We offer Master’s degree programmes in English. Undergraduate programs is only offered in Norwegian language. To apply for our Bachelor’s programmes you must document proficiency in Norwegian. Please see The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service's (NUCAS) website on how to document this.

If you wish to apply for Exchange to HVL please see our Exchange page.

Important dates

Admission for the 2020 master programmes opens October 1st 2019.

The application deadlines are as follows:

Applicants outside the EU: December 1st 2019

EU-applicants: March 1st 2020. April 15th 2020 for Maritime Operations. 

Nordic applicants: March 1st 2020. April 15th 2020 for Maritime Operations. 

How to apply

You apply through Søknadsweb.

You must meet all requirements before the application deadline. You upload all supporting documentation at the end of the registration process.

Admission requirements

You must have a relevant Bachelor’s degree. Some of our Master degrees have specific admission requirements, such as grade point average or specialization of subjects. Please check the admission requirements for the programme you are interested in on our page.


You must send us this documentation when you apply:

  • Your CV including educational background
  • Secondary School certificate or High School Diploma
  • University degree certificate or diploma with a grading scale
  • Transcript of records (an official statement listing courses/subjects completed at university)
  • Documentation of English language proficiency
  • Copy of your passport or picture ID including full name, date of birth and gender

If the original language of your documents is not English or a Scandinavian language, officially certified copies of a translation to one of these languages must accompany certified copies of your documents in the original language.

You must document your English language proficiency. TOEFL or IELTS certificates must be original and sent directly to us from the test center. For more information please see our page about the English requirements.

Applications without supporting documentation will not be assessed.

Please read the confirmation e-mail for which date the enrolment offers are published.

Note that if you are granted admission, you have to bring your originals to Norway for verification.