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Admission for the Academic Year 2022/2023

The application period for the academic year 2022/23 opens from 15th December 2021 to 31st of January 2022. Program descriptions can be found by clicking on the Course Catalogue on the right. The links for the application are found below:



Admission Guideline 

Below is the requirements and relevant information for the degree program.

  1. Eligibility
  2. Online application form
  3. Submitting documents
  4. Required documents
  5. English proficiency
  6. Tuition fee
  7. Important dates


  1. Eligibility

HLT uses the same criteria as NOKUT (the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education), which is set for students interested to study at a higher-education level (bachelor’s degree and above) in Norway. Generally, the criteria are to have a high school diploma plus one or two years of university education, depending in the country of education. Before applying, new applicants need to check whether they meet the requirements or not using the link here – GSU List.


  1. Online application form / application portal

To apply for the degree program, you must register an online application in the application portal, which will be available from December 15th. to January 31th. All applicants must register within the deadline.


  1. Submitting documents

You must upload copies of all required documentation together with your online application as pdf-files. All documents must be scanned copies of the original document. No pictures or photographs of documents. Documents that are not properly scanned will not be accepted. All documents must be submitted before 15 February. If you are completing your studies after the deadline, you may submit your final diploma and transcripts within 1 July.


  1. Required documents

You need to submit the following documents:

  1. Enclosure form – Download the enclosure formto fill in your details. The completed form must be signed before you upload it to your application. Name the PDF-file(s) enclosureform.
  2. Diploma and transcript of records from your secondary education. Name the PDF-file(s) secondaryedu .
  3. Bachelor’s degree diploma /certificate and transcript – Applicants who have already a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent undergraduate degree do not need to upload their transcript and diploma from their secondary education. They only need to upload copies of their diploma for their bachelor degree. The same applies for applicants holding a Master’s degree.
  4. Proof of English proficiency
    You are required to upload your own copy of your test results. Please refer to specific information below.
  5. Copy of passport and current residence permit
    Upload a copy of the ID-page only for a passport and two sides for a current residence permit.
  6. Translations
    If the language of the original document is not English, an official translation made by an authorized translator must be enclosed.
  7. Letter of motivation and/or recommendation

It is your responsibility to ensure that all submitted documents are accurate and unaltered. Wrong or misleading information may lead to dismissal. Submission of fraudulent documents is illegal and will be reported to the proper authorities. Please note that we reserve the right to contact institutions, associations and government agencies for the purpose of explanation and/or verification of submitted documents.


  1. English proficiency

Applicants who are not native speakers of English must document their proficiency in English by taking one of the following internationally recognized tests:

  • TOEFL– Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test (PBT) or score of 60 on the internet-based test (IBT). Official test report forms must be sent directly to Norwegian School of Leadership and Theology. Please upload a copy of your result, and make sure that the results are also sent directly from ETS.
  • IELTS– International English Language Testing System (academic) test with a minimum overall score of 5.0. Please upload the official copy of your test results. We will verify your test results online.
  • CAE – Cambridge English: Advanced

Applicants who have completed a university degree taught in English are exempted from the language proficiency criteria.


  1. Tuition fee
  • 30 credits: kr 7000,–
  • 20 credits: kr. 5000,–
  • 10 credits: kr. 2500,–

In addition to the tuition fee, there is a SIO (student welfare organization in Oslo) fee of NOK 650.

Norwegian School of Leadership and theology does not offer scholarships.


  1. Important dates
    • 15.12.2021 – 31.01.2022 – application for fall 2022
    • 01.03.22 – 01.06.22 – Communication of Outcome of Application