Exchange students can be admitted to Gjøvik University Colleges through international programmes (Erasmus and Nordplus) or bilateral agreements.
The Norwegian Quota Scheme is a funding scheme offered by the Norwegian Government to students from developing countries, countries in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Only students from our partner universities in these countries are accepted as quota students, and they must apply through their home institutions. We do not recruit students through agents.
The admissions process is determined by the degree you choose to pursue and its associated language requirements.
If you meet the Norwegian language requirements, or have a related Scandinavian language as your mother tongue, you can apply to any of Gjøvik University College (GUC) degree programmes, although you must also demonstrate that you meet the English language requirements.
Non-Norwegian students who wish to take a degree from GUC that is only taught in Norwegian must meet our Norwegian language requirements.
Note that Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, or Swedish applicants who have graduated from upper secondary school (videregående skole) in Denmark, Finland, Iceland or Sweden do not need to document their proficiency in Norwegian.
GUC has bilateral agreements with universities worldwide. In Europe and Scandinavia, the ERASMUS and NORDPLUS programmes apply. For English courses on the Bachelor level and for single courses on the Master level, admittance is restricted to students participating in an exchange between GUC and one of our partner universities.
Gjøvik University College does not cooperate with recruiting agencies. We prefer to work directly with the students or with academic partner institutions abroad. Some recruiting agencies may claim to cooperate with us, but this is not true. As a prospective student you should not pay any application fees and not have to go through particular agencies to gain admission. Admission is based on academic merit and the level of competition alone.