This page contains links to application forms and important admission information


IMPORTANT: The ministry of higher education has introduced that all new students from outside the EU will have to pay the actual cost of studying in Norway from August 2023.

See more information on exemptions and documentation

Admission for Study Programs from FALL 2024

Bachelor of Leadership and Theology – FALL 2024
Bachelor in Religion and Social Science – FALL 2024


Admission is still open for those currently residing in Norway and Schengen countries.


Admission Guideline 

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

For applicants from outside Norway
We can offer you a study place. But please note that we cannot guarantee a visa.  it is your responsibility to process your student visa, but we are here to assist you in any way we can. We recommend that you take the necessary steps to ensure that you have the appropriate documentation and meet the requirements for obtaining a student visa in Norway.

  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. For students coming from outside EU, the portal is available from November to 1 February. For students coming from EU/EEA or who are currently living in Norway (and have a Norwegian Personal Number), the portal is available from November to 15 April. All applicants must register within the deadline. If there are still available study places, students currently living in Norway or EU/EEA may apply after 15 April.


  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

Information about tuition fees can be found on this page: Semester fees


  1. Important dates
    • November – 1. February – application for candidates from outside EU
    • November – 15. April – application for candidates from EU or currently living in Norway
    • 01. March – 01. June – communication of Outcome of Application


We look forward to reading your application