelor's degree and 1-year master's degree or specialist in Ukraine. There are also certain English language requirements. If your education is not from Ukraine, see the GSU-list in “Useful links” below.
We recommend starting preparation of your documents and certificates as soon as possible. It is a rather time-consuming process. We will be able to provide some guidance along the way; however, the timeframe is very limited.
NOKUT (the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education) is an independent expert body under the Ministry of Education and Research. NOKUT's role is to assure the quality of higher education in Norway, as well as assess and provide information about the quality of courses in other countries.
There is no legal requirement to have your education recognised by NOKUT in order to study in Norway. Still, NOKUT’s general recognition of higher education or higher tertiary vocational education may be of help when applying for studies and jobs. NOKUT offers automatic recognition of certain degrees from selected countries, such as Ukraine and Russia. Automatic recognition is a standardised statement that shows how certain degrees from selected countries are normally assessed by NOKUT. The statement (PDF in Norwegian only) may be downloaded and used immediately, without having to submit an application for recognition. In many cases, this document will be sufficient for an application, which means you do not have to apply for recognition.
Extraordinary deadlines for the academic year 2022/23 will be applied. Further information coming.
Refugees from Ukraine may be eligible for loans and grants from Lånekassen once they have secured a school or study place.
People from Ukraine who are resident in Norway on the grounds of “collective protection” offered to Ukrainians have the same right to receive loans and grants as others who have been granted asylum in Norway. This is conditional on such individuals having secured a place on an education programme that entitles them to loans and grants from Lånekassen, in addition to otherwise meeting all the requirements for loans and grants.
University and university college education for refugees
Refugees enrolled in university and university college education programmes in Norway are not eligible for refugee grants, but they can receive loans and grants in the same way as Norwegian citizens provided that they are taking a programme that is eligible for loans and grants, and that they otherwise meet all other requirements.