Admissions

Admission Tests and Waivers

Additional standardised tests for applicants who do not hold a bachelor's degree from a Norwegian or Nordic educational institution.

Standardised tests: GMAT or GRE

Applicants must submit results for one of the tests below and achieve the minimum scores indicated:

  • GMAT: 600
  • GRE: 152 (Quantitative Reasoning) and 158 (Verbal) 

Language tests: TOEFL or IELTS

Applicants must submit results for one of the tests below and achieved the minimum scores indicated:

  • TOEFL: 90 ( internet based test) or 575 (written test) or 233 (computer-based version)
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • Cambridge Advanced C1

Exemptions and Waivers

The Associate Dean of the MSc programme concerned may exempt applicants from admission requirements such as the GMAT/GRE or TOEFL/IELTS requirement.

No GMAT/GRE or IELTS/TOEFL exemption is automatic. To request a waiver of the requirements, the applicant must submit a waiver application. Deviations from the general exemptions may occur as it is the prerogative of the Associate Dean to grant or decline the exemption.

GMAT/GRE exemptions
As a general rule, exemptions are given to the following categories of applicants:

  • Graduates with a degree from a partner institution*
  • Graduates with a degree from a Swedish, Danish, Finnish or an Icelandic institution
  • Achieved a CAT score from India of minimum 90%
  • Here is a list of our partner institutions. In addition, a GMAT waiver may be given to graduates from the following institutions, due to special institutional agreements:
  • National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine
  • Foreign Trade University, Vietnam
  • Southwest University, Chongqing, China   

To apply for a GMAT/GRE waiver, please download and complete the waiver application form and upload it to your online application.

IELTS/TOEFL exemptions
As a general rule, exemptions for the language test requirements are given to the following applicants:

  • Graduates who have two years or more of higher education where the language of instruction was English
  • Graduates from a country which is a member of the EU/EEA and/or the Council of Europe/UNESCO-Cepes and have English as the first foreign language taken over a period of at least 7 years in primary school, secondary school and upper secondary education  

To apply for a TOEFL/IELTS waiver, please download and complete the waiver application form and upload it to your online application.