Admission Requirements for Higher Education.

As a main rule, students enrolling in higher education  institution must have completed matriculation examination or equivalent level of study. Higher education institutions can accept students who possess equivalent level of maturity and knowledge as assessed by the respective higher education institution. It must be ensured that higher education institutions’ admission requirements and study standards correspond to those required in certified higher education institutions within similar fields in other countries. The Higher Education Act allows higher education institutions to set specific admission requirements for students enrolling in study at higher education level such as requiring students, who meet with the aforementioned demands, to pass an entrance examination or assessment.

Students enrolling in studies at second cycle shall have completed a Bachelor´s degree or equivalent three-year study at higher education level. Students are expected to enrol in a study programme that is based on the learning outcomes they have acquired during studies at the first cycle of higher education.

Students enrolling in Doctoral studies are as a rule required to have completed Master´s degree or Candidatus degree from cycle/stage 4.2.2.

Higher education institutions that offer Doctoral studies according to an accreditation provided by the Minister of Education, Science and Culture have fulfilled the rules for Doctoral studies no. 37/2007, cf. paragraph 4, article 7, of the Higher Education Act no. 63/2006.

(Source: National Qualification framework for higher education published in 2011)

Admission requirements can differ between universities and faculties. Please contact the university in question for further information.

For application forms contact each university or college. Application deadlines differ from school to school, most commonly sometime between March and June each year.