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.

Established in 1893, Writtle University College has been producing leaders in the land-based industries and organisations for more than 120 years. Writtle is one of the oldest specialist institutions in the UK and offers a range of land-based, design and sport courses at various levels of academic study including undergraduate and postgraduate.

Our campus

Writtle University College’s campus is a friendly and safe community where students from a variety of cultures and countries can mix and establish lifelong friendships.

Living in Writtle

Writtle is a quintessential English village in Essex with lovingly maintained Tudor houses, an ancient church and pubs. Its historical records go back as far as 1086. Its proximity to London makes it an ideal place to live as we have the best of both worlds, a tranquil place to live and close enough to one of the most diverse and exciting cities in the world.

Trains to London run every 10 minutes from Chelmsford city train station, which is 10 minutes away from the University College on the free shuttle bus and you can be in London in less than 40 minutes.

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.

2022/23 Tuition Fees
Including students from the European Union (EU)

Bachelor degrees, Foundation degrees and Higher Certificates: £12,700 per year

Postgraduate taught degrees:

  • MA Landscape Architecture / MA Garden Design £13,773
  • Master of Landscape Architecture 2 years full-time
    Year 1 £9,295 - Year 2 £13,773*
    * Maybe subject to an annual increase
  • All other postgraduate taught degrees £13,433

Student accommodation

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

Student Profile

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

Educational Advisers (agents)

Across The Pond

Across the Pond is our official representative in Norway. Their team of UK study experts would be happy to help you with your application as well as answer any questions you may have about Writtle University College, our courses and local funding from Lånekassen.

Across the Pond also holds information on relevant scholarships for you, both from our university college, and other sources.

Contact Information for Across the Pond in Norway:


British Council - Norway