Information for students from Norway

Here’s our guide to studying at Goldsmiths for students from Norway. You'll be able to find everything from completing your application to adjusting to life in the UK.

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Our Norwegian graduates work in a diverse range of industries and for a whole host of companies. These include BBC World Service, BT, Oslo University Hospital, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and the United Nations Association of Norway.



You make your application through UCAS, an online application system. The system allows you to choose up to five different universities and apply with one application. 

Applications open on 1 September for entry the following September. The normal closing date is 26 January, but some courses will accept applications until 30 June. You are advised to apply as early as possible as courses have limited places.

You should refer to individual programme pages to see whether your course has any additional application requirements. Applications are usually assessed within two months and can be managed online via UCAS.

Once we've made a decision on your application you'll receive either an unconditional offer, a conditional offer or a rejection. Find out more about what these offers mean in our video:



For the majority of postgraduate programmes you can apply via our website. Simply click the ‘apply now’ button on your chosen programme page. Some programmes have different application procedures, so always check the programme page before making your application. 

Once we've made a decision on your application you'll receive either an unconditional offer, a conditional offer or a rejection. Find out more about what these offers mean in our video: 


What to include in your application

As well as information about your education history, and the course you’re choosing, you’ll also need to provide a personal statement as part of your application. This is your chance to explain how your academic experience is relevant to the course you want to study. You’ll also have an opportunity to tell us about relevant extracurricular activities you’ve taken part in and how they make you stand out.

Find out more about what to include in your personal statement at undergraduate and postgraduate level:




English language requirements

Goldsmiths accepts the Norwegian VVO with a language score of 4 in English in lieu of a SELT, normally an IELTS test. Applications are assessed on a case by case basis on their own merit, however occasionally we may request for applicants to provide a SELT if the time between their VVO completion and application to study at Goldsmiths is considerable, or where there is limited information on their spoken and written English with respect to further studies or employment experience. 

If you require further information, please contact Admissions at or Jake Longley, the country manager for Norway.


For direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes, you’ll need a minimum GPA of 4.0 in the Vitnemål fra den Videregående opplæring and a 4.0 in English.

When we consider your application we’ll assess your test scores and academic grades alongside your personal statement, reference letter and extracurricular activities. 


Postgraduate taught

For entry to postgraduate programmes you will normally need a Bachelors degree in relevant subject. Refer to individual course pages to see whether there are any additional application requirements.

Research degrees

You will normally need to have completed a Masters degree in a subject relevant to your proposed postgraduate study. There may also be other specific entrance requirements. You can refer to individual course pages to find out what these are.

Programmes for international students

We offer courses that have been specifically designed for international students. You may want to consider these if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. These will help you with your English language and academic skills and are run by our English Language Centre.

Find out more about the courses we offer.

Study Abroad

Normally, you will need to have been attending university for at least 1 year. Find out more about the programme on our Study Abroad pages.


Goldsmiths considers Norwegian nationals (who wish to study in the UK) as International fee payers and they will need to pay international tuition fees. However Norwegian nationals do not typically require a visa to study in the UK.

Find out more about our fees.

Norwegian loan system

Norwegian students are able to apply to the Norwegian loan system to receive a grant for their studies.

Scholarships and bursaries

Goldsmiths has a series of scholarships for international students applying for postgraduate and research programmes. If you’re an Alumni (including Study Abroad students) you may also be eligible for discounted fees. For further information, please use our scholarships finder.

There is a small but vibrant Norwegian community in London. Generally international students find it easy to transition to life in London, but if you’re struggling then we can offer a whole range of support. This includes PAL (our student led mentor scheme), and our on-site Careers Service and Counselling Service. Find out more about the support we offer.

Take a look at how some of our students have adjusted to life in the UK:


You are eligible for NHS healthcare if you are enrolled on a full time course lasting six months or longer. Please ensure you register with a local GP. The nearest hospital is Lewisham hospital.

Feeling homesick?

Food and drink

There are a number of places in London where you can get Norwegian food and drink including Nordic and Scandinavian Kitchen which also sells Norwegian produce to take away.


  • Den Norske Klub
    This social club was founded in 1887 to bring together London’s Norwegian community. It currently has a few hundred members and organises talks, golf tournaments and dinners including the pre-Christmas Julebord. Find out more at
  • Anglo Norse Society
    Norwegian and British members sharing a love of Norway meet for social events, lectures and film evenings. You can find out more at

Places of worship

London caters for members of all faiths, and celebrates all of the major religious festivals. To find out more bout places of worship visit

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