Applicant without sufficient formal qualifications - Master level

You can apply for recognition of prior learning, or exemption, if you do not have the formal qualifications and grades needed for the general and/or specific entry requirements for a Master programme, or a freestanding course at second cycle level. This is based on the higher education Ordinance ch. 7 paragraph 3 of section 28, as well as on local regulations at Uniarts.

Prior Learning and Exemptions

You can apply for recognition of prior learning or exemptions from the general entry requirements if you do not have a Bachelor's degree from an internationally recognised university and/or if you do not meet the specific entry requirements of a course or a programme.

Prior Learning

An applicant may be considered to have acquired skills equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree, by other studies than university studies and/or by work experience.

Individual Assesment

Application

If you do not meet the criteria above, after the last day of application, Uniarts will make an individual assessment of the application and the documents you uploaded in your application. The assessment will be made according to the Uniart's specific criteria for recognition of prior learning. 

Test

If you have applied to a programme and we can not assess from your application if you are qualified through prior learning, you will be invited to take a prior learning-test at Uniarts. This test is part of the individual assessment. If you need to do the test, you will receive more information on how the test will be done. Uniarts will assess your prior learning from how you demonstrate that you can use your skills in comparison to the entry requirement. We make the assessment by using Uniart's specific criteria for recognition of prior learning. We will make an overall assessment of your letter, the merits you show in your CV and how you've solved the tasks given to you.

Exemption

If Uniarts can not grant you recognition of prior learning we will assess whether or not we can grant exemptions from the entry requirements. Uniarts can only grant exemptions from the entry requirements if we estimate that you will be able to manage the studies. When we assess whether or not you should get the exemption, we look at the same documents as for the decision on recognition of prior learning.

Which documents to upload 

When you apply for recognition of prior learning/exemption, you should upload:

  • A letter in which you apply for recognition of prior learning and where you justify why you think that you will manage the studies even though you do not have the formal qualifications and/or grades needed for the programme or course.

  • A CV which has to be detailed and supported by attachments. You can support your CV with certificates from employers, or others who you have worked with, programmes, reviews, or similar. The CV should contain your professional experience within the art field, but also other professional experience that can provide the skills contained in the entry requirments. Trainings and/or courses are also important.

Please note thay in some cases you will be invited to participate in the process before you have recieved notification about whether or not we have found that you have the necessary prior learning. That does not mean that we grant you recognition of prior learning.