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Recognition of education

The national center of foreign recognition at NOKUT provides information about the Norwegian authorisation and recognition schemes. The center is intended as a guide for persons seeking recognition of education and/or work experience from abroad.

NOKUT is also the point of contact for the recognition of professional qualifications for professionals regulated by law in Norway, covered by Directive 2005/36/EC. This means that NOKUT is there to help nationals of EU/EEA countries by providing information about the recognition of professional qualifications in Norway.

General recognition
The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT) provides general recognition (level and scope) of higher education from other countries. This means that NOKUT can grant you credits and, if applicable, provide general recognition of your education/degree as being equivalent to a university college degree, Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, or a PhD degree.

However, NOKUT does not provide recognition of the academic content of an education. Norwegian universities and university colleges consider applications for recognition of the academic content of an education that is equivalent to the educational programmes they provide. NOKUT does not recognise vocational qualifications that are not defined as higher education in the home country, and it does not grant authorisation to regulated professions.

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