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St Mary's University warmly welcomes students from Norway.

St Mary's has a lively and diverse student community, with students from over 100 countries outside the UK representing approximately 10% of its 6,000 students.

Below you will find lots of useful information for Norwegian applicants, but if you still have more questions, please feel free to email

Entry requirements

Undergraduate academic requirements

Applicants completing the Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole with scores of 3.5-4.0 in each subject will be considered for undergraduate entry.

An IELTS exam is not required provided a mark of 3.5 in English has been obtained.

Postgraduate academic requirements

Bachelor's degree (Bachelorgrad) or Candidatus Magisterii from a recognised Norwegian university.

English EquivalentNorwegian Degree: Grade (New system)Norwegian Degree:Grade (pre-2003)
2:1 B 2.5
2:2 C 2.7

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you will be required to evidence your English language ability required for academic study. Please see our English Language Requirements page for our standard entry requirements.

Study in London for a semester or a year

Download Norwegian Study Abroad Flyer

Find out more about coming to St Mary's from Norway for a semester or a year. Read more about our gap year options in Norwegian here:

alphaAlpha, Norwegian student

Business Management and Psychology

"I really like St Mary’s because all the students are welcoming... the teachers are helpful and the Learning Development team has been exceptional.

"I would recommend St Mary’s University to anyone who is interested in having the best possible experience."

Anette, Norwegian studentanette-norway

Business Management

"Studying abroad at St Mary’s was overwhelming at first, arriving in a new country and meeting loads of students from all around the world. However, it only took me two weeks to really settle in and enjoy life on campus! The people here are all very welcoming and they take a lot of initiative in helping students, whether it’s about the course, or talking about the different opportunities on campus – for instance sports, which I’ve benefitted from.

"The Business Management course is also very interesting, with great teachers and learning methods. All in all, it is an experience that I will remember for the rest of my life."

Apply online today

For more information on how to apply as an international student please visit our section on  International Application Information.

Undergraduate applicants   Postgraduate applicants


Norwegian students will automatically be considered for one of St Mary's International Student Scholarships once they have applied. These are available to new, full-time undergraduate and postgraduate taught degree students in any subject area.

For undergraduate applicants, the scholarship is worth £3,000 off the cost of your first year tuition fee. For postgraduate applicants the scholarships is worth £3,000 off the total cost of your tuition fee.

In-country representatives

St Mary's has appointed agents and representatives in Norway who offer face-to-face counselling and can help you with your application.


Study Outside Norway (SONOR)

Torggata 11, 0181 Oslo
Tel: 73 80 97 32          


Study Outside Norway (SONOR)

Halfdan Kjerulfsgate 4, 5017 Bergen
Tel: 73 80 97 33          


Study Outside Norway (SONOR)

Søndre Ånes vei 11, 6522 Frei
Tel: 73 80 97 31          


Study Outside Norway (SONOR)

Kjøpmannsgata 10, 7013 Trondheim
Tel: 73 80 97 36          

Meet us in Norway

St Mary's staff visit Norway to attend fairs, visit schools and meet potential students. Please see our travel calendar for when we will next be visiting a city near you.

Meanwhile, if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email

The local community

The Students' Union

You are welcomed as a member of our thriving Students' Union as soon as you arrive at St Mary's and there are lots of opportunities to get involved.

There is a wide range of societies clubs and societies for you to join and a full list can be found within the Students' Union section.

In the Local Area

There are several organisations in and around London that bring together the members of the local Norwegian community through social events, sports and cultural activities – such as the Den Norske Club, the London Norwegian Meetup Group and the Anglo-Norse Society. The Norwegian Embassy also lists events and has news items of interest.

You can find a number of Scandinavian restaurants, bars, shops and churches in London.

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