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.

2021/22 Tuition Fees
Including students from the European Union (EU)

Diploma courses at Level 3: £10,290 per year
Bachelor degrees, Foundation degrees and Higher Certificates: £12,450 per year

Postgraduate taught degrees:

  • MA Landscape Architecture / MA Garden Design £13,510
  • Master of Landscape Architecture 2 years full-time
    Year 1 £9,120 - Year 2 £13,510*
    * but maybe subject to an annual increase
  • All other postgraduate taught degrees £13,170

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:

Norwegian student profile

"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!


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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.