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International applicants to the Master in Theology and Master in Global Studies should fill out the paper based application form and send it to MHS with all needed documentation before the deadline: March 1 2014.
Applicants from outside the EU/EEA area must document that they can finance their stay in Norway. Applicants who do not provide satisfactory documented evidence for financing, will be rejected regardless of academic qualifications (see below).
The MHS provides six scholarships for students from developing countries through the Quota Scheme. This is a programme funded by the Norwegian government. It is normally applicants with a letter of support and priority from one of our partner institutions that will be admitted in this program. The scholarships are given to students in the Master program in Theology and the Master program in Global Studies.
MHS has special procedures for applications and admission requirements for the PhD program.
Documentation of financing for self-financing applicants
Self-financing applicants from outside the EU/EEA area must document that they can finance their studies at the School of Mission and Theology. The Norwegian Immigration Authorities require that you can provide a minimum of NOK 94 400 (approx. 12 440 Euro). This is the minimum amount of money required to cover living expenses for one academic year in Norway. It should be documented by enclosing a recent bank transcript. It is critical that you prove your financial means when you submit the application to the School of Mission and Theology.
If you will be using a non-Norwegian sponsor, the School of Mission and Theology will ask for a letter included in the application form from the sponsor(s) which confirms that the sponsor(s) is willing to transfer NOK 94 400 if you are admitted.
When admitted you must immediately transfer NOK 94400 to a Norwegian account in order to have your visa application processed by the Immigration Authorities.
If you do not have a Norwegian bank account you may use a personal deposit account at the School of Mission and Theology. The money will safely be returned to you after you have arrived and gone through the process of having opened a bank account in Norway.
More details about this will be given in the admission letters, and upon arrival at the School of Mission and Theology.
The MHS provides totally 6 scholarships for students from developing countries through the Quota Scheme. This is a programme funded by the Norwegian government The objective of the scheme is capacitybuilding of partnerinstitutions. Normally only applicants with a supporting letter and priority from our partner insitutions will be admitted in this programme. The scholarships are given to students both at the master in theology and master in global studies.
Proof of English language competency
All students whose first language is not English must prove their English language competency by completing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or by holding a passing grade from a Norwegian Upper Secondary School (videregående skole). Results should be sent directly to MHS. The MHS institution code for forwarding TOEFL test reports is 6535. A minimum TOEFL score of 500 (paper based)/ 173 (computer based)/ 61 (internet based), or a minimum IELTS score of 5.0 is normally required.
In some circumstances we will accept test results from other methods of examination. If you have completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, you may be eligible for an English language exemption.
MHS has many nice people around who will guide you through what is going on if you look lost. I like the Lunch time, even if I don‘t eat we just meet at the cafeteria and talk.The international student community is amazing. We have grown together like a big family. I feel like I get to know countries and cultures all over the world, and not just beautiful Norway.