Information for Students from Norway

At QMU we have a long tradition of welcoming students from all over the world. Around 25% of Queen Margaret University students are international coming from over 90 countries throughout the world.

Find out more specific information to help you plan your studies at QMU.

Entry Requirements

For undergraduate courses:

We welcome applications from Norwegian students with an average Vitnemål/VVO score of 3.5 or above.

For postgraduate courses:

We will consider applications from students holding a good Bachelors degree from a recognised university.


English Language Requirements

Students holding a Vitnemål/VVO score of 4-5 for English may be exempted from sitting standard English tests. Otherwise, you should hold a recent English language qualification in order to be considered for study at Queen Margaret University. For details of the tests and scores we accept, please click here.


Scholarships, Fees and Funding

QMU Scholarships:

The University is pleased to offer a number of competitive scholarships of up to £5,000 each for new international students undertaking their first year of study on an undergraduate or postgraduate degree. The scholarship is granted as a reduction of the tuition fee and is available to students who are self-funding with an international tuition fee of more than £9,000 for a single year of study only. Applications can be made by students who have received an offer of a place of study at the University.

Santander Scholarships:

Queen Margaret University is pleased to announce that a limited number of Santander Scholarships will be available to international students, up to the value of £5,000. Applications can be made by students who have received an offer of a place of study at the University. Please note that if you have already applied for a QMU Scholarship, we will also consider you for a Santander Scholarship and vice versa - there is no need to re-apply or to apply for both.

Lånekassen The Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund, Lånekassen, is the main provider of grants and loans for Norwegian students. Find out more at

Further information on scholarships, fees and funding can be found here.

Please note that if you wish to apply for a scholarship award, you are strongly advised to apply for a place on the course of your choice as early as possible, as we will only consider applications from those holding an offer for a place of study. For other information on funding sources, please visit:

Local Representatives

Across The Pond
T: +47 41 40 80 93

The British Council no longer have a public office in Norway. For local information, please click here.

UK Based Norway Representatives

Royal Norwegian Consulate General
86 George Street
T: +44 131 226 5701
F: +44 131 220 4976

There is also a Norwegian Students Association, NORSA, in Edinburgh which represents the interests of Norwegian students in the city and organises social events throughout the year. Find out more at

Visit Days

Details of all planned overseas visits by QMU representatives can be found here.