Exam as an external candidate
You have to pay to take an exam as an external candidate, and you will only have limited access to lectures/seminars etc. and other resources.
In order to sit an exam as an external candidate, you have to meet the programme's general admission requirements and any additional requirements that apply to the course in question. Admission requirements are described in the programme description, which is available on the programme's web page.
The opportunity to sit an examination as an external candidate without having been admitted to the study programme or course is provided for in the Act relating to Universities and University Colleges (Lovdata.no) Section 3-10, and in Regulations relating to Studies and Examinations at HiOA (Lovdata.no), Section 4-7 , (1) and (2):
'A person who meets the entrance requirements, but who is not enrolled in the study programme, may apply to the Faculty within the appointed deadlines for access to take an examination in a subject, course or course group as an external candidate. The right to admission for external candidates is limited to attending public lectures and taking examinations. The Faculty responsible for the subject or course decides whether external candidates shall be granted access to other forms of teaching.'
Admission to individual courses
As a course student, you will have the same rights as any other student. You will get an access card, have access to teaching activities and to the Fronter system, and can receive feedback from the subject teacher on any work you submit during the course. You pay the ordinary semester fee and copy fee, and will be issued a semester card that entitles you to ordinary student discounts.
In order to apply, you have to meet the programme's general admission requirements and any additional requirements that apply to the course in question. You can find the admission requirements in the overview of relevant courses and deadlines for applying:
Relevant courses and deadlines for applying
We only offer admission to individual courses and the opportunity to sit an exam as an external candidate in the courses listed on our website; see the list below. You have to be admitted to the relevant study programme in order to take other courses offered at the faculty. Please choose among our courses taught in English.