Opptak og seleksjon

Her er nyttig informasjon til deg som skal søke opptak på bachelor i luftfartsfag.

Important Dates in 2021 (Spring Selection)


27 April                  Online test battery link sent out to all of the candidates,

03 May                   Invitation will be sent out for the in-situ selection at the UiT in Tromsø,

31 May - 4 June    Selection of candidates at the Dep. of Technology and Security - UiT in Tromsø,

09 June                  Sending out decisions to all of the candidates.


Important Dates in 2021 (Autumn Selection)


28 September                      Online test battery link sent out to all of the candidates,

04 October                           Invitation will be sent out for the in-situ selection at the UiT in Tromsø,

15 October                            Sending out link to scheduling your interview session & psychomotor test,        

15 October                            Link to personality profile and upload of all relevant documents, 

29 Nov  - 3 December           Selection of candidates at the Dep. of Technology and Security - UiT,

06 December                       Sending out decisions to all of the candidates.



Selection Program Structure

UiT has established an in-house holistic selection process for the ab-initio selection, not only effective in identifying a suitable candidate for the airline pilot training, but also those who will be able to succeed in the challenge of captaincy with minimal extra training and perform to a safe and effective standard as well as the ability to flourish in an academic environment.

The selection has 4 Phases:

Phase 1

Student application and self-declaration - Online                                                                                      

Phase 2

VTS online test battery - Online - 49 minutes

Personality Profile - Online - 35 minutes

Phase 3

VTS Safety Assessment - In-house - 160 minutes

Phase 4

UiT Structured Interview -  In-house - 45- 60 minutes                                                                                    Session based on the Five Factor Model (FFM), using a competency-based interview approach.


The Initial phase ( Phase 1 ) is conducted as per the Norwegian Universities standard procedure via  Samordna optak . The deadlines are twice a year, in 1st of September (Autumn Selection) and in 1st of March (Spring Selection).                                         

Candidates that fulfilled the basic criteria, receive an online link via e-mail (in April for spring selection and in October in Autumn selection) ( Phase 2 ), a psychological-diagnostic package for the selection of candidates. The online test takes about 50 minutes to complete and based on the test results, sixty successful candidates are invited to the selection at the Arctic University of Norway (UiT) in Tromsø.

We have a testing week (for Phase 3 and 4) at the UiT and you will be allocated a day during the selection week for your testing session.

The Phase 3 and Phase 4 are conducted in one day during a selection day at the UiT. During the selection day we will measure core abilities related to flying performance that shown to consistently predict pilot training performance. The testing battery takes 160 minutes and comprises of different types of tests. For example, we measure reactive stress tolerance and ability to react under complex stimulus conditions, logical reasoning and long-term focused attention etc.

In the last Phase 4, the evaluation is based on a structured interview, using questions to assess a candidate against specific competence areas. This usually takes 45 - 60 minutes in front of a panel of 2-3 interviewers.

The successful and the unsuccessful candidates will be notified within 10 days after the selection is completed.


The In-house testing is conducted at the Selection LAB at the UiT.


The Arctic University of Norway (UiT)

Department of Technology and Safety

Hansine Hansens veg 54-56,

9037 Tromsø


Meeting point on the day of testing at 08:00  click here .

The day before the each testing at 20:00 - 21:00 we have a meeting at the UiT  with a UiT introduction and the expectation for the selection day  click here .

For the testing day,   please bring all the relevant documents, that you have submitted in the Phase1. Alternatively, we will send out an email for you to upload all relevant papers and reduce need to print on 28th of May 2021.

Successful candidates  have a good night sleep before the testing day and they eat well. To nurish yourself during the selection, bring a small bottle of water and some snack. There will be a small station with tea and coffee and light lunch for the candidates.

We wish you good luck and looking forward to Welcome you at the UiT.

Check out our current students on facebook  here .

We are actively trying to attract more girls to the Aviation program, resources relevant to our female candidates can be found  here  .

How to get to the UiT Selection location

If you are coming by bus , download this app  Troms Reise and come to UiT bus station (not the UiT Planetariat, it is the next station, you will save yourself some meters) the entrance to our building is 100m away from the UiT bus station , under the bridge between the two buildings.

We have a separate entrance for the selection, due to Covid-19 pandemic, please only use this entrance. There will be a sign on the entrance door  direction to the entrance door from the bus station UiT .

Help on how to prepare yourself for the selection day.

Tips how to prepare for pilot selection

Prepare for the psychomotor tests

Prepare for the interview

Make a good impression

I was not successful it the last selection, do I need to reaaply?

You need to apply again and complete every step of the selection, except the psychomotor test (the 180 minutes in house test) and the personality profile (35minutes online test). The psychomotor test is valid for 15 months, then you have to do the test again.

How many times can I reapply?

You can only do the selection (in-house test and interview, or just interview) four times. If you apply and inform us that you do not want to participate in this selection, we will not register this as one of your attempts at our selection. 

Ansvarlig for siden: Trine Lydersen
Sist oppdatert: 07.06.2021 12:29

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