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Visiting Students

AHO normally admits 5 visiting students to the school each semester. Applicants must be associated with an educational institution at the same level as AHO, and have completed a minimum of three years of relevant study prior to departure to AHO. Applicants enrolled in institutions that have an exchange agreement with AHO should apply as exchange students.

Visiting students may attend classes at AHO for 2 semesters, but must apply for one semester at the time. The same courses are available to visiting students/guest students as to AHO's other students. However, the options of self programming courses or taking the diploma exam are not available to visiting students. 

Application deadlines are April 1st. for the autumn semester and October 1st. for the spring semester.

Application form

In the past, applicants for guest studies/visiting studies have been asked to submit their application to AHO with attachments on paper and by post. Due to the current situation we kindly ask that applications for guest studies/visiting studies are submitted by e-mail to international-office@aho.no.

Required attachments

  • Portfolio
  • Transcript of records from your home institution
  • CV

International applicants from outside the Nordic countries must be able to document satisfactory English skills. Read about the requirements here.

All required attachments must be submitted within the application deadline for the application to be taken into account.

The form and attachments must be sent by e-mail to international-office@aho.no within April 1st. / October 1st.


Semester dates at AHO

Autumn semester:
mid August – mid December

Spring semester: 
second week of January – first week of June

It is important that incoming visiting students and exchange students are present at the beginning of the semester. 


If you have questions regarding the application procedure, please contact International Coordinator at AHO: