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IMPORTANT: The ministry of higher education has proposed that all new students from outside the EU will have to pay the actual cost of studying in Norway from August 2023. If this is approved by Parliament, the semester fee will rise to NOK 49,990 for this group (including the SiO Fee of 690 NOK). Students who have worked full-time for 2 years or studied full-time for 3 years in Norway, are regarded as EU-students.

Admission for the academic year 2023/2024

The academic year 2023/2024 is still open. Program descriptions can be found by clicking on the Course Catalogue on the right. The links for the application are available below.

Bachelor of Leadership and Theology – FALL 2023
Bachelor in Religion and Social Science – FALL 2023


Admission Guideline 

Below are 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 Higher 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 on the country of education. Before applying, new applicants need to check whether they meet the requirements or not by 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 form to 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 the 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

• Semester fee (30 credits) for students from the EU: NOK 8 000
• Semester fee (30 credits) for students from outside the EU: NOK 49 300

The SiO fee (for the student welfare organization in Oslo) of NOK 690 is mandatory and will come in addition to the semester fee making the total NOK 49 990 for non-EU students and NOK 8 690 for EU students.

As a student at The Norwegian School of Leadership and Theology, you will have access to DTL (Digital Theological Library) which is the largest Digital Theological Library in the world.

Norwegian School of Leadership and Theology does not offer scholarships at present time.


  1. Important dates
    • 15. December – 15. April – application for the fall semester
    • 01. March – 01. June – communication of Outcome of Application