Norwegian higher education
The Norwegian public educational system consists of eight universities, nine specialised university institutions, 35 university colleges and two national institutes of the arts. There is also a small private sector, but the majority of students in Norway (approximately 90 %) attend state institutions.
All institutions of higher education are subject to the authority of the Ministry of Education and Research. The independent government body NOKUT, Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education is responsible for assessing the quality of programmes and institutions. Through evaluation, accreditation and recognition of quality systems, institutions and course provisions, the purpose of NOKUT is to supervise and help develop the quality of higher education in Norway.
Gjøvik University College offers bachelors, masters and a PhD programme.
The Bachelor’s degree is obtained after three years of study, with exams totalling 180 ECTS credits.
The Master's degree is awarded on completion of two additional years of graduate study beyond the undergraduate degree and includes independent research and a thesis.
Credit point system
The credit system corresponds to ECTS. The full-time workload is 30 credits per semester (60 credits per academic year).
Grades for undergraduate and postgraduate examinations are awarded according to a graded scale from A (highest) to F (lowest), with E as the minimum pass grade. A pass/fail mark is given for some examinations.
The Diploma Supplement is built on a model developed by the European Commission, Council of Europe and UNESCO/CEPES. The purpose of the supplement is to provide sufficient independent data to improve the international ”transparency” and fair academic and professional recognition of qualifications (diplomas, degrees, certificates etc.) It is designed to provide a description of the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies that were pursued and successfully completed by the individual named on the original qualification to which the supplement is appended.
Gjøvik University College issues a Diploma Supplement automatically and free of charge to all students who are awarded a degree.
You can see an example of a Diploma Supplement here .