You apply through our application portal in accordance with our application requirements. In order for your application to be considered at KHiO your home institution must nominate you to exchange studies and you must apply to a study program that is in connection with your studies at home. You’ll find information, instructions and links below.
All applications must be registered and uploaded to our application portal
. Remember to keep your username and password. You use the same login when checking the status of your application.
The application portal opens for admission approximately two months before the application deadline.
Please make sure you apply for the correct programme; Exchange Studies. If you submit your application to a different programme than you intended, it may not be assessed. You must familiarize yourself with our study portfolio before you begin your application process.
The deadlines are
- 1st October for the Spring semester
- 1st April for the Autumn semester
You will receive an answer to your application within 5-6 weeks from the application deadline.
The following needs to be uploaded for your application to be complete:
- Portfolio (Design, Art and Craft, Fine Arts) or video (Theatre, Dance, Opera)
- Letter of motivation
- Letter of recommendation
- CV with photograph
- Confirmation letter for nomination
The letter of motivation must reflect the study program you apply for. If you apply for more than one program, please add one motivation letter for each program and address the letter clearly.
The total size of uploaded files may not exceed 100 MB. You may submit images, text (in PDF format) or video. For applications containing video, the total duration may not exceed 3 minutes.
If you have video or audio files that exceed 15 MB, these files must be uploaded to the Internet, i.e your own website, Vimeo, Youtube or similar. You cannot apply with more than 3 minutes of video. You are solely responsible for ensuring that the URL given is correct, that the website works and that your works can be viewed in a standard web browser.
Additional requirements for Bachelor Programme in Contemporary Dance and Bachelor Programme in Jazz Dance
Applicants should submit links to two videoclips (each not exceeding 3 minutes), one from a formal dance class, one free of choice. Letter of motivation and letter of recommendation should reflect upon the programme’s broad approach including training in various disciplines and traditions.
Your home institution has to nominate you for exchange studies. The nomination must accompany your application by a letter containing the following:
- Full name of applicant
- Date of birth
- Study programme at home institution
- Study programme applied for at KHiO
- Current semester at home institution
- Semester applied for at KHiO
If the nomination letter is missing in your application, your application will not be assessed. The International Office at your institution should be the signing part of the letter. Please note that no other type of nominations will be accepted.
Please note that we are able to accept only 1-2 exchange students per study program per semester. The assessments of the applicants is made according to Directive studies at Oslo National Academy of the Arts. The Admissions Committee's professional assessments cannot be appealed and we do not offer grounds for the conclusions.
Extension of semester exchange
Students who wish to extend their exchange must apply for this via the ordinary exchange admission.
You can use the same CV, portfolio and letter of recommendation that you used in your previous application for exchange. For Theatre, Opera and Dance there is no need for new vidoes. We strongly reccomend that you write a new letter of motivation reflecting why you want to extend your stay, and a new letter of nomination (from your home institution) is required.
The recommended language skills are English B1.
We strongly recommend you to prepare your Norwegian skills before arrivial. Some of the teaching is in Norwegian (in a mix with English) and it'll be of good help for you if you have some basic skills before you start at KHiO. If you are an Erasmus+ student you can use the Online Language Support (OLS) via EU Academy.
Due to the uncertain situation surrounding covid-19, there are some extra considerations: