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Admission for Fall 2018 Semester


Pending possible new regulations from the Department of Education and subsequent decision of the Board of HLT, applicants could be asked to submit a letter of motivation and/or letter of recommendation as part of their application.

The deadline for applying was on 31 January 2018.


Important dates:

  • 15.12.2017-31.01.2018 – application for Fall 2018. The application closes on 31 January 2018.
  • 29 February– deadline for submitting documents
  • 30 April–15 May – results of application will be communicated via email


Admission Requirement:

  • Educational Background
    • HLT uses the same criteria NOKUT (the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education) set for students aspiring to study at a higher-education level (bachelor degree and above) in Norway. Generally, the criteria are to have a high school diploma plus one or two years of university education. Note that these criteria include both the educational background and language proficiency and vary from country to country. Therefore, new applicants need to check the requirement for their respective country by using this link.


  • Language Proficiency
    • The bachelor degree program in theology and leadership is taught in English, therefore, all prospect students (except for those in which English is the official language of their country) need to submit a document about their English language proficiency. The following tests are accepted for the admission process:
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 60 for an internet-based test (iBT) or 500 for a paper-based test (PBT). Your score report must be sent directly to the HLT address.
      • IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) Academic test with a minimum score of 5.0
    • You can also meet the English language requirement if you have
      • completed a university degree in English language


About admission:

  • You will receive your application results between 30 April–15 May.  
  • The result of your application will be communicated via your registered email.
  • Any email request for the outcome of your application prior 30 April will not receive a reply.