When you are granted admission to a programme of study, you will be admitted for the standard duration of the programme. For example, the standard duration of a full-time bachelor’s degree is three years.

If, for various reasons, you need more time to complete your studies, you can adjust your individual education plan and spend more time on your programme of study, in accordance with an agreement and within the framework set out in the regulations relating to studies and examinations at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.

Your admission to a programme of study terminates automatically when the time period for the allotted/contracted admission to study expires or when you have completed your studies. Note that if you do not follow the standard progression for your programme of study, you must take into account whichever curriculum has been set for the course each time, as well as the examination system in use. 

Get in touch with your student adviser or career guidance counsellor to adjust your individual education plan. You can find the contact information for the student counselling services on your campus here.

Special rules regarding admissions

Did you receive a warning in the autumn of 2019 that you might lose your place on your programme of study due to a lack of credits over the course of two semesters? As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, you will not lose your admission to study due to a lack of credits before the spring of 2022 at the earliest. Note that you must still obtain credits for the autumn of 2021 in order to maintain your admission to study.

If you have used up an extension to study beyond the standard duration of your course in the period from and including the spring semester of 2020 to and including the spring semester of 2021, you can apply for an extended placement on your studies for one semester. Send your application to or to the Western University of Applied Sciences at P.O. Box 7030, 5020 Bergen.

Admission to the post-programme course registration scheme

When you have completed your programme of study, you have the right to additional studies up to and including the two semesters following your graduation.

During this period, you can improve your grades for individual exams on courses where this is possible. If your grades do improve, this will be documented by way of your transcript, not a new certificate.

You must apply for admission to the post-programme course registration scheme; the deadline for this is 1 September for the autumn semester and 1 February for the spring semester. You must send your application by email to your department: