Admission Requirements for Students from Norway

The free, online application for admission and scholarship is the first step and can be completed in 20 minutes. You’ll need your basic information including mailing address, date of birth, citizenship, academic and personal interests. Once the application is complete, you will be considered for admission and scholarships. There are no other scholarship applications needed.

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Transcript of vitnemål. Contact your school office and request that a copy of the vitnemål be sent to Concordia University, Nebraska. We may require three versions. If you apply before Christmas, we can start the admission process with the results of year 1 and year 2 grades. After Christmas when the 3rd year half grades are complete, we will need this as well. This will help us determine if you will be able to reach scores of 4 or higher in their courses. If they do, we transfer those courses to Concordia and you’ll start as a sophomore. Finally, we need a copy of your final transcript at the end of June as evidence of successful completion of high school in Norway.

So if you apply before Christmas, you will send us three vitnemåls. If you apply after Christmas, you will send us two vitnemåls.

Email or send the vitnemål to the Admission Office at:

Concordia University, Nebraska
Office of Admission
800 N. Columbia Ave
Seward, NE 68434 USA

Letter of recommendation from a teacher or school counselor. This letter of recommendation can be a simple, one-page letter from a teacher or they can use the following form:

Personal essay. We want to know a little more about each student who applies to Concordia University, Nebraska. The essay is not graded or used for admission purposes. The essay should provide some information about yourself and may include some thoughts on one of the two topics below:

  1. Describe a significant experience, achievement, or risk you have taken and its impact on you.
  2. Discuss an issue of personal, local, national, or global concern and its importance to you.

Once you have completed these steps, Concordia will make a decision on admission and contact you with the good news. Following admission, you’ll receive additional forms to complete for required visa applications.

Affordability of Concordia University for Norwegian Students

Estimated Costs in USD (2018-2019) Full Year Half Year
Tuition $31,620 $15,810
Double Room On-Campus $3,570 $1,785
Food (unlimited meals per week) $4,900 $2,450
Technology Fee $600 $300
Sub-Total $40,690 $20,345
Subtract Concordia Scholarship Full Year Half Year
Lutheran Heritage Scholarship $17,000 $8,500
Total $23,690 $11,845
Assistance from Statens Lanekasse* (Estimates)
U.S. $1 = 8.5 Norwegian Kroner (October 2017)
Basic Support - 60% Loan and 40% Stipend (62,370 Kr) Full Year Half Year
Stipend - 24,948 Kr $2,935 $1,467
Loan - 37,422 Kr $4,402 $2,201
Tuition Support 167,740 Kr (First 32,260 Kr Stipend, remaining amount loan)
Stipend - 32,260 Kr $3,795 $1,897
Loan - 134,480 Kr $15,821 $7,910
Total Laanekasse Assistance $26,953 $13,475
Laanekassen Travel Support (17,644 Kr)
Stipend - 12,351 Kr $1,453 $727
Loan - 5,293 Kr $623 $311
Total Travel Support $2,076 $1,038
Immunizations Estimated U.S. Costs
Meningitis $200
MMR 1 $75
MMR 2 $75

Books estimated $600 per semester or $1,200 per year.

*Financial Assistance from Statens Laanekasse must be applied for directly to Statens Laanekasse. Amounts listed here are estimates only and subject to change. Contact Statens Laanekasse for details on applying and qualifying for financial assistance. Other costs to consider: passport, visa, SEVIS fees, Oslo/US embassy visit, vaccinations, physical exam.