Hello! My name is  Idunn and I’m the Norwegian international ambassador. I am currently in my second year of an undergraduate degree in Film and Television Studies here at UEA and am thoroughly enjoying it. 

I first happened upon UEA on a website for UK universities, and I very quickly realised that UEA is where I wanted to be. I immediately fell in love with the city centre. Norwich is beautiful, and it's such a perfect size. Small enough that it feels safe and cosy and it's easy to travel everywhere, but big enough that you have access to everything you need and more.   

I applied through an agent, so she did most of the application for me. That said, UCAS is an easy way to apply and I got a response from UEA within just a few days which was incredible. It was quite tricky to write the personal statement but there are a lot of great resources online.    

I first arrived at UEA at night, so my first impression of the University came when I opened my curtains the next morning and saw the campus bustling with life. I was shocked by how big campus is, all of the different buildings and facilities, the lake, the zigs, the Sainsbury's centre... I was just amazed by it all.   

I study film and television studies. It's incredible to learn about all of my favourite things from teachers who are as passionate about it as I am. All of my lecturers and seminar leaders have been fantastic, they make everything interesting and easy to understand. I also enjoy the opportunities we get in addition to the course itself, like when we have workshops and visits from industry professionals. I also really liked the wide selection of modules I could choose from for my course.      

I joined the filmmaking society in my first year and loved it so much that I was secretary, then co-president . I love being on committee, it's great to be able to plan events and connect with people who have the same interests as I do. My experiences from filmmaking society will definitely come in handy when it comes to applying for jobs as well which is a nice bonus.    

If I could give advice to anyone considering studying at UEA, I’d say just do it! I always really wanted to study abroad, but I got scared at the last second and nearly didn't do it. I realised that if I went and didn’t like it, I could go back home. But if I didn't go, I would always wonder what could have happened.    

I am here to help current and future students, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at all! You can chat to me directly through the Ask a Student platform. 

Chat with Idunn

Accepted Qualifications

  • Holders of the Vitnemål for Videregående Opplæring will be considered for direct entry to Bachelor Degree courses. For full details of our Vitnemål requirements and equivalency system please see our information on Vitnemål requirements below.  

  • Those completing an Undergraduate degree will usually be considered for entry onto Masters programmes. For most courses we require equivalent to a UK 2:1.  

    Those completing a Masters degree or with substantial research experience in their degree can be considered for Research degrees (MPhil, PhD).  

  • Vitnemål For Videregående Opplæring  Requirements for 2023 Entry  

    Vitnemål requirements for undergraduate courses are based on the following:  

    • Overall average grade  

    • English Language  

    • Mathematics  

    • Specific subjects  

    Overall average grade:

    A comparison to GCE A-Level requirements is provided for reference.  
















    English language requirements

    We accept Vitnemål in place of IELTS.  Courses considered suitable to meet the English Language requirement include Engelsk, Internasjonal Engelsk, Samfunnsfaglig Engelsk and Engelsk Litteratur og Kultur.  

    IELTS-Vitnemål equivalencies are provided for reference.  














    Applications from students who do not meet the Vitnemål English Language requirements are welcome.  In such cases, we accept a number of other English Language tests.   


    All undergraduate courses include a GCSE Mathematics requirement.  Vitnemål courses considered suitable to meet the GCSE Mathematics requirement include Matematikk Praktisk, Matematikk 1P, Matematikk 1T, Matematikk 2P, Matematikk 2T,  Matematikk X,  Matematikk S1,  Matematikk S2,  Matematikk R1 and Matematikk R2.  

    For GCSE equivalencies, GCSE grade C and B should be taken as achieving a minimum grade of 3 for a course taking 140 hours or more (such as 1T, 1P or Matematikk Praktisk)

    GCSE-Vitnemål equivalencies are provided for reference.  












    Specific subjects

    Some undergraduate courses have additional GCSE or A level subject requirements.  

    Subject Requirement  

    Vitnemål Equivalencies  


    A Level: Engelsk Litteratur og Kultur is considered as an equivalent.  Other subjects which include literary studies or textual analysis may be considered case by case.  


    A Level: Matematikk S1+S2 and Matematikk R1 are considered as equivalents. GCSE: Please see full details above.  


    A level: Sciences at Levels 1+2 are considered as equivalents.  For example, Biologi 1+2 is considered equivalent to A Level Biology.  For undergraduate courses that require an A Level Science but do not specify a particular subject, Vitnemål courses considered as equivalents include Biologi 1+2, Fysikk 1+2, Geofag 1+2, Informasjonsteknologi 1+2, Kjemi 1+2, Matematikk R1, Matematikk S1+S2.  Other Science subjects at Levels 1+2 may be considered case by case. GCSE: Science study at Level 1 is considered as an equivalent.  For example, Kjemi 1 is considered equivalent to GCSE Chemistry.  For undergraduate courses that require a GCSE Science but do not specify a particular subject, Vitnemål courses considered as equivalents include Biologi 1, Fysikk 1, Geofag 1, Informasjonsteknologi 1, Kjemi 1.  Other Science subjects at Level 1 may be considered case by case.  


    A Level: Language study at Levels 1+2 is considered as an equivalent.  For example, Fransk 1+2 is considered equivalent to A Level French. GCSE: Language study at Level 1 is considered as an equivalent.  For example, Spansk 1 is considered equivalent to GCSE Spanish.  

    Other Subjects  

    Other subject equivalencies are typically considered case by case and full consideration is given to all applicants’ academic background.  

  • All applicants to the University of East Anglia must be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of English language before they can be admitted onto any course or programme.

    The below are guidelines only.  Please be sure to check the requirements for your specific course.


    Test Score
    IELTS* 6.0 overall with minimum of 5.5 in each component



    Test Score
    IELTS* 6.0 overall with minimum of 5.5 in only two components and 6.0 in the others


    *We also accept a wide range of other English language qualifications, such as TOEFL, Duolingo and Pearson, as listed here.

    *Those not meeting the above English language requirements are encouraged to consider and English Language programme at INTO UEA in preparation for our degree courses.

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Across the Pond - Norway

Format: Digital Education Fair


25th, 26th, 27th & 28th January 2022 for West Norway (Stavanger/Bergen)

1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th February 2022 for Central Norway (Trondheim/Ålesund)

11th  & 12th February 2022 for North Norway (Bodø/Tromsø)

17th & 18th February 2022 for Eastern Norway (Oslo​​​​​​​)

Times: 08:00 - 15:00

For more information, please view Across the Ponds registration site

   International Office Staff for Norway:

  Basma Hakim - Regional Manager

     Location: Norwich, UK

     Email Basma

     Book an online Appointment


Approved Agents in Norway

      We at Across the Pond are experts in studies in the UK, and have been helping Norwegian students since 2004.