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We have been welcoming students to Writtle from Norway for many years and our staff are very familiar with the Norwegian education system and qualifications. We have a strong Norwegian community at Writtle who will help you feel at home.

For Undergraduate Study

Students who hold the Norwegian Vitnemal – Videregaende Opplaering (VVO) with a GPA of 4.0+, which must include a 4.0+ in English, will be considered for direct entry to our undergraduate programmes.

For our Bioveterinary Science degree, students must hold the Norwegian Vitnemal – Videregaende Opplaering (VVO) with a GPA of 4.0+, which must include a 4.0+ in English and 4.0+ in either Biology or Chemistry.

For Postgraduate Study

Students must hold the above and have successfully completed a Bachelor’s degree in a recognised university with a 2.2 or above.

Please check with our admissions department for specific subject entry requirements

The following table explains Norwegian qualifications and their UK equivalent.

Norwegian QualificationUK Equivalent Qualification
Master of PhilosophyMasters
Magister Artium (mag. art.)Mphil
Doctor PhilosophiaePhD
Candidatus MagisteriiBachelor (Hons)
Bachelors DegreeBachelor (Hons)
Masters DegreeMasters

English Language Requirement

All students studying at Writtle must be able to demonstrate a sufficient understanding of the English language. We offer Pre-sessional English Language courses before the start of your course and sessions during your course to improve your English skills whilst you study.

2017/18 Tuition Fees

Bachelor degrees, Foundation degrees and Higher Certificates: £11,700 per year

Postgraduate taught and research degrees: £12,400


You can apply for an Undergraduate International Scholarship of £1,000 yearly award for the standard length of course (three years). The total amount awarded is therefore £3,000, taken off the last payment of your tuition fees each year.

If studying a Master's degree, you can apply for a Postgraduate International Scholarship of £1,000 for the standard length of the course (one year). The total amount awarded is therefore £1,000.

Student accommodation

Visit our accommodation page to view our Halls and accommodation fees.

Student Profile

Discover why our Norwegian student, Serine Hansen, loves studying BSc (Hons) Animal Science at Writtle:


"I have always wanted to work with animals, but I was not sure of exactly what I wanted to do. The Animal Science programme at Writtle was a perfect start, it gave me a wide knowledge of the animal industry and opened my mind for so much more inside the animal industry. I chose Writtle because of the location, beautiful campus and the amount of practical work we get to do. I have been very happy with my teachers. They are so supportive and helpful, which were a great help throughout my studies."

Learn what life is like as an Norwegian student at WUC!

Meet us in your country

We will be attending the following Student Recruitment Fairs in Norway in 2018. We look forward to meeting you!

Kristiansand Fair
Date: Monday 15 & Tuesday 16 January 2018
Time: 09:00 to 14:00
Venue: Gimlehallen, Jegersbergveien 3, N-4630 Kristiansand S

Sandefjord Fair
Date: Thursday 18 & Friday 19 January
Time: 09:00 to 14:00
Venue: Jotunhallen, Sportsvegen 25, N-3224 Sandefjord

Trondheim Fair
Date: Thursday 1 & Friday 2 February
Time: Thursday 1 February 09:00 to 16:00, Friday 2 February 09:00 to 14:00
Venue: Trondheim Spektrum, Klostergata 90, N-7030 Trondheim

Tromso Fair
Date: Thursday 8 & Friday 9 February
Time: 10:00 to 14:00
Venue: Tromsøhallen, Templarheimen, N-9010 Tromsø


British Council - Norway

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Online Enquiry



International Line: +44 (0) 1245 424270


We are here to help

If you have any questions about applying to study here, would like an update on the status of your application, or have a query about what you need to do next, please contact us.

Pre Sessional English

Pre-Sessional English

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