Study in Norway: Academic E-sports, Bachelor’s Programme for International Students

E-sports is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. More and more private businesses, governments, and the public sector, both nationally and internationally, see the opportunities to utilize the potential that lies in skills developed through e-sports. The bachelor’s programme in academic e-sports will provide knowledge that makes you competitive in the future labour market. The bachelor’s programme introduces the world of academic e-sports and develop skills for a much broader field. This means that in addition to the activity of exercise, you learn about training, recovery and performance. You will also learn about the role of e-sports in society, technology related to e-sports, and how to use e-sports in education and in professional life.


3 years | 180 ECT
To be decided for students outside EU/EEA and Switzerland

What do you learn?

In the bachelor’s programme in academic e-sports you will learn about physiological and psychological conditions that form the basis for training and performance as an e-sports athlete. You will also learn how to develop and produce content for digital platforms for communication and marketing in e-sports. Furthermore, you get an introduction to finance, entrepreneurship and branding that is used for administration, organisation and development of tournaments and teams. Programming, cyber-security and the use of remote operated vehicles is also part of the programme, as well as game design and gaming history.

In the sixth semester of the study, you can choose one of four specialisation areas within e-sports:

  • E-sports athlete
  • The e-sports industry (media, administration, etc.)
  • Technology and innovation
  • Education and health

Entry requirements

Entrance requirements are Higher Education Entrance Qualification for international applicants and certified language requirements in English.

Higher Education Entrance Qualification

The general basis for admission to universities and university colleges in Norway is called Higher Education Entrance Qualification. You may find what is considered university entrance qualifications from your country in the ‘GSU’ list. This list states the basic requirements for admission to higher education in Norway.

Application period

Application period from 1 November to 1 December:

  • International applicants from outside EU/EEA

Application period from 1 February to 1 March:

  • International applicants from EU/EEA
  • Applicants with a permanent or renewable residence permit in Norway who do not meet the Norwegian language requirement

Application period from 1 February to 15 April:

  • Nordic citizens with a Nordic high school degree who meet the Norwegian language requirement
  • Residents in Norway with a renewable residence visa who meet the Norwegian language requirement
  • Residents in Norway with a high school degree from abroad who meet the Norwegian language requirement
  • International applicants from EU/EEA who meet the Norwegian language requirement


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