Documentation requirements MSc

Documentation requirements MSc

You must upload scanned copies of your supporting documents into NHH’s online application system. Documents sent by post are not accepted.

Guidelines for uploading documents

Please use the following guidelines when uploading documents:

  • Upload scans of original documents only. The preferred document format is PDF. Please avoid ZIP files or other compressed files, as they cannot be opened in our document viewer. 
  • All documentation must either be in a Scandinavian language or English, either officially issued by your previous institutions or in a certified translation.
  • Please upload only the documents requested. Other documents will not be taken into consideration and may instead cause a delayed answer to your application.
  • The scanned documents must be clear, legible and appear right side up. Please also include the reverse side.
  • If your document consists of several pages, please scan them together in one document.
  • Please upload the same document only once. If possible, please upload all documents at the same time.
  • We kindly ask you to name the documents according to the menu below.

What documents do you need to submit?

  • Secondary education

    Secondary education

    You must upload a scanned copy of your original secondary diploma. Please note that if the document is issued in a language that does not use the Latin alphabet, you may be asked to upload a certified English translation. If you already have a certified translation, we encourage you to upload it with the original.

    Name of the file: secondary.pdf

  • Higher education

    Higher education

    Are you completing your bachelor's degree the spring semester of the admission year?

    1. Please upload a scanned copy of your preliminary transcript of records. You must remember to include separate transcripts for courses from other institutions included in your degree (i.e. exchange semesters or transfer credits).

      File code: bachelortrans.pdf / mastertrans.pdf

    2. If your educational institution has issued a diploma supplement, you must upload this. If no such document is available, you must upload a description of the grading scale as well as a description of the credit system used at your university.

      File code: diplomasupplement.pdf

    Have you already completed your bachelor's degree at the time of submitting the application?

    3. In addition to the documentation above, please also upload a scanned copy of your final diploma. If you hold a master's degree, please upload your master's degree diploma as well as your bachelor's degree diploma.

    File code: bachelordipl.pdf / masterdipl.pdf

  • GMAT/GRE requirement

    GMAT/GRE requirement

    All applicants, with a few exceptions, must pass either the GMAT- or the GRE test with a minimum score, and only official test scores issued by the issuing authority are accepted.

    • GMAT programme code: 7KZ-ZK-01
    • GRE programme code: 0686

    Test scores must be no more than five years old at the time of the application deadline. Please upload a scanned copy of your unofficial test result for reference. If you have not passed the test at the time of application, please indicate the expected test date. Please make sure to schedule your test date in time.

    Final deadline for submission: 15 February

    File code: GMAT.pdf / GRE.pdf

  • English language proficiency

    English language proficiency

    If you belong to one of the following two groups of applicants, you fulfil the English proficiency requirement without having to upload documentation:

    1. Applicants with a diploma (Vitnemål) from Norwegian upper secondary school confirming Higher Education Entrance Qualification (GSK – generell studiekompetanse). Please find information about the National School Report Database (NVB) here (in Norwegian).
    2. Applicants who fulfil the proficiency requirement according to the GSU-list (Higher Education Entrance Qualification for foreign applicants)

    All other applicants must upload documentation that they fulfil the English proficiency requirement:

    - If you have had at least two years of higher education with English as your sole instruction language, you must submit an official document from your university to confirm this. The document should be signed and stamped by an official. 

    - Other applicants must document English proficiency with official test scores from one of the accepted English language tests (TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic).

    Only official test scores issued to NHH by the issuing authority are accepted.

    The TOEFL programme code: 0686.

    Test scores must be no more than two years old at the time of the application deadline.

    Please upload a scanned copy of your unofficial test result for reference. If you have not passed the test at the time of application, please indicate the expected test date. Please make sure to schedule your test date in time.

    Final deadline for submission of test result: 15 February.

    File code: english.pdf

  • CV


    You must upload a copy of your curriculum vitae/résumé. The CV/résumé should contain information about previous studies, work experience, extracurricular activities, languages spoken etc. Maximum length: 1-2 pages.

    File code: CV.pdf

  • Passport/ID card

    Passport/ID card

    In order to confirm your identity, you must upload a copy of your passport or ID card. Only a copy of the ID-page is required.

    File code: Passport.pdf / idcard.pdf

  • Financing


    All citizens outside the EU/EEA-area and Switzerland must document financial ability. Read about how to document financial ability here.

    File code: finance.pdf

Important information about documentation

  1. You are responsible for uploading all required documentation within the application deadline. Final transcripts and Diplomas (1 July) may be submitted after the application deadline. Applications that are incomplete by the application deadline will not be processed.
  2. You are liable for the uploaded documents, i.e. that they represent true and unaltered information. Wrongful or misleading information may lead to dismissal and loss of right to study. All students admitted will be asked to present original documents at the beginning of their studies.
  3. Submission of fraudulent documents is illegal, and will be reported to the police.
  4. Please note that NHH maintains the right to contact institutions, firms, associations and government agencies for the purpose of explanation and/or verification of uploaded documents.