Special arrangements for engineering programmes

To apply for admission under the special arrangements for engineering programmes at Østfold University College, you must submit an application through the local admission procedure. The application must be registered in SøknadsWeb, and all necessary documentation must be uploaded electronically in your application. Applicants normally have to document proficiency in Norwegian and English.

SøknadsWeb opens for application registration for the preliminary course, the vocational pathway and TRESS on 1 February and the application deadline is 1 March.

SøknadsWeb opens for application registration for the natural science course on 1 September and the application deadline is 1 October.

The preliminary course for engineering programmes

The preliminary course for engineering programmes is a one-year programme for people who do not have the Higher Education Entrance Qualification and who do not meet the special admission requirements. If you have passed two years of a vocational education (upper secondary level 2) and have a craft/journeyman's certificate, or primary and lower secondary school and five years' work experience, you are qualified for admission to the preliminary course. A pass in the preliminary course qualifies you for admission to bachelor's programmes in engineering, which you must apply for via the Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service. If you pass the full range of subjects in the preliminary course, you compete for admission in a separate preliminary course quota through the Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service.

If you have the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, but you lack the natural science subjects you need to qualify for admission to an engineering programme, you can apply for admission to the natural science course.

The natural science course

The natural science course is a half-year course for people who have the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, but who do not meet the special requirements for admission to the engineering programmes. A pass in the natural science course qualifies you for admission to bachelor's programmes in engineering, which you must apply for via the Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service.

The vocational pathway

The vocational pathway is open to people who have relevant vocational education with a craft/journeyman's certificate issued under the Reform 94 system or the Knowledge Promotion system. The vocational pathway qualifies you for the bachelor's programmes in engineering, and you do not need to apply for admission via the Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service.

The three-semester programme (TRESS)

TRESS is open to people who have the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, but who do not meet the special requirements for admission to the engineering programmes. TRESS qualifies you for the bachelor's programmes in engineering, and you do not need to apply for admission via the Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service.