Documentation requirements MSc

Documentation requirements MSc

You must upload scanned copies of your supporting documents to NHH’s online application system. Please do not send documentation by post.

What documents do you need to submit?

  • Upper secondary school degree

    Upper secondary school degree

    You must upload a scanned copy of your original upper secondary school 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. Please upload an explanation of the grading scale and the credit system. Information about the nominal length of your study programme (full-time), and the minimum number of credits required to obtain your degree must also be included. You may document it in the form of an official diploma supplement, a letter from your institution, or official information from your institution's web-site/study catalogue.

      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

    Within the application deadline, you must have completed the following two steps:

    1. Give NHH access to verify your test score electronically, using the below programme codes:

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

    2. Upload a copy of your score report to the application portal for reference.

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

    File code: GMAT.pdf / GRE.pdf

  • English language proficiency

    English language proficiency

    Within the application deadline, you must have completed the following two steps:
    1. Give NHH access to verify your test score electronically. For TOEFL, you need to use the programme code 0686. There are no programme codes for IELTS and PTE.   
    2. Upload a copy of your score report to the application portal for reference. If you have taken an online test and not received a score report, upload a print screen of your test result.
    Test scores must be no more than two years old at the time of the application deadline.
    Documentation of exemption:
    • If you are exempted due to GSK or GSU-list: You don’t have to upload documentation
    • If you are exempted due to higher education in English: If you have studied in an English-speaking country, you don’t have to provide documentation. If you have studied in a non-English-speaking country, you must upload an official letter from your university confirming the language of instruction.

    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


    To confirm your identity, please upload a copy of your passport. Only the ID-page is required. Ensure that the passport is valid.

    Alternatively, if you hold the nationality of an EU/EEA/EFTA country, you may choose to upload a copy of your ID-card; ensure that the ID-card is valid. Please note that submitting both documents is not necessary; choose one based on your preference and nationality.

    File code: Passport.pdf

  • Financing


    If you are a citizen from outside the EU/EEA-area and Switzerland, you must document that you will have available the sufficient funds to cover living expenses in Norway.  

    Amount required for the application year 2023/2024: NOK 137.907 

    How to document funds for living expenses 

    1. A recent official bank statement or bank transcript in your name, OR 

    1. A sponsor guarantee letter + sponsor’s official bank statement or transcript (see below), OR 

    1. A letter confirming you are eligible for a scholarship/student loan from your home country 

    File code: finance.pdf

    What is a sponsor?  

    A guarantee from a sponsor is a letter in which the sponsor states and confirms by signature that he or she is willing to transfer the required amount upon your admission to NHH. The letter must be accompanied by a recent bank statement or transcript in the sponsor’s name. The sponsor must be aware that the amount is to be transferred to a Norwegian bank account as soon as you are admitted. 

    Note regarding tuition fee 

    In addition to transferring funds for living expenses, students from the above-mentioned area must be prepared to pay a yearly tuition fee to NHH. You do not have to provide documentation related to the tuition fee in the application process, but if admitted you will be requested to transfer for the first year in full before the start of the programme.  

    Read more about financial matters here.


Please use the following guidelines when uploading documents:

  • Upload scans of original documents only. Please also include the reverse side.
  • The accepted document format is PDF.
  • All documentation must either be in a Scandinavian language or English, either officially issued by your previous institutions or in a certified translation. A certified translation must be accompanied by the original document. 
  • Please upload only the documents requested. Other documents will not be taken into consideration and may instead cause a delayed answer to your application.
  • If a 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 above.

Important information about documentation

  1. You are responsible for uploading all required documentation within 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.
  • Disclaimer for Admission Information

    Disclaimer for Admission Information

    Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to verify admission requirements before submitting their applications. It is the responsibility of the (prospective) student to stay well-informed regarding the admission process and requirements.

    Please note that the assessment of the adequacy and equivalence of your educational background in comparison to the Norwegian secondary school system is at the discretion of the Admissions Office at NHH. External links may be present on these pages; NHH is not responsible for their content.