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How to use the online application portal Søknadsweb

Please read these instructions for KHiOs online application carefully before you begin.

1. Login

Log in to Søknadsweb. 

Choose language at the top right corner.

Choose an institution: "Oslo National Academy of the Arts".

If you do not have a Norwegian National ID number
  • If you do not have a Norwegian National Identification Number, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select Login International Applicant
  • If you are a new user, click on Register New International Applicant.
  • If you have applied previously, log in with the same info (request new password if you forgot).

Once you have registered your name and contact information, you will receive an e-mail with a link and password for login. Follow the directions provided in the email.

  • NB! If you have changed your e-mail address since the last time you applied, please do not register as a new user on Søknadsweb before you have contacted us.
If you have a Norwegian National ID number
  • Choose National Identifier and PIN.
  • Enter your National ID and a four digit PIN-code. If you have applied last year, Søknadsweb remembers your PIN. If not, click Register new user.
  • The PIN is personal and you may change it at any time. If you forget it, you can request a new code per email.

2. My profile

This is where you enter your personal information - check and update your address and contact information. It is important that this information is current; this is how we will contact you throughout the application process.

You will be asked if you will allow exchange of exam results with other institutions. This is only relevant if you have previously attended school in Norway. If you answer Yes to this question, you will allow the Academy to gather exam-information about you from other Norwegian institutions.

3. New application

Since the Academy offers a large number of study programmes, you must first choose the level, and then choose the study programme.

 You confirm the application to the study programme by choosing the Application alternative

Once you have selected your programme, click Next. Make sure everything is correct, then click Done

4. Uploading supporting documents

Carefully read the instructions for the programme you have chosen to make sure you upload the right documents. 

Always PDF format (unless otherwise is stated) 
Check that the documents are readable and that all information is included!
If you are scanning multiple pages of the same document, they should be combined into one PDF document.
Transcripts should be scanned in full color to ensure authenticity. Make sure they are readable.
It is not possible to upload files larger than 15 MB.

Pictures of yourself should be in JPG format (minimum 1 MB).

Please name the documents as described on the website about admissions of the study programme you are applying for.
For example

  • MADE2021-portfolio.pdf, 
  • transcript-BA.pdf 
  • picture.jpg. 

This is especially important if you are applying to several study programmes with different entrance exams!

Documents uploaded in previous admissions
If you applied last year, you will notice that older documents are still appearing in "My Documents".
It is not possible to delete documents from previous admissions. You can check the upload date to find out if the document is from a previous admissions.
Only documents uploaded for this year's admission are attached to your application. You must therefore upload all required documents as described on our admission pages for the various study programs.

4. Receipt

Once you have registered your application, you will be sent to a receipt page. The receipt includes an application number, which you will need when you fill out the application attachment (does not apply to exchange programmes).

You can view your receipt on the page My applications. An application registration receipt will also be sent automatically to your e-mail address.

6. My applications

Once you have registered an application, you can log in to Søknadsweb at any time and select My applications from the top left menu to view your application status.

7. Withdrawal and changes

You can also withdraw your application. Note that by selecting this option, all registered applications will be withdrawn.

If you only wish to withdraw from one application option, or change the order of preferences, you can do this by selecting Change Application.

Withdrawal and changes are only possible before the application deadline.

8. Multiple applications

If you have applied to one Master programme and also wish to apply to another Bachelor programme, log in to Søknadsweb, select New Application in the menu and follow the same procedures as listed above.

  • Important! If you apply for more than one programme, you will get different applicant numbers. All your documents will be shared between all programmes so it is very important to name the files according to the guidelines!

9. Offer of admission

Check your application status regularly. Once admissions are completed, offers of admission will be posted in Søknadsweb. 

If you have received an offer of admission, you will have to accept or decline the offer within the stated deadline.

If you have been placed on a waiting list, you must also accept or decline this. If not, the next person on the waiting list will receive the offer.

Do you have any questions?

Please send an e-mail to Please write study programme you wish to apply for in the subject field.